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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.

Latest Episodes

tbh Season Two

Ask a high school student, and they’ll tell you: They’re missing out on some of the education they need. Today, we’re bringing you inside the world of teenagers and the discussions they have with each other. It’s the debut of Season Two of tbh: a podcast by, about, and for teenagers ... and anyone else who wants to hear what’s on their minds.

25 min3 d ago
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tbh Season Two

Keeping Libraries Open / New Arrivals Podcast

In Oakland, library branches are closed, but for kids and families, their services are needed more than ever. We’ll meet a children’s librarian who’s finding new ways to keep kids learning. Then, we take you on a socially-distanced Bay Area book tour with our podcast New Arrivals.

19 min4 d ago
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Keeping Libraries Open / New Arrivals Podcast

White Coats For Black Lives / Ethnic Studies Requirement In California Colleges

Medical students are demanding racism be treated like a public health emergency. We hear about White Coats for Black Lives . Then, a personal story from our Bay Views series on how majoring in Ethnic Studies was life-changing for one of our reporters. Plus, today's local music is a new single from San Francisco musician Dominque Gomez.

21 min5 d ago
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White Coats For Black Lives / Ethnic Studies Requirement In California Colleges

Fantastic Negrito Addresses Mental Health In New Album / New From Uncuffed

Oakland artist Fantastic Negrito has a new album out. We hear how he’s using his Black Roots sound to address mental health. Then, an interview with a formerly incarcerated Uncuffed podcast producer who was released from prison early ... into a strange new world.

23 min6 d ago
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Fantastic Negrito Addresses Mental Health In New Album / New From Uncuffed

Farmworkers Risk Health During Wildfires / Disability Activist Alice Wong / New Arrivals

California is burning, but the state’s farmworkers are still going to work, risking their health. We hear from activists who worry that 2020’s disasters is also fueling labor abuses . Then, Alice Wong brings readers personal stories from people with disabilities. And, we’ll hear a reading from a new coming-of-age novel .

23 min1 w ago
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Farmworkers Risk Health During Wildfires / Disability Activist Alice Wong / New Arrivals

Teaching High School / Graduating During A Pandemic / New Arrivals

Schools have started back up, but it’s nothing like it used to be. We hear what it’s like teaching via zoom after years in a classroom. Then, we find out what recent college grads can learn from the last recession. And, a local author reads from her new book about a woman trying to find herself.

23 min1 w ago
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Teaching High School / Graduating During A Pandemic / New Arrivals

THE INTERSECTION: Black Lives Matter Meets Black Rock City At Burning Man

Yesterday, we met a group of people planning a protest about racial inclusion at Burning Man, but it's not that easy when you're in the middle of the desert without modern amenities like texting and social media. Today, in the final episode from THE INTERSECTION at Burning Man , we join them on their march.

25 min2 w ago
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THE INTERSECTION: Black Lives Matter Meets Black Rock City At Burning Man

THE INTERSECTION: Radical Inclusion Meets Racial Exclusion At Burning Man

Most years, tens of thousands of people gather and build a temporary city in the Nevada desert for Burning Man. Why is an event that’s guided by a principle of radical inclusion almost exclusively white? And what are some Burners doing to change that? Today, in a story from THE INTERSECTION at Burning Man , we explore the fight for racial inclusion in Black Rock City.

24 min2 w ago
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THE INTERSECTION: Radical Inclusion Meets Racial Exclusion At Burning Man

THE INTERSECTION: Past Meets Present At Burning Man

Burning Man is known for a lot of things. The art. The parties. The wooden man that’s set ablaze every year. But most participants don’t know much about the land’s original inhabitants — and many of them drive right through the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation to get to Burning Man. Today, we're bringing you a story from THE INTERSECTION at Burning Man to explore where the past meets the present.

25 min2 w ago
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THE INTERSECTION: Past Meets Present At Burning Man

THE INTERSECTION: Revelry Meets Reverence At Burning Man

Burning Man began yesterday and this year it's virtual. The theme is the multiverse. Today, we’re going to bring you into that world by taking you inside its spiritual center. We find out how the Temple came to be, and the deep emotion it stirs in its visitors.

