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Crosscurrents is KALW Public Radio's award-winning news magazine, broadcasting 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.Email NewsletterSign up for the Crosscurrents weekly email newsletter, delivered every Friday morning.Comments & TipsGot a general comment, story, or tip for us? Email news@kalw.org.Listen to full episodes here or by subscribing to the Crosscurrents podcast.

Crosscurrents is KALW Public Radio's award-winning news magazine, broadcasting 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.Email NewsletterSign up for the Crosscurrents weekly email newsletter, delivered every Friday morning.Comments & TipsGot a general comment, story, or tip for us? Email news@kalw.org.Listen to full episodes here or by subscribing to the Crosscurrents podcast.

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San Francisco, CA

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Crosscurrents is KALW Public Radio's award-winning news magazine, broadcasting 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.Email NewsletterSign up for the Crosscurrents weekly email newsletter, delivered every Friday morning.Comments & TipsGot a general comment, story, or tip for us? Email news@kalw.org.Listen to full episodes here or by subscribing to the Crosscurrents podcast.

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@KALWNews

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English

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


Episodes

An Anti-Poverty Policymaker Finds New Meaning in Hindu Texts

4/21/2021
The Poor People’s Campaign is an interfaith movement to end poverty in the United States. Today, we meet one of its leading tacticians: an Indian American who grounds her commitment to economic justice in her family’s Hindu traditions.

Duration:00:25:11

The Fight To Save Mills College / Uncuffed: Pandemic Playlist / Oakland Author Brad Balukjian

4/19/2021
We hear from Mills College President Elizabeth Hillman about the recently announced plans to close the historic institution. Then, from our team at Uncuffed - we listen to some powerful and inspirational songs that incarcerated producers have turned to during a year of lockdown. And, an Oakland author reads from his new book in the latest from New Arrivals.

Duration:00:23:58

SF Film Fest / Tongan-American Singer Aisea Taimani / New Arrivals: Roberto Lovato

4/15/2021
The San Francisco Film Festival is streaming online this year, showing films from around the globe. We talk to the Suzannah Mirghani, the director of a short film about child marriage. Then, Tongan-American singer Aisea Taimani talks about how spirituality and culture co-exist in his music. And, San Francisco author Roberto Lovato reads from his new memoir.

Duration:00:23:55

Pills And Productivity / New Arrivals Special

4/14/2021
What happens when the thing that helps us cope in dangerous times becomes dangerous itself? Today, we're bringing you a story about the downside of chemically-enhanced productivity. And, it's the one year anniversary of our podcast New Arrivals! Listen to three mini-readings from Bay Area authors.

Duration:00:21:40

Getting Your COVID Vaccine

4/13/2021
Some Bay Area counties have already opened up appointments for residents over 16 to get a COVID-19 vaccine. By Thursday, everyone over 16 in the state will be eligible. But finding an appointment is another thing. Today, we hear tips on how to get started and what to expect when you get there. Then, a reading from San Francisco author Kathy Seligman. Plus, for today's local music, a new song from San Francisco band The Reds, Pinks & Purples.

Duration:00:22:49

Richmond's Underground Pandemic Dining Scene / Pandemic Playlists From Uncuffed / New Arrivals: Danielle Fuentes Morgan

4/12/2021
Unemployment during the pandemic led some people to turn to home cooking for income. Today, we’re taking a tour of Richmond’s underground dining scene. Then, we’ll hear music that helped incarcerated producers through a year of lockdown. And, author Danielle Fuentes Morgan reads a passage from her new book. Plus, today's local music features a new song from Ryan Von Gonten.

Duration:00:24:37

San Francisco Schools Reopening / Blues Guitarist Chris Cain

4/8/2021
San Francisco public school students begin returning to campuses next week, against a backdrop of a contentious conversation about equity. Today, we’re taking a look at two SFUSD board meetings to understand recent decisions about reopening. Then, blues guitarist Chris Cain talks about his latest album and early lessons he learned about music. Plus, we hear a song from San Francisco artist 24kGoldn.

Duration:00:25:13

Vaccine Access / Vis Valley Peace Organizers / Queer Representation In Pro Wrestling

4/7/2021
Many Bay Area counties have at least partially vaccinated more than half of eligible residents, but there are still barriers to reaching the most vulnerable. Today, we’ll hear an update on the vaccine rollout. Then, a community leader responds to anti-Asian-American violence by facilitating trust and communication. And, professional wrestler Bambina talks about queer representation inside the ring.

