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The live public affairs program broadcast in the San Francisco Bay Area presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues. Also included are in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.

The live public affairs program broadcast in the San Francisco Bay Area presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues. Also included are in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.
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San Francisco, CA

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KQED

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The live public affairs program broadcast in the San Francisco Bay Area presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues. Also included are in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.

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English


Episodes

Michael McFaul On US-Russia Relations In An Era of ‘Hot Peace’

5/22/2018
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McFaul joins Forum to talk about what he sees as a "new, tragic era of confrontation" between the United States and Russia.

Duration:00:52:11

Californians to Consider Ballot Measures on Transportation Funding, Bonds for Parks

5/22/2018
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We’ll review the five statewide propositions on the June 5 ballot and check in on key contests.

Duration:00:28:14

Why are Bay Area Gas Prices On the Rise?

5/22/2018
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This summer, Californians could be paying $4 a gallon at the pump.

Duration:00:23:41

New Biography Explores The ‘Lives’ of Harvey Milk

5/21/2018
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Lillian Faderman's new biography of Harvey Milk looks beyond his iconic status as San Francisco's first openly-gay supervisor, and delves into the musings and misadventures that brought him to California. "Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death" explores Milk's short career in theater, his stint in the Navy and his days working on Wall Street. Faderman is also the author of "The Gay Revolution," a history about the struggle for gay and lesbian rights. Faderman joins Forum to talk about her new...

Duration:00:52:14

The Russia Investigation, One Year In

5/21/2018
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Fifty three percent of respondents to a recent CBS news poll said the investigation into Russian election interference is politically motivated. Meanwhile, President Trump maintains that the inquiry is a "witch hunt," but it's a witch hunt that has succeeded in either indicting or compelling guilty pleas from 19 individuals. As Robert Mueller's investigation enters its second year, we take stock of what it has yielded and where it's headed.

Duration:00:28:14

Police Commission, Police Union at Odds Over Taser Rules

5/21/2018
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Tasers are coming to the San Francisco police force, one way or another. The San Francisco Police Commission finalized their policy for conducted energy devices, commonly called Tasers, in March. But that didn't stop the San Francisco Police Officers Association from campaigning for Proposition H, which would pass less restrictive rules for Taser use. The competing approaches come at a time when the Police Commission doesn't have enough members to constitute a quorum -- the Board of...

Duration:00:23:42

‘BBQ’N While Black’ Rallies Continue After Racially-Charged Lake Merritt Confrontation

5/18/2018
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Rallies near Oakland's Lake Merritt continued this week, after a white woman called the police last month to report an African-American family using a charcoal grill where only propane grills are allowed. The rallies come as a series of racially-charged police calls have made national headlines, including a white Yale student who called campus police last week to complain about a black student who had fallen asleep in their dorm's common area. We'll discuss the Lake Merritt incident and...

Duration:00:28:14

Critics Call for Regulation of No-Strings Attached Donations as Foundations’ Nest Eggs Grow

5/18/2018
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When it comes to tax-deductible charitable giving, donating to a so-called donor advised fund garners a higher tax write off than other types of funds. But when a foundation receives a gift via a donor advised fund it is under no legal obligation to spend the money on charitable projects – ever. These funds are gaining in popularity, especially in Silicon Valley where they can help offset capital gains taxes and stock appreciation. For example, over the past 10 years the Silicon Valley...

Duration:00:23:43

House Rejects Farm Bill, Keeping CalFresh Benefits Safe for Now

5/18/2018
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The House of Representatives rejected the Farm Bill Friday morning, voting 198 to 213. CalFresh, California’s food stamp program, was set to get a major overhaul if the bill had passed. The measure proposed stricter eligibility and work requirements for food stamp recipients, which would have had a large impact on California, where 1 in … Continue reading House Rejects Farm Bill, Keeping CalFresh Benefits Safe for Now →

Duration:00:28:17

Ehud Barak Traces History of Israel’s First 70 Years in Memoir

5/17/2018
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The former prime minister of Israel has written a new memoir "My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Searching for Peace."

Duration:00:52:14

San Francisco Voters to Consider Banning Flavored Tobacco

5/17/2018
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San Francisco could be the first city in the United States to ban products with flavored tobacco.

