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Crosscurrents is our award-winning radio news magazine, broadcasting Mondays through Thursdays at 11 a.m. on 91.7 FM. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the economic, social, and cultural divides in our community. Listen to full episodes at kalw.org/crosscurrents

Venice City: Climate change provides opportunity

Matthias Ripp
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The tiny town of San Pippo lies in lowlands, smack dab between Marin and Sonoma Counties. And, recent heavy rains literally turned its streets into canals. It’s a devastating effect of climate change, but civic leaders don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing.

This story aired in the April 1, 2024 episode of Crosscurrents.

Ben joined KALW in 2004. As Executive News Editor and then News Director, he helped the news department win numerous regional and national awards for long- and short-form journalism. He also helped teach hundreds of audio producers, many of whom work with him at KALW, today.