Crosscurrents Podcast

A Mexican-Punjabi community in California, how different Middle Eastern cultures cook falafel, a Bay Area Beats on Briget Boyle, and local musicians UC Alumni Chorus.

Life after the fire; This is Home: Journalism comes to the stage; Investigating Richmond's neglected public housing complexes; and local composer Hyo-shin Na.

Being a Jew in America, finding love, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The Friction Quartet.

April Fools' show!

Green Jobs 2.0, the aftermath of the nuclear fallout in Fukushima, and local musician Moe Staiano.

A San Francisco high school teaches robotics, re-segregation in SF schools, this weeks Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Pacific Guitar Ensemble.

A teaching moment on race relations at the Elmwood cafe in Berkeley, over medicating foster youth, and local musicians Ruckatan Latin Tribe.

In a warmer world, researchers say climate change is intensifying California's water crisis; upgrading San Francisco's aging pipes in times of drought; where will our future water supply come from, if not rain?; and Oakland band Brass Magic.

Bay Area hackathon brings tech to youth of color; Black Girls Code trains young women of color for careers in tech; inside a "SuperGirl Math" playgroup; and local singer Queen Makedah.


Everything you always wanted to know about Magic: The Gathering but were afraid to ask. Plus, San Francisco band Fossor House.

Brewing up support for a higher minimum wage; a living wage fight explodes in East Oakland;  profile of a low-wage earner; and local band OneWerd.

Water Show!

What's it going to take to get out of the drought?; a trip to the San Pablo Reservoir; the lifecycle of toilet water at the PUC; and this week's Audiograph answer revealed! Plus, one of Crosscurrents' favorite local bands, Hoxton Mob.

The Spiritual Edge: Afro-Cuban movement with meaning;  exploring the Latin roots of American music with John Santos; and The Book Report: Colin Winnette.

Tipless restaurants, paying restaurant workers a livable wage and benefits, film culture on the decline, and local musicians The San Francisco Symphony.

A place in the Tenderloin where sleep is sacred, Storycorps: Keeping a broader perspective, rethinking death with The Body Appropriate, and local musicians Zydeco Flames.

Crosscurrents: March 5, 2015

Mar 5, 2015

Inside Richmond's Immigration Detention Center; Angel Island's historic treasure restored; and this week's Audiograph answer revealed!

The marijuana industry in Northern California, and local musician Kendra McKinley.

Homeless veterans in San Francisco; the persistence and strength of the homeless here; and the north Bay musician Matt Jaffe.

Have we taken the play out of playgrounds?; the common language of food; and The Source: How Jingletown got it's name.

Classes designed for young African-American men, teaching ethnic studies in high school, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Forest Sun.

Nonprofits struggle to manage Tenderloin’s language barrier; Becoming Richard Pryor: new biography by UC Berkeley Associate Professor Scott Saul; FSFSF: Shining a light on Bay Area comedy; and local cellist Rebecca Roudman.

A band of volunteers keeps an eye on SF bond projects; behind the scenes at the San Francisco Food Bank; trees take root in the Tenderloin; and local duo Hardly Strictly Jazz.

Coyotes in San Francisco, turkeys in the East Bay, and wild boars in San Jose. Plus local musicians Dirty Cello.

TaskRabbit takes hold in Bay Area divided by income gap; A conversation about workers' rights in the gig economy; Teens Digitally Detox; and local guitarist Danny Click.

The Nile Project: an East African music tour, and the Sudanese ritual of Dukhan.

San Francisco seniors cross the digital divide; Professor Dacher Keltner talks about the science of happiness; The Spiritual Edge: The key to happiness? It's in the science; and local hip hop artist Geary Buchanan.

The food that grows from concrete, the lives of migrant agricultural workers, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.

An update on San Jose's dismantled homeless encampment, The Jungle,; the New Jungle; Good Karma Bikes;  Hotel 22: San Jose's homeless bus, and local musicians Jimbo Trout and the Fishpeople.

The Spiritual Edge: A woman takes on the Church by becoming a priest; StoryCorps: Healing the mind through life and death at the Zen Hospice Center; Oree Originol: An artist honors black and brown lives; and The Book Report: Katherine Ellison. Plus, local band the Dodos.

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