Duration:00:52:14

‘The Great American Read’ Wants Your Vote for Best Novel

5/16/2018
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What is America's favorite novel? The upcoming eight-part PBS series “The Great American Read” seeks to find out. Its producers surveyed over 7,000 people to come up with a list of 100 finalists -- ranging from works of classical literature to sci-fi to young adult romance. The show will explore what the nominated works say about the American experience and will hold a nationwide vote to choose “America’s best-loved book.” We'll discuss the books that made the top 100, and we want to hear...

Duration:00:52:14

As US Moves Embassy, Violence Erupts on Israel-Gaza Border

5/16/2018
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Israeli soldiers fired on demonstrators near Israel’s border with Gaza Monday, killing 60 and injuring as many as 2,700. The violence came as Palestinian demonstrators attempted to cross a border fence, and on the same day that a ceremony in Jerusalem acknowledged the U.S. moved its embassy there. The U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the attack on demonstrators. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Israel acted with restraint. Forum discusses the...

Duration:00:52:14

Forum on the Road: The Presidio Trust’s Jean Fraser Discusses the Park’s Future

5/15/2018
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In July 2016 Jean Fraser was named CEO of the Presidio Trust, the federal agency that oversees the nearly 1500 acre national park and former military base in San Francisco. Since then, Fraser has taken the helm on a number of ambitious projects -- including the expansion of Crissy Marsh, the development of Fort Scott and the construction of a 14-acre park on top of the Doyle Drive tunnels. We'll hear about the projects, her plans to attract communities historically underserved by the...

Duration:00:28:25

Forum on the Road: Michael Krasny Shares His Favorite Moments as 25-Year Forum Host

5/15/2018
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This year, Michael Krasny celebrates his 25th anniversary as host of Forum. To mark the milestone, he joins Holly Kernan, KQED's Vice President for News, to discuss his career and his favorite moments -- both poignant and funny -- from behind the microphone. What do you want to ask him?

Duration:00:23:55

Forum on the Road: The Atlantic’s James Fallows Explores the Hope of Small Town America

5/15/2018
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Award-winning journalist James Fallows has lived and worked around the world, but his newest book is all about small town America. In researching "Our Towns" Fallows and co-author (and wife) Deborah Fallows traveled to nearly 50 cities across the nation. The two discovered an optimism for the future of America, which Fallows says is a departure from the popular narrative that America has lost its way. James Fallows joins us at the Presidio Officers’ Club in San Francisco as part of our Forum...

Duration:00:52:26

Jonah Goldberg on How Tribalism is Threatening American Democracy

5/14/2018
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In his new book, "Suicide of the West," Jonah Goldberg argues that identity politics are dismantling the institutions essential to American society. Part political history, part expository essay, the work chronicles the evolution of Western civilization, from tribalism to liberal democratic capitalism. Goldberg argues that the latter has driven the immense improvement in quality of life over the past century and that current political trends threaten to undermine this progress.

Duration:00:52:29

Jake Tapper on Modern Politics and His New McCarthy-Era Thriller

5/14/2018
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As CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper regularly hosts congressional representatives and members of the Trump Administration for intense, live interviews. Now, Tapper has turned his attention toward another politically divisive era in Washington: the 1950s. Tapper's first novel "The Hellfire Club" is a thriller filled with McCarthy-era paranoia, conspiracy theories and secret societies. Tapper joins Forum to discuss his work on CNN, covering President Trump and the parallels...

Duration:00:52:25

Photographer Pete Souza on Capturing Obama’s Presidency

5/11/2018
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As the Chief Official White House Photographer for the Obama Administration, Pete Souza was responsible for chronicling President Obama's eight-year term, day in and day out. His new book, "Obama: An Intimate Portrait" features some of the most affecting images of the nearly two million that he captured over the course of his tenure. Souza joins Forum to discuss what it was like shadowing President Obama, how it differed from his time with President Ronald Reagan and how Souza uses Instagram...

Duration:00:52:24

Election 2018: Napa County Measure C Shows Fight Between Preservation and Development

5/11/2018
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Napa County Measure C would strengthen protections for oak woodland and water resources against development. Proponents say that the measure is critical to preventing deforestation, protecting watersheds and curbing over-development. Opponents argue that the legislation is too vague, not based on evidence and will hurt Napa's agricultural community. We’ll talk to stakeholders on both side of the measure and discuss how it encompasses Napa County's struggle to balance preservation and growth.

Duration:00:52:26

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