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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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‘Inside Private Prisons’ Lays Out History of Private Correctional Facilities

1/17/2018
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The U.S. private prison system incarcerates 126,000 people and provides beds for 65% of immigrant detentions. In her new book "Inside Private Prisons," Lauren Brooke Eisen lays out the history of these prisons, including how they burgeoned during the 80's tough-on crime years. She joins Forum to discuss her book, why private prisons need more oversight, and what can be done to improve an opaque prison-industrial complex.

Duration: 00:28:00


Wes Anderson Soundtracks Brought Live to the Stage

1/17/2018
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Director Wes Anderson has earned a devoted following for his visually stunning movies with evocative, memorable music choices. On Thursday, as part of San Francisco's comedy festival, SF Sketchfest, more than 30 accomplished musicians from around the country are converging for one night of performances of the entire soundtracks of Anderson's movies Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums. Forum welcomes some of the musicians in the studio to play songs from the soundtracks, and we want to hear...

Duration: 00:23:28


Facebook Prioritizes Posts from Family and Friends, Buries News

1/17/2018
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The social media giant Facebook has begun implementing changes to users' news feeds that prioritize posts from friends and family over those from news organizations and businesses. The Menlo Park-based company says its new algorithm, which also elevates posts that generate the most engagement, will give users a more positive experience. But media companies, nonprofits and businesses that rely on Facebook to distribute information worry they'll lose their audiences. We discuss what the...

Duration: 00:51:29


Linguist Robin Lakoff on How Gender, Language Affect Public Discourse in Trump Era

1/16/2018
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Influential UC Berkeley Professor Emerita Robin Lakoff has studied and written about linguistics for more than 40 years. Her latest book, “Context Counts: Papers on Language, Gender and Power,” assembles Lakoff’s key work, with analysis from other linguists, early-career essays and personal reflections. Lakoff joins us to discuss “Context Counts,” and how politics and gender continue to color American political discourse under President Trump.

Duration: 00:51:29


‘Rape on the Night Shift’ Team Revisits Abuse Against Women Janitors

1/16/2018
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The #MeToo movement has captured the nation's attention with allegations of sexual harassment and abuse of women in high profile industries. Less attention has been paid to the sexual abuse women suffer in working class jobs. A team of reporters from KQED and other media outlets has checked back in on its 2015 investigation, “Rape on the Night Shift,” about the sexual abuse of immigrant women janitors. They found women organizing, and learning how to fight back.

Duration: 00:28:00


Listings Drop on Home Sharing Sites as Registration Deadline Hits

1/16/2018
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Tuesday is the final day for San Francisco residents to rent some or all of their homes through sites like Airbnb or HomeAway without registering with the city, and the companies are already feeling the effects. Only a fraction of Airbnb hosts have met city requirements, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Other sites have seen their rolls slashed by far more. One city official said there are so few listings on FlipKey that it looks like a “massacre.” Forum discusses how fewer short...

Duration: 00:23:31


California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Talks DACA, Taking on Trump

1/15/2018
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced last week that his office had reached a $102 million settlement with the British oil company BP. The lawsuit claimed that the company overcharged government facilities for almost a decade. This is not the only story putting Becerra in headlines. He's also one of several attorneys general suing the Trump Administration over the fate of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, a suit that got a boost last week when a judge...

Duration: 00:27:51


Author Amy Tan on ‘Where the Past Begins’

1/15/2018
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For Amy Tan, author of the “Joy Luck Club,” the past is never far away nor fully laid to rest. In her new book, “Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir" she explores the depths of the Chinese-American experience and shares harrowing childhood memories, including her emotionally-complex relationships with her suicidal mother and Baptist-minister father growing up in Oakland, California. Tan joins us in the studio to discuss her latest work.

Duration: 00:23:29


Monday Morning Political Roundup

1/15/2018
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Forum provides analysis on the latest political news, including an update on the immigration debate, the status of federal budget negotiations and a look at continued fallout from President Trump's disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.

Duration: 00:50:29


How to Foster Quality Early Childhood Education

1/12/2018
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Recent research suggests that a child’s first years are critical to neurological development. And some education experts view preschool as a prime opportunity to close the educational gap faced by children from lower-income households. With so much riding on the first few years, early childhood education warrants attention … and some say – more funding. A recent article in the New York Times Magazine explored the many issues surrounding how to craft effective early childhood education…In...

