Crosscurrents - The Spiritual Edge

Series produced by KALW

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The Spiritual Edge is a radio and web project from KALW Public Radio in San Francisco that will explore the innovative American spirit through the lens of spirituality and religion.

The Spiritual Edge is a radio and web project from KALW Public Radio in San Francisco that will explore the innovative American spirit through the lens of spirituality and religion.


10 Pieces

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Berkeley-based Wilderness Torah is one group that’s trying to bring new meaning to the old tradition. Intrigued, I tagged along this past spring fo...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 11:58
Caption: Musician and composer, Silvia Nakkach
Nakkach’s musical philosophies are influenced by both Western and Eastern traditions. She was born in Argentina and attended Mills College before m...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:31
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In this part of Oakland, deep potholes and trash mark the street. But then, there’s this perfectly manicured shrine. It’s an elaborate structure, d...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 10:11
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For centuries, religion has sparked the design of some of the world’s most beautiful buildings. But what is that process? What built elements make ...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:53
Caption: Musicians lead the congregation in Praise Singing at ICCNC, Credit: Hana Baba
Mosques here are generally identified by sect, you have, say, the Sunni Mosque, the Shia Mosque, the Sufi Mosque. But the Islamic Cultural Center o...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:52
Caption: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director at the Greater Good Science Center and co-instructor of The Science of Happiness, Credit: Liz Mak
U.C. Berkeley is known for its world-class scientists, in disciplines like physics, chemistry or biology. But just a few blocks away from campus, y...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 08:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Maria Eitz is a priest for the San Francisco Sophia in Trinity community, Credit: Tom Levy
n the dining room of her San Francisco home, Maria Eitz shows off her priestly attire -- a beautiful red, embroidered stole...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 10:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dancers at Dance Mission Theater, Credit: Thomas Levy
Some people who take dance classes regularly have a saying: “Dance is my church.” Dancer Stella Adelman says just that about going to Afro-Cuban f...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 09:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scientists David Anderson and Margaret Chesney are married and collaborators on a clinical study that is looking at the impacts of breathing on high blood pressure.
Hypertension. Sixty-seven million Americans have been diagnosed with the condition, more commonly known as high blood pressure. Before they hit ag...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 09:52
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Three hours north of San Francisco, just east of the ocean, rise the steep, green hills of Cazadero. It’s an idyllic setting: open space with farms...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 07:57