Crosscurrents Podcast

1/19: Women artists speak out

Jan 19, 2017

 

Today on Crosscurrents: Women of the Bay Area speak their mind to the incoming President. How art can reveal and illuminate women’s experiences. The story behind this week’s Audiograph mystery sound.

 

1/18: Dear Donald Trump

Jan 18, 2017

  • More letters to President-Elect Donald Trump from Bay Area women.
  • The story of Fred Korematsu, the Oakland-born Japanese-American civil rights hero who defied forced incarceration.
  • BART officials reach out to homeless people taking shelter in stations.


1/17: End-of-life palliative care

Jan 17, 2017

  • Bay Area women write letters to President-Elect Trump.
  • The dilemmas of palliative care for people at the end of their lives. 
  • Filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki captured a Greek sea captain's mission to save refugees. 


1/12: Rethinking remedial college courses

Jan 12, 2017

 


 


1/10: The future of health care

Jan 10, 2017

  • As Congress prepares for a showdown over the Affordable Care Act, locals prepare for the consequences.
  • Doctors want to help ready patients for end-of-life care.


1/9: The students of San Francisco Juvenile Hall

Jan 9, 2017

  


1/5: Cybersecurity in the digital age

Jan 5, 2017

 


1/4: Oakland picks a new police chief

Jan 4, 2017

  • After seven months, Oakland picks a new police chief.
  • The rain worries neighbors of a creek that divides two cities.
  • A disability rights lawyer explains why bringing clients to the negotiating table can be more effective than lawsuits.


1/3: Meet Snap Judgement's story sculptor

Jan 3, 2017

  • In the season finale of The Specialist, we pull back the curtain on the craft of podcasting.
  • A bonus story from Glynn Washington, host of the podcast Snap Judgment, about happily failing in a dull job.


1/2: Live from San Quentin

Jan 2, 2017

Members of the San Quentin Creative Writing Class present the stories they've been writing to fellow inmates and guests at a live event inside the prison.


12/15: Letters to Santa

Dec 15, 2016

 

  • Teaching immigrant parents English can help the educational experience of their kids.
  • What happens to all those letters written to Santa.
  • The story behind this week’s Audiograph mystery sound.


12/13: The cost of being a sanctuary city

Dec 13, 2016


12/12: Local surveillance under a Trump administration

Dec 12, 2016


12/8: Living in an SRO

Dec 8, 2016


12/7: Homelessness and mental health

Dec 7, 2016

  • Mental health problems are often a consequence—not a cause—of homelessness.
  • Nonprofit pledges to fund Street Spirit, a newspaper that covers homelessness.
  • One man makes a home inside a Tenderloin residential hotel.


12/6: Investigating the water quality of the Bay

Dec 6, 2016


12/5: The tragedy at 'Ghost Ship'

Dec 5, 2016


12/1: Social media's shifting impact

Dec 1, 2016

 


11/30: Mark Twain in the West

Nov 30, 2016

A tribute to the American writer Mark Twain and his time in the West. 

11/29: Making hospitals safer for older patients

Nov 29, 2016


11/28: The debate around doll therapy

Nov 28, 2016

 

Today on Crosscurrents: How doll therapy can help patients with Alzheimer's. An interview with an Oakland group specializing in Eastern European traditional music. The search for German-style bread in San Francisco.

11/23: Creating a space for women drummers

Nov 23, 2016


11/22: Shane Bauer on disenchanted white men

Nov 22, 2016


11/21: The WRAP

Nov 21, 2016


11/17: The quest for artificial photosynthesis

Nov 17, 2016

  • Scientists at UC Berkeley try to make fuel from sunlight, air, and water with the help of bacteria.
  • A new report about the health of the San Francisco Bay.
  • Sounds from an "Unthanksgiving" ceremony in the middle of the bay.

11/16: The art of soccer

Nov 16, 2016

 

11/15: Race, protest, respect and the national anthem

Nov 15, 2016

11/14: Mad as hell

Nov 14, 2016


11/9: Election recap

Nov 9, 2016

  • A recap of state and local election results.
  • An interview with Zahra Billoo, executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations. 


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