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Crosscurrents Podcast

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.

Crosscurrents: November 26, 2012

Nov 26, 2012

Proposition 39 and a future of clean energy in California, driving blindfolded, the art of multitasking, and local musicians Musica Pacifica.

Crosscurrents: November 22, 2012

Nov 22, 2012

The final program in our series on Oakland's Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods, produced by KALW News and Mills College in Oakland. 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.

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Crosscurrents: November 21, 2012

Nov 21, 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: November 20, 2012

Nov 20, 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.

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Crosscurrents: November 19, 2012

Nov 19, 2012

Tim Anderson, Bay Area DIY superhero; and urban farmer Novella Carpenter.

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Crosscurrents: November 15, 2012

Nov 15, 2012

What does Proposition 30 mean for California public schools?; Court budget crisis creates long lines at legal self-help centers; and Jazz Perspectives: Angelique Kidjo.

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Crosscurrents: November 14, 2012

Nov 14, 2012

Inmates in Richmond work to combat violence, a Hear Here story on being reformed in court, an inmate-commentary in favor of repealing the death penalty, what goes on in the BART tunnels in the wee hours, making the Bay Bridge accessible to bikes, and local musicians Alex Pinto Trio.

Crosscurrents: November 12, 2012

Nov 12, 2012

The role of the youth vote in the 2012 Presidential election, rehabilitation opportunities inside prison, innovative strategies to help veterans with PTSD, and local musicians The Phenomenauts.

Crosscurrents: November 8, 2012

Nov 8, 2012

San Francisco’s volunteer seaweed fighters; On the road to a litter-free environment; Passion Profile: The science educator; and Music tour meets seed exchange.

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Live post-election coverage from KALW News

Nov 7, 2012

Live post-election coverage from KALW News.

Crosscurrents: November 1, 2012

Nov 1, 2012

Remembering Alan Farley; Hear Here: Meet Nina Jo Smith; and Day of the Dead exhibit looks into the future by honoring the past.

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Crosscurrents: October 31, 2012

Oct 31, 2012

It's Halloween! Scary local election updates from the East Bay Express; a final resting place for furry friends; Ask a Latvian: What's a Graveyard Holiday? Storycorps: A most peculiar playground; and San Francisco’s Columbarium – where you can truly leave your heart.

Crosscurrents: October 30, 2012

Oct 30, 2012

The Korean-American vote, police funding and Oakland's District 1, how to become a write-in candidate, democrat vs. democrat in the election for California's 15th congressional distrcit, and local musicians Tokyo Raid.

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