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Crosscurrents Podcast

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.

Crosscurrents: March 29, 2012

Mar 29, 2012

The youth perspective on the Trayvon Martin murder, a young environmental activist, raiding the recycling bins as a business, an old-time radio repair man, and local musician Judith Linsenberg.

Crosscurrents: March 28, 2012

Mar 28, 2012

A special Crosscurrents on the 1990 bombing of Earth First activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney.

Crosscurrents: March 27, 2012

Mar 27, 2012

A local filmmaker documents the story of an Iraqi women's basketball team and the challenges they face; San Francisco fights to keep the ocean at bay; and an in-depth profile of local jazz great Bobby Hutcherson.

Crosscurrents: March 26, 2012

Mar 26, 2012

Tim Anderson, Bay Area DIY superhero; urban farmer Novella Carpenter; and local band Pins of Light.

Crosscurrents: March 22, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Difficulties for kids getting to school in San Francisco; one San Franciscan coming to grips with accepting food stamps; extracting bees; stomping around at the music club Death Guild; and local musicians The Berkeley High School Jazz Band.

Crosscurrents: March 21, 2012

Mar 21, 2012

How to deal with kids who commit crimes, budget cuts and the California Governor's proposal to shut down the Division of Juvenile Justice, amateur opera in San Francisco, and local musician Terry Riley.

Crosscurrents: March 20, 2012

Mar 20, 2012

Violence in Syria and Afghanistan has Bay Area residents in the street;  a soldier’s mission against PTSD; and a new opera inspired by real-life tragedy.

Crosscurrents: March 19, 2012

Mar 19, 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: March 15, 2012

Mar 15, 2012

What some local transit agencies are doing to secure high-speed rail money -- even if the bullet train never gets on track; the effectiveness of regulating music, movie, and TV downloads; the perils of online dating; what love means to two people who are two generations apart; and local Irish band the Black Brothers.

Crosscurrents: March 14, 2012

Mar 14, 2012

A clinic goes mobile to cover underserved youth; an investigation exposes human trafficking in the Bay Area; an alternate perspective on egg donation; and local singer Even Taylor.

Crosscurrents: March 13, 2012

Mar 13, 2012

New invasive species land in the Bay, a radical idea to drain the Hetch Hetchy, the Jewish holiday Tu B'shevat and an exhibit that draws attention to trees, listener responses to studying the remain of California Native Americans, and local musicians The Band Sage.

Crosscurrents: March 12, 2012

Mar 12, 2012

An update on San Bruno's settlement with PG&E, how to dispose of old or unused pharmaceuticals, rethinking the urban development of Oakland's waterfront property, a celebration of Pi Day, and local musician Ava Mendoza.

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!