Crosscurrents Podcast

3/3: San Francisco's sand battle

Mar 3, 2016

2/29: Changing City

Feb 29, 2016

2/24: Black Bay Area artists

Feb 24, 2016
  • An artists’ collective responds to San Francisco’s shrinking black population.
  • A brief history of black San Francisco.
  • A tribute to a legendary black San Francisco performer.
  • A poem about Oakland from Youth Radio's Remix Your Life.

2/23: Living in a shipping container

Feb 23, 2016
  • Why shipping containers converted into houses caused a big fuss in West Oakland.
  • The story behind one of the Bay Area's most versatile jazz musicians.
  • Getting close to an instrument that inspires a special kind of devotion.
  • Poetry from Youth Radio.

2/22: Cat Fight!

Feb 22, 2016
  • Saving feral cats may be humane—but there's a catch, reports Reveal
  • Plus, a young Youth Radio poet shares a verse about growing up in Oakland. 

2/18: Gentrification-Proof

Feb 18, 2016

The last installment in our presentation of THE INTERSECTION, a podcast that explores change in San Francisco by zooming in on one intersection: Golden Gate and Leavenworth. We hear why the Tenderloin has stayed gentrification-proof for so long. 

2/17: Drug abuse in the Tenderloin

Feb 17, 2016

How drugs shape everyday life at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. We talk with dealers about the business side and community members making the block safer. Brought to you by "THE INTERSECTION."

2/16: Family in the Tenderloin

Feb 16, 2016


A young resident of the Tenderloin shares what it’s like to grow up in a neighborhood with a bad reputation. Plus, a inside a neighborhood union. It's an intimate look at life at the corner of Golden Gate and Leavenworth, brought to you by "The Intersection."

2/15: Homeless in the Tenderloin

Feb 15, 2016

We follow one woman trying to leave the streets of Tenderloin behind, and hear about the steps — and challenges — involved. An intimate look at life at the corner of Golden Gate and Leavenworth, brought to you by "The Intersection."

2/11: Girls 2000

Feb 11, 2016

2/10: Refugees and climate change

Feb 10, 2016
  • We hear how a gay, Syrian refugee made his way to the Bay Area.
  • We talk with a UC Berkeley economist who says there’s a connection between rising temperatures and rising global violence.
  • We find out how two people with physical disabilities met and started an acclaimed dance company.

2/4: Cliff Failure

Feb 4, 2016

2/2: Is this enough rain?

Feb 2, 2016

2/1: Starting Over

Feb 1, 2016

1/28: Audiograph's third birthday

Jan 28, 2016

Each week we air an episode of Audiograph, a guessing game featuring sounds of the Bay Area. In honor of Audiograph's third birthday, we listen back to our favorite sounds from 2015.

1/27: Super Bowl Commute

Jan 27, 2016

1/26: Being homeless during the Super Bowl

Jan 26, 2016
  • Super Bowl festivities descend onto the streets some people call home.
  • The executive director of the San Francisco Tenants Union outlines how she plans to fight displacement.
  • Singing in a senior choir has emotional, physical benefits for the elderly.

1/25 - Super Bowl Security

Jan 25, 2016

1/21: Best in Show

Jan 21, 2016

1/20: Housing Lottery

Jan 20, 2016

1/19 - Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

Jan 19, 2016
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf discusses how the city is changing.
  • Youth Radio on the ingredients that make Oakland so special.
  • Listening to San Francisco’s own “killer composer”.

1/14: Islamophobia on the rise

Jan 14, 2016


1/13: Zoo Chef

Jan 13, 2016
  • How Oakland could lead the nation in gun control.
  • Meet  the specialized chefs serving the entire animal kingdom.
  • An Oakland woman transitioned from circus shows to comedy.

1/12: Water, water

Jan 12, 2016

1/6: Backyard Butcher

Jan 6, 2016


  • What it really takes to make your chicken dinner.
  • Novella Carpenter talks about raising animals in her Oakland backyard.
  • A local author discusses a  book she says made the rest of the world fall away.

1/5: Constructing identities

Jan 5, 2016

12/16: Alternative fashion

Dec 16, 2015

12/15: Marijuana, the ultimate cash crop

Dec 15, 2015

12/14: NUMMI, five years later

Dec 14, 2015

When the NUMMI auto plant in Fremont closed five years ago, thousands of people lost their jobs. Some workers had decades of experience — but it wasn’t easy to get work. A new car company moved in, but it was … different. 

12/8: Toxic Algae

Dec 8, 2015