First up, a battle between builders and conservationists over Bay Area land goes to court in Livermore. And, from our series “It Takes A School” we meet a former activist who inspired students with his social justice approach to learning.
First up, we'll meet a longtime resident of San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point who has spent a quarter-century contributing to her neighborhood elementary school. Then, with football season right around the corner we'll hear about a man coaching flag football ... in prison.
First up, we hear how a former actor is bringing mindfulness practice to kids in the Bayview. Then, in our new series “It Takes A School” we introduce you to a security guard in the Mission who has been the heart and soul of his campus for more than three decades.
We’re celebrating people making a difference in our schools, today on Crosscurrents.
First up, the Bay Area is taking on a new Trump Administration policy that advocates say could hurt immigrants’ health. Then, we’ll learn what it’s like to be an undocumented day laborer in Trump’s America. And, a local DJ finds personal freedom through music.
ByAriella Markowitz & Marco Siler-Gonzales•Aug 20, 2019
San Francisco Unified School District is back in session, and at George Washington High School, students will walk by the controversial Victor Arnautoff murals that depict images of slavery and Native American genocide.
Coming up, SFUSD is back in session today. As the kids go back to school, we’ve got a story about the surprising history of early childhood education. Learning with toys inspired by nature. Then, regret and reflection in a new story from Solano State Prison.
First up, an iconic symbol of San Francisco is shutting down. The Haight Ashbury Music Center is going out of business. But the Bay Area’s still home to many people who make music … and instruments. Meet someone who fixes some of the world’s most valuable guitars. And, we talk with a San Franciscan dedicated to promoting craftsmanship around the world.
Today, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo talks about his plan to tackle the issue of homelessness in the South Bay. Plus we hear from other stakeholders. What should the Bay Area do for people living without homes? Different perspectives, today, on a special edition of Crosscurrents in partnership with the San Francisco Chronicle's SF Homeless Project.
First up, why family members are showing up to pack Santa Clara courtrooms. Then, should we really be worrying about robots taking over our Bay Area jobs? And, how sometimes what we think will be the wave of the future… isn’t.
First up, a San Francisco judge is hearing a case today that could block one of Trump’s most aggressive attacks on asylum seekers. And, Muslim American women have to face Islamophobia, but when you’re also black, it’s even more complicated.
Seventy-five years ago, today, on July 17th, 1944, two Liberty ships anchored at the Port Chicago Munitions Case near San Francisco, exploded. 390 men were injured. 320 men died. It was the worst homefront disaster of World War II.
First up, the ICE raids may not have happened last weekend, but migrant and refugee families still live in fear. We meet a Cambodian family who spent months fighting a loved one’s deportation. Then, the story of a man who learns to forgive his mother, from Solano State Prison.
First up, families of people killed by police weigh in on a bill that would change standards around the deadly use-of-force. Then, we hear how one prisoner is able to make his escape, in a new story from Uncuffed, at Solano State Prison. And, Southern California earthquakes have the Bay Area thinking about how to prepare for the Big One. Are you ready?