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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 • 45 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.

    What is RSV? / Families Finding Home / New Arrivals: David Meltzer

    What is RSV? / Families Finding Home / New Arrivals: David Meltzer

    It's cold and flu season and in the Bay Area, doctors are seeing a rise in respiratory syncytial virus or RSV. Today, we hear from a UCSF infectious disease specialist about whether we should be worried and what we can do to limit the spread of RSV. Then, we meet a family experiencing homelessness. Plus, a reading from a new poetry collection by the late San Francisco poet David Meltzer.

    • 25 min
    Bay Area Faults / Shaking Skyscrapers / Hey Area: Earthquake Questions

    Bay Area Faults / Shaking Skyscrapers / Hey Area: Earthquake Questions

    Today, San Francisco structural engineers tell us how to improve the city’s readiness for a major earthquake. And we hear from a UC Berkeley seismology expert about what Bay Area fault is most likely to cause the next quake - for him, it’s close to home. Plus, have you ever heard of earthquake weather? Is it a real thing?

    • 23 min
    @Work: Fly Bay Area / Searching For The Sacred Black Feminine / New Arrivals: Ian Mitroff

    @Work: Fly Bay Area / Searching For The Sacred Black Feminine / New Arrivals: Ian Mitroff

    Today, we buckle up and hit the skies with the Oakland Flyers flight training school. We learn what it takes to become a pilot in the Bay Area. Then, theologian Christena Cleveland takes us on the spiritual journey from the Bay Area to France that inspired her book, “God is a Black Woman.” And, we hear a reading from Berkeley author Ian Mitroff. Plus, local music from Megan Slankard.

    • 25 min
    Uncuffed: I'm Somebody's Hero

    Uncuffed: I'm Somebody's Hero

    Growing up, Uncuffed Producer Thanh Tran never truly felt like he had a home. He was raised in the foster care system, was in and out of juvenile hall as a teenager. And then, shortly after his 18th birthday, he went to prison. Just over a decade later, he got what he had been working toward for years, his freedom. On this episode of Uncuffed from the team at San Quentin State Prison — Thanh's journey home, and the relationships that have carried him through.

    • 24 min
    Black Folks And Nature / Outdoor Afro Founder Rue Mapp / New Arrivals: Caroline M. Mar

    Black Folks And Nature / Outdoor Afro Founder Rue Mapp / New Arrivals: Caroline M. Mar

    Today, we take a closer look at this perception that black people aren’t into nature. We challenge stereotypes about who is and who isn’t ‘outdoorsy’ with Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp. Then, we hear about Mapp’s new book, a collection of stories about Black people enjoying nature. And, a reading from San Francisco poet Caroline M Mar.

    • 25 min
    Actress Ashley Jaye / Black Mental Health / New Arrivals: Jack Gedney

    Actress Ashley Jaye / Black Mental Health / New Arrivals: Jack Gedney

    Today, an actress gets personal, exploring the complexities of mental health on stage. Then, we hear about the stigma some Black people face when they seek mental health care. Plus, a reading from Novato author Jack Gedney.

    • 23 min

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