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Crosscurrents Podcast

Crosscurrents: March 8, 2012

Mar 8, 2012

Medical clowns offer hospital patients a dose of humor; comic relief: Marilyn Pittman finds humor in life's tragedies; a disabled artist finds human connection in canvas; and local band Rumbaché.

Crosscurrents: March 7, 2012

Mar 7, 2012

A one-time undocumented immigrant has become the Golden Bears' golden ticket; a hero of Oakland's Chinatown; the 30th year of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival; and local singer Roem Baur.

Crosscurrents: March 5, 2012

Mar 5, 2012

Listeners comment on the Occupy Wall Street movement, the secret world of little girls, media's negative affects on women and the film, Miss Representation, a theater dedicated to producing the work of female playwrights, and local musician Ned Boynton.

Crosscurrents: March 1, 2012

Mar 1, 2012

Technology that can predict death, fighting through leukemia, a profile of local jazz musician Larry Vuckovich, and local musicians The Magik Magik Orchestra.

Crosscurrents: February 29, 2012

Feb 29, 2012

Pointing the way to better transit; the accidental music of imperfect escalators; San Franciscans rally to save historic bar; and Beatles karaoke.

Crosscurrents: February 28, 2012

Feb 28, 2012

A history built on hearsay: Tales of the early Chinese settlers; revisiting Richmond's boxcar village; Brandon McFarland knows what's up with Bay Area music; and local folk-rock musician Brian Bergeron.

Crosscurrents: February 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012

Troubled Bay Area criminal justice officials, the Poet Laureate of Emeryville, an abandoned building turned jazz club in Oakland, and local musicians MJ's Brass Boppers.

Crosscurrents: February 23, 2012

Feb 23, 2012

Everything you always wanted to know about Bay Area cinema but were afraid to ask!

Crosscurrents: February 22, 2012

Feb 22, 2012

The current state of The Occupy Movement, a listener commentary on Occupy, Bay Area activist heroes, and local musician Emily Jane White.

Crosscurrents: February 21, 2012

Feb 21, 2012

BART's new fleet: Made in the USA, but maybe not in California; Remembering legendary Bay Area jazz musician, Eddie Marshall; New YBCA art director strives for creative risks; and local singer KC Turner

Crosscurrents: February 20, 2012

Feb 20, 2012

Squeezebox Stories: the tale of one of the first global instruments.

Crosscurrents: February 16, 2012

Feb 16, 2012

Science versus the sacred: studying native remains at UC Berkeley; what lies beneath Emeryville’s Bay Street shopping mall; one hundred years with Ishi, the "last wild Indian" of North America; and local band Zodiac Death Valley ("the loudest folk band in the world").

Crosscurrents: February 15, 2012

Feb 15, 2012

The neighborhood that doubles as an industrial center; UC Berkeley sex soliciting; The Musical Art Quintet; "Killing the Messenger": an investigation into the death of Chauncey Bailey; and Bay Area band Alma Desnuda.

Crosscurrents: February 14, 2012

Feb 14, 2012

Commuting by ferry, the battle over San Francisco's official song, the youth speak out about love, and local musicians Butxter Hoot'n.

Crosscurrents: February 13, 2012

Feb 13, 2012

The problems of using eyewitness ID's as evidence, a wrongfully convicted man is still fighting to save his name after prison, how wrongful convictions happen, and local musician Robin Yukiko.

Crosscurrents: February 9, 2012

Feb 9, 2012

Rebuilding community, one family at a time in Bayview Hunters Point; What should be done with youth prisons?: An interview with James Bell; and local singer Dana Carmel.

Crosscurrents: February 8, 2012

Feb 8, 2012

Community project helps incarcerated and those affected, bounce back; taking BART to rural California; a century-old ballet is still pushing boundaries; and local singer Zoe Boekbinder.

Crosscurrents: February 7, 2012

Feb 7, 2012

 Dealing with dwindling resources for city food programs, our first in a series of interviews with the Bay Area's "environmental heroes," the art of the love letter, and local musicians The Blind Willies.

Crosscurrents: February 6, 2012

Feb 6, 2012

A special tour of Oakland, brought to you by student reporters at Mills College in Oakland. The Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, People's Credit Union, Niroga Yoga Institute, Colonial Donuts, and local musician Andre Thierry and the Zydeco Magic.

Crosscurrents: February 2, 2012

Feb 2, 2012

Laughter Against the Machine: Comedy with a purpose;  How will redevelopment cuts affect Oakland?;  Imprisoned for Life: The case for rehabilitation; and San Francisco's Foolproof Four.

A look inside California’s toughest prison; the politics of parole; a civil rights lawyer is fighting UC Berkeley police over gay rights; and the memory of George Moscone is adapted on the stage.

Crosscurrents: January 31, 2012

Jan 31, 2012

The first in a three part series on prisoners sentenced to life, new ways to think about the high US high school drop-out rates, the origins of the name of San Francisco's McLaren Park, and jazz great Bobby Hutcherson in his own words.

Crosscurrents: January 30, 2012

Jan 30, 2012

Everything you always wanted to know about Radiolab but were afraid to ask!

Crosscurrents: January 26, 2012

Jan 26, 2012

Everything you always wanted to know about bicycles but were afraid to ask!

Crosscurrents: January 25, 2012

Jan 25, 2012

A documentary on egg donors, and local musician The Broun Fellinis.

Crosscurrents: January 24, 2012

Jan 24, 2012

The City of Oakland issues 2,500 pink slips; composting, biodegrading, recycling, and land-filling; an answer to wasted street-light; and local cellist Nathan Chan.



Crosscurrents: January 23, 2012

Jan 23, 2012

Media and the Occupy Wall Street movement intersect; Bhi Bhiman gives folk music a global spin; dancing the secret histories of Chinese immigration to San Francisco; and local band Adios Amigo.

Crosscurrents: January 18, 2012

Jan 18, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address, San Francisco public library's approach to dealing with the homeless, a thriller on Alcatraz, Alameda Point--one of the Bay Area's five poorest neighborhoods, and local musicians Los Boleros.

Crosscurrents: January 17, 2012

Jan 17, 2012

What the recession looks like from inside a food bank; people who solve their food problems by growing their own food; a teenager reflects on the nature of modern entertainment; the nutrition of McDonald's; and local singers Con Alma.

Crosscurrents: January 12, 2012

Jan 12, 2012

California prepares to empty a prison for the first time; an Alternative Custody Program seeks to thin out the state's overcrowded prisons and to help reunite families; Deborah Peagler's story; and local duo Clangin' and Bangin'.