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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


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Trump’s Asylum Changes Reach Court and Reflections on Life as an ‘Undocumented Citizen”

11/20/2018
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Last week, a large part of the migrant caravan headed to the U.S arrived in Tijuana, Mexico. The migrants, most of whom are from Honduras, faced riot police and protesters this past Sunday. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposed changes to who is eligible for asylum and where people can apply for it, are being litigated. We'll check in on the status of the migrant caravan and unpack what Trump's proposals could mean for U.S. asylum policy. We'll also talk to Jose Antonio Vargas about his...

Duration:01:19:02

Staying Emotionally Healthy Amid Disaster

11/20/2018
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The Camp Fire has destroyed almost 16,000 structures and killed at least 77 people, with almost 1,000 still missing. But beyond the numbers is a negative effect that's harder to quantify: stress and emotional toll. Forum looks at how to cope with living through, or near, a natural disaster. We'll also get an update on efforts to fight the fire.

Duration:00:24:04

Documentary Highlights Impact of Late SF Mayor George Moscone

11/19/2018
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Forty years ago next week, San Francisco was rocked by the double assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. In the years since, the story of Milk, a pioneer in the fight for gay rights, has been frequently told. But the story of San Francisco's progressive mayor has gotten far less attention. A new documentary, "Moscone: A Legacy of Change," sets out to fix that. It examines at the life and career of the progressive mayor, and how his life mirrored a political...

Duration:00:52:33

‘American Hate’ is on the Rise and Survivors are Speaking Out

11/19/2018
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Hate crimes rose 17 percent in 2017, with anti-Semitic crimes increasing 37 percent, according to a new FBI report. While statistics are important in highlighting a disturbing upward trend, they don't capture the stories or voices of the victims. Activist and lawyer Arjun Singh Sethi's new book, "American Hate: Survivors Speak Out," re-centers the conversation around those most impacted by hate crimes. Forum talks with Sethi about how communities are responding to them, what he learned from...

Duration:00:28:10

Latest on the Camp Fire

11/19/2018
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California’s most deadly and destructive wildfire on record continues to burn. The Camp Fire in Butte County has killed at least 77 people, has destroyed more than 10,000 structures and there are nearly a thousand people still missing. Forum gets the latest on the Camp Fire burning in Butte County.

Duration:00:29:36

Studies Indicate Young People Are Having Less Sex. But Why?

11/16/2018
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Adolescents and people in their early twenties are becoming sexually active later and are having sex less often than previous generation, according to several recent studies. Kate Julian delves into the the possible reasons behind this reported dip in sexual activity for December's issue of the Atlantic. Forum talks with Julian and other guests about changing sexual practices and notions of intimacy. And we'd like to hear from you -- if you're having less sex these days, tell us why.

Duration:00:52:31

General Stanley McChrystal on Leadership

11/16/2018
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Retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal, who was in charge of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan, joins us to discuss his new book, "Leaders: Myth and Reality." The book profiles 13 famous figures throughout history who took unconventional paths to becoming successful CEO's, politicians, or revolutionaries. McChrystal joins Forum to lay out the sometimes surprising traits that make up a great leader.

Duration:00:28:31

Update on California Wildfires and Bay Area Air Quality

11/16/2018
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We’ll get the latest news on efforts to contain the Camp Fire and an update on search and rescue efforts. Then we’ll also discuss the Bay Area’s air quality, which has caused many schools to close and weekend events to cancel. Tell us: How is the smoke affecting you? How are you coping? And please, … Continue reading Update on California Wildfires and Bay Area Air Quality →

Duration:00:24:05

Psychiatrist’s Novel Takes on WWI, Love and History of PTSD

11/15/2018
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Daniel Mason's new novel, "A Winter Soldier," follows Lucius, a 22-year-old medical student who finds himself performing emergency surgeries in a field hospital during World War I. When he gets a patient who is so shell-shocked he can only communicate by drawing pictures, Lucius struggles to find a cure. Forum talks to Mason about his third novel, balancing writing with practicing psychiatry, and about the history and treatment of PTSD.

Duration:00:52:32

Camp Fire Continues to Burn as Search and Rescue Efforts Continue

11/15/2018
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The Camp Fire in Butte County has killed at least 48 people with more than 100 still missing. In this segment, we'll get an update on efforts to contain the fire and hear how the community is faring, as evacuees pitch tents and park RV's in various parking lots around Chico.

