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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 44 Ratings

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.

    A Poet Recounts His Border Crossing / Oakland Rapper Jwalt / New Arrivals: Joel Landmine

    A Poet Recounts His Border Crossing / Oakland Rapper Jwalt / New Arrivals: Joel Landmine

    Today, poet Javier Zamora recounts crossing through the Sonoran desert and the difficulty of settling in a new land. Then, Oakland rapper and NYU student Jwalt discussed his personal growth on his latest work. And, Oakland poet Joel Landmine reads from his new book.

    • 25 min
    The Spiritual Edge: Fearless Nuns

    The Spiritual Edge: Fearless Nuns

    Today, in a story from The Spiritual Edge we'll meet two Catholic nuns who, after decades of work with immigrant detainees, aren’t slowing down. They attend rallies and prayer vigils, meet with immigrants in detention centers and when they see an opportunity, press for legislation that will bring more humanity to a system where it can be lacking.

    • 25 min
    Project Homekey / Church Of Coltrane / New Arrivals: Kim Shuck

    Project Homekey / Church Of Coltrane / New Arrivals: Kim Shuck

    A state grant is helping San Francisco achieve its ambitious goals on homelessness. Then, how one church uses the music of John Coltrane at the center of their services. And, a former San Francisco poet laureate reads from her new book.

    • 22 min
    Sacred Steps: A Mennonite Couple Turn Street Ministry Into Song

    Sacred Steps: A Mennonite Couple Turn Street Ministry Into Song

    Today, in a 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. For the Taubers, this means taking their ministry - and their music - to the streets.

    • 25 min
    The Wildfire Litigation Industry / Dangerous Air / New Arrivals: Stephanie M. Wildman

    The Wildfire Litigation Industry / Dangerous Air / New Arrivals: Stephanie M. Wildman

    When towns face the destruction of wildfires, many outsiders rush in to help. Today, we hear how some residents are questioning whether these newcomers have their best interests in mind. Then, we speak with investigative reporter Aaron Glantz about a new study that reveals just how dangerously smoky our air quality is. And, San Francisco author Stephanie Wildman reads from her new book, "Privilege Revealed."

    • 22 min
    Firefighter Training Risks / Pittsburg Unified Lawsuit / New Arrivals: Annalee Newitz

    Firefighter Training Risks / Pittsburg Unified Lawsuit / New Arrivals: Annalee Newitz

    Today, we learn how seasonal firefighters are getting sick, and even dying, during training. Then, we talk about how the ACLU is suing an East Bay school district for discrimination. And, a San Francisco author reads from their new book about ancient cities and their decline.

    • 18 min

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

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