Crosscurrents Podcast

11/2: What exactly is a municipal bond?

Nov 2, 2016

11/1: Should BART be trusted with $3.5 billion?

Nov 1, 2016

10/31: Meet the Blood Girls

Oct 31, 2016



Today on Crosscurrents: The debate over legalizing recreational marijuana in California. An interview with local MacArthur winner José Quiñones, whose work brings immigrants out of the financial shadows. Two residents of the Mission reflect on changes in their neighborhood. A story of finding faith, and falling for your pastor.


10/20: Rent review board or rent control?

Oct 20, 2016

  • High school students at June Jordan School for Equity recover from an on-campus shooting.
  • Prop. Q is a small battle in a larger fight over San Francisco's approach to homelessness.
  • A San Jose homeless shelter opens its doors to pets.

10/18: Giving non-citizen parents a vote

Oct 18, 2016

  • Should non-citizen parents have a vote in school board elections?
  • Reporter Nanette Asimov on the future of City College of San Francisco.
  • Local MacArthur "genius" designs inexpensive tools to make science accessible. 

10/17: Medallions keep taxi drivers stuck in industry

Oct 17, 2016


10/12: The impact of a paid route to school

Oct 12, 2016

10/11: Regulating the porn industry

Oct 11, 2016

Today on Crosscurrents: San Francisco will decide whether or not to raise a tobacco tax. Lit-junkie and founder of Quiet Lightening, Evan Karp. The mystery of San Francisco's Maltese Falcon.

Tune in to 91.7 F.M. at 5:00 P.M.


10/4: Getting out the homeless vote

Oct 4, 2016

  • How unhoused San Franciscans approach the housing-issue-laden local ballot.
  • A girls-only clubhouse in Bayview.
  • Why there's no O street in Bayview's alphabetical street grid.

9/29: Judge Aaron Persky faces recall threat

Sep 29, 2016


9/28: The not-so-old-growth forest on Mt. Sutro

Sep 28, 2016

9/27: How standing up to Big Pharma could backfire

Sep 27, 2016

9/22: Can BART damage my hearing?

Sep 22, 2016

9/21: The family of Luis Góngora calls for answers

Sep 21, 2016

9/19: The Spiritual Edge

Sep 19, 2016

  • An Oakland pastor turns the tables on homophobia in the church. 
  • A new translation revives the poetry and nuance of the Zohar, a Jewish mystical text. 
  • Pastor Mike McBride uses his Berkeley pulpit for social justice.

9/14: Does East Palo Alto have enough water?

Sep 14, 2016

  • San Francisco officials ask a wary public to trust them as they search for their next police chief.
  • Author Mary Roach on her new book, "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War."

9/12: Is freelancing the new normal?

Sep 11, 2016


9/1: An alternative to calling 911

Sep 1, 2016