Duration:00:52:43

The Tragedy of Jonestown, 40 Years Later

11/14/2018
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Forty years ago this week, more than 900 people died at Jonestown, a settlement in Guyana created by the Peoples Temple church. Until 9/11, it was the largest loss of U.S. civilian life in a deliberate act. Victims, many from the Bay Area, were drawn to Jonestown by leader Jim Jones and his promise of a Utopian society with racial and gender equality . Forum talks about the Jonestown tragedy, new information about the event from FBI records and the profound impact the mass death had on the...

Duration:00:53:03

Wildfire Smoke, Air Quality and Your Health

11/14/2018
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Even for healthy adults wildfire smoke can cause problems. Symptoms include coughing, airway irritation and difficulty breathing. The threat of smoke pollution is much more serious for the young, elderly and chronically ill who may be more susceptible to bronchitis or pneumonia. In this segment we'll find out what to do when the air is smoky and hear tips on understanding the air quality index. We'll also discuss what the newest research tells us about toxins in wildfire pollution.

Duration:00:28:38

How Climate Change Helped Create California’s ‘Fire Siege’

11/14/2018
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Last year was California’s most destructive fire season. That is, until this year. And while climate change cannot be blamed for individual fires like those currently burning at both ends of the state, scientist Daniel Swain says climate change is a “threat multiplier,” creating conditions that will lead to more large, fast-moving and dangerous wildfires. … Continue reading How Climate Change Helped Create California’s ‘Fire Siege’ →

Duration:00:24:05

Trailblazer Jo Anne Wallace Looks Back on Five Decades in Public Radio

11/13/2018
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KQED is one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the country. A large part of that success is due to Vice President and General Manager Jo Anne Wallace’s leadership and vision. Wallace joined KQED in 1990 from NPR and immediately began to grow the station’s news department by extending Forum to two hours in … Continue reading Trailblazer Jo Anne Wallace Looks Back on Five Decades in Public Radio →

Duration:00:28:37

As Key Races Remain Undecided, Trump Calls Florida Ballots “Massively Infected”

11/13/2018
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Results in some critical races were still too close to call on Monday, a week after the 2018 midterm elections. In Florida, machine recounts were underway in both the senate and gubernatorial contests, prompting President Trump to claim Monday that an “honest vote” is not possible in the state. Meanwhile, Georgia’s secretary of state ordered … Continue reading As Key Races Remain Undecided, Trump Calls Florida Ballots “Massively Infected” →

Duration:00:24:05

Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies, Leaving Legions of Fans

11/13/2018
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Writer, editor, and comics icon Stan Lee died at the age of 95 on Monday. After coming into the industry in 1939 as an office gopher, Lee would eventually co-create some of the most famous characters in pop culture, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, and the Hulk. As the figurehead of Marvel Comics, … Continue reading Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies, Leaving Legions of Fans →

Duration:00:28:33

Rep. Adam Schiff: Acting A.G. Whitaker Should Have No Role in Mueller Investigation

11/13/2018
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Southern California Congressman Adam Schiff, who’s poised to lead the House Intelligence Committee, said Monday that President Trump’s ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is his “most direct challenge yet to the rule of law.” We’ll talk to Schiff about why he thinks Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker must recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert … Continue reading Rep. Adam Schiff: Acting A.G. Whitaker Should Have No Role in Mueller Investigation →

Duration:00:24:05

Former NPR Host Neal Conan on ‘The Democracy Test’ and Honoring Veterans

11/12/2018
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What happens to a democracy when trust in government erodes? That's the question discussed in the sixth and final episode of "The Democracy Test," a new podcast series hosted by longtime NPR journalist Neal Conan. We'll talk to the former Talk of the Nation host about the state of American democratic institutions in the Trump era. We'll also hear about his involvement with "Between War and Here," a theatrical collaboration between journalists and musicians honoring U.S. military veterans...

Duration:00:52:57

Fires Continue to Burn Across California

11/12/2018
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Forum gets an update on the major fires burning in California.

Duration:00:52:43

Gustavo Arellano’s ‘Ask a Mexican’ Column Inspires Play About Food, Stereotypes

11/9/2018
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Journalist Gustavo Arellano joins Forum to discuss the new play "¡Interview with a Mexican!," which is based on his work.

Duration:00:53:04