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Crosscurrents

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Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

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Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

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A must listen to podcast

By samtheshepherd88 - Oct 22 2019
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This is another great podcast similar to Ear Hustle. poutfit

Show's great

By Bhaight - Jul 15 2017
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iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
2
0
0
0

A must listen to podcast

By samtheshepherd88 - Oct 22 2019
Read more
This is another great podcast similar to Ear Hustle. poutfit

Show's great

By Bhaight - Jul 15 2017
Read more
Really is

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Crosscurrents

Updated about 18 hours ago

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Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

Publicly Financing Campaigns / The Specialist: Poll Locator

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It’s election day! We’ll hear about changes to the way San Francisco funds its candidates. And, we’ll meet people whose job it is to scope out polling places .

Nov 06 2019

25mins

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Safe Injection Sites / Author Carolina De Robertis / Lemur Forest

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Mayor London Breed has been fighting for safe injection sites since she was first elected. We’ll hear what’s next in the legal battle. Then, author Carolina De Robertis explores what it means to be LGBTQ in her family’s country. And, for this week’s Audiograph , we’re venturing into the wild... right here in the city.

Nov 08 2019

26mins

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Sheriff Vicki Hennessy Reflects On Her Career / The Specialist: Sidewalk Canvasser

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San Francisco’s Sheriff Vicki Hennessy reflects on the moments that shaped her career working in the city’s jails. Then, we’ll spend a day on the street with a professional canvasser .

Nov 07 2019

25mins

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New Task Force Targets Drug Dealing / Uncuffed: Maserati-E

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San Francisco supervisor Matt Haney set up a new taskforce to tackle drug dealing in the city — we’ll find out more about his plan. Then, we’ll hear from men inside San Quentin State Prison as they consider masculinity and music.

Dec 03 2019

26mins

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Monarch Mania / Bridging The Mam Language Gap / Vietnamese Food At Grand Century Mall

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Today we're bringing you a special show featuring recent award-winning stories from our news department. First up, we’ll consider what a focus on the butterfly means for other creatures affected by climate change. Then, we’ll meet a young man who’s helping his Mayan community speak their truth in Bay Area courts. And, a delicious Audiograph .

Nov 28 2019

26mins

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Moving Ocean Beach / Burning Man Co-Founder / Thankgiving With Rice

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The Great Highway at Ocean Beach will be closed for the next couple months because of erosion. We’ll meet the urban designers working on a solution. Then, an interview with one of the founders of Burning Man about the year that changed everything And, get ready for Thanksgiving dinner with an award-winning San Francisco chef.

Nov 27 2019

27mins

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Private Immigration Detention Centers / Being Native American And Incarcerated

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Bay Area lawmakers are fighting to abolish private immigration detention centers . We'll find out how ICE has responded. Then, we’ll hear how activists create a sacred space for Native Americans at San Quentin. And, we’ll hear about some of the ways that Native Americans have fought for their rights while incarcerated .

Nov 26 2019

26mins

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Rapid Response Lawyers / The 'Rebel Band’

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A team of San Francisco public defenders is attempting to change the system. We’ll hear how rapid response legal counsel can get people out of jail faster. Then, this week's Audiograph takes us to a 'big game.'

Nov 22 2019

24mins

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The Occupation Of Alcatraz / Magic With David Hirata / Shakespeare Garden

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Fifty years ago today, dozens of Native American activists occupied Alcatraz Island. We’ll hear from people fighting to preserve their culture. Then, a popular 19th-century Japanese magician in the United States inspired one actor to tell his story on stage . And, we take a look at the natural world of Shakespeare in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park .

Nov 21 2019

23mins

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Moms 4 Housing / Songwriter Carly Bond / Eastern European Wintersongs

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The homeless crisis in Oakland has pushed some people to extreme measures, like taking over an empty home they don’t own. We’ll hear about Moms 4 Housing . Then, we’ll hear from musician Carly Bond about how her family history influenced the title of her first record, "Heart Hunger." And, we sing with an Oakland group that performs Eastern European traditional music .

Dec 12 2019

25mins

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Deepening Shipping Canals In The Bay / The Intersection at Burning Man

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The government says deepening shipping canals in the Bay for oil tankers will reduce emissions and drive down gas prices. But environmentalists say it’s only deepening our reliance on fossil fuels. Then, a woman who finally made it to Burning Man , after years of being told she couldn’t.

Dec 11 2019

26mins

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Teaching Empathy / New California Law Gives Some A Chance At Freedom

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Stanford researcher studies our brains and the emotion of empathy. Turns out, we can teach it . Then, we meet a man on his way out of prison .

Dec 10 2019

24mins

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West Oakland Truck Routes / Fatalities Increase Despite Vision Zero / Tuesday Noon Siren

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West Oakland has a problem with diesel pollution, and trucks are part of it. We’ll find out how truck routes are changing. Then, Chronicle reporter Heather Knight joins us to talk about why San Francisco streets are getting more dangerous. And, a familiar San Francisco sound is going on hiatus.

Dec 06 2019

26mins

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Trump Immigration Policies And San Francisco Courts / Romantic Songs Of The Patriarchy

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A San Francisco-based court might block one of the Trump Administration’s signature immigration policies. We’ll hear more about that policy and how the court might rule. Then, what happens when you sing a song with toxic lyrics on repeat for three days straight ?

