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KQED’s live call-in program presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues as well as in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.



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Rebroadcast: Tell Us Your Favorite Children’s BooksDashka Slater

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Olivia the Pig. Corduroy the Bear. Fancy Nancy. Captain Underpants. These are just some of the colorful characters who have captured kids' imaginations over the years. What are your children's favorite books? We ask our listeners - especially our tiniest ones! - for suggestions on the best children's books, from classics to the latest selection.


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Rebroadcast: Julie Lythcott-Haims on Being a ‘Real American’ and Growing Up Black

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Julie Lythcott-Haims sold Girl Scout cookies and later ran track in high school. But as a black woman, Lythcott-Haims says her identity was often questioned, even though she felt as American as her peers. As the descendant of a South Carolina slave and her owner, Lythcott-Haims writes, “I’m so American it hurts,” She joins Forum to talk about her book “Real American: A Memoir", what it means to be a real American and the racism and microaggressions she faced throughout her life.


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Rebroadcast: Comedian Mike Birbiglia Brings One-Man Show to Berkeley Rep

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Comedian Mike Birbiglia, known to This American Life fans for his stories about sleepwalking and his cat's showdown with a mouse, brings his one-man-show to the Bay Area. "The New One" is consistent with Birbiglia's particular brand of comedy, which relies more on smart storytelling than one liners. Birbiglia joins us in studio to talk about his show, returning to the Bay Area and his career in comedy.


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Rebroadcast: In My Experience: Working While Homeless

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Imagine if once you clocked out of work, your next job was trying to find a place to shower and sleep. According to San Francisco’s 2017 Homeless Count and Survey, about 13 percent of San Francisco’s nearly 7,500 homeless people have part- or full-time work. As part of KQED’s weeklong coverage of homelessness in the Bay Area, we talk with homeless individuals who are employed and trying to find stable housing. If you've experienced homelessness, please share your insights and experiences.


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Neurologist Dale Bredeson on Reversing Alzheimer’s Disease

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Despite over $1 billion spent on research in the past decade, Alzheimer's disease has no known cure. But that may soon change, according to neurologist Dale Bredesen. Recent evidence suggests that a broad-based therapeutic approach including diet, brain stimulation and pharmaceuticals may help halt or even reverse progression of the disease. We'll discuss Bredesen's research and his book, "The End of Alzheimer's."


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FCC Reveals New Plan to Drastically Overturn Net Neutrality Rules

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission revealed its plan to fully overturn Obama-era net neutrality rules. The FCC tweeted that this will "remove heavy-handed, utility-style regulation of the Internet." But critics of the new plan say deregulation will open the door for telecom heavyweights like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to favor certain websites and charge companies for speedier delivery of their content. We'll discuss the proposal that will be presented at the FCC commissioners' meeting in December.


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Youngest Manson Cult Member Opens Up About Life in the ‘Family’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Charles Manson died Sunday at the age of 83, 48 years after he masterminded a string of murders that horrified the nation. But at 14, Dianne Lake had a very different take on Manson -- she was in love with him and was the youngest member of the Manson family, as his followers were known. Lake joins us to discuss her relationship with Manson, what life was like inside the cult and her new memoir, "Member of the Family."


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‘America’s Next Devastating Earthquake’ Might Not Be in California

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:30:00 +0000

California's earthquake risk is well-documented. Less known is the significant risk that Salt Lake City, Boston and New York City face, leaving those and other major cities across the U.S. under-prepared for a major trembler. In "Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake" journalist Kathryn Miles examines the myth that earthquakes are a West Coast phenomenon and discusses how Americans can step up their quake preparedness.


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President Trump Names North Korea a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

On Monday, President Trump officially placed North Korea back on the United State's list of state sponsors of terrorism. The move reverses President George W. Bush's 2008 decision to remove North Korea from the list. The Treasury Department also plans to add new sanctions against Pyongyang, bringing U.S. sanctions against North Korea to their highest level ever. In this hour, Forum discusses rising diplomatic tensions between the two countries and President Trump's efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear aspirations.


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Irvin Yalom Shares ‘A Psychiatrist’s Memoir’

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Stanford psychotherapist Irvin Yalom has built a career trying to understand the minds of other people. But in his new memoir, he turns the lens on himself. Yalom joins us to talk about his new book “Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir” and about his groundbreaking work in group psychotherapy.


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National Political News Roundup

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Forum discusses the latest political news including movement on the Republican tax plans, and the ongoing sexual misconduct scandals rocking Congress.


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Trump Administration Removes Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +0000

The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era ban on importing the heads and tusks of elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The  U.S Fish and Wildlife Service says allowing these trophies as part of legal, well-regulated sport hunting will help fund efforts to conserve elephants. But critics say the move could undermine efforts to curb poaching.


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Napolitano’s Aides Interfered with UC Audit, Regent Faces Sexual Harassment Accusation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Top aides to UC President Janet Napolitano improperly interfered in a state audit, according to an independent investigation ordered by UC regents. The officials asked UC campuses not to "air dirty laundry" in an audit survey and warned each other to keep communications "off of email." The report notes that Napolitano approved the plan that led to the interference and "forthrightly acknowledged her role." Also UC Berkeley students are calling for the resignation of UC Regent Norm Pattiz, after a recording surfaced of him asking a female comedian if he could hold her breasts. When asked if he would resign, Pattiz replied, "Not on your life." We discuss the latest news out of the UC system.


