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KQED's live call-in program presents wide-ranging discussions of local, state, national and international issues, as well as in-depth interviews.



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Forum discusses the impact of a possible change in leadership in Cuba following the transfer of power by Fidel Castro to his brother, Raul.
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In the first hour of a two-hour live broadcast from the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, Forum look at the science behind earthquakes and examine the particular vulnerability of California. What are earthquakes and what causes them to happen? Which fault lines are most likely to cause widespread damage, and why? What is plate…
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Forum discusses the new SAR guidelines announced by the UC Berkeley Chancellor, as well as what this portends for the university system and California.
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Forum takes a look at California's bond debt and its impact on the state's economy. How do bonds work, and what are the benefits and pitfalls of bond financing?
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In light of the recent case of Andrea Yates who killed her five children, Forum takes a look at post-partum depression.
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Forum discusses global agricultural issues in the context of this week's United Nations World Food Summit in Rome.
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Forum discusses proposals to institute a 'consumption tax' in place of the current tax code.
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Following a recent report by the U.S. Army Surgeon General, Forum discusses mental health problems facing troops returning from Iraq.
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Following the midterm elections earlier this month, Forum discusses the changing directions and strategies of the nation's two largest political parties. This hour, the Democratic Party.
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Forum explores the history and status of the black literary, cultural and political movement in France, the current subject of a symposium at San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora.
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With 100,000 Californians slated to lose their welfare benefits by year's end, Forum examines the state of welfare reform.
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Forum interviews Dr. Mark Plotkin, enthnobotanist and co-author of 'The Killers Within: The Deadly Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria.' Plotkin wrote the book with Michael Shnayerson. He has been hailed by Time Magazine as an environmental 'Hero for the Planet' for his work studying healing in world jungles. * Pre-recorded. *
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Forum discusses the life and legacy of novelist Saul Bellow.
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Forum discusses reparations for slave labor as the state of California begins to debate the issue.
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Guest host Penny Nelson talks to David Rothkopf about the history and influence of the National Security Council. (first aired June 27th, 2005)
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Forum discusses SB1613, recently passed by the California Legislature, which governs the use of mobile phones while driving.
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In light of recent news about the breast cancer drug Herceptin, Forum discusses the current advancements and challenges in cancer research, funding, prevention, diagnosis, and other treatment options.
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The show discusses President Bush's upcoming trip to Latin America.
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Forum discusses the recent breaches of several personal information brokers and the security implications.
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Following a swarm of small earthquakes in the East Bay, Forum looks at the latest earthquake science, the availability of Bay Area earthquake insurance, and the likelihood of more serious earthquakes in the future.
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Forum explores the state of California's parole system.
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Forum discusses how state budget cuts will affect the teachers and students of public schools.
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Forum discusses the results of Tuesday's election, focusing this hour on California's statewide offices and ballot measures.
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Forum features a discussion with San Francisco district Attorney Kamala D. Harris
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Forum examines the results of the recent report from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy and what the findings mean for adult literacy in the 21st century.
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Forum discusses Saturday's space shuttle disaster and what it means for the future of the United States space program.
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Friday Forum talks with actor and radio host Harry Shearer. His new movie, Teddy Bears' Picnic, debuts this week. Shearer is the movie's director, the host of Le Show, and the voice of many Simpsons characters.
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Forum discusses the meaning of freedom and the consequences of the war on terror with financier and philanthropist George Soros.
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Forum discusses new research into the effect of stress on heart attacks, particularly among women, with Dr. Brian L. Strunk.
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Forum examines the American occupation of Iraq and discusses the role of the U.S. military there.
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Forum looks at a new report on the impacts of ocean acidification on coral reefs and other marine organisms.
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Forum discusses the book 'Teachers Have It Easy,' about the work teachers do and the pay they receive.
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Following the withdrawal of the U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Forum discusses U.S. - Syrian relations.
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Michael Krasny discusses the importance and relevance of classics in the modern world.