Duration:00:25:23

Zoom Fatigue / Immersive Van Gogh / Oakland Artist Amara Tabor-Smith

4/2/2021
Millions of us are video conferencing more than we ever have before. What does that mean for our psychological health? Today, we explore "Zoom fatigue." Then, a high-tech exhibit gives Van Gogh fans a different experience. And, we talk to a choreographer who brings her sacred connections to the stage.

Duration:00:25:41

Mural Honors Women Of The Black Panthers / People's Kitchen Collective Awarded New Grant

3/31/2021
Oakland resident Jil Vest was walking past the protest murals downtown when she got an idea. Today, we’re looking at a mural that honors the women of the Black Panther Party. Then, we’ll go back in time to hear how the Black Panthers organized to keep their communities safe. And, we’ll fill our plate at the People’s Kitchen Collective.

Duration:00:25:18

Santa Rita Jail Population Rise / Honoring Theater Maker Margo Hall / New Arrivals: Dallas Woodburn

3/30/2021
The number of people held at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County has been rising since last May. Today, we're looking into why. Then, we meet a playwright who was just honored for the impact her work has had in her community. And, we hear a reading from a new young adult novel set in Hawaii.

Duration:00:24:43

Lake Merritt: Duck Couples, Wildlife Dwellings, And Drum Circles

3/29/2021
Today, we meet the beloved duck couple at Lake Merritt that gave some Oaklanders hope and community during the pandemic. Then, we hear about the history of the lake as the nation’s first wildlife refuge. And, we get to know the people behind the lake's weekend drum circle. We’re spending the day at Oakland’s crown jewel.

Duration:00:24:51

Lake Merritt: Duck Couples, Wildlife Dwellings, And Drum Circles

3/29/2021
Today, we meet the beloved duck couple at Lake Merritt that gave some Oaklanders hope and community during the pandemic. Then, we hear about the history of the lake as the nation’s first wildlife refuge. And, we get to know the people behind the lake's weekend drum circle. We’re spending the day at Oakland’s crown jewel. Plus, today's local music features Oakland band Fake Fruit.

Duration:00:24:51

According To Need: Chapter 5 (excerpt)

3/24/2021
Today, we’ll hear what it’s like to find permanent supportive housing, after a decade of experiencing homelessness, in another excerpt from the 99% Invisible project According to Need.

Duration:00:24:38

According To Need (excerpt) / New Arrivals: Berkeley Noir

3/22/2021
In California, there are thousands of people living in roadside tent encampments. Today, we meet a woman in Alameda County who gets a chance at permanent housing in another story from the 99% Invisible project According to Need. Then, author Jerry Thompson reads from "Berkeley Noir," a collection of stories he co-edited with crime novelist Owen Hill. And, today's local music featurs Oakland-based band Slow Machine. Their new EP Black Tide came out in February.

Duration:00:23:52

Day By Day: One Year Later

3/18/2021
A year ago our lives were turned upside down when the pandemic and lockdown hit the Bay Area. Today, it's a new episode of Day By Day. We reflect on the past and look ahead to what's next.

Duration:00:25:39

Day By Day: Snapshots From The First 100 Days Of The Pandemic

3/17/2021
The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order was first announced one year ago today. We’re looking back at the first 100 days into the pandemic in snapshots from the KALW original series, Day By Day.

Duration:00:25:13

Day By Day: Looking Back At The Early Days Of The Pandemic

3/15/2021
It's been almost a year since Bay Area officials first announced the shelter-at-home order. Today, we’re looking back at audio diaries from those first few weeks of the pandemic. It’s a special presentation of Day By Day: KALW's Quarantine Diaries.

Duration:00:25:01

According To Need: Chapter 4 (excerpt) / New Arrivals: Travel Stories

3/10/2021
In Alameda County, when people are seeking permanent shelter, they have to apply to get into a Coordinated Entry System — it's basically a waitlist. Today, looking at how people who are eligible actually get placed into housing. It’s an excerpt from Chapter 4 the 99% Invisible project According to Need. Plus, a new episode from our podcast New Arrivals.

Duration:00:19:36

Just Keep Singing / Examining Recent Anti-Asian Attacks

3/9/2021
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Duration:00:22:14