In San Francisco, cars are the problem or the solution; a conversation with novelist Daniel Alarcón; an episode of Radio Ambulante: "La Balada de Daniel D. Portado"; and the Extra Action Marching Band.
Who will be the next mayor of Richmond?; from "Wild Parrots" to "Pelican Dreams": a conversation with filmmaker Judy Irving; this week's Audiograph answer revealed! and local band Paige and the Thousand.
Oakland's illegal dumping; a conversation with Brower Youth Award-winner, Lynnea Shuck; learning to ride a bike the 21st Century way; StoryCorps: a mother remembers meeting her adopted daughter; and Oakland band Lumerians.
Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz: A dissident superstar gives voice to political prisoners; harnessing the political power of "Nuns on a Bus"; Oakland Mayoral Race '14: Candidates Jason "Shake" Anderson and Libby Schaaf; and local band Hot Buttered Rum.
Urban Shield: Training or militarization for first responders?; art mirrors life in rapper turned cop’s one man show; Oakland mayoral race '14: conversations with candidates Nancy Sidebotham and Saied Karamooz; Jazz Perspective: Carmen Lundy; plus, master tabla player Zakir Hussain.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.