Crosscurrents

6:33pm

Mon February 4, 2013
Education

Urban Debate creates an alternative platform for students

Urban Debate has existed since 1985 and has continued to evolve – making it a national and local phenomenon. The Bay Area Urban Debate League sponsored a recent tournament at UC Berkeley, where 400 Bay Area high school students showed up ready to debate.

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5:32pm

Tue January 22, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 22, 2013

The SFJazz Center opens in San Francisco, a profile of vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, the Ashby Flea Market in Berkeley, and local musician Brian Gore.

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3:05pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? January 14, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know. 

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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2:21pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Live KALW Performances

Join KALW for the 2nd Annual Live Crosscurrents!

KALW Managing Editor Martina Castro will be directing the 2nd Annual Live Crosscurrents show at the Oakland Museum of California on December 8.
Lisa Ratner

Public radio takes the stage for a live performance of KALW's news magazine, Crosscurrents!

We'll kick off the night with a special presentation from KALW's community storytelling project, Hear Here. Then with host Hana Baba, we'll take you on a sonic journey through Bay Area news, arts, and culture, with our live house band, Tin Cup Serenade and special guests, including audience participation...you won't want to miss it!

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5:30pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Politics

East Bay Express: Scary local election updates

East Bay Express political cartoon
Justin Freitas

On this Halloween holiday, some might find that their deepest fears stem not from ghosts or witches, but from the possible outcomes of the upcoming election. KALW’s Holly Kernan spoke with with East Bay Express co-editor Robert Gammon on this to discuss some of the scariest election battles in Berkeley, Oakland, and the state.

Gammon explains the controversy over Berkeley’s Measure T, which would allow for dense growth on six sites in West Berkeley. Local public employees union SEIU local 1021 wanted to endorse it, but the union’s county leadership voted against it.

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