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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.

    The Spiritual Edge: The Nation of Islam

    The Spiritual Edge: The Nation of Islam

    As a student at the at Berkeley in the 1960s, Abdul Raoof Nasir joined the Nation of Islam. In the years that followed, he was forced to make a choice: stay with the Nation or go with one of the groups that splintered away.

    • 23 min
    Operation Pest Patrol, pt. 3

    Operation Pest Patrol, pt. 3

    The story of when Japan gifted cherry trees to the U.S. And, how those trees became connected to the country’s immigration debate with strange parallels with how we handle pests and pesticides.

    • 25 min
    Operation Pest Patrol, pt. 2 / Berkeley filmmaker Judith Ehlirch

    Operation Pest Patrol, pt. 2 / Berkeley filmmaker Judith Ehlirch

    We’re going with state agents looking for a pest that could wipe out California’s citrus. Then, we hear from a filmmaker who tells the story of the anti-draft movement during the Vietnam War.

    • 25 min
    Operation Pest Patrol, pt. 1 / What's in a name?

    Operation Pest Patrol, pt. 1 / What's in a name?

    We’re heading to the California border, where state agents patrol for pests that could wipe out the state’s agriculture. Then, what do you do when people pronounce your name wrong?

    • 25 min
    The Spiritual Edge: Women leading prayer

    The Spiritual Edge: Women leading prayer

    A Muslim convert feels her access to God was being limited by men. She was searching for a spiritual home, then decided to build one for herself.

    • 25 min
    Vaccine equity / Uncuffed: Wild turkey / New Arrivals: Grant Faulkner

    Vaccine equity / Uncuffed: Wild turkey / New Arrivals: Grant Faulkner

    California Department of health is doing a big outreach push to get more people vaccinated and boosted. Then, what happens when a wild turkey lands on a prison yard. And, Grant Faulkner, reads from his new collection.

    • 21 min

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

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