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How to Overthrow the Patriarchy as a Working Mom

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Journalist and mother Sarah Lacy says working moms face a number of challenges in the workplace, from lower pay to the so-called "Maternal Wall" that hinders career mobility. "When I had children, I was stunned because I had spent my entire adult life being told that having children would make me distracted and weak and a worse employee." But she says, her experience as a working mom was much different. In her new book, "The Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy," she explains how working mothers can regain power in their careers. Lacy also joins us to talk about being targeted by Uber, sexism in the tech industry and navigating the workplace as a woman.


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Republicans Confident in Votes for Tax Overhaul

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Republican members of both chambers of Congress are hustling this week to reach an agreement on a tax plan. But major differences remain between the Senate and House bills, especially the repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. We'll get the latest on Republican efforts to pass a tax plan.


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Cooking Tips from The Smitten Kitchen

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

For the past decade Deb Perelman has been cooking meals in the tiny kitchen of her New York apartment and sharing them on her popular blog, The Smitten Kitchen. Pereleman has now published her second cookbook, "Smitten Kitchen Every Day." We'll talk to Perelman about squeezing good cooking into busy lives and we'll get her tips, and take your questions, about what to serve for the holidays.


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Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe Under House Arrest after Military Takeover

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Zimbabwe's military placed its president Robert Mugabe under house arrest, took over state TV and filled the streets of the capital with military tanks. While it is being deemed a coup, the military has avoided calling it one. Successors have been vying for the elderly 93-year-old Mugabe's seat, with some experts saying the military may try to replace him with his fired deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa. We get the latest on the takeover.


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San Francisco Gridlocked Over Where to Allow Recreational Pot Dispensaries

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +0000

Time is running out for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to reach an agreement on marijuana dispensaries, as the sale and purchase of recreational cannabis becomes legal on January 1. While 74 percent of the city's voters last year backed legalizing recreational use of the drug, some city residents want to limit where pot stores can be placed, keeping them 1,000 feet from schools or daycare centers. Still other neighborhoods want the right to ban dispensaries altogether. We’ll get the latest on where and how recreational marijuana will be sold in San Francisco after the new year.


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MSNBC Host Chris Matthews on Robert Kennedy’s ‘Raging Spirit’

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Chris Matthews, the longtime host of MSNBC's "Hardball" is known for his political analysis and combative style. He joins us in the studio to talk about the Republican tax bill, the latest developments in the Russia investigation and his new book on Bobby Kennedy. We'll also explore how politics and the media have changed since the Kennedy era.


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Tensions in Middle East Rise as Lebanese Prime Minister Still Missing in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Tensions in the Middle East continue to mount as Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri remains in Saudi Arabia, sparking suspicion that he's being held against his will. Hariri disappeared into Saudi Arabia just as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman orchestrated a purge of dozens of Saudi ministers and businessmen. At the same time, Saudi Arabia continues to blockade Yemen, after Yemeni rebels launched a missile attack on Riyadh. Meanwhile, the death toll continues to rise from an earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border Sunday night. In this hour, we discuss the latest developments in the Middle East.


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Sasha Abramsky: Fear is America’s Most Dangerous Epidemic

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

“Jumping at Shadows” is Sacramento-based journalist Sasha Abramsky's polemic against what he calls America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. Abramsky portrays a political and cultural landscape that is, increasingly, defined by its worst fears and anxieties. And he examines how miscalculating risk impacts life, everything from the medicines we take to how we parent. Abramsky joins us to discuss his book and the political implications of fear.


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From Murders to Suicides: A Coroner Finds ‘Lessons in Investigating Death’

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

In his 36 years as a Marin County coroner, Ken Holmes saw everyone from murder victims to people who committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Over the years, he learned how to interview witnesses, search crime scenes for clues and how to be the first person to notify families of their loved one’s death. He also learned to identify a wide array of guns and drugs, and other lesser known ways people die. Holmes left the coroner’s office in 2010, but his story is the subject of author John Bateson’s book “The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death.” Both men join Forum to talk about the dead, and what can be learned from the clues they leave behind.


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Political News Roundup: Trump on Russia, GOP Tax Plan and Roy Moore

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

President Trump talks trade in China; possible action on the Senate and House tax bills; and the scandal surrounding Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Forum discusses the latest political news with a panel of experts.


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Lisa Fischer Moves Center Stage with LINES Ballet after ’20 Feet From Stardom’

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:30:00 +0000

Lisa Fischer has been a backup singer for some of the biggest names in music: Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé, to name a few. But after she appeared in the Oscar-winning documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," Fischer found the spotlight focused on her. She went on to collaborate with Alonzo King's LINES Ballet in a production called "The Propelled Heart," which returns for a repeat performance this November. Fischer joins us to talk about the show and her varied career.


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Filipino WWII Veterans Receive Long-Awaited Recognition with Congressional Gold Medal

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Last month, Senate and White House leaders awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to roughly 250,000 Filipino veterans who served during World War II. The recognition was long awaited: it had been over 75 years since Filipino troops, alongside U.S. forces, helped resist the Japanese invasion of their islands. When U.S. commanders later surrendered, hundreds of Americans and about 10,000 Filipinos became prisoners of war and went on to endure the Bataan Death March. We discuss the Filipino veterans' struggle for benefits and recognition, and the significance of this award. Guests: Cecilia Gaerlan, executive director, Bataan Legacy Historical Society Antonio Taguba, retired major general, U.S. Army Lou Tancinco, board president, San Francisco Veterans Equity Center


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