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||CleanNRA Money in Politics and Public Policy||In the wake of yet another mass shooting, Jane McMillan looks at the power political donations and funders, specifically the National Rifle Association and its donors, wield over elected officials, the legislative process, and even the study of public health concerns like gun violence. Our In Depth guests are Daniel Newman, President and Co-Founder of Maplight.org - a non-partisan, non-profit tracking the influence of money in politics, and Dr. Andrew Bindman - UCSF Professsor of Medicine and part of the Phillip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSearching For A Fair Immigration Solution||The government of the united states was shut down because a budget deal which included a permanent immigration fix for Dreamers... undocumented young adults brought here as children and raised as Americans... was rejected.Confusion from the White House on what bill would get a presidential signature, along with hardliners in the legislature are thwarting what most Americans say they want, a fair fix for Dreamers and other immigrants.Jane McMillan is joined by Bill Hing, professor of Law and Migration Studies at the University of San Fransisco, and Director of the Immigration and Deportation Clinic.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS' Doug Sovern Hosts In Depth Political Roundtable||On this weekend's KCBS In Depth, KCBS Political Reporter Doug Sovern talks politics in California and beyond, with Politico Senior Political Writer Carla Marinucci and KCBS and SF Chronicle Insider Phil Matier||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Look Inside Life in Iran and the Latest Protests||Jane McMillan is joined by Dr. Abbas Milani, director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution. Dr. Milani explains the oppressive economic and cultural life most Iranians have been enduring for decades, and why he sees this latest round of protests as being deeper and more widespread than in the past, with more possibilities for long term change.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarijuana Becomes Legal in California||The new year brings the legalization of marijuana, for adult use, in the Golden State. As of 1/1/18, all growers, shippers, labs and dispensaries must be state licensed and all legal pot products will be taxed. Jane McMillan is joined by Harborside Health Center CEO Steve De Angelo, a life-long legal cannabis advocate, to go through the new reality of marijuana use in California.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemembering Pearl Harbor With Bay Area Survivors||It was an event that would change the course of world history; the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941. Jane McMillan hears the stories of two local survivors of that day, Concord resident Chuck Kohler was a 17-year-old sailor on Ford's Island in the middle of Pearl Harbor when the attack began, while San Leandro's Mickey Ganitch was in the crow's nest of U-S-S Pennsylvania, the flagship of the fleet and a priority target for the attackers. These heros continue to share their personal stories so those who were lost at Pearl Harbor are never forgotten.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1968, The Election That Changed American Politics Aired 11/26/17||Regardless of political party, most people would agree that the Presidential election year of 2016 rocked most political, social and electoral norms. But the nation has gone through foundation-rattling turbulence before, and many of the seeds of America today were sewn in the upheaval of 1968. It's all documented in the new book, "Playing With Fire:The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics."This is Jane McMillan's conversation with it's author, MSNBC Host of The Last Word, Lawrence O'Donnell.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorkplace Sexual Harassment Aired 11/19/17||The headlines have been dominated by accounts of sexual harrasment and sexual assault by polticians, hollywood celebrities, and media moguls. While these accusations and cases grab attention, we know that inappropriate and intimidating behavior goes on in everyday life and in the everyday work place. How to recognize it and deal with it is discussed as Jane McMillan is joined by Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of the Law.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLACK LIVES, BLACK LUNGS Aired 11/12/17||We're talking about the impact of the targeted marketing of tobacco on the African American community. Jane McMillan is joined by Lincoln Mondy, the film-maker behind the new documentary Black Lives, Black Lungs...and by Carol McGruder, Co-Chair of the African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Depth - 110517 - Social Media and Russian Interference||--||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Brain: The Story of You With Dr. David Eagleman, Part Two||What makes us who we are, how we think, why we do what we do, is all centered in that three pound organ housed in our noggins. We continue our discussion with Stanford neuroscientist, researcher, and best-selling author, Dr. David Eagleman, an internationally renowned brain expert, offering scientific explanations of human behavior from crime to race relations to political persuasion to creativity and innovation. And, as he explains to In Depth host Jane McMillan, this knowledge offers solutions for a better future.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Brain: The Story of You With Dr. David Eagleman, Part 1||What makes us who we are, how we think, why we do what we do, is all centered in that three pound organ housed in our noggins. Stanford neuroscientist, researcher, and best-selling author, Dr. David Eagleman is an internationally renowned brain expert, offering scientific explanations of human behavior from crime to race relations to political persuasion to creativity and innovation. And, as he explains to In Depth host Jane McMillan, this knowledge offers solutions for a better future.||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Path To A Better Future Through California Community Colleges||As more and more well-paying jobs require college degrees and certified skills, California's Community Colleges are playing a bigger and more critical role in preparing the state's workforce. The Chancellor of California's Community Colleges, Eloy Ortiz Oakley tells KCBS' Jane McMillan it's time to look at this new role of his campuses in the overall state system of higher education, and expand access to every Californian, regardless of legal status or financial situation.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecovering From Disasters By Building Safer Communities||Cleaning up and rebuilding. The people of Houston and the surrounding region are looking to the future after Hurricane Harvey. But, rebuilding should include changes to make the community safer like building standards, geographic disclosures about potential dangers from natural disasters, or man-made ones, such as proximity to tindustry toxins. Doctor Richard Jackson is a public health and disaster preparedness expert who says when it comes to public safety, regulations should be seen as protections. He discusses this, and the other elements needed for successful community disaster recovery, with Jane McMillan.