Crosscurrents Podcast

The Altamont Pass -- good for renewable energy, bad for birds; an interview with Tai Moses, author of Zooburbia; and Martina Castro learns to appreciate the city pigeon.

Jimmy Carter's call to action.

"Trafficked" - Youth Radio's special investigation of child sex trafficking in Oakland.

Crosscurrents: December 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014

The Intersection: Four Stories from One Bayview Corner.

Black folks in nature,  the history of African Americans in the West, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The Hipwaders.

Remembering those homeless in San Francisco who have died, a photographic book on SF's homeless, John Steinbeck's recently discovered short story, and local musicians The Jugtown Pirates.

Crosscurrents: December 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014

Why are there anti-Muslim ads on our public buses?; Bay Area Africans feel, and fight, Ebola stigma; and Kitka brings the music of Eastern Europe to the Bay.

Crosscurrents: December 15, 2014

Dec 15, 2014

The San Quentin Prison Report: One Night Gone Wrong; preserving culture with music; Care to join me in a Mint?; and San Francisco group Foxtails Brigade.

This week's Audiograph game answer, the Greenhouse Project in SF's Portola district, and local musician Joe Goldmark.

The latest on CCSF's fight to keep its accreditation, video game art, a museum in Oakland commemorating classic video games, the social advantages to gaming, and local musician Georges Lammam.

A conversation with Oakland Unified School District's new Superintendent Antwan Wilson; how one Oakland school is getting kids to class; and local pianist Debbie Poryes.

Robotic seals comfort dementia patients but raise ethical concerns; a conversation with Jerry Kaplan on new robotic technologies; Robots for humanity: how technology is changing the life of one Bay Area man; and The San Francisco Girls Chorus.

The art of tombstone engraving, making a play about the crack epidemic, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The SF Bach Choir.

Corporal punishment, Oakland Interfaith Choir, a rapping principal in San Francisco, tearing down the old Bay Bridge, and local musicians Scary Little Friends. 

Mission High and Bi-Rite Market partner in a neighborhood divided; browsing Sky Maul; Imagining the giant hippos, monstrous sharks, and sea beasts of an underwater Silicon Valley; and local band Be Calm Honcho.

PrEP: Could a once-a-day pill end the HIV epidemic in San Francisco?; Unearthing Secrets of the Organ Trade; StoryCorps: Navigating patients to spiritual health at Highland Hospital; and local singer Beth Marlin.

Guns! A Visit to the Richmond Rod and Gun Club; Jay Allison's reluctant relationship with guns; and how one Bay Area city is causing national controversy with local gun control.

Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math): Terri Winston and Women’s Audio Mission; Black Girls Code trains young women of color for careers in tech; and the Heart Wrenchers Auto Club takes women beyond the driver’s seat.

Shopping with the seafarers, foraging for fish in our own backyard, and local musicians Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

Calle 24 - The official Latino Cultural District of San Francisco; "Latino?" "Hispanic?" - the historic struggle to name Latin Americans in the U.S.A.; "Committed to Turning His Life Around"; and the California Honeydrops.

Creative writing inside of San Quentin Prison, this week's Audiograph game answer, San Francisco's International Hip Hop Dance Fest, and local musicians New Monsoon.

"Fear and Eating in Fukushima"; a conversation with Evren Odcikin & Deborah Eliezer about about the new play Faulted; StoryCorps: A bit of color in the darkest of times; and the Ives Quartet.

The last bastion of freak culture - Artists' Television Access at 30; Oddball Film and Video creates an unusual night at the movies; Women’s pinball league gives positive tilt to Bay Area scene; and San Francisco band Ice Cream.

Are San Francisco tech companies giving back enough to the mid-Market area? Plus, a program that maps how evictions are changing the geography of the city, and the story of one family who got evicted.

The Spiritual Edge: How trash, a cynic, Vietnamese immigrants and the Buddha cleaned up a neighborhood; StoryCorps: Learning from the dying at the Zen Hospice Project; this week's Audiograph answer revealed!; and local band Hibbity Dibbity.

A show on sexual assault and consent: UC Berkeley tries to integrate the new "Yes Means Yes" law, Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley on why rape kits should be analyzed more quickly, a personal commentary on sexual assault, and local musicians Quiles & Cloud.       

Two Bay Area cities are the latest battlegrounds in the soda wars; a push to increase minimum wage;  and The Book Report: Kevin Smokler

Playing baseball at San Quentin State Prison, an ex-convict who helps formerly incarcerated people, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Shannon and the Clams.

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.

Is the Bay Area in a housing bubble or a housing crisis?; housing on the ballot: a Q&A with reporter Liz Pfeffer; artist Martha Villa makes up her city; and composer Robert Ashley.