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||Election 2018: U.S. Senate Candidate Kevin de León||As part of our Election 2018 coverage, we meet U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León, who hopes to beat incumbent Dianne Feinstein on November 6th. As a senator in the California Legislature, de León authored the sanctuary state bill and set a goal for||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Great Expectations for the Warriors’ Final Season in Oakland||In June, the Golden State Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers to win a third NBA Championship in four years. Can the Dubs do it again? The team opens its new season on Tuesday and fans have good reason to be optimistic: starters Stephen Curry,||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lawsuit Alleges Suppression of Minority Voters in Georgia||Civil rights groups are suing Georgia's Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp for allegedly suppressing thousands of minority voters. According to an AP report, the state's use of a controversial verification system has p.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Election 2018: Bay Area to Vote on Cannabis Taxes||This November, voters across California will decide how cannabis will be taxed in their cities and counties. Although taxes on marijuana have not brought in as much revenue as projected, supporters of local taxes still think they could be a source of f.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Trump and Congress Clash Over Suspected Murder of Saudi Journalist||President Trump said Thursday that the U.S. would help investigate the suspected murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khahoggi but that he would not stop arms deals with Saudi Arabia or take other punitive actions.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Ronald Reagan’s ‘Journey’ Transformed U.S. Politics||A new biography traces Ronald Reagan’s rise from humble midwest beginnings to B-grade movie star to president of the United States. Author Bob Spitz’s “Reagan: An American Journey” includes new details about Reagan’s private life,||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lawsuit in Mario Woods Shooting Can Proceed, As Video Throws SFPD Account into Question||Forum discusses a newly unsealed video that casts doubt on statements made by San Francisco police officers about the deadly 2015 police shooting of Mario Woods.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Election 2018: Lt. Gov. Candidate Ed Hernandez||Lieutenant governor candidate Ed Hernandez joins Forum to discuss his priorities for California.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||National Review’s Reihan Salam Argues Against Open Borders||Conservative political commentator Reihan Salam joins Forum to discuss his new book “Melting Pot or Civil War?"||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rebecca Traister Validates Women’s Anger in ‘Good and Mad’||Hundreds of women protested the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, disrupting the judicial hearings to express their fury. This anger is nation-shaping, argues journalist and best selling author Rebecca Traister in her new book “Good a||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Panel Issues Dire Report on Climate Change, Calls for Urgent Action||Forestalling the most devastating effects of climate change will “require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” That’s according to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Forum on the Road: One Year After the Fires, Are We More Prepared?||One year ago, when deadly fires ripped across Sonoma County, emergency response officials were disorganized and ill prepared, according to a report from California’s Office of Emergency Services. Many residents were not informed that they should evacu||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Forum on the Road: Rebuilding Santa Rosa||Santa Rosa was in the midst of a housing crisis even before the devastating Tubbs fire destroyed 5 percent of the city's housing stock -- around 2,900 homes. On the first anniversary of the North Bay fires,||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cox, Newsom Face Off in Final California Gubernatorial Debate||California Gubernatorial candidates Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom join Forum in studio.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Election 2018: 4th Congressional District Candidates Tom McClintock and Jessica Morse||As part of our election 2018 coverage, we talk with the candidates for the 4th congressional district.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||TheOnion.com Founder Scott Dikkers on Elon Musk, Fake News and More||Scott Dikkers' new book, “Welcome to the Future which is Mine,” depicts a fictional Elon Musk’s dream to save the world.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Election 2018: Lt. Governor Candidate Eleni Kounalakis||Eleni Kounalakis joins us in studio to discuss her priorities if she is elected lieutenant governor.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anand Giridharadas on the Dark Side of Elites and Philanthropy||Why should the world's biggest problems be solved by an unelected network of rich and powerful thought leaders, rather than public institutions and elected officials? That's one of the central questions that journalist and political analyst Anand Girid.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Substandard Care Found at California Immigration Facility||Earlier this year, the Trump Administration took away the legal status of over 300,000 people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan, who had formerly been protected by their Temporary Protected Status, or TPS. On Wednesday,||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||White House Doesn’t Allow FBI to Interview Ford, Kavanaugh||Members of the Senate are assessing the supplemental FBI background file for Brett Kavanaugh, which could determine whether key senators support the Supreme Court nominee. Senior White House officials said the report shows no corroboration of allegatio.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Explores ‘Leadership in Turbulent Times’||America's weathered instability before, reminds Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin in her book "Leadership in Turbulent Times." The presidential biographer looks at the formative roots and influence of four presidents -- Abraham Lincoln.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Election 2018: Insurance Commissioner Candidates Ricardo Lara and Steve Poizner||The California Department of Insurance manages a $250 million budget, enforces insurance laws, regulates companies and investigates health care fraud. The state insurance commissioner not only oversees those functions,||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Election 2018: Proposition 6 Would Repeal California’s Gas Tax||Last year, the Democrat-controlled state legislature approved a $5 billion-a-year tax on gasoline and vehicle fees, which raised fuel taxes 12 cents per gallon and diesel taxes 20 cents per gallon. Proponents of the tax say the move was necessary to fu.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Governor Jerry Brown Signs Sweeping Criminal Justice Reforms into Law||Fresh on the heels of abolishing cash bail in California, Governor Jerry Brown signed several more criminal justice reform bills into law over the weekend. The suite of new measures include the release of police body camera footage within 45 days of an.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||A’s Face Yankees in One-Game Wild-Card Playoff||After placing last in the American League West for the past three seasons, the A's clinched a wild-card spot and play the Yankees in New York on Wednesday night. And they did it with one of the lowest payrolls in baseball.||10/2/2018||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!