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Binah

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Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Description:

Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

Twitter:

@ArtsJCCSF

Language:

English

Contact:

3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118 415-292-1200


Episodes

Binah: Scott Turow: The Last Trial

2/25/2021
Legal thriller writer Scott Turow offers insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide. His latest novel is, The Last Trial .

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Jen Sincero On Making And Breaking Habits

2/18/2021
Author and speaker Jen Sincero makes the seemingly complex process of understanding, building, and breaking habits accessible and simple. Her new book is, Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick .

Duration:00:57:30

Binah: Dr. Sanjay Gupta On Building A Better Brain At Any Age

2/12/2021
CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta shares advice for maintaining your mind, building resiliency and a robust brain, regardless of age.

Duration:00:57:30

Binah: Michael Eric Dyson On Reckoning With Race In America

2/4/2021
Author, professor and ordained minister Michael Eric Dyson examines the cultural, social and historical forces that have shaped our nation in the brutal crucible of race.

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Strategies For Solo-Aging In The Time Of COVID, Wildfires And Political Unrest

1/28/2021
Adult educator, Betty Burr, shares strategies for solo-aging in the time of COVID, wildfires and political unrest. Over 20% of baby boomers fall into the solo-ager category: over 50 with no partner, or your family is geographically or emotionally remote. The current high-pressure, isolated, shelter-in-place time is an opportunity for solo-agers to identify advocates, create a support network, conduct their planning, and put affairs into order.

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: John Grisham Revisits Small-Town Intrigue And Inspirations

1/21/2021
Bestselling author John Grisham returns to the small-town intrigue and plot twists of his first novel from over 30 years ago that made him the master of legal thrillers. His new novel is, A Time for Mercy .

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Modern Manhood With Michael Ian Black And Cleo Stiller

1/14/2021
Actor, comedian and writer Michael Ian Black and journalist Cleo Stiller talk about rethinking masculinity and teaching young men to give and receive love.

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Claire Saffitz On Becoming A Dessert Person

1/7/2021
Pastry chef and food writer Claire Saffitz talks about being a baking hero for a new generation and how everyone can be a “dessert person.”

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Michael J. Fox On Sustaining Optimism Through Gratitude

12/31/2020
Actor and advocate for Parkinson’s disease research, Michael J. Fox shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom

12/24/2020
Rachel Bloom, the writer and star of the television show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend , explores what she thinks makes her “different” is a “normal” feeling shared by many.

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Faith, Justice And Freedom For The Wrongly Convicted

12/17/2020
Jim McCloskey, founder of Centurion Ministries, and veteran broadcast news and television producer Philip Lerman examine criminal prosecutions and the persistent problems with wrongful convictions. They’re co-authors of the book, When Truth Is All You Have: A Memoir of Faith, Justice and Freedom for the Wrongly Convicted .

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: The Eerie Prescience Of Lawrence Wright’s Pandemic Novel

12/10/2020
Novelist Lawrence Wright shares his new thriller, The End of October , about a viral pandemic that upends the world—written uncannily before COVID-19. His research for the novel led him to work with virologists and infectious disease experts who are currently developing vaccines for COVID-19.

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Joan Lunden Gets Candid About Aging

12/3/2020
Journalist, author and television host Joan Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. Her new book is Why Did I Come Into This Room? A Candid Conversation About Aging .

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Natalie Portman With Eva Longoria / Wise Sons’ Evan Bloom And Rachel Levin

11/26/2020
Actors, directors and activists Natalie Portman and Eva Longoria talk about retelling classic children’s fables, to imbue them with empathy, inclusivity and humor. Evan Bloom and Rachel Levin share their new cookbook, Eat Something: A Wise Sons Cookbook for Jews Who Like Food and Food Lovers Who Like Jews .

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Jodi Picoult With Judy Blume

11/19/2020
Author Jodi Picoult examines the choices that alter the course of our lives and ponders the first known map of the afterlife. She’s joined in conversation by author Judy Blume.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Hood Feminism

11/12/2020
Author and cultural critic Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the basic needs of all but a few women.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: A Field Guide To The Hidden World Of Every Day Design

11/5/2020
99% Invisible ’s Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt talk about their radio show that explores the process and power of design and architecture.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Colin Quinn

10/29/2020
Comedian, actor and writer Colin Quinn takes us on coast-to-coast roast of the 50 States, tackling the condition of our union today.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: The 2020 Elections And The Jewish Vote / Juan Felipe Herrara

10/22/2020
On today’s Binah , we feature a special program on the 2020 Elections and the Jewish Vote, featuring political scientist and author Dr. Steven Windmueller, who shares a nonpartisan election analysis designed to educate about the diverse and significant roles Jews have played and continue to play in American politics.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Carl Hiaasen On The Plight Of The Florida Man

10/15/2020
On today’s encore edition of Binah , satirical novelist and journalist Carl Hiaasen shares rollicking misadventures inspired by the colorful annals of greed and corruption in South Florida.

Duration:00:58:59