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Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

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    • Government
    • 4.9, 35 Ratings

Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

    Santa Clara Declared Racism A Public Health Crisis / Bookstores / New Arrivals

    Santa Clara Declared Racism A Public Health Crisis / Bookstores / New Arrivals

    Santa Clara County passed a resolution declaring that racism is a public health crisis. What does that mean for the county? Then, book shop supporters around the Bay Area rally to save their beloved independents . And, a reading from a local author’s new novel .

    • 22 min
    COVID Cases At San Quentin / Golden Gate Parkcast / New Arrivals

    COVID Cases At San Quentin / Golden Gate Parkcast / New Arrivals

    COVID-19 cases at San Quentin State prison have surpassed one thousand. We hear from a law professor who has been following the outbreak. Then, we return to San Francisco’s backyard, for the next installment of the Golden Gate Parkcast, where we meet the park’s hairiest denizens . And, a reading from a local children’s author whose new book is about surfing... and emotions. Plus, today's local music is Oakland-based artist Baeilou featuring Mani Draper from Richmond. Their new track " Uneven "

    • 24 min
    Sacred Steps: A Palestinian Man Changes His Modes Of Resistance

    Sacred Steps: A Palestinian Man Changes His Modes Of Resistance

    In this story from The Spiritual Edge , we meet a Palestinian man trying to navigate one of the thorniest conflicts imaginable — whether Palestinians and Israelis can exist peacefully on a landmass barely bigger than the nine-county Bay Area.

    • 30 min
    Sacred Steps: Border Residents Wanted To Save Lives. They Were Accused Of Crimes

    Sacred Steps: Border Residents Wanted To Save Lives. They Were Accused Of Crimes

    Most religions teach people to help those in need. But what happens when that mandate clashes with how the government views the law? In this story from The Spiritual Edge , we hear how federal prosecutors cracked down on volunteers providing aid on the border.

    • 27 min
    Day By Day: Week 14

    Day By Day: Week 14

    It's been 100 days since shelter-in-place began and people across the Bay Area are taking stock of how their lives have been transformed. Locals are trying to keep the spotlight on historical injustices, while dealing with our strange new corona-reality. It’s Day By Day: KALW's Quarantine Diaries .

    • 21 min
    Caring For Lesbian Icon Phyllis Lyon, With Love And Deceit

    Caring For Lesbian Icon Phyllis Lyon, With Love And Deceit

    San Francisco lost one of its most influential queer elders this year. Phyllis Lyon was a lesbian activist and trailblazer. She died in April at the age of 95. Phyllis developed dementia in her final years and was able to live independently in her own home. Or so she thought. A community of lesbian, queer, and trans people supported her with kindness... and deceit.

    • 24 min

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