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Crosscurrents

KALW

Crosscurrents is KALW Public Radio's award-winning news magazine, broadcasting in the Bay Area Mondays through Thursdays on 91.7 FM. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the economic, social, and cultural divides in our community.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Networks:

KALW

Description:

Crosscurrents is KALW Public Radio's award-winning news magazine, broadcasting in the Bay Area Mondays through Thursdays on 91.7 FM. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the economic, social, and cultural divides in our community.

Twitter:

@KALWNews

Language:

English

Contact:

500 Mansell Street San Francisco, CA 90140 (415) 264-7106


Episodes
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Gatore Mukarhinda's Rhythmic Life / Ben Mulholland's Horror-Adventure Story / Chronicle of Long COVID

5/21/2024
Gatore Mukarhinda shares his musical journey. Then, Jeneé Darden talks to Oakland filmmaker Ben Mulholland, and a reading from a chronicle of long COVID.

Duration:00:26:50

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SF Mayoral Candidates / Comedian Eric Newton / New Arrivals

5/20/2024
Today, San Francisco District 11 supervisor Ahsha Safai on his bid for mayor. Then, comedian Eric Newton on leaving his cushy tech to perform in a burlesque parody of Star Wars. And, a reading from Fairfax author Sommer Schafer.

Duration:00:24:50

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Looming School Closures / 'Queer Classics' / New Arrivals: Chas Halpern

5/16/2024
Advisors, parents, and students react to possible school closures in San Francisco. Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a triple-threat artist. And, an intimate story about a widow, a daughter, and a friend.

Duration:00:26:50

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Electrifying Homes / Musician Alex Jordan / Pedicab Ride / New Arrivals: Alvin Orloff

5/15/2024
We learn about decarbonized Bay Area homes. Musician Alex Jordan tells stories about his musical roots. And we take a pedicab ride down the Embarcadero.

Duration:00:26:50

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Vietnamese Immigrants Care For Parents With Dementia, Amidst Stigma

5/14/2024
Many people don’t recognize dementia, and not recognizing it can lead to death. Most caregivers are unprepared to manage dementia in their own family. And, for many ethnic minorities, such as Vietnamese, there is little support.

Duration:00:26:23

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State Of The Bay: Mark Farrell / Diaspora Stories: Chef Maurice Dissels

5/13/2024
Candidates running for mayor of San Francisco are ramping up their campaigns. So today, we hear from candidate Mark Farrell a former San Francisco District 2 supervisor. Then, a chef from Guyana honors his grandma through his restaurant.

Duration:00:26:50

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Foul Ball / Motherhood And Adoption / Uncuffed Mixtape

5/9/2024
Today, home-grown A's pitching ace, Dave Stewart, reflects on the team’s last season in Oakland. It’s the next episode from our series Foul Ball.Then, stories of motherhood through adoption. And, Uncuffed producer Juan Moreno Haines talks about one of his favorite songs.

Duration:00:26:50

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Dependence: a story of motherhood and addiction

5/8/2024
In honor of Mother’s Day we bring you a different story of motherhood. From the audio documentary Dependance, a personal account of one parent’s experience with substance abuse.

Duration:00:25:46

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BART's Legacy / Uncuffed: Dreams Deferred / August Lee Stevens

5/7/2024
In this episode, we bring you a story from Uncuffed, about what it’s like to chase and lose a big dream. Then, an indie folk artist explores the power of vulnerability. Plus, the last stop for BART’s legacy fleet.

Duration:00:26:50

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Burton High Stories: Stress and Wellness / Depression And Poetry / Pills And Productivity

5/6/2024
Today, stories about dealing with stress and anxiety. First up, Sight and Sounds host Jenee Darden shares how support from her mother helped her cope with depression as a kid. And, what happens when the thing that helps you cope becomes part of the problem. We hear, personal perspectives on mental health.

Duration:00:26:50

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Without A Voice Part 2

5/2/2024
Last week, KALW’s investigative series “Without a Voice” won a Webby Award. It looks into allegations of abuse at one of the most carefully regulated group homes in the state. In the second episode, a home administrator for people with disabilities comes forward alleging resident abuse.

Duration:00:26:51

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Without A Voice Part 1

5/1/2024
Last week, KALW’s investigative series “Without a Voice” won a Webby Award. It looks into allegations of abuse at one of the most carefully regulated group homes in the state. In this episode, Chris takes us inside a family’s struggle about their daughter’s mistreatment.

Duration:00:26:50

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A Mother's Departure / Intersections: Dance / Aztec Dancing

4/30/2024
Today, a story about withstanding loss and learning how to forgive from our team at Uncuffed. Then, we hear how the dance floor can become a canvas for self-expression. Plus, the major role Aztec Dancers play in San Francisco’s Mission District communities.

Duration:00:26:50

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Cultural Competency In Law / Disco Cleanup / KALW's New Beat Reporters

4/29/2024
How does a lawyer provide equal representation to all? Today, we meet someone practicing cultural competence in a legal system that often lacks it. Then, we join a Sunday ritual focused on clean streets and good beats. And, we meet Crosscurrent’s new beat reporters.

Duration:00:26:51

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Dr. Ayodele "WordSlanger" Nzinga / Medicine for Nightmares / New Arrivals

4/25/2024
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation just announced this year's fellows. Today, we meet one of them, Dr. Ayodele “WordSlanger” Nzinga. Then, we visit a bookstore that’s founded on a mission to serve the community. And, a reading from Berkeley author Adam Mansbach.

Duration:00:26:50

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Lake Merritt's Bonsai Garden / Morcom Rose Garden / Frontline Prophet

4/24/2024
In this episode, we head to Oakland to meet some very old and very short trees and the dedicated volunteers who care for them. Then, we stop and smell the roses at the Morcom Garden. Plus, a traveling art exhibit on James Baldwin makes a stop in Oakland.

Duration:00:26:50

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Uncuffed: A Prison From Another Planet

4/23/2024
If you talk about prison reform in California these days, you might hear about reducing overcrowding, dismantling the death penalty and changing sentencing law. You also might hear Norwegian prisons. Today, we bring you the Uncuffed episode from Norway which just won a Silver award under the category of social issues for the 2024 New York Festival Radio Awards.

Duration:00:26:51

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People's Park / Foul Ball

4/18/2024
People's Park closed in January so that UC Berkeley could build a student dorm. In this episode we find out if this the end of the park or just another chapter in its story. Then, how the departure of Oakland's last major league baseball team has prompted a lot of finger pointing. It’s the next episode from Foul Ball.

Duration:00:26:50

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Esther's Orbit Room / On Repeat

4/17/2024
In this episode, we hear how one music venue in West Oakland holds the neighborhood's history and its future. We take a stroll down 7th street, and visit Esther’s Orbit Room. Then, we talk about the global rise of African dance music with Tshego Lets-oalo of KALW’s music show On Repeat.

Duration:00:26:50

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Uncuffed: Prison Jobs

4/16/2024
In California prisons, people have to work. They get jobs in the kitchen, cleaning up on the yard or stacking milk crates in a factory. And the implication are of that work is complicated. In today's episode, we hear about real jobs and prison pay in a new episode from Uncuffed.

Duration:00:26:51