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Crosscurrents Podcast

SPECIAL LIVE EPISODE: Glynn Washington and Anna Sale

Sep 20, 2018

Snap Judgment's Glynn Washington and Death, Sex, and Money's Anna Sale joined Hana Baba in studios in a public radio smackdown for our membership drive.

Hey Area: Where is East Oakland? It's more than geography
Hot Dates: "I'm Supposed to Be Certain" (from Death, Sex, and Money)
Counted: An Oakland Story (from Snap Judgment)

SPECIAL LIVE EPISODE: Bay Area chefs

Sep 19, 2018

Rising stars in the Bay’s culinary scene, Preeti Mistry and Reem Assil joined Hana Baba in studios in a local celebrity smackdown for our membership drive.

A taste of the Bay Area’s long history of chocolate
From bean to bar: The Bay Area’s chocolate revolution
A new era in Bay Area food criticism

SPECIAL LIVE EPISODE: Greg Sherrell and Heklina

Sep 18, 2018

Greg Sherrell and Heklina joined Hana Baba in studios in a local celebrity smackdown for our membership drive.

A second line parade brings out the Big Easy in East Oakland
Rewriting the narrative with author and journalist Vanessa Hua

Liam O'Donoghue and Peter Finch joined Hana Baba in studios in an East Bay v. San Francisco smackdown for our membership drive.

Training for construction jobs in San Francisco in the midst of a labor shortage
What does factory-built housing mean for Bay Area trades workers?
• Preview: East Bay Yesterday
• Preview: The Finch Files

8/23: Stories from high school journalists

Aug 23, 2018

For teens, vaping is a sleek, discreet way to smoke
Is it us or is it the video games?
Where are Asian Americans like me on the big screen?

This is a special edition of Crosscurrents, showcasing the work of students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

8/22: Stories from high school journalists

Aug 22, 2018

The struggle to relocate after a lifetime in San Francisco
The history of a hidden castle in Hunters Point
Discovering my mother’s homeland

This is a special edition of Crosscurrents, showcasing the work of students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Andreas Zhou

 

Every Lunar New Year, Chinese American women from across the country travel to San Francisco to participate in the Miss Chinatown USA pageant — an ethnic beauty pageant that’s been a national event since the late fifties.

The Stoop: Breaking the line

Aug 9, 2018
Courtesy of The Stoop

When a ballet teacher told co-host Leila Day that her back should be straight on the ground, no light shining through, and Leila couldn't make it happen, her dreams to be a ballet dancer disappeared. The world of classical ballet is extremely difficult to break into, and for those who have darker skin, there's a lot that comes with it, especially when you're "the only". This episode looks at breaking the line.

What has happened in the Bay Area is the past decade? Crosscurrents host Hana Baba and news director Ben Trefny look back at the historic moments that have shaped our coverage and share clips from the award-winning journalism that came out of it.

8/1: The Stoop: African writers' dilemma

Aug 1, 2018

Who gets to choose which African stories get told? In this special episode from The Stoop, we meet three writers, each of them pushing against a mostly white US and UK-based publishing industry in their own way. 

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