Crosscurrents Podcast

5/25: Special needs in the OUSD

May 25, 2017

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • Oakland Unified School District’s Superintendent Antwan Wilson left his job earlier this year. He also left many questions about the implementation of a special education plan.
  • In the StoryCorp booth, a reunion between mother and daughter.
  • The story behind this week’s Audiograph mystery sound.

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


5/24: Jailhouse Lawyers

May 24, 2017

5/23: Death and life

May 23, 2017

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • The meaning of death according to various religions.
  • The legendary green street marching band and the San Franciscans who have loved it.

Tune into 91.7 FM at 5:00 P.M.

5/22: Oakland Noir

May 22, 2017

5/18: Oakland's newest police chief

May 18, 2017


  • A proposed San Francisco ordinance could make a big difference for breastfeeding mothers at work.
  • Political consciousness about Asian American identity informed Francis Wong's music.
  • A peek inside the "Tomb Treasures" exhibit currently at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum.

5/16: San Francisco's Portola neighborhood

May 16, 2017

5/11: Why are Bay Area roads so bad?

May 11, 2017

5/10: Making a home in the Bay Area

May 10, 2017


5/9: Hey Bay Area

May 9, 2017

5/8: Faith, conversion and forgiveness

May 8, 2017

  • Hip hop veteran Tahajiye Edwards on whether a musical genre ages with the people who make it.
  • A conversation with playwrights Donte Clark and DeAndre Evans about their new play "Richmond Renaissance," which looks to Richmond’s future by celebrating its past.

5/3: What do you mean I sound white?

May 3, 2017


5/2: Living life with disability

May 2, 2017

5/1: International Workers

May 1, 2017

4/27: PrEP extends its reach

Apr 27, 2017

  • Women are slowly picking up a drug that prevents HIV.
  • A memorial to help Oakland's Fruitvale community grieve the Ghost Ship fire.
  • A waterway tour of a little-known island in Contra Costa County.

4/26: Governing in the age of Trump

Apr 26, 2017

  • An interview with former Rep. Mike Honda and his successor Rep. Ro Khanna
  • Choreographer Risa Jaroslow and composer and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa on experimenting with the interplay of dancers and music.

4/25: Exonerated

Apr 25, 2017

4/24: The Armenian Genocide, on the anniversary

Apr 24, 2017

4/19: Regulating Bay Area refineries

Apr 19, 2017

Listen to KALW's full show examining the health issues of communities closest to Bay Area oil refineries, and a groundbreaking proposal to cap greenhouse gas emissions.

4/18: Lost histories

Apr 18, 2017

4/17: The unsolved murder rate

Apr 17, 2017

4/13: Earthquake preparedness

Apr 13, 2017

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • Behind the scenes with community emergency response trainers.
  • The back-story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on the Ghost Ship fire.
  • Can Bay Bridge officials lure the cormorants into the new bridge? 

Tune into 91.7 FM at 5:00 P.M.

4/12: Curbing overdoses with Naloxone

Apr 12, 2017

4/11: Migration, refuge and religion

Apr 11, 2017

4/10: When coding became male

Apr 10, 2017

4/6: The future of legalized marijuana

Apr 6, 2017


  • How Berkeley protesters helped bring about the Americans with Disabilities Act 40 years ago.
  • A conversation with Elaine Magree, a theater artist who transformed her experience during the AIDS epidemic into a surprisingly funny play

4/4: Islamic Feminism

Apr 4, 2017

4/3: The Jewel of Oakland

Apr 3, 2017