Crosscurrents Podcast

11/18: Facing Change

Nov 23, 2015

  • Proposed curriculum cuts have sparked outrage at a Bay Area college.
  • A lifelong Mission dweller is evicted from his home. 
  • Setting climate change to music.

11/17: Musicians in City

Nov 23, 2015

Featuring Cyril Guiraud's American Quartet.

11/16: Home is where the heart is

Nov 23, 2015

11/11: Returning Home from War

Nov 23, 2015

Six Stanford students and alumni who fought in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars talk about coming home.

11/10: Women on Wheels

Nov 23, 2015

11/9: Surveillance in Oakland

Nov 23, 2015

11/5: Cannabis on the ballot

Nov 23, 2015

11/4: 3D Nipple Tattoos

Nov 23, 2015

  • Learn about the art of 3-D nipple tattoos for breast cancer survivors.
  • Why some say the pink ribbon campaign betrays women.
  • Meet the world's first women's pinball league.

Featuring music by Vetiver.

11/3 - Behind the scenes with a Bay Area home stager

Nov 23, 2015

Mental health parity; Afro-Cuban dance; Choreographer Amara Tabor-Smith  

9/21 - REVEAL: Rape on the Night Shift

Sep 21, 2015

A KALW  News presentation of REVEAL: Rape on the Night Shift.

9/16 - Power to the People!

Sep 17, 2015

The contested sainthood of Junípero Serra; If the Warriors build it, will the fans, the victories, and the passion come too?; Navigating San Francisco’s pretzel bureaucracy; and Little Opera: Behind the scenes of a children’s theater company.

9/16 - Death, Sex & Money

Sep 16, 2015

A special hour-long edition of Crosscurrents featuring Death, Sex & Money's Anna Sale!

The stories:  Chaz Ebert on Life Without Roger; The Specialist: Match Maker; and Not your mother's Moby Dick: How one bookstore is putting an unexpected twist on the classics.

9/15 - Al Letson

Sep 15, 2015

A special hour-long edition of Crosscurrents featuring Al Letson.

The stories: Reveal investigates the toxic cost of tech in America; Errthang: Big Brother Almighty!; and Teens putting down phones and picking up dice.

9/14 - Bay Area Beats with Jinho Ferreira

Sep 14, 2015

A special edition of Crosscurrents featuring Oakland's Jinho Ferreira!

The stories: Lorin Benedict: physics cat who can scat; Oakland's Zena one of few women kora masters; and Musician Diana Gameros sings about life in two worlds.

9/10 - How it works!

Sep 10, 2015

Water rights, Chicken coops, Municipal bonds + Robert Smith!!

9/9 - Another Round

Sep 9, 2015

The real history behind Mary Ellen Pleasant, San Francisco's Voodoo Queen; a conversation with Another Round's Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton; and The Top 5 reasons why KALW is cooler than your average public radio station.

9/8 - Whales

Sep 8, 2015

The hidden afterlife of a sperm whale skeleton; What the health of whales and porpoises can tell us about the health of our bay and ocean; The Audiophiles: The mysterious language of blue whales; and Radiolab: Did this whale say thank you?

9/3 - Forgiveness

Sep 3, 2015

A San Quentin Prison report about forgiveness, Rupa and the April Fishes, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians La Peña Community Chorus.

Bringing different tribes together onto one urban reservation, a sacred Native American site in Emeryville, fighting to keep Native American heritage alive, and local musician Mike Greensill.

The church as therapy for African Americans, the sushi mosque, and local musician Tia Carroll.

The stigma for African Americans in seeking out mental health care.

8/27 - Musical Healing

Aug 28, 2015

Using music to stay off the streets in Richmond, another story from a San Francisco 18 year-old, a Book Report from Adam Johnson, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musician Tim Hockenberry.

8/26 - Giving Care

Aug 26, 2015

Caregivers who lack medical training, another story from an 18 year-old, a Bay Area Beats with Dom Jones, the Rose Garden in San Francisco, and local musician Heather Combs.

8/25 - Waste

Aug 25, 2015

The waste of Keurig single-serving coffee pods, illegal dumping in Oakland, and more stories from 18-year-olds.

Poster art on the streets, the Academy of Art in San Francisco profits by violating housing laws, a new series about high school students called "18 in the Bay," and local musician Sony Holland.

Unregulated caregivers, The Cadillac Hotel in San Francisco, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The Goat Family.

8/19 - Public Education

Aug 19, 2015

The state of California's public university system, re-examining how we evaluate public schools, and local musicians The San Francisco Lyric Chorus.

Cashing in on police body cameras, the gods of tango, an artist who sings for women caught in the criminal justice system, and local musicians La Mixta Criolla. 

Crosscurrents: August 17, 2015

Aug 17, 2015

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 local band Charming Hostess.