Crosscurrents Podcast

California prepares to empty a prison for the first time; an Alternative Custody Program seeks to thin out the state's overcrowded prisons and to help reunite families; Deborah Peagler's story; and local duo Clangin' and Bangin'.

What it's like to be a truck driver at the Port of Oakland, the environmental effects of state regulations on port trucks, and local "country" band Go Van Gogh.

The extreme wealth gap in Berkeley, the newest beats out of the Bay Area, a pop-up Jewish music store, and local musician The John Garcia Band.

The fight over gold mining along the Klamath River, job burnout over lack of empathy, and local musicians The Heavy Thin.

Budget cuts to municipal transportation agencies, trusting children to take their education seriously, the Occupy movement and protest songs, and local musicians Clangin' and Bangin'.

Fracking; the water pipes of San Francisco high schools; remembering Sanjiv Handa; and East Bay's The Secret Identities.

Some of the new developments in California's budgetary thinking; Alexander Monsanto is taking his job search to the San Francisco streets; a conversation with 1968 bronze-medallist John Carlos; and local singer Garrin Benfield.

An all-volunteer-run food pantry in Potrero Hill; a conversatoin with Cedric Brown, chair of Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy; and local musician Tommy Guerrero.

The skyrocketing number of homeless families in San Francisco; ways to keep families from foreclosing; a great grandmother tells her story of eviction; what a high school student thinks of gentrification; and SF singer-songwriter Misisipi Wolf.

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