Crosscurrents

6:15pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

A conversation with novelist Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. But there’s more to him than that. His identity reaches across many borders. And his storytelling traverses multiple media.

His latest book, At Night We Walk in Circles, was a finalist for this year's PEN/Faulkner award. His feature story "The Contestant" was part of the first edition of the California Sunday Magazine. And you may have heard his show Radio Ambulante – a Spanish-language podcast that airs Thursday nights on KALW that is often compared with This American Life.

This Sunday, Alarcón is expanding his broad horizons even further, hosting a live Radio Ambulante event in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The show is called Outsiders and will feature multimedia storytelling from Cuba, Chile, Mexico, and the United States.

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5:32pm

Mon October 6, 2014
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspective: Carmen Lundy

Prolific musician Carmen Lundy
Flickr User Zuleykha Murtazayeva

Carmen Lundy is a triple threat: she sings, she plays multiple instruments, and she is a composer. She has just released her 14th album, "Soul to Soul," a collection of songs that draw on blues and gospel influences. Producer Reese Erlich brings us this “Jazz Perspective” about Lundy’s unique song-writing style.

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5:16pm

Mon October 6, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Race '14: Candidate Saied Karamooz

Oakland mayoral candidate Saied Karamooz
Credit: Oakland Wiki

On November 4th, Oakland voters will pick their next mayor. All month on “Crosscurrents,” we are going to bring you the voices of each of the 15 people who are campaigning for the job.  

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6:30pm

Wed September 24, 2014

6:42pm

Tue September 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Commentary: Drawing up determination for a career in art

Jeannie. Doan

When I’m bored, I just start doodling on anything I can get my hands on. The things that I draw are pretty random. I let my mind go, and it just spills my imagination on paper. Sometimes the characters I draw are original. Other times they’re characters from my favorite anime, a Japanese term for cartoons.

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