Crosscurrents Podcast

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


12/7 - Hole in the Ground

Dec 7, 2015


  • A controversial plant that makes one of the most important ingredients in new construction - cement.
  • An interview with a unique explorer who formed a society to visit some of the Bay Area's off-limits places.  
  • A tour of one of San Francisco’s major construction projects — the Transbay Terminal.

12/3: Making Connections

Dec 3, 2015

12/2: Playing Games

Dec 2, 2015

12/1: Racial profiling online

Dec 1, 2015

11/19: Notes From A Post Office

Nov 23, 2015

A senior Mission District resident faces eviction. A muralist working to change the perception of graffiti. This week's audiograph mystery sound revealed. Featuring music by Laurie Lewis.

11/18: Facing Change

Nov 23, 2015
  • Proposed curriculum cuts have sparked outrage at a Bay Area college.
  • A lifelong Mission dweller is evicted from his home. 
  • Setting climate change to music.

11/17: Musicians in City

Nov 23, 2015

Featuring Cyril Guiraud's American Quartet.

11/16: Home is where the heart is

Nov 23, 2015