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  • Title: San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW
    Descriptive info: .. Latest Show.. Archives.. Podcast.. Login.. Search this site:.. Arts Culture.. Oakland s Chinatown.. The Source.. Economy, Labor, Biz.. Economic Edge.. Cops Courts.. Fault Lines.. The Informant.. Health, Science, Environment.. Education.. Politics.. Transportation Watch.. Community.. Exploring the self-esteem of girl tweens.. The middle school years are tough for many kids — they’re usually entering a larger school, they’re hitting puberty and they are learning to be more independent.. For girls, this tween and teen period can be especially treacherous for their self-esteem.. read more.. Cross a picket line for a paycheck? Some would-be Oakland teachers hesitate.. Yesterday,.. college students gathered in Sacramento.. to protest education budget cuts and increased student fees.. Those concerns have been front and center this month, starting when.. students and teachers staged big protests.. around California on March 4.. th.. In Oakland, public school teachers have been lobbying for higher wages since before the economic crisis hit.. And now, the local teachers union has authorized a strike to start on April 22.. nd.. Arts and Culture.. Pierre the Penguin - a story with a happy ending.. Once upon a time, there was an African penguin called Pierre.. He lived at the.. California Academy of Sciences.. where he had lots of friends and a girlfriend even.. BUT one day his feathers started to fall out.. Discovering the  ...   Community Association.. in Santa Clara.. The mosque asked the congregation to invite their non-Muslim friends, colleagues, and neighbors to come break the fast with them at sunset to get to know more about their community.. Bay Area Breaking News.. Occupy Bay Area: Tell us what you think.. 11/2/11 9:12am.. As the Occupy Wall Street movement unfolds in the Bay Area, KALW is trying something new.. We’re using the sound-sharing platform SoundCloud to.. KALW News.. on Facebook.. the most.. Viewed.. Commented.. Get Involved.. We are listening for your stories.. Why don't you add.. YOUR STORY.. today?.. find stories in your area.. Javascript is required to view this map.. San Francisco.. |.. North Bay.. East Bay.. South Bay/Peninsula.. About.. KALW's Crosscurrents is the Bay Area's public radio news magazine.. Winner of 3 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, and voted "Best Local News Program" by SF Weekly.. RSS Feeds.. Show Podcast.. All Stories.. Arts & Culture.. Economy, Labor & Biz.. Cops & Courts.. Health, Science & Environment.. Politics & Watchdog Reporting.. Local Music.. Misisipi Mike.. Special Reports.. Tags.. Artery.. Bay Area Beats.. Connecting the Dots.. KALW Interviews.. KALW Investigates.. OPINION: Community Correspondent.. Politics Blogs.. SF Mayoral Race.. Student Journalism.. more tags.. facebook.. twitter.. Copyright © 2010 KALW News |.. Contact.. Feedback.. Terms of Use.. Privacy Policy.. Donate.. | Powered by.. RadioEngage..

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  • Title: Crosscurrents Podcast | San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW
    Descriptive info: Crosscurrents Podcast.. Subscribe to.. KALWnews podcast.. Crosscurrents: February 24, 2010.. By.. Chris Hoff.. on February 24, 2010 - 6:10pm.. download.. open in popup.. Profile of Oakland Tech High School, interview with Berkeley Tech's principal Victor Diaz, grown adults playing four-square, and local band Evie Ladin.. Crosscurrents:  ...   3:51am.. Crosscurrents: January 20, 2009.. on October 15, 2009 - 3:52am.. Crosscurrents: January 21, 2009.. Crosscurrents: January 22, 2009.. Crosscurrents: January 26, 2009.. on October 15, 2009 - 3:53am.. Crosscurrents: January 27, 2009.. Crosscurrents: January 28, 2009.. Crosscurrents: January 29, 2009.. on October 15, 2009 - 3:54am..

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    Descriptive info: Log in.. Request new password.. Log in using OpenID:.. What is OpenID?.. Username:.. *.. Enter your San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW username.. Password:.. Enter the password that accompanies your username.. Log in using OpenID.. Cancel OpenID login.. Connect.. Sign in using Facebook..

