Crosscurrents Podcast

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.

The 31st anniversary of National Night Out, a local playwright's search for God, Creativity Explored in the Mission, Audiograph's sound of the week, and local musician Kimrea.

Reentry: Two men seek homes after prison release; thinking more strategically about the Bay Area economy; and local singer Jesse DeNatale.

A potential new late-night transit option across the Bay Bridge, how and when BART does its maintenance, a short history of Bolinas, CA, a remembrance of Morse code, and a festival in honor of Jerry Garcia.

Urban agriculture ordinance heads to fruition in Richmond; Richmond youth learn agriculture and more at Urban Tilth's summer apprenticeship; A Jazz Perspective: Oscar Hernandez; Fatima Duran's My Mix Tape; and local band Goodnight, Texas.

Off-leash dog laws in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, helping immigrants gain US citizenship, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musician Erick Jekabson. 

All about the "Re-Entry Pod", a new program designed to prepare inmates for their release. Plus, local singer Tommy Castro.

Bay Area Muslims disagree on when to end Ramadan, searching for signs of life in outer space, the jazz of Arturo Sandoval, and local musicians Loyal Rose.

Richmond debates Chevron’s plan to modernize its oil refinery; Digging deeper into the Richmond Chevron refinery hearings with reporter Robert Rogers; a Richmond mom brings literacy to laundromats; The Book Report: Anisse Gross; and local bandThe Droptones.

Guns! A Visit to the Richmond Rod and Gun Club; Jay Allison's reluctant relationship with guns; how one Bay Area city is causing national controversy with local gun control; Audiograph's Sound of the Week revealed! (it involves guns); and local singer Liz Kennedy.

What Alameda is doing to deal with rising sea levels, imagining life in the Bay Area after the next big earthquake, a small dancer in the shoes of a big boxer, and local musicians The Quartet San Francisco.

The San Francisco chapter of the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue; The Spiritual Edge: Bay Area Jews head to the desert to re-claim their Biblical roots;  a conversation with filmmaker David Washburn about his new film, An American Mosque; and local band Gojogo.


Pedestrian safety in San Francisco, the latest concerns about the new span of the Bay Bridge, a woman making music even while losing her hearing, and local musicians the SF Boys Choir.

San Francisco gearing up for zero waste by 2020, preserving land on the peninsula, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Vinyl.

Kids of incarcerated parents speak out; an interview  with Nell Bernstein about the problems with juvenile prison; Youth Radio reports on children and mental illness; Bay Area Beats: Teen musician Tatyana Martinez channels old school sound; and local band Corner Laughers.

Finding housing in San Francisco's Chinatown, keeping memories in Chinatown alive through dance, medical therapy through music, and local musicians Mitch Polzak and The Royal Deuces.

Project-based learning gets kids back on track; Stanford researchers find teaching technique that closes achievement gap in schools; Gay history: there’s more to it than Harvey Milk; and local band Camilo y los Robot Ninjas.

Steps local schools are taking to curb gun violence, and blues legend Sugar Pie.

A conversation with Naina Khanna; Living with HIV as a senior; and StoryCorps: Honoring yourself by honoring others.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Bay Area Fashion But Were Afraid to Ask:

3D printed prosthetics are fashion statements for amputees; Turning heads with that dapper butch swagger; Getting fabulous at the San Francisco Opera Costume Sale; plus local pianist Larry Vuckovich.

The creaky wheels of the juvenile justice system, brought to us by Youth Radio in Oakland. Convicted teens must pay restitution, wear GPS ankle bracelets, and what it all costs society. Plus local musicians The Musical Art Quintet.

Surf Show! We learn about wetsuits, the history of San Francisco's Ocean Beach; we talk to Twiggy, winner of the 2014 Mavericks competition; we hear from women in the sport, and find out about surfer dialect.

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Cuts to food stamps in California, adults with disabilities express themselves through art, and a luthier/violin whisperer.

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A special "50/50" Edition of Crosscurrents.

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The mysterious roots of a homegrown language; and China Camp State Park: Where past and present live side by side.

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A special half-hour edition of Audiograph that brings together some of our favorite sounds, stories, and listener voicemails from the second half of 2013.

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Rethinking punishment and discipline in Oakland schools: The Restorative Justice show.

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Green jobs for Oakland youth, the San Francisco Giants ballpark organist, and Oakland's Paramount Theater.

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The Awesöme Orchestra is not your grandma's orchestra; In Nob Hill, a fence divides a neighborhood; the  home-sharing economy; and local singer Tia Carroll.

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