Crosscurrents Podcast

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.

Living in shipping containers, a co-housing compound in Temescal, tiny homes, and local musician Kenny Washington.

Crosscurrents: July 23, 2015

Jul 23, 2015

The truth about pit bulls; What are Velella Velella?; an Audiograph classic: City Grazing's Goats and Goat Whisperers; and local band Panic is Perfect.

A history (and population decline) of Black San Francisco: the 3.9 Collective, Black artists in the city, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, and local musicians The Chamber Music Society of San Francisco.

Americans' weak grasp of geography and schools trying to change that, documentary theater and audience participation, and local musicians The Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus.

Richmond Thinking Outside the Box; 3D printed prosthetics are fashion statements for amputees;  Storycorps: A soldier returns from Iraq; and local band the T Sisters.

The Mission reacts to a hate crime against an LGBT mural, Richmond residents worried about oil refinery projects, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musician Kim Nalley.

Pink Saturday and gay activism in the Bay Area, modern protest music, and local musicians The Coup.

Lack of diversity in children's books and Bay Area people trying to change that, a Book Report from Kevin Smokler, and local musician Ed Masuga.

Documenting San Francisco's rapid changes with photographs, a playwright on her new play "Black Virgins are not for Hipster," and this week's Audiograph game answer.

When SF needs money it holds an auction, creating sound at Pixar, making sausage, and local musicians The Seshen.

Facebook Show! Specifically, how the tech company relates to the city (East Palo Alto) and to the people around it.

Grocery-inspired art, eating weeds on the sidewalk, ugly fruit, plus local musicians Everyone Is Dirty.

The Grateful Dead Show! 2015 marks the 50th anniversary since the legendary band formed.

A Crosscurrents Special: Sex In The City.

A special from Mills College student reporters: "Waking up from the American Dream: Stories about young immigrants in America." Plus local musicians One Armed Joey.

Two men and a baby: Navigating parenting and partnership in a two-dad family; Three Cheers for San Francisco’s Official Cheerleaders; and this week's Audiograph answer revealed!