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Crosscurrents Podcast

Crosscurrents: May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

Child health advocates await Supreme Court decision; Bay Area organization gets readers across the country up to speed; an exhibit honors pop music medium of yesteryear; and local cellist Robert Howard.

Crosscurrents: May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

Part 2 of our special on Oakland's San Antonio and Fruitvale neighborhoods. Today we hear from a dynamic principle at Roosevelt Middle School, look at a successful charter school, and take a tour of a community garden in San Antonio Park.

Crosscurrents: May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012

A new documentary urges young people to become more socially and politically active; five young people reflect on politics; Question Bridge: Black Males; and San Francisco's GLBT museum celebrates the fight for social justice.

Crosscurrents: May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

A special Crosscurrents on Oakland's Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods: mobile food vendors, Street Level's  service to day laborers, and The Unity Council's work in low- to middle-income families. Produced by Mills College in Oakland.

Crosscurrents: May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

Stories from Richmond High: A foster child’s path to college; Inside the creative minds at the SF Writers' Grotto; Finding the truth in the digital age; and Bay Area Beats: Quinn Deveaux.

Crosscurrents: May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012

Volunteerism fills in the gaps that budget have made in Pinole, CA; the pitfalls of success for black men, the upcoming full solar eclipse and urban astronomers, and exploring sound at the Exploratorium.

Crosscurrrents: May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

How a famous civil rights song is being revamped for today's young people; a Marin County artist who weaves poetry into his work; local band Lo Cura plays revolutionary party music; and Will Durst's thoughts about Obama's announcement that he supports gay marriage.

Crosscurrents: May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

Breaking down the cost of the wine known as two-buck Chuck, restaurants offering economy deals during the recession, circus culture in San Francisco, the debut of our new project Hear Here, and baby animals.

Crosscurrents: May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012

Domestic violence and the women's group La Casa de las Madres, a look at San Francisco's Tenderloin through theater, a new documentary film about the dwindling resource of water, and local musician The Tia Fuller Quartet.

Crosscurrents: May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012

Asian American Mental Health: Inside Out; Zydeco By the Bay; and Barbara Dane: Still Singing, Still Resisting.

Crosscurrents: May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012

 Learning to bike in urban areas, understanding democracy through Jazz, a traditional approach to knives and knife-sharpening, SF comedian Will Durst on the Republican vice-presidential nomination, and local musicians Makru.

Crosscurrents: May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

A conversation with Secretary of the California Department of Corrections, Matthew Cate; meeting one of Miles Davis's sidemen, Kenny Garrett; and local artist Maestro Curtis and His Quintet of Renown.

Crosscurrents: May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012

Workers in the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition strike, documentary filmmaker Terrence Nance, meeting a batting cage instructor in Burlingame, SF comedian Will Durst on the presidential elections, and local musicians Boca do Rio.

Crosscurrents: May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

Life After Addiction in Zanzibar and San Francisco band Sang Matiz.

Crosscurrents: April 30, 2012

Apr 30, 2012

Realignment funding formula not adding up in all counties; could bail reform bail out California’s overcrowded jails?;  and Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Stanford Law Professor Joan Petersilia

Crosscurrents: April 26, 2012

Apr 26, 2012

An update on the San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi case, a poem in your pocket, a community dance ritual, a new film about the San Francisco adult film industry, and bald eagles.

Crosscurrents: April 25, 2012

Apr 25, 2012

Decoding the mysteries of Bay Area traffic; Doyle Drive and the father of the Golden Gate Bridge; and "The Waiting Room": examining the healthcare system through its public waiting rooms.

Crosscurrents: April 24, 2012

Apr 24, 2012

Update on the Wells Fargo Protests in San Francisco, Secure Communities and sharing fingerprints of those arrested with immigration enforcement officials, American-born children struggle to adapt to Guatemala town, San Francisco dance group celebrates 30 years of art and service, and local musicians The Corner Laughers.

Crosscurrents: April 23, 2012

Apr 23, 2012

Exploring Temescal; a documentary follows Brandon Darby, who went from anarchist to informant; discovering jazz beats off the beaten path; and local duo Los Rakas.

Crosscurrents: April 19, 2012

Apr 19, 2012

 California State University in financial crisis, cuts to Cal Grant that gives low- and middle-income college students financial aid, a conversation with the anti-bullying organization "No Bully," local comedian Will Durst on Mitt Romney, and local musicians Forest Day.

Crosscurrents: April 18, 2012

Apr 18, 2012

Undocumented students wait for the DREAM Act to become a reality; exposing the Bay Area’s major faults; and a Bay Area bike tour is a “summer camp on wheels.” 

Crosscurrents: April 17, 2012

Apr 17, 2012

San Francisco's parklets put public space on the map; social networking goes open source; StoryCorps: The Manalo Love Story; honey: the cure for your seasonal allergies?; and Oakland electro-pop band, Mwa-ha-ha.

Crosscurrents: April 16, 2012

Apr 16, 2012

Potentially devastating effects of foreclosure on the health of homeowners and their families, neighborhoods banding together against banks to fight foreclosures, and local musician Craig Ventresco.

Crosscurrents: April 12, 2012

Apr 12, 2012

The Beach Motel: how a zoning dispute becomes a neighborhood controversy; a conversation with filmmaker Tiffany Shlain about her documentary, "Connected"; and local singer Kacey Johansing.

Crossscurrents: April 11, 2012

Apr 11, 2012

 Why California gas prices are so high, the relationship between poverty and health, listener responses to the lack of free bus passes for students, and local musicians Future Twin.

Crosscurrents: April 10, 2012

Apr 10, 2012

The East Bay Boxing Association; a conversation with David Shipler, author of the books "Rights at Risk" and "The Rights of the People"; a librarian blogger keeps tabs on the tech revolution; and local band Shady Maples.

Crosscurrents: April 9, 2012

Apr 9, 2012

The training of BART cops;  a conversation with Michael Bush, creator of The 8 Factors; a Daly City neighborhood gets its groove on at the bowling alley; and local band The Rogers.

Crosscurrents: April 5, 2012

Apr 5, 2012

"We're All Giants": the story of the SF Giants’ 2010 World Series victory

Crosscurrents: April 4, 2012

Apr 4, 2012

Fishermen harvest dinner in the bay – at their own risk; a local documentarian takes on sea level rise; and preserving San Francisco’s past through sea shanties.

Crosscurrents: April 3, 2012

Apr 3, 2012

A different approach to therapy for refugees; and an Iraqi refugee opens up about PTSD.