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||How to Overthrow the Patriarchy as a Working Mom||Journalist and mother Sarah Lacy says working moms face a number of challenges in the workplace, from lower pay to the so-called "Maternal Wall" that hinders career mobility. "When I had children, I was stunned because I had spent my entire adult life .||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Trump Administration Removes Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies||The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era ban on importing the heads and tusks of elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service says allowing these trophies as part of legal,||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Napolitano’s Aides Interfered with UC Audit, Regent Faces Sexual Harassment Accusation||Top aides to UC President Janet Napolitano improperly interfered in a state audit, according to an independent investigation ordered by UC regents. The officials asked UC campuses not to "air dirty laundry" in an audit survey and warned each other to k.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cooking Tips from The Smitten Kitchen||For the past decade Deb Perelman has been cooking meals in the tiny kitchen of her New York apartment and sharing them on her popular blog, The Smitten Kitchen. Pereleman has now published her second cookbook, "Smitten Kitchen Every Day.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Republicans Confident in Votes for Tax Overhaul||Republican members of both chambers of Congress are hustling this week to reach an agreement on a tax plan. But major differences remain between the Senate and House bills, especially the repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||MSNBC Host Chris Matthews on Robert Kennedy’s ‘Raging Spirit’||Chris Matthews, the longtime host of MSNBC's "Hardball" is known for his political analysis and combative style. He joins us in the studio to talk about the Republican tax bill, the latest developments in the Russia investigation and his new book on Bo.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||San Francisco Gridlocked Over Where to Allow Recreational Pot Dispensaries||Time is running out for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to reach an agreement on marijuana dispensaries, as the sale and purchase of recreational cannabis becomes legal on January 1. While 74 percent of the city's voters last year backed legaliz.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe Under House Arrest after Military Takeover||Zimbabwe's military placed its president Robert Mugabe under house arrest, took over state TV and filled the streets of the capital with military tanks. While it is being deemed a coup, the military has avoided calling it one.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Sasha Abramsky: Fear is America’s Most Dangerous Epidemic||“Jumping at Shadows” is Sacramento-based journalist Sasha Abramsky's polemic against what he calls America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. Abramsky portrays a political and cultural landscape that is, increasingly,||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tensions in Middle East Rise as Lebanese Prime Minister Still Missing in Saudi Arabia||Tensions in the Middle East continue to mount as Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri remains in Saudi Arabia, sparking suspicion that he's being held against his will. Hariri disappeared into Saudi Arabia just as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman .||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||From Murders to Suicides: A Coroner Finds ‘Lessons in Investigating Death’||In his 36 years as a Marin County coroner, Ken Holmes saw everyone from murder victims to people who committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Over the years, he learned how to interview witnesses,||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Political News Roundup: Trump on Russia, GOP Tax Plan and Roy Moore||President Trump talks trade in China; possible action on the Senate and House tax bills; and the scandal surrounding Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Forum discusses the latest political news with a panel of experts.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lisa Fischer Moves Center Stage with LINES Ballet after ’20 Feet From Stardom’||Lisa Fischer has been a backup singer for some of the biggest names in music: Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé, to name a few. But after she appeared in the Oscar-winning documentary "20 Feet From Stardom,||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Filipino WWII Veterans Receive Long-Awaited Recognition with Congressional Gold Medal||Last month, Senate and White House leaders awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to roughly 250,000 Filipino veterans who served during World War II. The recognition was long awaited: it had been over 75 years since Filipino troops, alongside U.S.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ex-DNC Chair Donna Brazile Stokes Controversy and Fury with Retelling of 2016 Election||Former interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile says in her new memoir that "it broke [her] heart" when she found proof that Hillary Clinton's team had rigged the 2016 Democratic nomination process, a claim Brazile later withdrew.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lonely Planet Co-Founder Tony Wheeler Wants You to Travel the World||Travel was much different when Maureen and Tony Wheeler published their first Lonely Planet travel book in 1973. Airports were public spaces and luggage was checked, not screened. The Wheelers’ guidebooks helped thousands of travelers navigate the wor||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Graphic Novel Explores the History of Drone Warfare||Investigative journalist Pratap Chatterjee and editorial cartoonist Khalil Bendib present a history of drone warfare and mass surveillance in "VERAX," a graphic novel. The first half of the book profiles famous whistleblowers like Julian Assange and Ed.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Justice Department Tells Time Warner to Sell Off CNN Before Merging with AT&T||As a prerequisite for approving its pending $85.4 billion merger with AT&T, the Justice Department is calling for Time Warner to sell off Turner Broadcasting, a group of cable channels that includes CNN. The reported move marks a major departure from e.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Richard White on America’s Gilded Age … and How it’s Echoed Today||The Gilded Age was an era of incredible wealth and innovation, but also crushing poverty, government corruption and broken promises to former slaves and Native Americans. Richard White's new book, "The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States Du.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Exploring the Link Between Domestic Violence and Mass Shootings||When Devin Kelly opened fire in a Texas church on Sunday there may have already been signs he was at risk for committing such a heinous act: Kelly spent a year locked up for domestic violence against his wife and her infant son. In this segment,||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Is ‘Trumpism Without Trump’ the Future GOP Playbook?||Virginia residents hit the polls Tuesday to vote in a governor's race that has been inflamed by racially-tinged rhetoric. The Republican nominee, Ed Gillespie, centered his campaign around President Trump's agenda but has held no public events with him.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Historian Leslie Berlin Talks Silicon Valley Troublemakers of the 1970s||Video games, the personal computer, venture capital and even biotechnology were born in Silicon Valley during the 1970s and early 80s. Historian Leslie Berlin spent six years researching lesser-known figures of the era who were behind those landmark de.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Fire Insurance Decoded||More than $3 billion in insurance claims have been filed for damages from the recent wildfires in Northern California, yet many people who lost homes are either uninsured or underinsured. Meanwhile, some wealthy homeowners benefited from the protection.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||President Trump Travels to South Korea||On Tuesday, President Trump travels to South Korea as part of his tour of Asia. The topic of North Korea and its accelerating pace of nuclear weapons development will loom large. We'll discuss what unfolded in Seoul and what it signals for U.S.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||SFPD Chief Bill Scott Discusses Tasers, Reducing Car Break-Ins||San Francisco Police Chief William Scott has been the city’s top cop since January. He took over a department with numerous controversies, including a racist text scandal and several officer-involved fatalities.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
If there's a rock star of Bay Area public radio interviews, Krasny is it, and now he's web-wide. He's highly informed, and he takes on relevant and complex topics from local to international. Every segment delivers real information and expertise. So happy that I can get Forum whenever I want it now.
Forum has been must-listen radio for me for years. Krasny is amazingly well-informed about an amazing array of subjects, but he's at his best and most perceptive when he's interviewing authors. Maybe it's his background as an English professor ... whatever the reason, he seems to really enjoy conversation with literary folks, and I'm delighted to have those conversations available to listen to at my convenience.
Krasny's a reliable chap
Krasny is a facile interviewer and a genial host. He is highly knowledgeable and handles both callers and guests with equal aplomb. His voice might initially lead you to believe he's a milquetoast, but there's steel behind that soft voice. Most subject matter and guests are interesting and engaging, but there is the occasional dud. Highly recommended!