Crosscurrents Podcast

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!

Everything you always wanted to know about Bay Area minimum wage, but were afraid to ask. 

The homeless in San Francisco, going back to prison in The San Quentin Prison Report, a StoryCorps on the Bay Area version of the march to Montgomery during the Civil Rights era, plus local musicians Sunhaze.

Garbage show! Enacting policy to control littering, collecting bottles as a job, what it means to be zero waste, and local musician Ila Cantor.

A girls club in San Francisco's Bayview district, the Frameline Film Festival, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The Bernal Hill Players.

After Warriors' championship win, a celebration in the streets; Where kids take flight in Bayview; Old Skool Cafe addresses new school problems; StoryCorps: Keeping family traditions alive; and local band American Nomad.

A neighborhood history tour aims to strengthen Bayview-Hunters Point; The Upshot: Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland; and Bay Area Beats: Antique Naked Soul.

Punk Show! San Francisco punk from the beginning of the movement. Maximum Rock 'n' Roll, Penelope Houston, SF band Flesh World, and local musicians Fang.

Audiograph Special

Jun 11, 2015
Graphic design by R. Black

Welcome to Audiograph – the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area, ask you to tell us what it is, and where we recorded it.  We reveal the story behind our mystery sounds every Thursday on Crosscurrents.

To celebrate two years on the air, we’re doing something a little different – a special half-hour edition of Audiograph that brings together some of our favorite sounds and stories from the past year.