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Michael Franti and Spearhead

Today at 10:30am

Long before he reached the top of the charts with "Say Hey" in 2009, Michael Franti was well known in the Bay Area for his eclectic music and social justice activism. We rebroadcast a conversation with Franti and in-studio performance from his band Spearhead.

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It's Your World

Janet Napolitano

Tonight at 8:00pm
Repeats at 2am

University of California president Janet Napolitano discusses strategies to enhance community college transfers, boost the transfer of UC's cutting-edge research to market, improve services for student veterans, among other important issues.

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Richard Linklater

Today at 10:00am

We listen back to a July 17 conversation with Richard Linklater about his new film "Boyhood," his career and his unorthodox approach to cinematic storytelling.

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