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNextGen America Founder, Tom Steyer.||San Francisco's Tom Steyer is a force in progressive politics. A successful former professional investor, Steyer is now dedicated to addressing climate change, inequality, immigration reform, and voter registration and civic engagement. He backs his advocay with personal philanthropy as well as the efforts of his grassroots organization, NextGen America. You may one day see his name on a ballot, as well, and he discusses all this with KCBS' Jane McMillan.||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAssessing the Threat of North Korea||News that North Korea may have successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead to fit on a intercontinental ballistic missile set off a flurry of threats from both President Trump and Kim Jong Un, as well as worries of war across the globe. Jane McMillan enlists expert David Schmerler for a realistic assesment of North Korea's nuclear advancements and the level of threat this presents. Mr. Schmerler is a Research Associate at the James Martin Center for Non-Proliferation at The Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey, California.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValuing and Protecting Free Speech in a Time of Hate Speak||Protecting the right to free speech is not the same as aggreeing with the message of the speaker, but it is imperative to health of our Republic. Jane McMillan asks Matthew Coles, Professor of Constitutional Law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, to explain what is, and is not, protected by the First Amendment.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Depth - 073017 - The Brave New World of Assisted Reproduction||Advances in medical science and technology have brought the miracle of birth to women and families who may otherwise have gone without children.And, while there is no denying the great benefits of this technology, there is little regulation over invitro and surrogacy, a private and lucrative global industry, and no policy for protecting the rights of the children of technology assisted reproduction.That's the concern KCBS' Jane McMillan heard from Doctor Mary Ann Mason, U-C Graduate School professor specializing in child and family law, and the author of the new book, "BABIES OF TECHNOLOGY: Assisted Reproduction and Rights of the Child."||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Depth - 072317 - Mental Health Stigma||As the national dialogue continues about the best way to deliver health care to every American, access to mental health care often takes a back seat in the discussion. Prominent U-C psychologist and author, Dr. Steve Hinshaw, says this is because of a continued lack of understanding of mental health issues, and the persistent and damaging stigmatizing of them. To change that, he has put his own family history of mental illness in a new book; 'Another Kind of Madness, A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness' and discusses it with KCBS' Jane McMillan.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Babies of Technology||Advances in medical science and technology have brought the miracle of birth to women and families who may otherwise have gone without children.And, while there is no denying the great benefits of this technology, there is little regulation over the private and lucrative global industry of invitro and surrogacy which allows for choosing specific traits in donor eggs and sperm. There is also no framework for protecting the rights of the children of technology assisted reproduction. That is the concern of Doctor Mary Ann Mason, U-C Graduate School professor specializing in child and family law, and the author of the new book, "BABIES OF TECHNOLOGY: Assisted Reproduction and Rights of the Child." Dr. Mason is Jane McMillan's guest in this installment on KCBS In Depth.||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDispelling the Stigma of Mental Illness- A Personal Story||When one in four Americans will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime, why is it often an afterthought in discussions of health care access? The answer, says U-C Professor of Psychology Dr. Steve Hinshaw, is stigma; the same lack of knowledge and understanding society has been anchored with for centuries.As Dr. Hinshaw tells KCBS' Jane McMillan, what's needed to break the stigma of mental illness is the open sharing of personal stories of everyday people managing their illness and thriving in spite of it. He does just that, sharing his family's personal story in his new book, "Another Kind of Madness, A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness."||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Pregnancy Behind Bars||July 17, 2017||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Following the money in the Senate GOP Healthcare Bill||July 10, 2017||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Preventing Gun Violence||June 23, 2017||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: The Paris Climate Agreement||June 4, 2017||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: The Bay Area Affordability Gap||[DATE]||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Teen Suicide:13 Reasons Why||Sunday May 21st||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing||May 15, 2017||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: The Intersection of Society, Race, Politics and Sports||May 8th, 2017||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Preparing for College||April 28, 2017||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: The Opioid Epidemic||Sunday April 9th||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Science in Trump's America||March 28, 2017||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Transgender Youth||[DATE]||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Comparing the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, with the GOP Replacement Plan||March 12, 2017||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKCBS In Depth: Airbnb, Uber and the Silicon Valley||Sunday, March 5th||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fabulous in Depth Coverage of Issues
Just found the podcast...SO happy. Usually I've only happened to hear this when leaving really early Saturday morning for a weekend trip.
Nuanced and insightful heavy duty coverage of important topics. NOT sound bites. These shows can change your world view.
Critical News for Critical Thinkers
As our news outlets shrink and “beat reporters” disappear, American media seems to be more and more commercialized and our choices seem to be fewer and fewer.
Jane McMillan’s voice is one that gives me a critical view of the world. She’s razor-edge smart, and as a strong interviewer, she sits in front of the right people and asks the hard questions I would like to ask them myself if I had the chance.
This is probably the longest review I’ve ever left, but it’s important. As a society our most important decisions are being made with less informed people. Podcasts and radio are a way to share information, but we need content like In-Depth, and diverse/critical thinkers like Jane McMillan to deliver it.