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||CleanNeal Gottlieb, Founder of Three Twins Ice Cream on How to Be a 'Survivor'||Neal Gottlieb isn't your everyday, plain-vanilla businessman. The founder of Petaluma-based Three Twins ice cream, Gottlieb recently wrapped up a stint on the CBS reality show "Survivor." He has also planted LGBT rainbow flags atop mountains in Uganda and||4/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNPR's Kelly McEvers Gets 'Embedded' in New Dangers||As NPR's former Baghdad correspondent, Kelly McEvers immersed herself in many dangerous and traumatic situations. Her new podcast, "Embedded," applies the same in-depth reporting across a range of stories. In one episode McEvers embeds with a biker club a||4/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBenjamin Scheuer Roars Back from Loss and Cancer in ACT's 'The Lion'||When Benjamin Scheuer decided to tell the story of his father's death and his own battle with lymphoma, he did it the best way he knew how: with a guitar. His one-man musical, "The Lion," features six different guitars, which he dubs "cast members," each||4/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCalifornia Shakespeare Theater's New Director on 400 years of the Bard||On Saturday, Shakespeare fans in England and around the world observed the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. And at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, new artistic director Eric Ting is trying to breathe contemporary life into the Ba||4/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGeoff Manaugh Reveals The City Seen Through Burglars' Eyes||Many burglars are amateur experts in architecture: whether it's learning a building's floor plan to escape via an air duct, registering as a fake company to request a building's private blueprints or tunneling into the side of a building from an alleyway||4/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGubernatorial Hopeful Gavin Newsom Stakes His Ground on Gun Control, Marijuana Legislation||Gavin Newsom has lamented that his workaday life as California's lieutenant governor is nothing like being the mayor of San Francisco. But the position has allowed Newsom to engage deeply with a range of state and national issues, including gun control, L||4/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanForum On The Road: Young Voters Speak Out||In a special Forum on the Road broadcast, we check in with the youth vote and the political buzz on the Sonoma State University campus. Young voters, we want to hear from you: Are you feeling the Bern? Are you campaigning to make America great again? Or p||4/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanForum on the Road: Winery Development in Sonoma County||The number of Sonoma County wineries has more than doubled since 2005 and the industry is the backbone of the region's economy. But some neighborhood groups say escalating winery tourism from tasting rooms and events brings unwanted traffic and noise and||4/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHow to Negotiate Emotionally Charged Situations||Harvard psychology professor Dan Shapiro has spent the last two decades trying to uncover what emotionally charged conflicts -- from marital spats to high-stakes political disputes -- have in common. He found that the conflicts that feel most intractable||4/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAs Coral Bleaching Devastates Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Scientists Look for Solutions||More than 90 percent of Australia's Great Barrier Reef is suffering from coral bleaching, according to a survey published by an Australian task force last month. While some coral can recover from bleaching, which results from warming water, scientists est||4/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLesley Stahl on 25 Years at '60 Minutes' and Her Latest Investigation: Becoming a Grandmother||Emmy Award-winning journalist Lesley Stahl was a CBS News White House Correspondent, and then spent 25 years as a correspondent with "60 Minutes." She covered Watergate, interviewed Margaret Thatcher, and reported from inside Guantanamo Bay. Stahl joins u||4/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBilingual Education Foe Ron Unz Launches "Long-Shot" Bid for US Senate||Ron Unz. the entrepreneur and Republican political activist who initiated the 1998 state proposition to abolish bilingual education, is now running for U.S. Senate. Acknowledging his late entry into the race and slim chance of winning, Unz says his motiva||4/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanUber Drivers to Remain Independent Contractors Under $100 Million Settlement||The ride service giant Uber will continue to classify its drivers as independent contractors under a class action settlement reached on April 21st. The settlement, which still needs judicial approval, will also require Uber to pay up to $100 million to th||4/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOakland Museum Features Marijuana Exhibit in Advance of Legalization Fight||A ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in California may be on the November ballot and, in advance of that, the Oakland Museum of California has waded into the issue. The exhibit, "Altered State: Marijuana in California," approaches the substance from||4/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJazz Pianist Jason Moran Stretches Into New Territory with Alonzo King LINES Ballet||Jason Moran and Charles Lloyd might seem unlikely partners -- there's a 37-year age difference between the skateboarder-turned-pianist and saxophonist icon. But together, the musicians craft what one critic called "a conversation so intimate the listener||4/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSyrian Crisis, Iran Top President Obama's Agenda In Saudi Arabia||President Obama is in Saudi Arabia this week for a summit with Arab leaders. The visit comes amid escalating U.S.-Saudi tensions over the containment of Iran and the resolution of the conflict in Syria. The visit also comes as the U.S. Senate considers a||4/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHard Work or Good Fortune? Robert Frank on Success and Luck||Wealthy people are far more likely than those with lower incomes to say that people get rich because they work hard, according to a Pew Research Center study. Economist and New York Times columnist Robert Frank says discounting the role of luck in success||4/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBreaking Down the New York Primary Results||From Ithaca to Queens, New York voters went to the polls on Tuesday as Clinton and Trump try to lock in their front runner status with big delegate gains. Forum analyzes the results and what role California voters may play in selecting their party's candi||4/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBill Graham and the 'Rock & Roll Revolution'||From the mid 60's until his death in a helicopter crash in 1991, Bill Graham was at the center of the Bay Area's rock and roll scene, producing nearly every significant rock concert in the region including The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendix, Pink Floyd and Th||4/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean'Resilient San Francisco' Plan Details City Response to Emergency||San Francisco city officials released a comprehensive disaster plan on the 110th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. The report, "Resilient San Francisco: Stronger Today, Stronger Tomorrow," builds on a year-long collaboration among almost 100 organizatio||4/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSan Francisco Proposes Bailout for Over-Budget Transit Center||San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced a proposal last week to provide $260 million in interim financing for the completion of the first phase of the Transbay Transit Center. The bailout deal followed the ouster of the Transit Center's executive director, w||4/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDebate Over Free Trade Heats Up in Presidential Race||Free trade deals ranging from NAFTA to the yet-to-be-ratified Trans-Pacific Partnership have long been popular with Republican leaders and promoted by Democratic presidents. But in this year's presidential primaries, candidates from both parties are comin||4/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPresident Rousseff Faces Impeachment as Brazil Prepares for Summer Olympics||Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing the threat of impeachment, as her country struggles to recover from a crippling economic recession and major health concerns surrounding Zika virus. Brazil's lower house of Parliament voted Sunday to start impe||4/18/2016||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.
Listen and Learn Something
I haven't lived in the Bay Area for over a decade, but I still listen to forum whenever I can. Even though it is on NPR in the liberal bastion of San Francisco, this is the most balanced interview show you will find anywhere (I'm a Republican-Libertarian). Even more importantly, Krasny is probably one of the most intelligent and certainly most well informed interview host on the radio/internet waves. From politics, to art, and to wine, I'm continually impressed by every show I hear. It puts Talk of the Nation to shame.
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!