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Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Description:

Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

Twitter:

@KALWNews

Language:

English

Contact:

500 Mansell Street San Francisco, CA 90140 (415) 264-7106


Episodes

Small Businesses In East Oakland / Lake Merritt Crowds / Golden Gate Parkcast

5/27/2020
A small business owner in East Oakland shares how the coronavirus is affecting his work. Then, we hear how the pandemic has turned Lake Merritt into a place of refuge and anxiety. And, we’ll go to a place where amateurs and pros alike learn to cast a line.

Duration:00:26:13

Sacred Steps: A Buddhist Lay Minister Asks ‘What Is A Good Death?’

5/26/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many Americans into sudden intimacy with difficult feelings: anxiety, fear, and grief. In this story from The Spiritual Edge , we get to know a North Carolina woman whose Buddhist practice has helped her navigate fear and grief.

Duration:00:25:03

Quarantine Diaries: Week 9

5/21/2020
Time in the pandemic seems to be moving faster now, with all Bay Area counties loosening shelter-in-place restrictions. For the past nine weeks, we’ve been checking in daily with folks from around the Bay to hear how they are dealing with life during COVID-19. Today, we’ll hear about a senior who sings, a teacher on his last day of class, and a bookseller happy to see regulars again.. . It's the Quarantine D iaries .

Duration:00:19:45

Undocumented Worker Aid / Black Artists And The Census / Golden Gate Parkcast

5/20/2020
California is distributing millions of dollars to undocumented residents to help them through the pandemic, but it still might not be enough. Then, a group of Black women artists gather to address critical issues. And, we continue our audio tour of Golden Gate Park during its 150th anniversary year. Phone Lines Flooded As Undocumented Workers Apply for Pandemic Aid Black Female Artists Call Their Community To Be Counted In The Census Put The Wind In Your Sails At Spreckels Lake Tune into...

Duration:00:23:58

Sacred Steps: How Two Mennonite Musicians Turn Street Ministry Into Song

5/20/2020
In this story from The Spiritual Edge , we'll meet Al and Andi Tauber, married singer-songwriters who direct music for a congregation of urban Mennonites in Chicago. Like their Amish and Quaker spiritual cousins, Mennonites favor the simple life, but they see God in city life too. For the Taubers, this means taking their faith and music to the streets.

Duration:00:28:45

Oakland Faith Leaders Push To Reopen Churches / Animal Care / Uncuffed

5/18/2020
Faith leaders in Oakland are pushing for Governor Newsom to open churches throughout the state. We hear why this rally struck a chord with Oakland residents. Then, we meet a biologist who feeds San Francisco's only albino alligator. And, the story of how one man in prison turned his life around by pulling strings. Literally.

Duration:00:22:36

Quarantine Diaries: Week 8

5/14/2020
Since the Bay Area's shelter-in-place order took effect over eight weeks ago, we’ve been checking in with a mix of people to find out how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. Today, we’ll hear from an 88-year-old poet, an unemployed potter, and a frustrated restaurant owner. It’s Day By Day: Quarantine Diaries. Plus, we end today's show featuring Oakland-based singer songwriter Emily Afton . Her latest EP "Consideration" came out in March.

Duration:00:21:04

Homelessness In San Francisco's Tenderloin / Golden Gate Parkcast

5/13/2020
Tents in the Tenderloin have tripled since the beginning of the coronavirus. We'll hear from people on the ground and learn about the city’s new plan . Then, we go to one of the best-smelling spots in San Francisco in today's episode of the Golden Gate Parkcast . And, we continue our Bay Area author reading series, " New Arrivals ."

Duration:00:19:31

A Virtual Bar Mitzvah / Twerk Church / Oakland Rapper On 'Working From Home'

5/12/2020
A Bar Mitzvah celebration goes virtual, while a plan to gether to grieve is put on hold. Bringing family together during the coronavirus pandemic. Then, a place in Oakland where women go to feel empowered. And, a local hip hop artist drops some positive rhymes.

