Crosscurrents Podcast

Fracking California: The view from Kern County; Two stories about wine; and local band The Pangaea Futbol Club.

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The San Francisco Shipyard: Who gets the jobs?;  Interview with Kathleen Cha, former AAUW president; and the Hamlin School celebrates 150 years tradition and innovation.

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The San Francisco Shipyard: Creating a new town in the city; San Francisco's New Fillmore District; StoryCorps: Patricia Chin, from Chinatown to a chorus line; and local band Guy Fox.

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Addressing chronic homelessness with permanent supportive housing; The San Quentin Prison Report: A combat veteran and a veteran of the streets deal with PTSD; and StoryCorps: A military man finds support in unexpected places.

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The Second Act for the Red Vic; Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Neighbors are doin' it for themselves at Quesada Gardens Initiative; Storycorps: Nature and Nurture; and local band A Million Billion Dying Suns.

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A Crosscurrents special: A Real Living Wage.

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Crosscurrents: May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

A special Power In Numbers edition of Crosscurrents, featuring cameos from the Crosscurrents Team!

Oakland Wiki puts 'community brain' online; Thrift City: Sorting through donations at the Salvation Army; Walking with purpose, to combat violence in Oakland; Audiograph's Sound of the Week: KALW's Phone Room; and Bay Area Beats: Quinn Deveaux.

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A special edition of Crosscurrents featuring spcecial guest co-host Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps!

StoryCorps: Searching for truth and finding family; Radio Ambulante: an excerpt from "The Witnesses"; StoryCorps: Navigating patients to spiritual health at Highland Hospital; and 99% Invisible: The Colour of Money.

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A special hour-long edition of Crosscurrents with guest co-host Glynn Washington! A class for dancers with big dreams and leg warmers; Bay Area Beats: San Francisco's Young Aze shares his dreams; Meanwhile with Wendy MacNaughton; and Super Awesome: Giant Robot's Cultural Evolution.

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The Intersection: Four Stories from One Bayview Corner.

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Indoors Again, After Years on the Albany Bulb; Women in STEM: Interview with Stanford math education researcher Jo Boaler; Bay Area Beats: Meet San Francisco's Mystic Blaze; plus DeCadence.

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Bike, Train or Automobile? Three reporters race through morning commute; ROCK program gives Visitacion Valley kids options after school; Hear Here goes to ROCK; plus local band Misisipi Mike and the Midnight Gamblers.

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Not a Genuine Black Man: Interview with Brian Copeland; Tuning into the history of Aladdin Radio Repair; and local group Jinx Jones and The King Tones.

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San Francisco drug users bring harm reduction to the streets; meet the most influential, unknown man of the 20th Century: Philo T. Farnsworth; American Jerusalem: Documentary spotlights Jewish history in San Francisco; plus The Bay Area Brass Band.

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Audiograph Special

Apr 17, 2014
Graphic design by Rich Black

Welcome to Audiograph – the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area, and 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.

This week, we’re doing something a little different – a special half-hour edition of Audiograph that brings together some of our favorite sounds, stories, and listener voicemails from the first half of 2013.

Crosscurrents Presents: A Practical Guide to Disaster

An alternative economy: the Sharing Economy. We look at the Karma Kitchen, using time as a literal currency, and talk to Neal Gorenflo. Plus local musicians The SF Gay Men's Chorus.

Must love broccoli: A community garden plays matchmaker; Urban Astronomy: Here come more eclipses than you can shake a stick at; and Bay Area Beats: The SHE's.

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Interview: With 'Ripper,' Isabel Allende aims to thrill; Lunada: Lit on the full moon; Segment X: Julia Stinks; and local band Foreverland.

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Details of State Senator Leland Yee's case; and Oakland's first gang-unit member recalls a dangerous Chinatown.

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Meals on Wheels: Food and fellowship for Oakland's elders; a conversation with New America Media's Paul Kleyman about the senior citizens of San Francisco; dancing with the ladies in line; and The Cetaceans.

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A recording studio that's training women and girls in all things audio; a local Pakistani artist's paintings reflect the colors and calligraphy of home;  new documentary about one of the most publicized sexual harassment cases in US history; and local band Chrome Johnson.

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The view from the Bayview Operahouse; Sights and Sounds of Bayview: James Martin mentors Bayview's fathers; Audiograph's Sound of the Week revealed! and the San Francisco Gay Man's Chorus.

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Iraqi refugee Ahmed Al Kubaisi's story.

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The amount of water it takes to put out a fire, the San Francisco Asian-American film festival, Audiograph's answer to the sound of the week, and local musicians The Farallon Recorder Quartet.

First Mayoral forum in series tackles jobs and diversity in SF; a day in the life of the underemployed; helping the homeless at the S.F. Public Library; and local band The Broun Fellinis.

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Interview: A second chance after life in prison; Will prison arts programs make a comeback in California?;  Making a book from beginning to end, with one of San Francisco’s last remaining bookbinders; an installment of The X-Segment: KALW's Stacks of Books; and local band the Gravel Spreaders.

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Navigating the Delta: Where the Levees Break; The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival enters its 11th Year; Bay Area Beats: Striving to be the Ellen Degeneres of music; and The Stompy Jones Band of San Francisco.

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In SF, unemployment -- and spirits -- at a new low; StoryCorps: Nathan Baxter's journey; 50 years later, old soul finds new fans; and The Christopher Youmans Band.

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Navigating the delta: Holding On To A Boating Economy and Culture; a visit to the Wave Organ; Hear Here: Carolyn Brandy's mysterious dream; and local saxophonist Anton Schwartz.

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