Crosscurrents Podcast

3/28: Being Muslim-American in the heartland

Mar 28, 2017

  • Muslim Americans in the heartland reckon with the sting of national politics. 
  • A Berkeley foundation awards grants to Muslim-American storytellers

3/23: The unintended consequences of mapping apps

Mar 23, 2017

3/22: The secret world of cisterns

Mar 22, 2017

3/21: Post-Election Stress Disorder

Mar 21, 2017

3/16: San Francisco's new police chief

Mar 16, 2017

3/15: Perspectives from the Portola

Mar 15, 2017


3/14: Curbing waste in the meat industry

Mar 14, 2017

3/13: Presenting "The Stoop"

Mar 13, 2017

Why is it hard for some black folks to say I love you? The Stoop, a new podcast about black identity, explores the question in this sneak preview

3/9: Is the drought over?

Mar 9, 2017

3/8: Protecting immigrant rights

Mar 8, 2017

3/7: San Francisco Night Ministry

Mar 7, 2017

3/6: The politics of undocumented immigration

Mar 6, 2017


2/28: Housing vouchers fail the Bay Area

Feb 28, 2017

2/27: To shrink or strengthen rent control

Feb 27, 2017

  • Legal aid attorneys battle displacement in eviction court.
  •  Two advocates debate the rent control law known as Costa-Hawkins.

2/23: Derailing the Bay Area's transportation plans

Feb 22, 2017

  • The Trump administration is derailing the Bay Area's transportation plans.
  • Laugh along with San Francisco stand-up comic Irene Tu.
  • Discover the answer to this week's Audiograph clue

2/22: The failed promise of the Internet

Feb 22, 2017

  • San Jose residents try to recover from the flood of the century
  • A segment of the program On The Media considers why the information age has become the disinformation age


  • Japanese American farmers who were incarcerated during World War II and resisted.
  • A San Francisco teacher reflects on her early childhood experience in an incarceration camp.
  • The story behind this week’s Audiograph mystery sound: Tanforan.

2/15: Will the water come?

Feb 15, 2017

A original documentary looking at the lasting impact California’s drought has had on the Central Valley, specifically in the tiny community of Okieville, Calif.

2/14: A love letter to the Portola neighborhood

Feb 14, 2017

2/13: High-speed rail in California

Feb 13, 2017

2/1: Are President Trump's executive orders legal?

Feb 1, 2017

  • A conversation with an ACLU attorney about President Trump’s immigration ban.
  • Three San Francisco students reflect on the Women’s March on Washington.
  • An Iranian-American composer whose music bridges cultural divides.

1/30: Bay Area responds to Trump's immigration ban

Jan 30, 2017

  • Bay Area Muslims respond to President Trump's executive order limiting immigration.  
  • A new edition of Bay Area Beats with the band Bang Data.
  • Squatting in the "ghost town" of San Francisco's Presidio. 
  • Today's local music is the Screaming Bloody Marys

1/26: San Francisco looks to update its bail system

Jan 26, 2017


1/25: Bay Area writers respond to Trump

Jan 25, 2017


1/24: "Advanced directives" for the end of life

Jan 24, 2017

  • Just one third of Americans have a document spelling out their end-of-life medical wishes. 
  • A local author spent a week with the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
  • Looking for enlightenment through fasting.

1/23: The Bay Area under Trump

Jan 23, 2017

  • Bay Area voices from the Washington, D.C. and local protests.
  • Perspective from Jason Clark, the  chairman of the San Francisco Republican Party.
  • Writers respond to Trump.
  • How President Trump's first actions will affect the Bay Area. 
  • The first in our series "Ask an Estonian."

1/19: Women artists speak out

Jan 19, 2017