Crosscurrents Podcast

Making scientific equipment accessible around the world, the documentary film "Finding the Gold Within", this week's Audiograph answer, and local musicians The Bernal Hill Players.

San Francisco street poetry, a film on dancing, destroying your car for cash, and local musician Pat Wilder.

The $35,000 Plumbing Bill: The adventures of a hopeful café owner; The Mill Valley Film Festival: "3 Still Standing"; and local band Sin Silver and the Avenues.

Oakland youth grow a taste for fruits and veggies; San Francisco's "Field of Greens"; Swimming from Alcatraz to heal body and soul; and local songwriter Jim Bruno.

Turning trash into art, San Francisco tries to keep artists in the city, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Alphabet Rockers.

Berkeley drafts cell phone health warnings, local author recalls his childhood in pre-war Afghanistan, electrifying the Son Jarocho, and local musician Lyrics Born.

Some seniors can't afford to retire; a conversation with Roxanne Murray, a director at the Senior Community Service Employment Program; getting around San Francisco after 65; and Harvey Scales and the Seven Sounds.

Food businesses boost employment in Richmond; a Nepali soup kitchen for the soul; Listen: San Francisco's Soundwave Festival; The Book Report: Cara Black; and Mal Sharpe's Big Money in Jazz Band.

A special edition of Crosscurrents with special guest Jad Abumrad! -- The Life and Death of The Golden Gate Bridge (In Movies); What could actually collapse the Golden Gate Bridge?; and a peek inside San Francisco’s secret SoundLab.

Harvesting fog, a former drug addict turned youth activist, and amateur comedy. Plus other stories about transformation!

A special edition of Crosscurrents featuring special guest Chinaka Hodge! Youth Radio: On Ferguson’s streets, echoes of another fatal shooting; a new admissions policy at Mills allows students with diverse gender identities to apply; East Oakland’s Scraper bike team takes over the streets “with a positive heart”; Commentary: Drawing up determination for a career in art; Bay Area Beats: Striving to be the Ellen Degeneres of music.

A Crosscurrents special! A San Quentin Prison Report on race in prison, and the original cowboys in the US were black.

Daniel Handler co-hosts this special edition of Crosscurrents! -- Two of San Francisco's most famed writers; the hidden history of San Francisco's official instrument; and this week's Audiograph answer revealed!

Crosscurrents: September 10, 2014

Sep 10, 2014

A special edition of Crosscurrents featuring special guest, comic Marga Gomez! -- North Beach tenants find strength and friendship as they fight to keep their homes; The last free ride: A pirate community goes legit; and Pastor Megan Rohrer: A shepherd finds the perfect flock.

A show on spirituality in the Bay Area, with special guest Wes Nisker.

Must love broccoli: A community garden plays matchmaker; a conversation with Novella Carpenter; and Flying With Dad: A Personal Essay.

Human Trafficking: A Fisherman's Story and a conversation with Sergeant Tony Flores (of the special victims unit for SFPD).

Showers for the homeless in old buses, Mother Browns in San Francisco, foraging for food from trees and gardens in the city, and local musician Mike Sugar.

Little Opera: Behind the scenes of a children’s theater company; a new study aims to promote choir singing for healthy aging; Hear Here: Carolyn Brandy's mysterious dream; and local band Crosscut.

A Crosscurrents special: A Real Living Wage.

Crosscurrents: August 28, 2014

Aug 28, 2014

Lost Weekend Video finds new ways to entertain in the digital age; Making a home for bees by the freeway; Audiograph's Sound of the Week revealed! and local band Bells Atlas.

Drake's Bay oyster farm, our relationship with wild animals, China Camp state park, and local musicians The Mantles.

Napa community comes together to rebuild after earthquake; finding a home on Hotel 22; homeless hackers head to Noisebridge for shelter; In legal grey area, West Oakland resident discovers free house; and local band Rupa and the April Fishes.

The tourist rental industry in San Francisco, a discussion of possible solutions to San Francisco's housing crisis, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Aireene & The Rarities.

Crosscurrents: August 20, 2014

Aug 20, 2014

An antidote to time served: Alameda County’s Operation My Hometown; an interview with  Lieutenant Marty Neideffer; Reentry: Learning to be a father after spending half a lifetime in prison; and local band Vetiver.

Women in STEM: Marine Mammal Center combines science with animal welfare; The Spiritual Edge: Opening the voice with Silvia Nakkach; Get your lotus hands ready for some Hindu Swing; and local band Bayonics.

Mission district residents give insight into academic achievement gaps, the origins of the town's name of Orinda, the social media star and Star Trek actor George Takei, Kathryn Ma's favorite author, and local musicians French Cassettes.

A theater company that seeks diversity, the inventive nature of religion in the Bay Area, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Locura.

What it takes to be a cop in Oakland; Black Girls Code trains young women of color for careers in tech; Candlestick Memory: Joe Burke; and local band Mr. Kind.

The Altamont Pass -- good for renewable energy, bad for birds; an interview with Tai Moses, author of Zooburbia; Martina Castro learns to appreciate the city pigeon; Caroline Hickson's Candlestick Park memory; and local band Old Owl.