23 min2 w ago
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THE INTERSECTION: Revelry Meets Reverence At Burning Man

Latest Episodes

tbh Season Two

Ask a high school student, and they’ll tell you: They’re missing out on some of the education they need. Today, we’re bringing you inside the world of teenagers and the discussions they have with each other. It’s the debut of Season Two of tbh: a podcast by, about, and for teenagers ... and anyone else who wants to hear what’s on their minds.

25 min3 d ago
Comments
tbh Season Two

Keeping Libraries Open / New Arrivals Podcast

In Oakland, library branches are closed, but for kids and families, their services are needed more than ever. We’ll meet a children’s librarian who’s finding new ways to keep kids learning. Then, we take you on a socially-distanced Bay Area book tour with our podcast New Arrivals.

19 min4 d ago
Comments
Keeping Libraries Open / New Arrivals Podcast

White Coats For Black Lives / Ethnic Studies Requirement In California Colleges

Medical students are demanding racism be treated like a public health emergency. We hear about White Coats for Black Lives . Then, a personal story from our Bay Views series on how majoring in Ethnic Studies was life-changing for one of our reporters. Plus, today's local music is a new single from San Francisco musician Dominque Gomez.

21 min5 d ago
Comments
White Coats For Black Lives / Ethnic Studies Requirement In California Colleges

Fantastic Negrito Addresses Mental Health In New Album / New From Uncuffed

Oakland artist Fantastic Negrito has a new album out. We hear how he’s using his Black Roots sound to address mental health. Then, an interview with a formerly incarcerated Uncuffed podcast producer who was released from prison early ... into a strange new world.

23 min6 d ago
Comments
Fantastic Negrito Addresses Mental Health In New Album / New From Uncuffed

Farmworkers Risk Health During Wildfires / Disability Activist Alice Wong / New Arrivals

California is burning, but the state’s farmworkers are still going to work, risking their health. We hear from activists who worry that 2020’s disasters is also fueling labor abuses . Then, Alice Wong brings readers personal stories from people with disabilities. And, we’ll hear a reading from a new coming-of-age novel .

23 min1 w ago
Comments
Farmworkers Risk Health During Wildfires / Disability Activist Alice Wong / New Arrivals

Teaching High School / Graduating During A Pandemic / New Arrivals

Schools have started back up, but it’s nothing like it used to be. We hear what it’s like teaching via zoom after years in a classroom. Then, we find out what recent college grads can learn from the last recession. And, a local author reads from her new book about a woman trying to find herself.

23 min1 w ago
Comments
Teaching High School / Graduating During A Pandemic / New Arrivals

THE INTERSECTION: Black Lives Matter Meets Black Rock City At Burning Man

Yesterday, we met a group of people planning a protest about racial inclusion at Burning Man, but it's not that easy when you're in the middle of the desert without modern amenities like texting and social media. Today, in the final episode from THE INTERSECTION at Burning Man , we join them on their march.

25 min2 w ago
Comments
THE INTERSECTION: Black Lives Matter Meets Black Rock City At Burning Man

THE INTERSECTION: Radical Inclusion Meets Racial Exclusion At Burning Man

Most years, tens of thousands of people gather and build a temporary city in the Nevada desert for Burning Man. Why is an event that’s guided by a principle of radical inclusion almost exclusively white? And what are some Burners doing to change that? Today, in a story from THE INTERSECTION at Burning Man , we explore the fight for racial inclusion in Black Rock City.

24 min2 w ago
Comments
THE INTERSECTION: Radical Inclusion Meets Racial Exclusion At Burning Man

THE INTERSECTION: Past Meets Present At Burning Man

Burning Man is known for a lot of things. The art. The parties. The wooden man that’s set ablaze every year. But most participants don’t know much about the land’s original inhabitants — and many of them drive right through the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation to get to Burning Man. Today, we're bringing you a story from THE INTERSECTION at Burning Man to explore where the past meets the present.

25 min2 w ago
Comments
THE INTERSECTION: Past Meets Present At Burning Man

THE INTERSECTION: Revelry Meets Reverence At Burning Man

Burning Man began yesterday and this year it's virtual. The theme is the multiverse. Today, we’re going to bring you into that world by taking you inside its spiritual center. We find out how the Temple came to be, and the deep emotion it stirs in its visitors.

23 min2 w ago
Comments
THE INTERSECTION: Revelry Meets Reverence At Burning Man
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