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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 • 45 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.

    Abortion Doula / I Belong To Me / New Arrivals: Edward Gunawan

    Abortion Doula / I Belong To Me / New Arrivals: Edward Gunawan

    Today, we hear how work for abortion doulas has increased and intensified. Navigating the political landscape of a post Roe v Wade world. Then, we learn why self-love is important. However, getting there can be hard if you grew up feeling like you were nobody’s child. And, a reading from Oakland author Edward Gunawan.

    • 24 min
    From Motown To Haz-mat / The Bay: High Pressure High School / New Arrivals: Linda Ronstadt

    From Motown To Haz-mat / The Bay: High Pressure High School / New Arrivals: Linda Ronstadt

    Today, we’ll meet an environmental safety consultant who years ago walked away from a job with a legendary Motown trio. We hear how he stepped off the stage and into toxic waste management. Then, we learn about the intense pressure to excel at elite Silicon Valley high schools. And, we listen to a reading from a book co-written by Lawrence Downs and singer Linda Ronstadt.

    • 24 min
    Uncuffed: The Trials Of Re-Entry

    Uncuffed: The Trials Of Re-Entry

    Today we're re-airing an episode from the podcast Uncuffed and their team at Solano State prison. We are going to hear about the joys and challenges of going back into the free world.

    • 24 min
    Food Waste Fight / Reusing Rain water / New Arrivals: Paola Gianturco

    Food Waste Fight / Reusing Rain water / New Arrivals: Paola Gianturco

    A 2022 California law is trying to to fight climate change by reduce food waste. Today, we meet the people working to turn our trash into a solution. Then, we’ll hear how San Francisco is planning to capture and divert rainwater. And, a reading from Mill Valley author Paola Gianturco.

    • 24 min
    The Other California: Chowchilla / New Arrivals: Gus D'Angelo

    The Other California: Chowchilla / New Arrivals: Gus D'Angelo

    Today, we travel outside the Bay to meet an 87-year-old rodeo star. It’s another story from the series “The Other California.” Then, San Francisco author Gus D’Angelo reads from his new children’s book on National Parks. Plus we have local music from the Oakland Samba Revue.

    • 26 min
    The Other California: Woodlake

    The Other California: Woodlake

    San Joaquin Valley’s town of Woodlake doesn’t have a stoplight, but it does have a 13-acre botanical garden. We learn how that garden grows food and community. Then, we delve into why the city embraced cannabis businesses ahead of other towns in the valley. It’s another look into the lesser known side of our state, an episode from "The Other California."

    • 26 min

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