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  • Title: San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW
    Descriptive info: Top Story - Arts and Culture.. New year? New website!.. Starting in 2012, you can find Crosscurrents and KALW News at www.. kalw.. org, along with all of the other KALW programming you've come to love.. Just click on the "NEWS" tab.. There you'll find audio from the day's show, daily news updates, and more.. This new site is a big step for KALW.. You can expect.. View.. By term.. No public posts in this group.. You must.. login.. and become a member in order to post messages, and view any private posts.. In the audio clip above, you can listen to Misisipi Mike Wolf, a prolific San Francisco singer-.. more local music.. More Local News.. Martha Graham Dance Company.. December 16, 2013 - 6:28pm.. The dance season at Cal Performances continues with a must-see event.. For two nights only, the Martha Graham Dance Company appears on the Zellerbach stage performing three of Graham's prolific works "Appalachian Spring," "Cave of the Heart" and "Maple Leaf Rag.. " Do not miss this opportunity to.. UNTITLED FEMINIST.. December 16, 2013 -  ...   evening pairs two world premieres--Susan Jaffe's "Weather One" and Charles Anderson's "Between the Machine"--with Charles Moulton's "Nine Person Precision Ball Passing" (1980), Yuri.. Robert Moses Kin: RISE.. December 16, 2013 - 6:25pm.. Robert Moses' Kin marks its 19th home season with a stunning triple bill: last year's "NEVABAWARLDAPECE" alongside world premieres "Profligate Iniquities" and "The Slow Rise of a Rigid Man.. " The three works reflect Moses' signature choreographic vocabulary and compelling movement style; "The Slow.. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance.. December 16, 2013 - 6:24pm.. As part of its mission to bring outstanding international dance companies to Bay Area audiences, San Francisco Performances presents Wayne McGregor | Random Dance as part of its 2013-2014 season.. This contemporary ensemble performs "FAR," an evening-length work blending technology and an original.. An Ablution of Hope and Despair.. December 16, 2013 - 6:26pm.. Krissy Keefer's newest interdisciplinary performance event examines political, social and environmental issues from global and local perspectives.. "Hemorrhage: An Ablution of Hope and Despair" combines choreography with narrative text and Taiko drumming; throughout the work, the strong voices of..

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  • Title: Oakland's Chinatown | San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW
    Descriptive info: Madison Park: Building community through Tai Chi in Chinatown.. By Priscilla Yuki Wilson The Madison Park area is again facing redevelopment.. What will happen to the seniors who’ve created a haven of Tai Chi in the public square? * * * PRISCILLA YUKI WILSON: Ed and Evelynn Loo have been married.. Oakland rec center serves as glue for Asian community.. Chinatown's Lincoln Recreation Center is a hub of activity for young people — it’s one of the most popular outdoor spaces for youth in Oakland.. In fact, many community leaders say demand for the space has outgrown capacity.. KALW’s Jennifer Courtney visited the rec center.. *.. Craigslisting the old-fashioned way.. In the heart of high-tech California, a low-tech Craigslist is emerging on a store wall in Oakland’s Chinatown.. Lindsey Lee Keel has this story.. * * * LINDSEY LEE KEEL: I’m standing in Oakland’s Chinatown with Anne Huang and Roy Chan.. ANNE HUANG.. Activists recount grassroots efforts in Chinatown.. By Lupe Cazares In the late 60’s and the 70’s Oakland's Chinatown was changing.. In fact the U.. S.. was changing rapidly.. In 1965, immigration reform opened the door to new immigration from places like Latin America and Asia.. Let’s hear from professor Greg Mark about how that new immigration affected.. Oakland s first gang-unit member recalls a dangerous Chinatown.. Along with the money from Hong Kong came some of the Asian gangs--and  ...   change from a Chinese-centric neighborhood to a more multicultural and pan-Asian identity.. In 2003, the Pacific Renaissance was again the center of a neighborhood.. StoryCorps: Maria Rivera Yip.. Maria Rivera Yip grew up in Chinatown and her parents ran a cleaner's on Franklin Street.. This story originally aired on June 14, 2010 as part of a series on Oakland's Chinatown.. A neighborhood displaced by BART.. The three square blocks called Madison Square Park was once a thriving neighborhood of apartments and even a church, until the wrecking ball of urban renewal made way for what’s now Lake Merritt BART.. Reporter Lindsey Lee Keel has this story.. LINDSEY LEE KEEL: It’s paved over now, but.. StoryCorps: Ben Fong Torres and Anne Huang.. Ben Fong Torres was an editor at Rolling Stone magazine and he was portrayed in the movie Almost Famous.. Here's Ben Fong Torres talking to Anne Huang as part of StoryCorps.. 1.. 2.. next ›.. last ».. Produced in partnership with Mills College, the series recounts the history of Oakland's Chinatown in the voices of the people who live there, telling stories from the 1930s through to the present.. Hear how the neighborhood was affected by urban renewal and how residents mobilized to create a network of social services that would become a national model.. Contribute Your Story and Photos.. Add.. your story and photos.. to our coverage of Oakland's Chinatown..

