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San Francisco, CA

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A daily news magazine. Its goal is expanding local depth reporting, at a time when most news organizations are cutting back on public interest journalism.

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@KALWNews

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English

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Episodes

The Nocturnists: Where health-care workers tell their tales

9/21/2017
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Dr. Emily Silverman noticed that she and her colleagues were missing a creative outlet for processing their professional experiences. So, she created the live storytelling event, The Nocturnist.

Duration: 00:13:59


Widespread need for nursing care beds hits home in San Francisco

9/21/2017
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The narrowly averted closure of a special care facility at St. Luke’s hospital in San Francisco highlights a bigger problem in the region — and even statewide.

Duration: 00:09:56


9/21: Patients and providers

9/21/2017
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Today on Crosscurrents : As one group of patients wins a reprieve, cities grapple with the problem of providing extended nursing care. Doctors and health-care workers, meanwhile, get it off their chests at a live-storytelling series created just for them — The Nocturnists. Tune into 91.7 FM at 5:00 p.m.

Duration: 00:26:48


California is one step closer to becoming a sanctuary state for immigrants

9/20/2017
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A number of immigration-related bills passed the California Assembly last Friday on the last day of the legislative session. These bills and hundreds of others are now headed to Governor Brown’s desk. They're part of a set that Democrats introduced as an act of "resistance" to Donald Trump. Here's a list of the bills discussed: Senate Bill 54 : The "sanctuary state" bill Senate Bill 31 : Preventative measures in response to potential "Muslim Ban" Senate Bill 29 : Contracts with...

Duration: 00:06:25


San Francisco and Oakland sue oil and gas companies for climate change

9/20/2017
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San Francisco is suing five of the world's largest oil and gas companies for the costs of sea walls and other infrastructure needed to protect against climate change.

Duration: 00:01:09


SF Music Day makes space to celebrate local music

9/20/2017
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When SF Music Day first started, it was called Chamber Music Day. While the name has changed over the years, the heart of the one-day festival has not.

Duration: 00:06:16


Music brings healing, comfort to the dying

9/20/2017
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There's an increased use of live music at Bay Area’s major hospitals and hospices to bring healing and comfort to people who are near death.

Duration: 00:09:24


9/20: Music as palliative care

9/20/2017
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Today on Crosscurrents : The bills that the California Assembly passed to protect immigrants — and the one that didn’t. What SF Music Day means to local performer Destiny Muhammad. How music brings comfort and healing to people nearing the end of life.

Duration: 00:26:48


9/19: Kaepernick

9/19/2017
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Today on Crosscurrents : An updated broadcast of the KALW original radio documentary "Kaepernick"

Duration: 00:37:12


California lawmakers pass slew of bills on to Governor

9/18/2017
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State legislators put in a 48-hour marathon session before going on recess, passing hundreds of bills on to Governor Brown who must pass or veto them by October 15.

Duration: 00:02:14


THE INTERSECTION: Getting to Googletown

9/18/2017
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THE INTERSECTION looks at change in the Bay Area through physical intersections and street corners — where different cultures, desires and histories meet every day.

Duration: 00:25:54


9/18: A sneak preview of The Intersection

9/18/2017
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Today on Crosscurrents: A new season of David Boyer’s celebrated series The Intersection , exploring a corner smack in the middle of Google's headquarters in Mountain View.

Duration: 00:40:34


Registry reform bill sparks debate on whether all sex offenders should be monitored for a lifetime

9/14/2017
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A federal judge declared Colorado’s sex-offender registry unconstitutional earlier this month, ruling that making sex-offenders' addresses, ages and photos accessible to the public is cruel and unusual punishment. Now, an effort to reform California’s own sex-offender registry is raising questions and concerns.

Duration: 00:14:30


San Quentin Radio: Lockdown

9/14/2017
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A lockdown happens when correctional officers decide there is a threat to the safety and security of a prison. That might be a fight, an assault, or a race riot. So what's it like in a lockdown?

Duration: 00:08:54


Can we really achieve racial healing? Aeeshah Clottey says yes

9/14/2017
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Aeeshah Clottey grew up black in segregated Louisiana. Her journey has taken her from the black church to the Nation of Islam, living in between the painful racial divides in the country — and always trying to find ways to mend our deep social wounds.

Duration: 00:15:45


9/14: Reconsidering the sex offender registry in California

9/14/2017
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Today on Crosscurrents: The debate about sex offender registries, redemption and public safety. A story from our colleagues inside San Quentin State Prison to hear what it’s like to be on lockdown. A conversation with Aeeshah Clottey about racial healing.

Duration: 00:42:17


Oakland Unified struggles to help homeless students as numbers soar

9/13/2017
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Being homeless takes a big toll on kids in the classroom. Today, more than 1.3 million children and youth across the country fit that legal definition, the majority of them doubled up with friends or family.

Duration: 00:13:01


Revolutionary poet Tongo Eisen-Martin keeps the Bay's literary fires burning with his new book

9/13/2017
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People have come to associate writers like Dashiell Hammett, or beat poets like Allen Ginsberg with San Francisco. But that was then. What about today?

Duration: 00:11:50


9/13: Meeting homeless students needs in the OUSD

9/13/2017
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Today on Crosscurrents : A mother and son who lost their housing in Oakland — and what that means for his education. A conversation about how white people can truly be allies to people of color. Revolutionary poet Tongo Eisen-Martin keeps San Francisco’s literary fires burning with the release of his new book.

Duration: 00:47:47


For would-be white allies, a path to navigate privilege

9/13/2017
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At a time of increasing racial polarization in the United States, white people who want to provide support across racial and ethnic differences are often confronted by complex issues of privilege and sensitivity.

Duration: 00:20:35

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