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Crosscurrents Podcast

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'.

Crosscurrents: January 11, 2012

Jan 11, 2012

What it's like to be a truck driver at the Port of Oakland, the environmental effects of state regulations on port trucks, and local "country" band Go Van Gogh.

Crosscurrents: January 10, 2012

Jan 10, 2012

The extreme wealth gap in Berkeley, the newest beats out of the Bay Area, a pop-up Jewish music store, and local musician The John Garcia Band.

Crosscurrents: January 9, 2012

Jan 9, 2012

The fight over gold mining along the Klamath River, job burnout over lack of empathy, and local musicians The Heavy Thin.

Crosscurrents: January 5, 2012

Jan 5, 2012

Budget cuts to municipal transportation agencies, trusting children to take their education seriously, the Occupy movement and protest songs, and local musicians Clangin' and Bangin'.

Crosscurrents: January 4, 2012

Jan 4, 2012

Fracking; the water pipes of San Francisco high schools; remembering Sanjiv Handa; and East Bay's The Secret Identities.

Crosscurrents: January 3, 2012

Jan 3, 2012

Some of the new developments in California's budgetary thinking; Alexander Monsanto is taking his job search to the San Francisco streets; a conversation with 1968 bronze-medallist John Carlos; and local singer Garrin Benfield.

Crosscurrents: January 3, 2012

Jan 2, 2012

Strict building codes in the East Bay, the fate of post-Cristmas Christmas trees, intense memories stirred up by home cooking, the top 10 comedic news stories of 2011, and local musician The Hooks.

Crosscurrents: December 15, 2011

Dec 15, 2011

Dangers of eating the fish you catch in the Bay, rising sea levels and what that means for the Bay Area, sea shanties, and local musician Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic.

Crosscurrents: December 14

Dec 14, 2011

An all-volunteer-run food pantry in Potrero Hill; a conversatoin with Cedric Brown, chair of Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy; and local musician Tommy Guerrero.

Crosscurrents: December 13, 2011

Dec 13, 2011

The skyrocketing number of homeless families in San Francisco; ways to keep families from foreclosing; a great grandmother tells her story of eviction; what a high school student thinks of gentrification; and SF singer-songwriter Misisipi Wolf.