Crosscurrents Podcast

Mental health parity; Afro-Cuban dance; Choreographer Amara Tabor-Smith  

A KALW  News presentation of REVEAL: Rape on the Night Shift.

The contested sainthood of Junípero Serra; If the Warriors build it, will the fans, the victories, and the passion come too?; Navigating San Francisco’s pretzel bureaucracy; and Little Opera: Behind the scenes of a children’s theater company.

A special hour-long edition of Crosscurrents featuring Death, Sex & Money's Anna Sale!

The stories:  Chaz Ebert on Life Without Roger; The Specialist: Match Maker; and Not your mother's Moby Dick: How one bookstore is putting an unexpected twist on the classics.

9/15 - Al Letson

Sep 15, 2015

A special hour-long edition of Crosscurrents featuring Al Letson.

The stories: Reveal investigates the toxic cost of tech in America; Errthang: Big Brother Almighty!; and Teens putting down phones and picking up dice.

A special edition of Crosscurrents featuring Oakland's Jinho Ferreira!

The stories: Lorin Benedict: physics cat who can scat; Oakland's Zena one of few women kora masters; and Musician Diana Gameros sings about life in two worlds.

9/10 - How it works!

Sep 10, 2015

Water rights, Chicken coops, Municipal bonds + Robert Smith!!

9/9 - Another Round

Sep 9, 2015

The real history behind Mary Ellen Pleasant, San Francisco's Voodoo Queen; a conversation with Another Round's Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton; and The Top 5 reasons why KALW is cooler than your average public radio station.

9/8 - Whales

Sep 8, 2015

The hidden afterlife of a sperm whale skeleton; What the health of whales and porpoises can tell us about the health of our bay and ocean; The Audiophiles: The mysterious language of blue whales; and Radiolab: Did this whale say thank you?

9/3 - Forgiveness

Sep 3, 2015

A San Quentin Prison report about forgiveness, Rupa and the April Fishes, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians La Peña Community Chorus.

Bringing different tribes together onto one urban reservation, a sacred Native American site in Emeryville, fighting to keep Native American heritage alive, and local musician Mike Greensill.

The church as therapy for African Americans, the sushi mosque, and local musician Tia Carroll.

The stigma for African Americans in seeking out mental health care.

8/27 - Musical Healing

Aug 28, 2015

Using music to stay off the streets in Richmond, another story from a San Francisco 18 year-old, a Book Report from Adam Johnson, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musician Tim Hockenberry.

8/26 - Giving Care

Aug 26, 2015

Caregivers who lack medical training, another story from an 18 year-old, a Bay Area Beats with Dom Jones, the Rose Garden in San Francisco, and local musician Heather Combs.

8/25 - Waste

Aug 25, 2015

The waste of Keurig single-serving coffee pods, illegal dumping in Oakland, and more stories from 18-year-olds.

Poster art on the streets, the Academy of Art in San Francisco profits by violating housing laws, a new series about high school students called "18 in the Bay," and local musician Sony Holland.

Unregulated caregivers, The Cadillac Hotel in San Francisco, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The Goat Family.

8/19 - Public Education

Aug 19, 2015

The state of California's public university system, re-examining how we evaluate public schools, and local musicians The San Francisco Lyric Chorus.

Cashing in on police body cameras, the gods of tango, an artist who sings for women caught in the criminal justice system, and local musicians La Mixta Criolla. 

Robotic seals comfort dementia patients but raise ethical concerns; a conversation with Jerry Kaplan on new robotic technologies; Robots for humanity: how technology is changing the life of one Bay Area man; and local band Charming Hostess.

Rising sea levels, rising rents and what foreigners go through to find housing inthe Bay Area, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The Sugar Ponies.

Crosscurrents: August 12, 2015

Aug 12, 2015

Affordable by design: the fight to save one of Silicon Valley’s last mobile home parks; Leslye Corsiglia on Sillicon Valley's lack of affordable housing; Finding affordable housing means a longer commute for one Silicon Valley worker; and local band Native Elements.

A Visit to San Quentin Museum; the price that kids pay when their parents are in prison; and talking about teenagers and comics with author Ariel Schrag.

Birthing and parenting: doulas, a home visitation program that helps first-time moms, and the severe issues that pregnant women of color face. Plus local musicians Cash Pony.

Crosscurrents in Stereo! 

The Specialist: "Noise Police"; Inside San Francisco’s Secret SoundLab; and The World According to Sound: "Mud Pots".

The quest to be Oakland’s next Youth Poet Laureate; Mortified: An interview with Scott Lifton; introducing Spice-C; and local band We Became Owls.

Learning survival skills in the classroom, searching for extraterrestrial life, and this week's Audiograph game answer.

Bridging the generational gap in Japantown;  a conversation with Janice Nimura, author of "Daughters of the Samurai";  The Hamlin School - a place of tradition and innovation; and local soul band Otis.

How an architect designs meaningful space; Jaxon Vanderbeken on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge; the unlikely squatters of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge; and local band Dakila.