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||Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on the Opioid Crisis, Gun Violence and Loneliness||When President Obama appointed him in 2014, Vivek Murthy became America's youngest-ever surgeon general. He says he was making progress on the fight against opioid and alcohol addiction when he was abruptly dismissed by President Trump in April.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||From Fire to Floods: A Coming Danger for the Bay Area?||Light rain is forecast for the Bay Area Thursday night. That's great news for firefighting efforts, but it's also a reminder that floods and mudslides pose a danger for fire-ravaged areas. Forum discusses possibilities for floods and mudslides when har...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||California GOP Convention to Feature Breitbart’s Steve Bannon||Steve Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News and former chief strategist for President Trump, will be a keynote speaker at the California Republican Party's fall convention, a 3-day event opening Friday in Anaheim.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Glide’s ‘Bridging the Divide’ Confronts Political Division Head On||The political divide in the U.S. on such issues as the environment, immigration, race and the role of government is wider today than ever before, according a new study by Pew Research Center. A San Francisco project is seeking to bridge that divide an...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Fire Hits Pot Economy in Sonoma, Mendocino||The fires in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties have hit the marijuana industry hard. Farmers along the North Coast were preparing for recreational marijuana's California debut this January. Instead, an estimated one third of their crops have burned a...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||2017 Fire Season One for the Record Books. But Why?||Relentless wildfires in the North Bay, Mendocino and Santa Cruz mountains are taxing California's firefighting resources. Forum checks in on why this fire season is more severe than in years past and discusses whether climate change is playing a role.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||#Metoo: What’s Next in the Conversation about Sexual Assault||Accusations of sexual assault and harassment against producer Harvey Weinstein by some of Hollywood's biggest names prompted thousands of women to post “#metoo” on social media, signaling that they too have been sexually assaulted, raped or harassed.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||North Bay Fires Taking a Financial Toll on Wine, Hospitality Industries||Though this week so far has brought some good news regarding the containment of the North Bay fires, business is far from usual. Early estimates put the region's loss of economic output at $200 million, which is expected to rise.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||‘Goon Squad’ Author Jennifer Egan Returns to Traditional Storytelling||Set in the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the Depression and second world war, Jennifer Egan's new book, "Manhattan Beach," is a 400-page historical novel, a major departure from her Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Visit from the Goon Squad.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||North Bay Residents Return After Evacuation Orders Lifted||As firefighters continue to contain the devastating wildfires in Northern California, residents are returning to cities and towns that were under mandatory evacuation. Forum checks in with county officials about opening schools when many students and t...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||President Trump Ends Affordable Care Act Subsidies, Disavows Iran Deal||Forum brings you analysis of the latest national news, including President Trump's decision to end subsidies that help low-income Americans receive insurance under the Affordable Care Act. We'll also discuss the President's announcement on Friday that ...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Northern California Wildfire Update||We'll bring you the latest news on the wildfires that have been devastating communities in Sonoma and Napa counties and across Northern California.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Coping with the Stress and Trauma of Natural Disasters||Losing a home or fleeing from a wildfire can be a traumatic event. And for many people, monitoring news about the North Bay wildfires and keeping track of loved ones is stressful as well. Forum discusses how to recognize the signs of burnout and trauma...||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||North Bay Legislators React to Wildfires, Response Efforts||In this hour, we’ll bring you the latest news on the wildfires burning across Northern California. We’ll also hear from elected officials about how their respective communities are faring, how they are providing for the North Bay's most vulnerable pop||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||SPECIAL COVERAGE: Fire Continues to Ravage North Bay||In this special presentation of Forum, we continue to take your calls and check-in with reporters and officials across Sonoma and Napa counties.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Uncontained Wildfires Continue to Threaten Santa Rosa, Force Evacuations||Hundreds of people in Sonoma County remained unaccounted for Wednesday as devastating wildfires continued to burn throughout the region. In Santa Rosa, as forecasts predicted high winds late Wednesday, uncontrolled flames threatened homes and businesse...||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Mandatory Evacuations Expand as Fires Continue to Spread in Northern California||Twenty-one fires are now burning in Northern California and authorities worry that high winds on Wednesday night and Thursday morning will further spread destruction. On Wednesday officials issued a mandatory evacuation for Calistoga.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Sonoma, Napa County Fires Expected to Have Devastating Economic Impact||Ongoing fires in Northern California have destroyed at least 2,000 homes and businesses including one of Napa's oldest wineries, White Rock Vineyards. The wine industry and tourism provide approximately 100,||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Prepare for a Disaster||At least 15 people are reported dead due to the 16 fires raging across Northern California. The fires have burned over 100,000 acres and over 2,000 homes and structures. In this segment, we talk to a panel of experts about disaster preparedness and too...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||SPECIAL COVERAGE: Fire Sweeps Through the North Bay||In this special presentation of Forum, we continue to take your calls and check-in with reporters and officials across Sonoma and Napa counties.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Council on Foreign Relations’ Steven Cook on a ‘False Dawn’ in The Middle East||The U.S. and Turkey have mutually suspended visa services, effectively blocking travel between the two countries. The suspensions come after a U.S. consulate employee was arrested in Istanbul last week. Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Steven...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Wildfires Ravage Northern California||More than 1,500 homes and business have been destroyed and thousands of people have been evacuated from fires tearing across the North Bay. Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus on Fixing Capitalism, Fostering Entrepreneurship||The man known for inventing microfinance, Muhammad Yunus, thinks that capitalism has grown too "greed-oriented.” Yunus won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his work lending money at low interest rates to budding entrepreneurs around the world.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Napa And Sonoma Fire Update||A series of fires in five Northern California counties — totaling at least 25,000 acres — that began Sunday night are causing evacuations in Napa and Sonoma Counties. High winds are driving the fires which continue to blaze this morning,||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Las Vegas Massacre Heightens Concerns About Security at Outdoor Venues||New evidence emerged Thursday that gunman Stephen Paddock scouted other locations -- including the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago -- before massacring 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas last weekend. As San Francisco prepares for several large outdoo...||10/6/2017||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!