Arts & Culture
“Crosscurrents” goes live for December MAPP
The KALW news team and guests took the stage at the Polish Club SF on December 3rd for an evening of multimedia storytelling as part of the Mission Arts and Performance Project (MAPP). The theme of the night was “Beginnings and Endings.” Performers included Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington, John Reichmuth of the comedy troupe Kasper Hauser, StoryCorps, and New York Times and Pop-Up Magazine contributor Jon Mooallem. KALW’s own reporters told ghost stories, love stories and stories about the end of the world. The night also included a one-hour special live edition of the daily news magazine Crosscurrents -- complete with a neighborhood newscast collected from audience members that very night! Public radio pioneer Nikki Silva of the production duo the Kitchen Sisters joined Ben Trefny, the host of the evening and KALW’s executive news editor, on stage for a discussion about her recent series “The Hidden World of Girls.” Local musician Quinn Deveaux closed out the night with a little help from another KALW favorite, singer Meklit Hadero.