20 episodes

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 • 46 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.

    Point In Time Counts / Wheelchair Basketball Is Just Basketball

    Point In Time Counts / Wheelchair Basketball Is Just Basketball

    Every two years the Bay Area conducts a count of people experiencing homelessness to get funding for services for them. In this episode, we take a look at how the 'Point-In-Time count' works and examine how effective it is. Then, the story of someone living with a disability who found joy in sports.

    • 26 min
    Rising Political Violence / Catoliths / Disability Visibility

    Rising Political Violence / Catoliths / Disability Visibility

    Can the past inform us about the assassination attempt on former President Trump? We look back at a bloody year in American politics. Then, why did an artist create 15 foot tall cat monoliths? And, we learn about the challenges and joys of living with disabilities.

    • 26 min
    Satya / Infinity In A Box / Champion Of Change

    Satya / Infinity In A Box / Champion Of Change

    Today, an Oakland singer shares her excitement about her upcoming performance at Stern Grove. Then, why one visual artist created an infinity box. And, a celebrated deaf-blind lawyer fights popular assumptions about disability.

    • 26 min
    Swim And Splash Program / Stoop: In Deep Water / Artist Brenden Blaine Darby

    Swim And Splash Program / Stoop: In Deep Water / Artist Brenden Blaine Darby

    The Bayview-Hunters Point Coastline is currently being developed into a chain of parks. Today on Crosscurrents, how Free swim lessons are connecting kids with water. Then, we break down the stereotypes about Black people and swimming. And, a Burning Man artist talks about his time at Black Rock city.

    • 26 min
    San Francisco's Mental Health System / Art Of The Azimuth / The Intersection

    San Francisco's Mental Health System / Art Of The Azimuth / The Intersection

    What kind of care does someone get in San Francisco if they have a mental health emergency? In this episode, a look at the city's policies when people are in crisis with SF Public Press reporters. Then, a Burning Man artist shares his work. And we meet a group trying to make Black Rock City more accessible.

    • 26 min
    The Stoop: Talk That Talk

    The Stoop: Talk That Talk

    This Stoop episode is an ode to Black men's voices. Celebrating some of the voices that soothe, excite, or give us a sense of being grounded. Black men’s voices have symbolized comfort, affection, and authority in pop culture. We also meet voice actor and writer Kingsley Okafor of the group that became a viral sensation: Bearded Black Men Reading.

    • 26 min

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