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The Golden State Warriors' win streak may have ended in Memphis last week, but not before the team set a franchise record with 16 consecutive victories. Led by young stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who are known as the "Splash Brothers" for their brilliant backcourt shooting, the Warriors have one of the best records in the NBA. We talk with team President Rick Welts about the season and about the team's plans to build a new arena in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. We'll also check in with rookie Coach Steve Kerr.
For over 10 years Jeff Adachi has served as San Francisco's public defender. During that time he has fought for an increased budget, put pension reform on the ballot and ran for mayor. Adachi recently made headlines by joining other public defenders in a "Black Lives Matter" rally. We'll talk with him his track record as public defender and his vision for criminal justice reform.
With long lines, high prices and endless options, eating out can be an intimidating endeavor. We gather some local chefs to talk about their favorite places. From budget bites to curated cuisine, we'll discuss new trends in the ever-evolving Bay Area food scene.
From President Obama's executive decisions on Cuba and immigration to the indictments of California senators Calderon and Yee, we'll review this year's political high and lows. What do you think was the biggest political story of 2014?
Does beef get a bad rap? Red meat has been associated with heart disease, among other health problems, and critics point to the environmental toll taken by industrial beef production. Nicolette Hahn Niman, a longtime vegetarian, wouldn't disagree. But in her new book "Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production," the environmental lawyer and Bolinas-based cattle rancher lays out the case for grass-fed beef, which she says is actually nutritious and sustainable.
When families gather for the holidays, politics have a way of becoming personal. Amy Dickinson, author of the syndicated column, "Ask Amy," joins us to offer advice on how to have meaningful conversations with people with whom you might not see eye-to-eye. How do you handle fraught political conversation and social discord during the holidays?
Sony Pictures Entertainment cancelled the release of its film "The Interview," a comedy centered on an assassination plot against the leader of North Korea. The announcement came in the wake of cyberattacks on the company and amid threats of attacks on theaters showing the film. Federal investigators believe North Korea is behind the hack, and are weighing how to respond. We look at the political and cultural implications of Sony's decision.
Maurice Sendak, author of "Where the Wild Things Are," once said, "Kids don't know about bestsellers. They go for what they enjoy." We'll discuss what new books kids are enjoying and what classic books still endure. What kids' books are popular in your house? What children's books make good gifts?
It's final exam season for colleges, and students are turning to stimulant drugs to deal with heavy workloads. According to a study presented at an international pediatric meeting, one in five students at an unnamed Ivy League school admitted to using "study drugs" like Adderall and Ritalin, which are typically used to treat ADHD. We take a look at the way these drugs are misused, the serious risks involved in taking them and why college students are doing it anyway.
President Obama announced today that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, following 50 years of Cold War hostility between the two nations. The announcement came amid news that Cuba released American contractor Alan Gross, who had been held there for the last five years. We discuss the national and international implications of the policy shift.