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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

34 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
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

Latest release on Oct 27, 2020

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Rank #1: San Francisco's Proposition A / East Palo Alto Voters / New Arrivals

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San Francisco bond measures are usually planned out years in advance, but this year, Proposition A got a last minute edit. Today, we hear about a bond focusing on mental health, homelessness, and street repair. Then, we find out some of the reasons why East Palo Alto has a low voter turnout rate. And, a new children’s book is set in the time of the California Gold Rush. Plus, today's local music comes from Oakland-based band Memory Theater .

Oct 27 2020

19mins

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Rank #2: tbh: Discipline In Schools

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America’s entrenched institutional racism has roots in its schools. Today, we hear first-hand stories of how prejudice has impacted the education of Black students, and what’s being done about it. Teenagers from around the Bay Area share their thoughts on this year’s racial reckoning in a new episode of the podcast tbh .

Oct 22 2020

23mins

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Rank #3: Climate Change In Wine Country / Oakland Voters / Story Medicine Woman Tureeda Mikell

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Recent wildfires have made grapes in wine country unfit for consumption. Today, we hear from winemakers in Sonoma. Then, the managing editor of The Oaklandside discusses voter engagement in The Town. And, a long-time Oakland poet discusses the theme of spirituality in her first book.

Oct 21 2020

23mins

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Rank #4: Remembering Loved Ones Killed By Police / Voting In Richmond / New Arrivals

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The aunt of a man shot and killed by police in 2017 wants people to know about the family he left behind. Today, we’re looking at the aftermath of police violence. Then, we go to Richmond to ask people what’s on their minds this election season . Plus, an episode from our podcast New Arrivals . And, today's local music features a new album by Maya Songbird from San Francisco.

Oct 20 2020

21mins

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Rank #5: tbh: Diversity ≠ Integration

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Segregation is a common scene in Bay Area high schools. When children are separated by race, voluntarily or involuntarily, how does that impact the way our country sees itself? In the next epsiode of tbh , with less than three weeks to go until Election Day, we’re turning to young people to see how their lives are shaped by American race relations.

Oct 16 2020

24mins

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Rank #6: East Oakland District 7 / Health Effects Of Wildfire Smoke / Managing Wildfires

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The race for East Oakland’s District 7 is on. We talk about the issues on the table — and there are a lot of them. Then, what are the health effects of all the smoke we’ve been breathing? Plus, we meet a fire chief who says we actually need more fires — of the right kind. Today's local music is hardcore Bay Area band Gulch . Their new album is "Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress."

Oct 15 2020

23mins

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Rank #7: Reaching Low-Voter Turnout Areas / Battling Depression In A One-Man Show / New Arrivals

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With Election Day just three weeks away, we talk about the effort to get out the vote in the lowest voter turnout precincts. Then, actor Brian Copeland brings back his one of his solo shows to help people cope with the pandemic And, an episode from our New Arrivals reading series. Plus, today's local music features the latest single from San Francisco's Sally Mango.

Oct 14 2020

21mins

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Rank #8: tbh: Wheelchair Basketball Is Just Basketball

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Finding your place can be hard. Just ask a high schooler. Today, we hear from young people about how they build community and confidence — even during a pandemic. And we hear the story of one who found his joy in wheelchair basketball. It’s a new episode from tbh : by, about, and for teenagers.

Oct 09 2020

24mins

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Rank #9: Oakland Murals Honor Black Lives / Black At Albany / Movie Theaters Struggle To Survive

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Some of the most powerful art in Oakland isn’t on a canvas in a gallery, it’s on plywood covering store windows — and many of these temporary murals honor the memories of Black people killed by police. We find out what will happen to the art when the plywood comes down. Then, we hear about an instagram account that chronicles experiences of racism at a Bay Area high school. And, we meet a man who is working to keep a movie theater alive during the pandemic.

Oct 08 2020

25mins

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Rank #10: Looking Back At The Frisco Five Hunger Strike / Violinist Alisa Rose

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Today, we take a look back at a powerful act of civil disobedience that changed the San Francisco Police Department: The Frisco Five hunger strike . Then, we look at the Bay Area art scene. A local musician brings a classical touch to bluegrass.

Oct 06 2020

25mins

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