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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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    • 4.9, 37 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.

    Life On The Edge Of Climate Change (Ep. 1)

    Life On The Edge Of Climate Change (Ep. 1)

    2020 has been a historically tense year. We’ve got a pandemic that won’t end, the biggest mass protests in American history, a divisive presidential election coming, and, by the way, global temperature rise is rapidly approaching the point of no return. It’s a frightening thought. What was true before COVID is even truer now: when we try to think and talk about climate change, it’s normal to become overwhelmed. This week, we're bringing you a series about the emotional and physical impacts of

    • 21 min
    Oakland Public Safety Task Force / Cellist Joshua McClain / Why Is Oakland Green And Gold?

    Oakland Public Safety Task Force / Cellist Joshua McClain / Why Is Oakland Green And Gold?

    Oakland officials are launching a task force to reimagine public safety. We hear about Bay Area city leaders taking a hard look at police budgets. Then, cellist Joshua McClain sparks people’s imaginations with his mystic sounds And, we hear how the Town got its colors. Plus, a reading from Oakland author Elwin Cotman .

    • 21 min
    Tulare County Street Medicine Team / Bay Area Beats / New Arrivals

    Tulare County Street Medicine Team / Bay Area Beats / New Arrivals

    Some California residents feel safer on the streets than in the shelters the state has provided, despite the health risks of living outdoors. Our partners at Valley Public Radio bring us a story about a team of physicians and medical students who are bringing healthcare to the streets. Then, the band The Seshen wants to redefine what it means to be a pop star. And, we hear a reading from a local author’s new young adult fantasy novel .

    • 20 min
    Caring For Animals During COVID / Author Mary Monroe / Uncuffed

    Caring For Animals During COVID / Author Mary Monroe / Uncuffed

    Lately, people have been spending a lot more time indoors with their pets. So, what happens when our furry friends get sick or injured in the age of COVID? We find out from a San Francisco vet. Then, best-selling author Mary Monroe's latest book, inspired by real-life characters, is about neighbors who learn the hard way that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. And, from our producers at Solano State Prison, a story about the wild side of being a bike messenger .

    • 22 min
    COVID-19 Testing Discrepancies / Event Designer Edward Perotti

    COVID-19 Testing Discrepancies / Event Designer Edward Perotti

    COVID cases are on the rise in the Bay Area and more people are getting tested. Now, there’s a backlog. We hear why testing varies from site to site and how the state plans to fix that. We also get an answer to a question about whether negative test results can be trusted. Then, a San Francisco event designer talks about traveling the globe planning luxurious parties and affairs. Plus, today's local music features Prys , a bi-coastal Philadelphia-Oakland duo. They released their debut record,

    • 20 min
    New Funding Targets Deep East Oakland / R&B Artist Freddie / New Arrivals

    New Funding Targets Deep East Oakland / R&B Artist Freddie / New Arrivals

    Oakland received a multi-million dollar grant to fund environmental projects in the deep east. We hear about that and skepticism from some residents. Then, an Oakland R&B artist found their identity through performing. Plus, a reading from a new book about fermentation.

    • 22 min

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