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  • Title: The Source | San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW
    Descriptive info: Frank P.. Doyle: paternal figure who lost his only child.. A survey team in the 1970s asked residents of Santa Rosa to name their best-remembered or most important resident.. The uncontested winner was Frank P.. Doyle, even though Doyle had been dead for a generation.. Today Bay Area motorists outside of Santa Rosa may know Doyle’s name from the Golden Gate.. The Source: Doyle Drive and the Father of the Golden Gate Bridge.. You can’t talk transportation in the Bay Area without talking about bridges.. Everybody knows the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, but if you’re driving between the two, you travel on another bridge: an elevated and windy two-lane road through the Presidio called Doyle Drive.. REPORTER: In some.. The Source: Greetings from Jingletown!.. In the current era of electronic transfers and bank cards, it's easy to forget that people used to go home at the end of the week with a pay envelope filled with.. money! In fact, the name of one Bay Area neighborhood is based upon that old practice.. That's the topic for today’s episode of The.. The Source: the dog days of Dogtown.. @font-face { font-family: "Arial"; }@font-face { font-family: "ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"; }p.. MsoNormal, li.. MsoNormal, div.. MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.. 0001pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: black; }div.. Section1 { page: Section1; }At the beginning of  ...   Attractive Name, as.. Dogtown’s hunting history.. Drive slowly north from Bolinas, CA, and you may notice a hand-painted sign nailed to a tree telling you that you’re entering Dogtown.. Drive quickly and you’re likely to miss it – the sign and the community, too.. It wasn’t always this way.. According to Elia Haworth of the Bolinas Museum, the.. The many names of Mount Sutro.. San Francisco, as we all know, is densely populated.. So the possibility of finding any open space for a new, and substantial, “wilderness trail” is next to impossible.. Yet, that’s exactly what has happened.. The Interior Greenbelt Park opened in the heart of the city earlier this month, on San.. The surprising source of California s name.. As we all know, many of California’s current place names owe their origins to the Spanish explorers of the 1500s.. And that’s also true of the name “California” itself.. But “California” is not a Spanish word.. KALW’s Steven Short traces the unexpected origin of our State name in this.. Foxes and Nikes and skateboarders! Oh, my!.. As reported in our episode of The Source on San Francisco’s Mt.. Sutro, there have been various names given to that hill (which doesn’t actually qualify as a mountain).. But there have also been many uses for it besides the current major one, which is hiking.. Residents today might be surprised.. 3..

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  • Title: San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW
    Descriptive info: Top Story - Economy, Labor and Biz.. San Francisco food pantry fosters connection in hard times.. The state of California produces more than half of the nation’s fruits, vegetables and nuts.. Still, U.. Department of Agriculture statistics from the last few years show that more than 14 percent of Californians are food insecure.. Food security is a term that describes a person or family’s access.. Stimulus Watch.. Can community organizations be too big to fail?.. You may have heard the news early last month about money troubles at the Economic Opportunity.. Turning checks into jobs.. Months of  ...   got em?.. Today Crosscurrents is airing a story I reported about a stimulus lending program to help.. - Karen Weise (11/12/09).. Richmond Housing Authority Under Scrutiny.. I thought I d finished my story on the Triangle Court re-roofing project in Richmond.. Quick.. - Mike Shen (11/8/09).. more >.. Documenting the downturn.. Street Team.. When the Library Closes.. Went by the library to do a little research.. It was closed due to budget cuts.. But, the interesting thing was that there was a stair full of apparently homeless folks who use the library during the.. - Holly Kernan (10/24/09)..