Duration: 00:51:29


President Trump Denies Using Vulgar Slur to Describe African Nations

1/12/2018
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The slur heard round the world: Lawmakers, nations and much of the American public are condemning the news that President Donald Trump disparaged African nations as “shithole countries” and questioned why the U.S. would want to admit immigrants from Haiti. The President is denying the reports of his language but Senator Dick Durbin stands by his account of yesterday's meeting. In this half hour of Forum, we get your reaction to this latest news.

Duration: 00:28:01


Mudslide Kills 17 in Santa Barbara County as Search for Survivors Continues

1/12/2018
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At least 17 people have died and 8 remain missing after heavy rain caused massive mudslides in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday. The slides also destroyed at least 50 homes and damaged 450 more in Santa Barbara County. We'll get the latest on the disaster and find out how burned out areas of the North Bay can avoid a similar catastrophe.

Duration: 00:23:27


Ellsberg Takes on US Nuclear Protocol in ‘Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner’

1/11/2018
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Former military strategist Daniel Ellsberg, famous for releasing the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret study of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, calls the United States' nuclear weapons policy "dizzyingly insane and immoral." In his new memoir, "Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner,” Ellsberg chronicles his years spent as a nuclear policy analyst, which included the near miss of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Ellsberg joins us to discuss his new book and why he calls for more...

Duration: 00:51:29


Education, Rainy Day Fund Winners in Gov. Brown’s Proposed Budget

1/11/2018
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Governor Jerry Brown emphasized investing in transportation, education and growing the state's rainy day fund as part of his new $190 billion budget proposal, released Wednesday. In this hour, we'll talk about the state budget, Congressman Darrell Issa's decision to not seek reelection and San Francisco's mayoral race with KQED's Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos. We'll also talk to them about the launch of their new radio show and podcast, Political Breakdown, which explores politics from a...

Duration: 00:51:30


Federal Judge Blocks DACA Wind Down

1/10/2018
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A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily blocked the Trump Administration’s plan to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and ordered the government to start accepting renewal applications. Judge William Alsup said ending the program was based on a flawed legal premise and creates undue hardship for so-called Dreamers. The Justice Department says they’ll continue to press their case, which could mean going to the U.S. Supreme Court to have the order lifted. We'll discuss...

Duration: 00:28:00


Talk Show Legend Dick Cavett to Be Honored at SF Sketchfest

1/10/2018
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Talk-show host Dick Cavett is being honored this week at a SF Sketchfest tribute marking 50 years since "The Dick Cavett Show" debuted on ABC. While best known for his TV show, Cavett also authored four books and appeared in dozens of films including "Beetlejuice" and "Forrest Gump." Cavett got his start as a writer for talk-show host Jack Paar, and then soon began sitting in for fellow-Nebraskan Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show.” Cavett joins us to discuss his life and career --what do...

Duration: 00:23:21


A Bill to Repeal California Rent Control Limits Gets A Public Hearing

1/10/2018
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A bill that would repeal California’s law limiting rent control is getting a public hearing on Thursday after languishing in committee for nearly a year. The Costa-Hawkins Act allows landlords to increase rent to market value between tenants and forbids rent control on buildings built after 1995, the year the act was passed. AB 1506, would repeal Costa-Hawkins and could have wide-ranging affects on rental markets statewide. What do you think -- should Costa-Hawkins be repealed? Is rent...

Duration: 00:51:29


Marketplace’s Scott Tong Finds China’s Story in His Family Roots

1/9/2018
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When journalist Scott Tong moved to Shanghai to open a China bureau for the radio show "Marketplace," he also seized the opportunity to reconnect with his extended family. Tong discovered that their stories reflect the radical changes and political shifts modern China has undergone. He joins us in the studio to talk about his book, "A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World."

Duration: 00:51:28


50,000 Salvadorans Living in California Lose Protected Status

1/9/2018
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The Trump Administration is ending temporary protected status (TPS) for about 200,000 Salvadorans who have been allowed to work and live in the United States since 2001. Many of those immigrants fled to escape violence during the 1980s and 90s, and were granted TPS in 2001 after a pair of devastating earthquakes struck El Salvador. The protected status will end in September of next year. Forum discusses the impact on the Salvadoran community in the Bay Area.

Duration: 00:27:59


Flu Season Strains Resources as Hospitalizations, Deaths are Up

1/9/2018
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This flu season is turning out to be a nasty one. According to state health officials, the flu has already resulted in the death of 27 Californians younger than 65 --that's compared with 3 at this time last year. Officials also note that the flu vaccine is approximately 32 percent effective this year. Has your family been hit by the flu? How are you coping and what questions do you have?

Duration: 00:23:27

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