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Broadcasting from Sacramento, Forum discusses the upcoming special election in November and looks at the initiative process in California.
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Forum meets some of the Democratic candidates in California's gubernatorial primary.
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Michael and his guests discuss the first 100 days of Arnold Schwarzenegger's term as Governor of California.
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Michael Krasny talks to Arthur Gelb, former managing editor of the New York Times, about his memoir 'City Room.'
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Forum talks with author Max Boot about how technology has transformed warfare and, in turn, human history. His new book is "War Made New: Technology, Warfare and the Course of History, 1500 to Today."
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Forum talks to Vietnamese-American journalist Andrew Lam.
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Journalist and UC-Berkeley School of Journalism professor Mark Danner joins Forum to discuss his forthcoming book "The Secret Way To War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History."
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Forum assesses the recent survey of the '100 Best Companies.' What makes a company good, and why?
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Forum discusses the pros and cons of adding a safety barrier to the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Forum discusses the controversy over keeping sharks captive.
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As conspiracy charges against five more San Francisco police officials are dropped, Forum revisits the case against the SFPD. What have we learned from it, and how will it affect relations between police and prosecutors in the city?
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Forum looks at the upsides and upsets of moving.
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Forum assesses the current labor dispute between janitors and the Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco -- and the future implications for labor.
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Forum discusses recent developments at the Supreme Court - its rulings on Miranda protection and family leave, and its refusal to hear an appeal regarding secret deportation hearings.
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Forum talks to Israelis and Palestinians who have lost loved ones to violence in the Middle East and are working on their grief through peace and reconciliation in the region.
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In advance for Memorial Day, the show hosts a discussion about service in the military and alternative ways citizens can meaningfully contribute to the nation.
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This segment assesses the state of marriage - the history, the future and the purpose.
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The program discusses the implications of a pending Supreme Court ruling on the use of race as a factor in school integration.
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Forum looks ahead at the political landscape of 2007.
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Forum talks with chef Jacques Pepin about his new memoir 'The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen.'
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Forum talks with historian Garry Wills about the meaning of the teachings of Jesus. Wills' books include "Papal Sin," "Why I am a Catholic" and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Lincoln at Gettysburg." His most recent book is "What Jesus Meant."
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An analysis of the recent Iraqi vote after a referendum on the country's new constitution.
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The number of students who graduate with over $25,000 in loan debt has tripled since the early 1990's. The program discusses student debt: what are the implications for the growing number of students who rely on substantial loans to finance higher education?
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The program assesses the recent approval of a ban on plastic grocery bags in San Francisco which, if the Mayor Gavin Newsom endorses it, will make San Francisco the first U.S. city to adopt such a rule.
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Michael Krasny talks to historian Robert Service author of a new biography of Stalin.
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Forum discusses the search for an HIV vaccine and asks why there still isn't one after all these years.
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Forum discusses the pros and cons of San Francisco's proposed breed-specific dog ordinances.
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Forum hosts a roundtable discussion with the candidates for California Lieutenant Governor.
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Angie Coiro and guests discuss new theories of human evolution. What do recent fossil finds tell us about our ancestors?
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Forum discusses the results from yesterday's statewide and local elections.
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Forum discusses the legacy of war in Vietnam on the country's art culture, 30 years after the end of U.S. involvement.
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Forum takes a look at the state of San Francisco's non-profit health and human service providers.
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A Labor Day special -- Forum assesses the 'constitutionality of work.' (original air date: September 1st, 2003)
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Following the EU summit that took place in Seville this weekend, Forum takes a look at Europe's changing immigration policies.
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Forum takes a look at 14 years of San Francisco's Noise Pop Music Festival, as well as what it takes to make it as an indie band in today's music industry. Noise Pop kicks off today.
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Forum discusses President Bush's speech from Monday night seeking support for a resolution authorizing military action against Iraq.
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Dave Iverson discusses 'Freakonomics' -- the hidden side of everything -- with economist Steve Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner.
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Forum discusses the economic health of the Bay Area's food banks this holiday season.
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