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  • Title: Economic Edge | San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW
    Descriptive info: Mission District lending circle helps low-income earners pursue dreams.. Since the banking crisis of 2008, major lenders have become much more cautious about giving out loans.. That’s left many people who have low or no credit in a deep financial hole.. So one local group decided to re-invent an old concept—the lending circle: Members of a community deposit money into a.. The affordable housing waiting game.. The city of Oakland has about 5,000 properties in foreclosure.. Every one has a story.. ROSA FERNANDEZ: I used to come home, cook dinner, go to my room, lock my door, and I used to cry.. Every night, every night.. But many of the city’s other residents can’t afford a home, even with help.. Oakland’s.. Fighting foreclosure in East Oakland.. The number of homes sold in California is rising, according to the latest reports, but their value is dropping.. It’s a combination the California Association of Realtors attributes to the sale of “distressed properties,” meaning foreclosed homes.. Look behind the numbers, and you’ll find distressed.. Feeling the toll of foreclosure.. Since the country’s foreclosure crisis began in 2007, at least two million people have lost their homes.. In the Bay Area, more than 70,000 homes are currently in some stage of foreclosure.. And even though the economy might be getting better, they’re still happening.. Both here and around the country.. Hunters View redevelopment struggles to hire locally.. In the 1940s, San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point was home to one of the most important shipyards on America’s West Coast.. The shipyard employed nearly 20,000 workers.. They were mostly African-American migrants who came to San Francisco, lured by the Navy’s promise of steady work.. The buildings.. Worse than begging: day laborers and the economic crisis.. Since May of this year the U.. economy has finally shown signs of stabilizing.. Industries like healthcare, retail and trade have even made some considerable gains.. But that’s little consolation for those who are out of work.. The total number of jobs lost during this recession has hit 7.. 7 million.. Hustlers in Oakland see underground economy as only option.. Jobs continue to be scarce all over the country right now.. In California, the unemployment rate is at a record 12.. 5%, and in Oakland, it’s over 17.. 5%.. But when you drive down the main drags of East Oakland, people are hard at work in a different economy.. You’ll see some young men selling drugs and.. Memories made of movement: Voices of the Transbay Terminal.. A couple of blocks away from where the Bay Bridge enters San Francisco, there’s a place that has been called “a civic disgrace.. ” “A decaying pit of despair.. ” “The bus station from hell.. ” Local writers have used all of these words to describe San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal.. Last weekend, critics..  ...   asking for money, just a little bit of your time.. The project will combine the efforts of our reporters with those of people from all over the Bay.. That's where you come in.. When was the last time you went to a neighborhood watch meeting? Or a merchants’ association meeting? Are old businesses on your block closing up? Are new ones starting up? Or maybe you have a story that one of our reporters should be covering.. We can't spend time in every corner of the Bay Area that we would like to reach.. Now you can lend us a hand, and take an active role in representing and engaging with your community.. We've made the process easy: report back to us via the phone at 415-264-7106, join a.. , chime in on a Fixipedia discussion, or become a.. Community Correspondent.. Have you lost your job? Find resources and information at our Resource Amalgamator.. We want your stories and your ideas.. Together, we can make an impact on our community!.. The Economic Edge: Four Strategies to Cover the Bay Area Economy.. Fixipedia.. and Community Correspondents.. – These solution-based pages tap the innovative, entrepreneurial minds in the Bay Area.. The goal is to brainstorm ways to deal with the employment and unemployment struggles KALW has documented through the Economic Edge project.. It’s simple: we’ve created the online space, and now invite you to contribute ideas and comments on how to navigate unemployment, improve job skills, find new jobs, and, together, rebuild a healthy economy.. We will magnify the impact of these suggestions by bringing them to government, businesses, and the general public.. If you are interested in becoming a community correspondent,.. weigh in here.. Resource Amalgamator.. – a portion of our website has been built out to provide links to research on employment trends, free job search and skill-building tool kits, job skills workshops through partner organizations, and local job-hunting websites.. Crosscurrents Street Teams.. – Our Street Teams are community reporters, KALW listeners, students and anyone else who wants to help cover the economy.. Street Teams hit the streets with their cell phones and notebooks, asking questions like “how do you know there is a recession?” and “how is the unemployment crisis affecting you?” They phone in reports from the field, write blogs, and record stories and impressions.. Everyone is invited!.. Reported Stories.. – Finally, will increase reporter-generated coverage of employment-related stories in our region.. We will deepen that coverage by following tips from our citizen reports, and providing background and context to the experiences that the community has brought to light through the Fixipedia and the Street Team efforts.. "The Economic Edge Project" is a collaboration between KALW News in San Francisco, and the greater Bay Area to cover the impact of this recession on our diverse community..

