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Crosscurrents: February 5, 2013

Feb 5, 2013

A Crosscurrents special on Oakland schools, plus  memories form 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, and Baltimore musicians Future Islands.

Crosscurrents: February 4, 2013

Feb 4, 2013

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

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Crosscurrents: January 31, 2013

Jan 31, 2013

Redefining education with Kenneth Monteiro; Coping with tragedy through traditional Japanese poetry; A 49ers Fan since '46; Audiograph: The Answer, finally!; and KALW makes a Super Bowl bet with Baltimore station WTMD; and local band Electrician.

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Crosscurrents: January 30, 2013

Jan 30, 2013

DACA, the newest addition to the discussion on US immigration reform; Adobe Books still fighting to keep its doors open; What does it take to open a business in San Francisco?; StoryCorps: Apollo 11 engineer recalls the thrill of the first lunar landing; and local band the Mezzacappa-Phillips Duo.

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Crosscurrents: January 24, 2013

Jan 24, 2013

Striping Golden Gate Park; 99% Invisible: Design for Airports; the art of SFO's Terminal 2; The answer to the second Audiograph revealed!; and local group Solstice.

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Crosscurrents: January 23, 2013

Jan 23, 2013

A family presses for answers about the death of an Oakland teen in an officer-involved shooting; Oakland faith leaders call for a state of emergency; Hear Here: A Jewish girl goes to church; and local (Crosscurrents' favorite) band, Makrú.

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Crosscurrents: January 17, 2013

Jan 17, 2013

The Haves and Have-Nots of San Francisco's Mid-Market; The California Historical Society experiments with a new concept in how we explore the past;  and the very first Audiograph solution!

Crosscurrents: January 16, 2013

Jan 16, 2013

An update on the legalization of marijuana in California, a history of illegal drugs in America, a play about a 12-year-old boy, listener feedback on San Francisco's legislation to approve TIny Apartments, and local musicians The Cyril Guiraud Trio.

Crosscurrents: January 15, 2013

Jan 15, 2013

Two men, two plans to reduce California's inmate population; Hearing the first-person accounts of slaves; Dispatches from the Inside: Healthcare for All?; Storycorps: Andrew Montgomery; and local band Eggplant Casino.

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Crosscurrents: January 14, 2013

Jan 14, 2013

The organization Playworks teaches kids how to play games again, the Exploratorium moves locations, a place profile of Treasure Island, a short history of the Bay Bridge, and local musicians Mazacote.

Crosscurrents: January 8, 2013

Jan 8, 2013

We're living small today: new legislation passed in San Francisco allows for the construction of tiny apartments, owning a tiny house, a trip to the Alemany Flea Market, a taxi cab correction on the company of Uber, and local musicians Shannon and the Clams.

Crosscurrents: January 3, 2013

Jan 3, 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"; and local musicians True Life Trio.

Photos from Live Crosscurrents!

Jan 2, 2013
Alyssa Kapnik / www.alyssakapnik.com

This article was originally published on December 13, 2012. It has been updated to include additional photos from the event.

On Saturday, December 8, KALW hosted its second annual Live Crosscurrents in the James Moore Theater at the Oakland Museum of California. Hana Baba hosted the event, supported by Tin Cup Serenade as house band for the evening. 

courtesy of lifeaftermurder.com

Between 2000 and 2009, 57,000 men and women convicted of murder were released from state and federal prison.

By the time convicted murderers are released, they’ve usually served decades behind bars; they’re a generation older than when they went to prison. When they come out, they often fade from view – no sensational headlines, no fanfare.  They make their way on the outside in a world that’s can be very different from the one they left.

Crosscurrents: January 1, 2013

Jan 1, 2013

Urban tribes and the younger generation's attitude towards relationships and family, going back in time with watches and clocks on San Francisco's Market St., composing sound and music for planetariums, and local musicans Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir form Oakland.

Crosscurrents: December 31, 2012

Dec 31, 2012

Oakland's Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods: We take a look at a corner store on Foothill Boulevard, a funeral home that's playing a vital role in the community, and we take a ride on Oakland's bus line 1.

Crosscurrents: December 27, 2012

Dec 27, 2012

What’s working in juvenile justice; catching crime before it occurs; The City that Became Safe: New York's Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control; and Berkeley's Mondo Loko.

Crosscurrents: December 26, 2012

Dec 26, 2012

Looking up: the search for extraterrestrial life; before chatroulette, there was ham radio; Hear Here: Meet Lita Hernandez; and local band Dark Hollow.
 

Crosscurrents: December 25, 2012

Dec 25, 2012

The Science of Compassion

It’s difficult to deal with any kind of illness when it hits. But when it affects your emotional and psychological health, it’s often impossible to even describe.

“I think if I were to describe it, it’d be like being in a dream state and not feeling like anything’s real," says Danise Sugita, one of the estimated 57 million Americans who currently suffer from mental illness. "Whether I go through good things or bad things, the feelings of just like this darkness I still have.” 

Sugita is fourth-generation Japanese American, and her experience is emblematic of the many issues Asian Americans face when it comes to mental health.

“I think with my family ... it’s a lot of keeping things within the family," Sugita says. "I think just reputation and not wanting to look bad to other people. When I was trying to get help with a psychologist and being on antidepressants, I remember my mom begin really disappointed with that: ‘Why can’t we just try to fix it on our own, why do we need to bring in other people?’"

Sugita spoke with KALW’s Erica Mu, who was awarded a California Endowment Health Journalism fellowship to take a closer look at mental health from an Asian American perspective. Mu spent six months reporting on this topic and brings us the series, “Asian American Mental Health: Inside Out.”To subscribe to the Crosscurrents podcast in iTunes, click here. To use another podcasting tool, click here.

Crosscurrents: December 19, 2012

Dec 19, 2012

America's War on Drugs: 40 Years, a trillion dollars, and debatable results.

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Crosscurrents: December 18, 2012

Dec 18, 2012

Market Street in San Francisco: its past, present, and future.

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Crosscurrents: December 17, 2012

Dec 17, 2012

Crosscurrents presents This Bay Area Life with special guest, Ira Glass. 

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Crosscurrents: December 12, 2012

Dec 12, 2012

Hailing a taxi cab in San Francisco, the nudity wars in San Francisco, the underwater sounds of the Bay and blue whales, and local musicians Whiskerman.

Crosscurrents: December 11, 2012

Dec 11, 2012

Dealing with homeless encampments in San Francisco, giving dogs and supplying food trucks for the homeless, The Powers of Ten at SFMOMA, and local musicians Bill Hansell.

Crosscurrents: December 10, 2012

Dec 10, 2012

Free bus passes for young people in San Francisco, deciding which grade of gas to buy, a Hear Here about an old-school Mustang, taking the walking bus to school, and local musicians The Rogers.

Crosscurrents: December 6, 2012

Dec 6, 2012

Crisis in psychiatric wards, a StoryCorps on mental illness, comedian Will Durst on 2012's funniest news stories, and local musicians Tommy Igoe Big Band.

Crosscurrents: December 3, 2012

Dec 3, 2012

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland, women programmers piercing the male-dominated culture of the video game industry, public transportation art, and local musicians Grass Widow.

Crosscurrents: November 29, 2012

Nov 29, 2012

What the election results mean for public education; proposal to fuse ethnic studies programs sparks controversy; and queer studies department at CCSF braces for cutbacks.

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Crosscurrents: November 28, 2012

Nov 28, 2012

Owning a house in West Oakland, foreclosures and the Oakland Community Land Trust, a Hear Here on the Oakland cathedral, and local musicians Blame Sally.

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