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Forum |  Sep 02, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Daniel Levitin on 'The Organized Mind'

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin gives practical advice to those of us drowning in email, constantly misplacing our belongings and struggling to multitask in his new book, "The Organized Mind." We'll talk with Levitin about staying focused and productive in the face of information onslaughts. Levitin is also the author of "The World in Six Songs" and "This is Your Brain on Music."

Forum |  Sep 02, 2014 - 9:00 AM
NATO: Russia Violated Ukraine's Sovereignty

NATO accused Russia of violating Ukrainian sovereignty by sending equipment and combat troops into eastern Ukraine to support pro-Russian rebels. Russia denies this. In response, European leaders planned to meet Saturday to discuss the possibility of further sanctions. We'll discuss the latest developments in Ukraine.

Forum |  Sep 01, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Michael Franti and Spearhead

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 from June 10. We also talk to the Oakland-born, Davis-raised artist about his music and politics.

Forum |  Sep 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Richard Linklater Elevates the Ordinary in 'Boyhood'

For his new film "Boyhood," director Richard Linklater filmed with the same cast over a 12-year period to tell the story of a boy growing up. It was a risky experiment, but critics are raving about the film, which Slate's Dana Stevens calls "a gradually unfolding miracle." We listen back to a July 17 conversation with Linklater about "Boyhood," his career and his unorthodox approach to cinematic storytelling.

Forum |  Sep 01, 2014 - 9:30 AM
Hospice Doctor Finds Calling Through Near-Fatal Accident

While an undergraduate at Princeton University, BJ Miller was electrocuted and nearly died, and the accident left him a triple amputee. Today, as executive director of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, he has built his life work around the care of others who are approaching death. We listen back to a July 14 conversation with Miller, as part of our First Person series on local leaders and innovators.

Forum |  Sep 01, 2014 - 9:00 AM
The Debate Over Part-Time Work

On-call and part-time employment is on the rise. But some on-call employees complain that unpredictable schedules create burdens when it comes to going to school or finding childcare. That's prompting some cities like San Francisco to propose new protections for workers, such as extra pay and advance notice of shifts. We listen back to a debate on part-time work from July 23, 2014.

Forum |  Aug 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM
DEA Tightens Rules for Widely Prescribed Painkiller

Deaths from prescription drug overdoses have tripled since the late 1990s, recently prompting the Drug Enforcement Administration to tighten the rules around prescribing drugs like Vicodin, which contain the opiate hydrocodone. We'll discuss recent developments in what many are calling an epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

Forum |  Aug 29, 2014 - 9:00 AM
Who Should Have Earthquake Insurance?

Last weekend's South Napa Earthquake is a dramatic reminder to Bay Area property owners that they're vulnerable. The city of Napa estimates that it has sustained $300 million in damage so far to privately owned buildings. And yet, only one of nine Californians has earthquake insurance. We'll discuss who should have earthquake insurance and how to get it.

Forum |  Aug 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Poet Diane Ackerman on 'The Human Age'

Poet, essayist and naturalist Diane Ackerman's new book "The Human Age" is a reflection on how people have changed the planet. She writes, "Our relationship with nature has changed...radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad." While humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface," we have also collected DNA of vanishing species, manufactured body organs from 3D prints and gone to great lengths to restore ecosystems.

Forum |  Aug 28, 2014 - 9:00 AM
White Officers Predominate on Bay Area Police Forces

According to a recent analysis of the latest census data, more than 80 percent of Bay Area police forces have a disproportionate number of white officers relative to the racial make-up of the communities they serve. As the nation's attention focuses on issues of police and race in the wake of events in Ferguson, Missouri, we look at how the racial composition of our local police forces affects arrests and public trust in the criminal justice system.

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