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Crosscurrents Podcast

Crosscurrents: July 17, 2013

Jul 17, 2013

Tech startups give power back to the family farm; Hear Here: Ryan Lee's love affair with bread; Sacred Harp: the punk rock of choral music; and local pianist Mike Greensill.

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Crosscurrents: July 16, 2013

Jul 16, 2013

Fracking: a small town deals with big oil; raising a polar bear; and local group Joyful Noise Jazz Band.

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Crosscurrents: July 11, 2013

Jul 11, 2013


An in-depth interview with Seth Rosenfeld about his book, "Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power."

Crosscurrents: July 10, 2013

Jul 10, 2013

An in-depth interview on the idea of unquestioningly accepting the "natural" as something healthy vs. our tendency to have undying faith in anything modern technology gives us.

Crosscurrents: July 9, 2013

Jul 9, 2013

A Crosscurrents special on Oakland schools, plus  memories from within the newsroom of our favorite teachers! Engaging students at Franklin Elementary in East Oakland, music class in public schools, transitioning from public to charter school, charter schools explained with Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, teaching with students in mind at American Indian public schools, Skyline Public High School's high tech classroom,  debating at Fremont high, ReVAAMP, and bringing art back into Oakland schools.

Crosscurrents: July 8, 2013

Jul 8, 2013

The first of a two-part special on education and innovation in Oakland Schools.

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In 1999, Jerry Brown called Maurice Lim Miller at home. Brown was mayor of Oakland at the time, and Miller was on the board of an organization applying for more than $10 million dollars for youth programs. 

“And most mayors you’d think would be really happy that we’re bringing that kind of money into the city,” says Miller.

But Brown wasn’t happy – he was upset. And after looking more closely at the proposal, Miller understood why.

Crosscurrents: June 27, 2013

Jun 27, 2013

Napa shows its LGBTQ pride; nudists continue to cause controversy despite citywide ban; Oakland-born artist Ise Lyfe explores housing as a human right; this week's Audiograph revealed! and local singer/pianist Brad Brooks.

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DOMA is overturned; and Marlena's Curtain Call: a documentary remembering a Hayes Valley gay bar and community hub.

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Crosscurrents: June 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013

A bibliophilic Crosscurrents: City Lights and Marcus Books in San Francisco, HOWL, KALW's summer reading list, and local musician Gautam Ganeshan.

Crosscurrents: June 18, 2013

Jun 18, 2013

Do San Franciscans have the right to work from home?; A Radical Idea: Green The Wiggle!; High school student Avi Hoen has a car but isn't sure he needs it; and local band Tri Tip Trio.

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Crosscurrents: June 12, 2013

Jun 12, 2013

Diana Diaries, Part 3: Final lessons of teaching in Oakland; Commentary: Student recalls how she found the courage to be herself; San Francisco Chronicle reporter Nanette Asimov's Favorite Teacher; Jazz Perspective: Catherine Russell; and local band The Americano Social Club.

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Crosscurrents: June 10, 2013

Jun 10, 2013

Diana Diaries, Part 1: A lesson in teaching from a first-time instructor; The road ahead for Oakland schools, according to outgoing Superintendent; and local blues band Crosscut.

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Crosscurrents: June 6, 2013

Jun 6, 2013

Oakland restaurateur looks back on recession; The good, the bad, and the ugly of the Bay Bridge; Meet the woman behind the new Peninsula Museum of Art; Audiograph's Sound of the Week Revealed! and local musicians ZOFO Duet.

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Crosscurrents: June 4, 2013

Jun 4, 2013

Stanford fellow tracks Nigerian government files online; Grow your own farm-fresh wardrobe; Youth Radio: Rethinking fashion after Bangladesh; and Bay Area a cappella choir The Pacific Mozart Ensemble.

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Crosscurrents: May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013

It takes a village: when special ed works; San Francisco's only free and democratic Conservatory of Music; this week's Audiograph answer revealed!; and local singer Meredith Axelrod.

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Crosscurrents: May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

A special co-hosted-by-Glynn-Washington edition of Crosscurrents! What happens when you call 911? Meet Oakland's first responders; San Quentin Radio Project: When victims and offenders talk; What we can learn from wild animals and the people trying to save them; and Give Me Shelter, San Francisco!

Crosscurrents: May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

A special co-hosted-by-Rob-Baedeker edition of Crosscurrents! We'll meet some ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

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Crosscurrents: May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

Kindergartners get a jump on college savings; helping low-income students save for college; Hear Here: Seeking a higher education; a few of our listeners fondly remember their favorite teacher; and local band The Bayonics.

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Crosscurrents: May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

Veteran Profile: Cindy Alejandrez; A conversation with reporter Mac McClelland: How PTSD can affect veterans' families; and a mother shares what it's like to deal with her son's buried pain.

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Crosscurrents: May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013

Duboce Triangle neighborhood opposes new Starbucks; Reynaldo Cayetano documents Sixth Street; Blue Suede Jews; and The Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir.

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Crosscurrents: May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013

Flaming couches! And the life of a fire watcher atop Mt. Tam. Plus this week's Audiograph sound, and local musicians Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony.

Crosscurrents: May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

Immigration reform and its consequences.

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Crosscurrents: April 29, 2013

Apr 29, 2013

Walking death row at San Quentin State Prison; Dispatches from the Inside: Our first interview with Richard Gilliam; and local band Richard Bean & Sapo.

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Crosscurrents: April 24, 2013

Apr 24, 2013

Lacking police presence, Oakland residents take control of their streets; a new film about Oakland's First Friday; 99% Invisible: Game Changer; and local band The Whiskey Pills Fiasco.

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Crosscurrents: April 23, 2013

Apr 23, 2013

The United States of Debt; StoryCorps: Living With Multiple Sclerosis; Regreterature: The sorry literary past of some of San Francisco's best writers; and The San Francisco State Percussion Ensemble. 

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Crosscurrents: April 18, 2013

Apr 18, 2013

Citizens solve bike theft crimes with social media; Exploratorium opens doors at Pier 15; Audiograph's Sound of the Week Revealed! and local band Los Trovadores.

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Crosscurrents: April 16, 2013

Apr 16, 2013

Federal investigators slam Chevron for refinery fire; Breathmobile rolls relief into Bay Area schools; Ben Trefny's brief foray into the wind; What's Up With the Weather? A conversation with Jan Null; and local group Ensemble Mirable.

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Crosscurrents: April 15, 2013

Apr 15, 2013

A new approach in Richmond to battling violence, how some of those lessons can be applied to Oakland, a final episode in Money Diaries, and local musicians Manring Kassin Darter.

Crosscurrents: April 11, 2013

Apr 11, 2013

Turning a healthy corner in the Bay View! Wonder Women! This week's Audiograph revealed! And local composer and vocalist Ken Ueno!

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