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 A Good Death? / Translating Jewish Mystical Text
Today, we hear from a hairdresser in North Carolina as she contemplates the end of life. Now her mission is to get other people to think about it. Then, on the eve of Yom Kippur, we’ll learn about the importance of a book called the Zohar.
Gray Davis Reflects On His Recall / Supporting Teen Mental Health
Many of the Bay Area’s public high schools reopened last month after almost a year and a half of remote learning. Today, we learn how a lost year of lockdown has derailed teen mental health. And, we hear from Gray Davis, the only California governor to be successfully recalled. Plus, a San Francisco musical tradition is back.
Heat-Related Illness And Death / The Intersection: Homeless In Googleville
Today, we hear how California has laws meant to protect workers from heat, but people are still falling victim to hot days. We look at the numbers to find out just how big the state's heat problem really is. Then, we take a look inside the lives of those whose Bay Area homes sit on wheels.
COVID-19 Is Exposing The Caregiving Crisis, Leaving Disabled People And Their Families Desperate
For the last 50 years, people with developmental disabilities have had the right to live the same kind of lives as people without disabilities. But when the pandemic hit, this support system fell apart, leaving many families desperate for help. And it exposed a caregiving crisis that is only expected to get worse.
Disability Visibility In Medicine
Today, we hear how bias against people with disabilities exists in hospitals and across California's pandemic response and meet advocates on the front lines of this issue. Then, we learn about a group of disabled doctors and medical students at Stanford who are working to help more doctors understand disability.
Breaking Health Insurance Boundaries / Death Cafes
Today, we learn about a program in San Mateo that keeps people out of nursing homes and off the streets and how California's Medi-Cal program is trying to follow their lead. Then, in a story from our archives about the thing we are all bound to encounter, we hear table-side conversations at a Death Cafe.
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