Crosscurrents Podcast

10/24: Incarceration and rehabilitation

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Today on Crosscurrents: A ballot proposal that would route more inmates out of prison and toward rehabilitation. How some inmates process the impact of their crimes. A conversation with the investigative journalist who revealed the patterns in Donald Trump’s behind-the-scenes behavior on The Apprentice.

10/20: Rent review board or rent control?

Oct 20, 2016

  • High school students at June Jordan School for Equity recover from an on-campus shooting.
  • Prop. Q is a small battle in a larger fight over San Francisco's approach to homelessness.
  • A San Jose homeless shelter opens its doors to pets.

10/18: Giving non-citizen parents a vote

Oct 18, 2016
  • Should non-citizen parents have a vote in school board elections?
  • Reporter Nanette Asimov on the future of City College of San Francisco.
  • Local MacArthur "genius" designs inexpensive tools to make science accessible. 

10/17: Medallions keep taxi drivers stuck in industry

Oct 17, 2016


10/12: The impact of a paid route to school

Oct 12, 2016

10/11: Regulating the porn industry

Oct 11, 2016

Today on Crosscurrents: San Francisco will decide whether or not to raise a tobacco tax. Lit-junkie and founder of Quiet Lightening, Evan Karp. The mystery of San Francisco's Maltese Falcon.

Tune in to 91.7 F.M. at 5:00 P.M.


10/4: Getting out the homeless vote

Oct 4, 2016
  • How unhoused San Franciscans approach the housing-issue-laden local ballot.
  • A girls-only clubhouse in Bayview.
  • Why there's no O street in Bayview's alphabetical street grid.

9/29: Judge Aaron Persky faces recall threat

Sep 29, 2016


9/28: The not-so-old-growth forest on Mt. Sutro

Sep 28, 2016

9/27: How standing up to Big Pharma could backfire

Sep 27, 2016

9/22: Can BART damage my hearing?

Sep 22, 2016

9/21: The family of Luis Góngora calls for answers

Sep 21, 2016

9/19: The Spiritual Edge

Sep 19, 2016
  • An Oakland pastor turns the tables on homophobia in the church. 
  • A new translation revives the poetry and nuance of the Zohar, a Jewish mystical text. 
  • Pastor Mike McBride uses his Berkeley pulpit for social justice.

9/14: Does East Palo Alto have enough water?

Sep 14, 2016

  • San Francisco officials ask a wary public to trust them as they search for their next police chief.
  • Author Mary Roach on her new book, "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War."

9/12: Is freelancing the new normal?

Sep 11, 2016


9/1: An alternative to calling 911

Sep 1, 2016

8/31: Opioid addiction in San Francisco

Aug 31, 2016

8/30: Who are national parks for?

Aug 30, 2016

8/25: Why are teachers buying their own supplies?

Aug 25, 2016