Crosscurrents Podcast

7/13: Hidden hunger

Jul 13, 2016

In Sacramento, a city in one of the richest agricultural regions of the country, tens of thousands of residents go hungry each day. In this special hour-long presentation from Capital Public Radio we hear about food insecurity in the region. 

7/12: Class dismissed

Jul 12, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.

One out of four adults in California is a high school dropout. Class Dismissed takes an up-close look at the crisis through the lives of four young people from the Central Valley. The stories reveal what's at stake for their future and ours.

7/11: Autism grows up

Jul 11, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.

Twenty years after a sharp rise in autism rates, thousands of California children are aging out of special education. Each one enters adulthood with a unique combination of social deficits that promises a challenging life, even with support. In this special hour-long presentation from Capital Public Radio we hear what happens when autism grows up.

7/7: Undercover in a private prison

Jul 6, 2016

7/6: How much is your signature worth?

Jul 6, 2016

6/30: Seeking shelter

Jun 29, 2016

6/29: San Francisco's Navigation Centers

Jun 29, 2016

6/28: Street Spirit

Jun 28, 2016

6/27: Homelessness in the Bay Area

Jun 27, 2016

6/23: Renewable energy

Jun 22, 2016

6/22: Asian-American identity and mental health

Jun 22, 2016

6/21: To be transgender

Jun 21, 2016

6/20: Oakland police sex scandal

Jun 20, 2016

6/15: Breathmobile

Jun 15, 2016

6/14: Noise

Jun 14, 2016


6/13: Speaking up and speaking out

Jun 13, 2016

6/8: Seeking asylum

Jun 8, 2016

A special report on unaccompanied migrants from Central America seeking asylum in Oakland. The media attention has died down, but kids continue to make their way to the Bay Area. Their journeys aren't over once they arrive.

6/6: San Francisco's Proposition D

Jun 6, 2016


6/2: Debate for state senate

Jun 2, 2016

6/1: Prop C

Jun 1, 2016

5/31: Primary politics

May 31, 2016

5/26: Willie Brown Academy

May 26, 2016

Today on Crosscurrents: San Francisco's newest public school, Willie Brown Academy, one year in. Playwright Lauren Gunderson on dramatizing women in science. This week's Audiograph mystery sound, revealed.

Tune in to 91.7 fm at 5:00 P.M. Audio will be uploaded after the show.

5/26: SF's newest public school, one year in

May 26, 2016

5/25: Sea level rise on the ballot

May 25, 2016

5/18: Birthday party!

May 18, 2016

Let's celebrate KALW's 75th birthday with special guest Peaches Christ. 

5/12: Podcasts and the radio

May 17, 2016

A special live edition of Crosscurrents showcasing KALW-affiliated podcasts!

  • Guest Avery Trufleman introduces her story  99% Invisible story "The SOHO Effect."
  • Guest David Boyer introduces "The Intersection," a podcast about San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. 
  • A segment from KALW podcast "Kamau Right Now!"
  • A special sneak preview of new KALW podcast "The Stoop."

5/11: Arts around the bay

May 11, 2016
  • In East Oakland, a woman uses art to heal after her grandmother's home was foreclosed on.
  • Snapshots from San Francisco’s SOMA district, from back before they called it SOMA.
  • Our favorite moments from the many artist interviews we’ve aired on Crosscurrents.

5/10: Firsts with Jesse Thorn

May 10, 2016

A special hour-long episode, with special guest Jesse Thorn, host of NPR’s "Bullseye." A story from the first episode of "Crosscurrents" reported by the show's first sound engineer, Roman Mars. The first openly transgender head pastor of a Lutheran Church. And the country’s first openly gay marching band.

5/5: The BART operator

May 5, 2016