Crosscurrents is KALW Public Radio's award-winning news magazine, broadcasting in the Bay Area Mondays through Thursdays on 91.7 FM. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the economic, social, and cultural divides in our community.
How Oakland Saved Star Trek / New Arrivals: Meron Hadero / San Francisco Teachers Raise
Today, we learn how a letter-writing campaign saved a beloved science fiction series. The story of how two Oakland fans saved Star Trek.Then, we hear a reading from Oakland author Meron Hadero. And, San Francisco's public school teachers are due to receive their first salary increase in four years.
tbh: The Dirty Truth About The 'Clean Girl' Aesthetic
The “clean girl aesthetic” is part lifestyle, part looks but it isn’t attainable for everyone. Elise Muchowski takes a look into algorithms and how they control the trends we see online.
Uncuffed: My Enemy Saved My Life
Death is a normal part of life in prison, but it’s rare that someone can live to tell the tale. Wilbert Stoneham dropped to the floor one day after a cardiac arrest. He awoke to realize he was being brought back to life by a guard who was once his nemesis. In the newest episode of Uncuffed, we hear how a near-death experience can change your perspective on everything, including someone you despised.
Psychedelic Therapy / An Illustrated Black History
Today, we take a trip into the world of psychedelic assisted therapy. Plant medicine and mental health. Then, a new book by artist George McCalman features Black icons you know, and some may have never heard of.
A People's Budget For Oakland / Exploring Sausal Creek / New Arrivals: Joshua Peralta
What if Oakland residents had a direct say in how their city spent money? We hear from a community organizer working to bring about a "People's Budget." Then, we learn the historical significance behind a special creek in East Oakland. And, we listen to a reading from Oakland author, Joshua Peralta. We also feature the music of Oakland's Samba Revue.
Zimbabwean author Munashe Kaseke / BART Tracks / New Arrivals: Rob Volpe
Today, we speak with author Munashe Kaseke, who writes stories about Zimbabwean immigrant women. She says her goal is that each story makes you look at your own assumptions of what you think when you hear "immigrant." Then, we answer a question from a listener like you about BART's railway. And, we’ll hear a reading from San Francisco author Rob Volpe.
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