Duration:00:24:45

COVID-19 In Oakland / Hospital Chaplain Soothes Patients / Uncuffed

5/11/2020
The City of Oakland braces itself for the financial impact of the coronavirus. Then, a hospital chaplain taps into COVID patients’ faith to help ease the pain. And, from the producers of Uncuffed , the story of the night one musician’s life changed forever.

Duration:00:23:48

Quarantine Diaries: Week 7

5/7/2020
While local and state leaders are preparing for the next phase, we’re all still grappling with the way the pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives. For the past seven weeks, we’ve been checking in daily with folks from around the Bay to hear how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. Today, we’ll hear about new loves, dashed dreams, and the competitive spirit of an 8-year-old Uno champ. It's the Quarantine Diaries .

Duration:00:21:56

COVID-19 Testing In The Mission / Golden Gate Parkcast / New Arrivals

5/6/2020
We look at the results of a cutting-edge community testing program in the Mission and what it says about race, inequality, and housing. Then, we go across town to find Shakespeare in Golden Gate Park . And, we dive into more contemporary literature in our series, " New Arrivals ."

Duration:00:20:20

Online Learning / Body Positivity / New Arrivals

5/5/2020
San Francisco Unified is pushing to get all students online and learning . We’ll hear why getting families computers and internet access in the age of COVID-19 is complicated. Then, we talk to body image activist Virgie Tovar about the new hidden messaging to teenage girls. And, we’ll continue our New Arrivals series featuring local authors.

Duration:00:22:45

Coming To Terms With His Trauma, One Man Reflects On A War-Torn Childhood

5/4/2020
From San Quentin Radio : Chanthon Bun is one of the incarcerated men at San Quentin who escaped the regime of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia as a child.

Duration:00:06:00

Local Mystery Author Sets New Novel In War-Time Paris

5/4/2020
Book release parties have been canceled while we're sheltered-in-place, so we’re bringing Bay Area readings to you in a series we’re calling "New Arrivals." Today, we're featuring San Francisco author Cara Black reading from her new book, " Three Hours in Paris ."

Duration:00:02:27

Silicon Valley Teen’s Podcast Peeks Into The Minds Of Her Peers

5/4/2020
May is mental health awareness month . It's an issue for people of all ages, including teenagers. According to the CDC , suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 15 to 24. And the rate is increasing . A Los Gatos teen who experienced challenges of her own started a podcast to give her peers struggling with mental health issues a voice.

Duration:00:09:11

COVID-19 In Oakland / Teen's Podcast Reveals Peers' Inner Struggles / San Quentin Radio

5/4/2020
First, an update on how the City of Oakland is handling the coronavirus pandemic. Then, a teen in Los Gatos creates a space where her peers can safely reveal some of their deepest personal struggles. And, from the Uncuffed team at San Quentin , we’ll hear how a man who grew up in Cambodia and ended up incarcerated in the U.S. Plus, a reading from a Bay Area author for our series " New Arrivals ."

Duration:00:25:02

Quarantine Diaries: Week 6

4/30/2020
Most Bay Area residents are passing their sixth week of shelter-in-place. We’ll hear from a diverse group of locals, including a real estate broker, a new mom, and a funeral director. It’s the Quarantine Diaries . Plus, at the end of today's episode, we're featuring local musician Lane Sanders , an experimental percussionist based in San Jose who will be releasing new tracks through out quarantine.

Duration:00:21:51

Poet MK Chavez Finds Healing Through Nature And Words

4/29/2020
April is National Poetry Month, and for some poetry helps make sense of the world. M.K. Chavez writes poetry that reflects on what’s going on in society and inside of herself. Chavez is the author of "Mothermorphosis" and "Dear Animal," Her work has been honored by PEN Oakland and the Berkeley Public Library Foundation among others. In this interview she talks about themes in her writing such as nature and her mother’s battle with schizophrenia. Click the play button above to listen.

Duration:00:07:55

Gold Rush Epic Features Chinese American Orphans

4/29/2020
Bay Area book release parties have been canceled while we're sheltered-in-place, so we’re bringing the readings to you in a series we’re calling "New Arrivals." Today, we're featuring San Francisco author C Pam reading from her new novel, " How Much of These Hills Is Gold ."

Duration:00:02:01