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: 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.
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.
Islamophobia 20 years post 9/11 / Artist & Scholar Hasan Elahi / New Arrivals: Cassandra Hartt
Today, we hear about a study from UC Berkeley that asks Muslims: Is Islamophobia still common 20 years after 9/11? Then, a former San Jose State professor targeted by the FBI decides to spy on himself. And, author Cassandra Hartt reads from her new young adult novel.
The Spiritual Edge: Searching for the 'real' Islam
Diana Demchenko converted to Islam as a college sophomore. But since she didn’t grow up around the religion, she had to learn what the real Islam is and searched - online, in local mosques, and eventually abroad.
@Work: Post-pandemic rebalance / 'Voyage into afrofuturism' / New Arrivals: K.R. Morrison
Uncuffed: Suitable for parole
After over 20 years of incarceration, Uncuffed producer Nate McKinney is going home. Like other lifers in the system, he could have been incarcerated for life. But recently, the Board of Parole Hearings found him suitable to re-enter society. In today's episode, stories of facing the board — and wishes for a friend heading back into the big wide world.From the podcast Uncuffed:Nate's Going Home
A must listen to podcast
This is another great podcast similar to Ear Hustle.