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Forum discusses the book 'The Conquest of Bread: 150 Years of Agribusiness in California' with its author, Richard Walker.
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Forum holds a panel discussion on the efforts to recall California Governor Gray Davis.
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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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KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
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Forum discusses proposals to institute a 'consumption tax' in place of the current tax code.
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KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
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Forum discusses design and usability barriers that might prevent Baby Boomer and older generations from adopting new technologies.
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Forum discusses the Bay Area real estate market. Will the downturn continue? What does it mean for affordable housing?
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KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
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Forum has a conversation with author Isabel Allende about her new book Portrait in Sepia
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KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
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Forum discusses Monday's meeting of Iraqi leaders in Baghdad and plans to form an interim government in Iraq.
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Forum speaks with poet Adrienne Rich.
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Forum discusses global food security, biotechnology, and other issues on the agenda at this week's Ministerial Conference on Agricultural Science and Technology in Sacramento.
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Following the admission of Pakistan's chief nuclear scientist that he leaked nuclear secrets to Libya, North Korea and Iran, Forum discusses the question of nuclear safety worldwide.
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Forum discusses the physical, political, and professional challenges faced by journalists reporting from war zones around the world.
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Forum has a conversation with Michael Beschloss, author of 'The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman, and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945.'
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KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
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Forum discusses the global environment with environmental policy expert, James Gustave Speth.
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In light of President Bush's recent remarks concerning terrorist threats from Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, Forum assesses the war on terrorism, and where it may take us next.
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Forum discusses Iran's nuclear future and the attempts by other countries to influence it.
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Ruben Martinez discusses his book 'Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail.'
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Rahm Emanuel, an Illinois congressman and chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, explains his plan for the future of the Democratic Party and the broader American political system. Emanuel is a former senior advisor to Bill Clinton and co-author of "The Plan: Big Ideas for America." [pre-recorded]
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Forum learns much more about history with Kenneth C. Davis, author of 'Don't Know Much About History.'
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KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
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Forum discusses the proceedings of the 14th International AIDS Conference currently being held in Barcelona, Spain.
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KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
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Forum looks at the budget cuts and its impact on K-12 California schools.
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Forum discusses the challenges facing California and its governor in the months and years ahead.
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Forum welcomes Bruce Abramson, author of 'Digital Phoenix: Why the Information Economy Collapsed and How It Will Rise Again.'
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Forum discusses the results of San Francisco's mayoral and District Attorney elections.
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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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The San Jose Repertory celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, starting with the premiere of a new, home-grown musical: 'The Haunting of Winchester.'
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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 with Friday host Angie Coiro Forum assesses the Bay Area's emergency response network in light of the terrorist attacks on the East Coast. What plans are in place to prevent or address similar acts of terrorism here?
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Friday Forum commemorates the 75th anniversary of the first successful television transmission.
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Forum looks at the future of the California Coastal Commission in the wake of a recent state appeals court decision, which upheld a lower court ruling that the commission is unconstitutional.
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Forum asseses electronic security and electronic privacy.
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Forum discusses a proposal to remove partisanship from the process of drawing political districts in California.
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Forum discusses last week's US Supreme Court ruling upholding California's 'three strikes' mandatory sentencing law.
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Forum discusses the history of taxes and where our tax dollars go.
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Michael talks to Japan scholar John Nathan about contemporary Japan and the societal changes being ushered in by the ongoing economic recession.
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Forum discusses a court ruling on the siting of new 'big box' stores.
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Michael Krasny talks to Jamie Court about corporate power and personal freedom.
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Forum talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike.
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The program welcomes Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions during the Rwandan genocide inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda." Rusesabagina's autobiography, "An Ordinary Man," came out in 2006.
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Forum discusses the impact of the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged.
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Forum discusses the recent report on the University of California's pay system and disclosure practices.
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Forum discusses how state budget cuts will affect the teachers and students of public schools.
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Forum takes a look at in-law apartments and secondary housing units - could they help to relieve California's housing crisis?
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Forum talks to Warren Zimmermann about the history of American imperialism.
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Forum discusses the results from yesterday's statewide and local elections.
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Forum discusses changes in public school enrollments and the budgetary, racial and demographic factors that lead to them.
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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 immigration reform bill currently being debated in the U.S. Senate.
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Forum talks about energy and conservation with Amory Lovins.
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Dave Iverson discusses the past, present and future of Islam with author Reza Aslan.
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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 assesses the energy situation in California: policies, prices, economics, and consumption.
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Forum talks with historian and author Garry Wills about his latest book, 'Henry Adams and the Making of America.'
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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 state of 'Interdisciplinary Studies' at institutions of higher education.
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Forum takes your calls and concerns on current issues and topics of interest.
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Michael Krasny talks to science writer Janine Benyus about biomimicry, a new science that studies nature's models and then imitates or takes inspiration from these designs and processes to solve human problems. Benyus is a natural science writer and her latest book is 'Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.'
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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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With the recent release of the 2007 college ranking lists, Forum evaluates the academic, financial, political and social landscape of obtaining higher education in California.
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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 examines the art of adaptation. What are the challenges of taking a story from one medium to another, and what counts as a successful adaptation?
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Forum discusses journalism awards, from the Casey Award to the Pulitzer Prize. What are the stories that get recognized and what is the value of awarding them?
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With the price of coffee beans at an all-time low, Forum discusses the issues facing coffee growers and distributors.
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Angie Coiro talks to marine artist and author Richard Ellis about the continued depletion of ocean species.
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The program talks with Judith Stone about memory, social construction of race and the challenges of apartheid in South Africa. Stone is the author of the book "When She Was White."
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Michael Krasny discusses the importance and relevance of classics in the modern world.
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Forum discusses a proposal to post letter grades in windows of San Francisco restaurants based on the cleanliness of the establishment.
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Forum discusses an outreach project that brings Bay Area families together through the creation of art. W. Oakland on Display African-American Museum and Library at OaklandApril 27th, 2006 – May 27th, 2006659 14th St, Oakland100 Families: Art and Social Change - culmination of all works: Oakland Museum of California January 20, 2007 - April 22,…
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Forum looks at ways to encourage greater voter participation in national and local elections.
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Forum talks with Eric Schlosser, author of 'Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market.'
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This segment assesses the state of marriage - the history, the future and the purpose.
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Live from the State Capital, Forum assesses the political and economic climate of the State. At the top of the hour: California State Governor Gray Davis.
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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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With the recent focus in American cinema on social and political issues, Forum explores political films' effect on culture and what they portend for the political landscape.
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