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Crosscurrents

Ep. 2 - A collapse, a setback, and the underground Warriors economy

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Fans walking to Oakland Coliseum BART station.

We're only two games into the playoffs and there's already a lot of drama. In this episode of Bounce, we'll cover a heartbreaking injury, a gutwrenching defeat, and we'll meet some of the people who show up outside every game to make a living.

"I made over a hundred thousand dollars up here ... I can pay my bills and pay rent. I'm an American because of this. You understand what I'm saying. So this is this is serious." - Raul, Saxophonist

Oracle Arena is right near Oakland’s Coliseum BART station. It’s really easy for folks from all over the Bay Area to get to games. The bridge that connects the BART station to the arena is a fan funnel. Which makes it the perfect place for unofficial vendors to cash in.

Ben handles daily operations in the news department, overseeing the editorial and sound engineering teams, delivering daily newscasts, producing the nightly news and culture show Crosscurrents, and supervising special projects including KALW's Audio Academy training program.