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Forum |  Nov 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Journalist Chris Hedges' Campaign Against Indefinite Detention

Last spring, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration and declined to review a law that allows the U.S. military to indefinitely detain supporters of al-Qaida and the Taliban. The case, Hedges v. Obama, was brought by a group of journalists and activists including Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges. Hedges joins us to talk about indefinite detention and other policy issues. His books include "Empire of Illusion" and "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning."

Forum |  Nov 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM
Meet Holly Kernan, KQED's New Executive Editor of News

KQED's new Executive Editor of News, Holly Kernan, joins us for a conversation about the station's news coverage. As news director at San Francisco public radio station KALW, Kernan earned a reputation for responsive and community-oriented journalism. One of Kernan's guiding principals is to respond to the audience's needs. What do you need from KQED News? What issues and challenges is your community facing?

Forum |  Nov 21, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Diane Von Furstenberg's Life In and Out of Fashion

Designer Diane Von Furstenberg became a fashion icon when she popularized the wrap dress in the 1970s. Von Furstenberg has also lived quite the life beyond clothes: she is a former princess, a philanthropist and, according to Forbes, the 68th most powerful woman in the world. She joins us to discuss how she built her fashion empire and her memoir, "The Woman I Wanted to Be." She mentors aspiring designers on her reality TV show on E!, "House of DVF."

Forum |  Nov 21, 2014 - 9:00 AM
The Bay Area Reacts to Obama's Immigration Plan

We open the phone lines to get our audience's response to President Obama's executive action on immigration, which he is expected to announce Thursday night. We'll also check in with some local lawmakers and an immigrant whose status is likely to be affected by the plan.

Forum |  Nov 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Michael Connelly Takes Detective Harry Bosch From Page to Screen

Michael Connelly was a crime reporter for the LA Times in the 1980s and '90s when he started dreaming up the idea of Harry Bosch, a hardened LAPD detective who would become the core of Connelly's novels. Now, he'll see Detective Bosch come to life on screen when Amazon begins streaming its new show "Bosch" in 2015. Connelly talks about his latest thriller, "The Burning Room," and writing about the streets of Los Angeles for over 20 years.

Forum |  Nov 20, 2014 - 9:00 AM
U.S. Reviews Policy on Citizens Taken Hostage

The White House is reviewing its policy on hostage negotiations for U.S. citizens captured abroad. The family and employer of murdered journalist James Foley say they were prepared to pay a ransom, but the United States currently bans payments to terrorists. Meanwhile, European governments have paid millions to free their citizens.

Forum |  Nov 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM
How Sounds Manipulate How You Feel, and What You Buy

Does the sound of meat sizzling on a grill make you salivate? Does the familiar jingle of an ice cream truck evoke a hot summer day? Has the roar of a stadium crowd ever made your heart beat faster? Joel Beckerman, a composer who founded a sonic branding company, writes that "sound is present every moment of our lives, affecting our moods, our reactions, our thoughts, and our choices." But we're mostly unaware of it. We talk with Beckerman about recognizing the sounds that affect us, and how to take charge of your soundscape. Beckerman is co-author of "The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy."

Forum |  Nov 19, 2014 - 9:30 AM
Time Running Out for Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

With the Nov. 24 deadline to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program fast approaching, deep differences remain between Iranian and Western negotiators. Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday said the U.S. and its allies are making "excessive demands" in this last round of negotiations where sticking points such as Iran's uranium enrichment capacity and the speed of lifting sanctions have yet to be ironed out. What's the likelihood of Iran reaching a deal with the group of six nations, which includes the U.S.?

Forum |  Nov 19, 2014 - 9:00 AM
5 Killed in Attack on Jerusalem Synagogue

Five Israelis are dead after an attack Tuesday by two Palestinians in a West Jerusalem synagogue. Three of the victims were Israeli-U.S. nationals. Tensions have risen in recent weeks over access to the ancient site of al-Haram al-Sharif, or Temple Mount, within the walls of the Old City.

Forum |  Nov 18, 2014 - 10:00 AM
What Parents And Teachers Should Know About Educational Video Games

Do video games belong in the classroom? A growing body of research suggests that game-based learning fosters student engagement, motivation and collaboration and may help teachers to develop more effective assessments. But are the benefits worth the added screen time? We discuss a new guide developed by KQED's MindShift blog for teachers and parents to decide whether and how to incorporate game-based learning into their classrooms and homes.

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