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    Descriptive info: Top Story - Cops and Courts.. What to expect from the criminal justice system in 2012.. It’s been a significant year for criminal justice in the Bay Area, but many of the challenges have come late in the year.. In October, Oakland lost Police Chief Anthony Batts, who resigned saying he couldn’t work in the current political climate.. Days later, Oakland’s police department plunged into.. Get informed by.. KALW News' new blog that takes you inside the Bay Area's criminal justice system.. Fault Lines Project.. Living with violence in Oakland..

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  • Title: Fault Lines Project | San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW
    Descriptive info: Making a difference with Oakland s Measure Y Street Team.. By Alexa Vaughn In Oakland, there are many strategies at play in the struggle to stem violent crime, which has actually decreased in recent years, though it’s still higher than in most cities of its size.. Some credit the change to Measure Y Street Teams, who spend nights walking in Oakland’s most.. Tracing the life of a gun.. The Violence Policy Center in Washington DC released a study, this week, called “Lost Youth”.. It found that homicide is the leading cause of death for African Americans aged 10 to 24 in California.. And young African Americans are more than 14 times more likely to be murdered than young whites.. Turning lives around with Oakland s Measure Y street teams.. Anti-violence efforts in Oakland were bolstered, last week, when voters passed Measure BB.. It’s actually an amendment to an initiative voters passed in 2004 – Measure Y – which pays for community police officers as well as employment, counseling and training programs, so long as the city employed.. Fault Lines Voices: one perspective from Rockridge.. Todd White has lived in the Rockridge, North Oakland area for 20 years.. He shares his thoughts on solutions to violence in Oakland for our Fault Lines Project.. Fault Lines Voices: Using poetry and music to avoid violence.. 16-year-old Akeila Tolson is one of the Youth UpRising contributors to the Fault Lines Project.. She is a thoughtful and creative young poet and rapper, who learned to love music from her older brother.. She tells us about her experience looking up to him as she grew up in East Oakland, and how he.. Holistic solutions to violence:  ...   violence in Oakland.. You can hear the reports in our series, read other blogs by our reporters, and participate in online discussions around these important.. Five years of Measure Y: street outreach.. Yesterday we took a closer look at a violence prevention initiative passed in Oakland five years ago, called measure Y.. Now halfway through its ten-year span, it is still unclear how effective the initiative has been.. Measure Y funds have been used to create employment and training programs,.. Reporting on violence in East Oakland after dark.. To hear the reports in our series, read other blogs by our reporters, and to participate in online discussions around these important issues.. This summer, four young people - two from Mills College and two from Oakland's Youth UpRising - collaborated on reports that give voice to the many perspectives around roots and solutions to violence in Oakland.. Here, the aim is to generate discussion across the cultural fault lines they discovered, and ultimately to promote community-generated solutions.. The reporters have written their first-hand impressions in blog entries, taken photos, and conducted research that they will be sharing on this website as well.. We want YOU to participate, this is ultimately an attempt at dialogue, communication and bridging the fault lines that have existed in Oakland around this issue for so many years.. So please feel free to post your comments on the blog entries and stories, to participate in our fixipedia discussions around solutions to these issues, or call in your reactions, thoughts, and ideas to (415) 264-7106.. This project is a partnership between Mills College, Youth UpRising and KALW News, made possible with the generous support of the Vesper Society..

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