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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.

    Malcolm X and Tahseen Bashir / Becoming Muslim: Nation of Islam / 80 Over 80: Anne Marie Israel

    Malcolm X and Tahseen Bashir / Becoming Muslim: Nation of Islam / 80 Over 80: Anne Marie Israel

    Tomorrow is Malcom X's birthday. He was a polarizing figure but to one Egyptian diplomat, he was a friend. Today, we learn about the friendship which helped lead to the late leader’s spiritual and political transformation and it's surprising Bay Area connection. Then, we hear how a young basketball player in '60s Berkeley was influenced by the message of Malcolm X. And, we’ll speak with a senior who knows the value of self-reliance.

    • 25 min
    Air Guitar Championships / Dave Haaz-Baroque / 80 Over 80: Brenda Joyce

    Air Guitar Championships / Dave Haaz-Baroque / 80 Over 80: Brenda Joyce

    Today, we hear how San Francisco’s regional Air Guitar championships let people become a rock star without an instrument. Then, we speak with a puppeteer who has their own unique style of puppetry. And, we’ll speak with a senior who defied expectations by living a life that is truly her own.

    • 25 min
    California Foodways: A Farmers Feathered Allies / New Arrivals: Jessie Karnatz / 80 Over 80: Donald Matusen

    California Foodways: A Farmers Feathered Allies / New Arrivals: Jessie Karnatz / 80 Over 80: Donald Matusen

    Today, we’ll hear how birds and farmers have formed a mutually beneficial partnership when it comes to pest control. Then, an author known as “The Money Witch” reads from her new guide to finances. And we’ll speak with a senior about the challenges of dating during the pandemic.

    • 24 min
    Bounce: From Wilderness To Superteam / 80 Over 80: Marcia Peterzell

    Bounce: From Wilderness To Superteam / 80 Over 80: Marcia Peterzell

    The Warriors are in their first playoff run since they left Oakland. Today, we’ll hear how one longtime fan never lost hope. How he kept the faith for nearly five decades. Then, we’ll meet a senior whose life was changed by self-discovery.

    • 24 min
    The History Of High Rise Public Housing / Cheyne Gallarde / 80 Over 80: Margaret Graf

    The History Of High Rise Public Housing / Cheyne Gallarde / 80 Over 80: Margaret Graf

    Today, we'll learn about The Geneva Towers, they were a public housing project in San Francisco that was demolished in 1998. We'll take a look into the city's complicated history with high-rise public housing. Then, we speak with an illustrator who reimagines queer icons as superheroes. And, we’ll hear from a senior working to give back to the city she loves.

    • 25 min
    Community Safety / Uncuffed: Mother's Day / 80 Over 80: Deanne Gottfried

    Community Safety / Uncuffed: Mother's Day / 80 Over 80: Deanne Gottfried

    Today we learn how San Jose business owners have been calling for a regular police foot patrol to make downtown safer. But local activists have a different image of what community safety looks like and who it includes. Then, we hear how a mother’s love and support can bring strength during incarceration. Plus, we listen to a retired physician as part of our 80 over 80 series.

    • 25 min

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