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Crosscurrents Episodes

4/16: Indigenous land tax in the East Bay

Apr 16, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • A group of indigenous women in the East Bay have asked residents to pay a voluntary "tax" on the land they inhabit
  • Going behind the scenes with a traveling notary 

4/12: What happens when winter shelters close?

Apr 12, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents: 

  • As a winter shelter prepares to close for the season, 90 homeless residents of Berkeley return to the streets
  • A nonprofit wants to help the whole city of San Francisco explore the big questions of life and death
  • What inspires some volunteers who care for the dying

4/11: The fight to reform Proposition 13

Apr 11, 2018

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4/10: A new opportunity for returning migrants

Apr 10, 2018

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4/9: The politics of public transit and displacement

Apr 9, 2018

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4/5: California lawmakers weigh police reform

Apr 5, 2018

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4/3: Dogs on Trial

Apr 3, 2018

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3/29: Persistent Poison — A solution within reach

Mar 29, 2018

 

Today on Crosscurrents: 

  • Part four in our investigative series, Persistent Poison, examining lead poisoning in the Bay Area

Tune in to 91.7 FM on Thursday at 5p.m.  

3/28: Persistent Poison — The lead data gap

Mar 28, 2018

 

Today on Crosscurrents: 

  • Part three in our investigative series, Persistent Poison, examining lead poisoning in the Bay Area

Tune in to 91.7 FM on Wednesday at 5p.m.  

 

Today on Crosscurrents: 

  • Part two in our investigative series, Persistent Poison, examining lead poisoning in the Bay Area

3/26: Persistent Poison — Living with lead poisoning

Mar 26, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents: 

  • Part one in our investigative series, Persistent Poison, examining lead poisoning in the Bay Area 

3/22: Tracing Cesar Chavez's legacy in Fruitvale

Mar 22, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • Finding out whether Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood was a hangout spot for civil rights icon Cesar Chavez
  • The story behind this week’s mystery sound

3/21: Youth activism in Oakland

Mar 21, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • Oakland teens head to South Africa for cultural exchange and some soul searching
  • How the Golden State Warriors are leading a new wave of athlete activism in America
  • A teen activist in Oakland who’s already getting local politicians on his team

3/19: The chef of San Quentin

Mar 19, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents: 

  • How people are talking about immigration on both sides of the border
  • Talking with the creators behind a dance and theater show about the 1947 Partition of India
  • A story about a prison chef who turns chow hall meals into magic

3/15: The battle for San Francisco's curb space

Mar 15, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • How Uber, Lyft, and driverless cars could change the shape of our streets
  • The story behind this week’s mystery sound takes us to a mall in San Jose

3/14: San Francisco students walk out

Mar 14, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • San Francisco students walk out to protest gun violence
  • San Quentin Radio: Inmates reflect on guns and school safety
  • Curb Wars, Part 2: Can you imagine, an $8/hr parking meter?

3/13: The price of a parklet

Mar 13, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • How much it costs to build a parklet on Valencia
  • How Berkeley is trying to reinvent municipal finances using the technology behind Bitcoin
  • A visit to a new gallery in Oakland created for and by Black women

3/12: The Future of Googleville

Mar 12, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • A brand new episode of the original KALW podcast THE INTERSECTION, examining how the city of Mountain View is planning for the future while dealing with current housing and transportation crises 

3/8: A night out with the Chulita Vinyl Club

Mar 8, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • How a blind woodworker helps other visually impaired artists feel comfortable in the woodshop
  • Listening to throwback jams from an all-women-of-color DJ collective, the Chulita Vinyl Club

3/7: Stories from Syria

Mar 7, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • A young man from the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo copes with both the privilege and distance that come with asylum in the United States
  • How a local children’s author tells the harrowing story of a Syrian child living through war
  • A musician from Syria shares his love of drumming

3/6: Bringing new voices to the stage

Mar 6, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • What it means to live in a sanctuary city
  • A look inside Las Hociconas, a new theater residency program that supports artists of color

3/5: The cannabis industry comes to Oakland

Mar 5, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • Is a cannabis business displacing artists in Oakland?
  • A man without a home talks about the inhumanity of poverty
  • A conversation with the new director of Youth Speaks

3/1: The LARPers of the Berkeley Hills

Mar 1, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • Supportive housing for homeless veterans and low-income families comes to San Francisco’s Mission Bay
  • How a history of racist government decisions led to institutionalized poverty
  • The story behind this week’s Audiograph mystery sound

2/28: Revisiting the Compton's Cafeteria Riot

Feb 28, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • A theater piece brings the country’s first known act of militant, queer resistance against police brutality back to life
  • How interracial relationships are faring in the era of Black Lives Matter
  • A Bay Area photographer uses her camera to give back to her community

2/27: The Kerner Report turns 50

Feb 27, 2018

Today on Crosscurents: 

  • The Bay Area invests in driverless car technology
  • Scholars at UC Berkeley revisit the Kerner Report, which investigated the racial unrest of the summer of 1967

2/26: The great heron experiment

Feb 26, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents

  • Herons that have been nesting in downtown Oakland for years look for new homes at Lake Merritt
  • An organization tries to disrupt stereotypes about who is and who is not ‘outdoorsy'
  • Memories recounted by the oldest park ranger in the country, Betty Reid Soskin

12/21: Counted: An Oakland Story

Feb 21, 2018

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2/15: The future of Oakland's Downtown

Feb 15, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • Oakland decides on the future of its downtown
  • The story behind this week’s Audiograph mystery sound

2/14: Combatting sexual harassment at school

Feb 14, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • A man seeking asylum in San Francisco is arrested by immigration agents
  • African American teens in Oakland talk about their experiences of sexual harassment and assault at school
  • More on the Oakland Unified School District's new sexual harassment policy

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