Dec 05 2019

25mins

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Larry P. / Unforgettable Characters Of 'Last Of Her Name' / San Francisco's Warm Line

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A man denied an education as a San Francisco schoolboy gets a second chance . We’ll meet the lede plaintiff in a 1970s landmark lawsuit and see how his life has changed. Then, we’ll find a sympathetic ear in a time of need — San Francisco’s warm line is going statewide . And, author Mimi Lok writes about diaspora and Chinese women in her first book.

Dec 04 2019

26mins

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New Task Force Targets Drug Dealing / Uncuffed: Maserati-E

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San Francisco supervisor Matt Haney set up a new taskforce to tackle drug dealing in the city — we’ll find out more about his plan. Then, we’ll hear from men inside San Quentin State Prison as they consider masculinity and music.

Dec 03 2019

26mins

Play

Monarch Mania / Bridging The Mam Language Gap / Vietnamese Food At Grand Century Mall

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Today we're bringing you a special show featuring recent award-winning stories from our news department. First up, we’ll consider what a focus on the butterfly means for other creatures affected by climate change. Then, we’ll meet a young man who’s helping his Mayan community speak their truth in Bay Area courts. And, a delicious Audiograph .

Nov 28 2019

26mins

Play

Moving Ocean Beach / Burning Man Co-Founder / Thankgiving With Rice

Podcast cover
Read more
The Great Highway at Ocean Beach will be closed for the next couple months because of erosion. We’ll meet the urban designers working on a solution. Then, an interview with one of the founders of Burning Man about the year that changed everything And, get ready for Thanksgiving dinner with an award-winning San Francisco chef.

Nov 27 2019

27mins

Play

Private Immigration Detention Centers / Being Native American And Incarcerated

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Bay Area lawmakers are fighting to abolish private immigration detention centers . We'll find out how ICE has responded. Then, we’ll hear how activists create a sacred space for Native Americans at San Quentin. And, we’ll hear about some of the ways that Native Americans have fought for their rights while incarcerated .

Nov 26 2019

26mins

Play

Rapid Response Lawyers / The 'Rebel Band’

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A team of San Francisco public defenders is attempting to change the system. We’ll hear how rapid response legal counsel can get people out of jail faster. Then, this week's Audiograph takes us to a 'big game.'

Nov 22 2019

24mins

Play

The Occupation Of Alcatraz / Magic With David Hirata / Shakespeare Garden

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Fifty years ago today, dozens of Native American activists occupied Alcatraz Island. We’ll hear from people fighting to preserve their culture. Then, a popular 19th-century Japanese magician in the United States inspired one actor to tell his story on stage . And, we take a look at the natural world of Shakespeare in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park .

Nov 21 2019

23mins

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San Jose's Temporary Housing Solution / Meet The 'Youth Of The Year' / A Hidden Castle

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A new type of housing is launching soon in San José — tiny homes. They’re temporary, cheaper to build, and easy to relocate. Then, we meet the Boys & Girls Club’s National Youth of the Year, and she’s from right here in San Francisco. And, we’ll hear about a former cop who bought a castle in San Francisco at a steep discount.

Nov 20 2019

26mins

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What's Next For PG&E? / Uncuffed Episode 3

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Today, San Francisco Chronicle’s energy reporter has been immersed in PG&E news ever since he took the job. What's he paying attention to? Then, we hear how yoga brings people together — in prison. The latest episode of Uncuffed.

Nov 19 2019

26mins

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Civil Rights Advocacy And Facebook / DJ Lamont / Mama's Royal Cafe

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Mark Zuckerberg invited civil rights groups to dinner, to talk about hate content on Facebook. What did they talk about? Then, it’s about more than just spinning tunes for San Francisco DJ Lamont . And, we head to a local diner for this week's Audiograph .

Nov 15 2019

26mins

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Fruitvale Hit-And-Run / Buying Produce With Vouchers / American Dream Turned Nightmare

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An East Oakland community is still grieving over a hit-and-run accident and a laundromat is honoring the victims by pushing to make their streets safer for pedestrians . Then, if you live in East Oakland, where can you get fresh produce with a WIC voucher ? And, a tech reporter goes deep into her troubling family history.

Nov 14 2019

26mins

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San Francisco's New DA / THE INTERSECTION × Burning Man

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San Francisco’s next District Attorney pledged to end mass incarceration. What will that take? Then, the new season of THE INTERSECTION explores some of the less expected nooks of Burning Man — we’ll follow a family as they finish building a mutant vehicle in honor of their 91-year-old grandmother.

Nov 13 2019

26mins

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Safe Injection Sites / Author Carolina De Robertis / Lemur Forest

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Mayor London Breed has been fighting for safe injection sites since she was first elected. We’ll hear what’s next in the legal battle. Then, author Carolina De Robertis explores what it means to be LGBTQ in her family’s country. And, for this week’s Audiograph , we’re venturing into the wild... right here in the city.

Nov 08 2019

26mins

Play

Sheriff Vicki Hennessy Reflects On Her Career / The Specialist: Sidewalk Canvasser

Podcast cover
Read more
San Francisco’s Sheriff Vicki Hennessy reflects on the moments that shaped her career working in the city’s jails. Then, we’ll spend a day on the street with a professional canvasser .

Nov 07 2019

25mins

Play

Publicly Financing Campaigns / The Specialist: Poll Locator

Podcast cover
Read more
It’s election day! We’ll hear about changes to the way San Francisco funds its candidates. And, we’ll meet people whose job it is to scope out polling places .

Nov 06 2019

25mins

Play