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Forum |  May 02, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Online Harrassment in the Spotlight with #MoreThanMean

A video released last week by sports journalists Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain is rekindling the conversation about online harassment. In the video, titled #MoreThanMean, men read aloud rude and offensive tweets about the two journalists as they sit and listen. The tweets range from mild to threatening, with some expressing a desire to see the journalists beaten, raped or killed. The problem is widespread: A recent Pew report finds that 40 percent of internet users have experienced harassment, and women are especially vulnerable. We'll discuss the #MoreThanMean video and efforts to promote more civil discourse online.

Forum |  May 02, 2016 - 9:30 AM
Republican Duf Sundheim Vies for Barbara Boxer's Senate Seat

George "Duf" Sundheim, a Silicon Valley lawyer and former head of the California Republican Party, entered the U.S. Senate race to counter what he sees as leftist extremism in California politics. His platform includes K-12 education reform, water conservation and easing regulations on small businesses. As part of Forum's Election 2016 coverage, Sundheim joins us in studio to discuss his candidacy.

Forum |  May 02, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Candidates, Party Elites and Protesters Gather for California Republican Convention

The California GOP convention kicked off in Burlingame on Friday, as hundreds staged protests against Donald Trump. The convention takes place amid expectations that voters in the state's June 7 primary will have a hand in picking a presidential nominee for the first time in decades. We discuss the candidates' positions, shifting alliances within the party and the latest delegate counts.

Forum |  Apr 29, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Neal Gottlieb, Founder of Three Twins Ice Cream on How to Be a 'Survivor'

Neal Gottlieb isn't your everyday, plain-vanilla businessman. The founder of Petaluma-based Three Twins ice cream, Gottlieb recently wrapped up a stint on the CBS reality show "Survivor." He has also planted LGBT rainbow flags atop mountains in Uganda and North Carolina to protest anti-homosexuality laws. We chat with Gottlieb about his business philosophy and philanthropic work as part of our "First Person" series, which highlights the local leaders and innovators who make the Bay Area unique.

Forum |  Apr 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Benjamin Scheuer Roars Back from Loss and Cancer in ACT's 'The Lion'

When Benjamin Scheuer decided to tell the story of his father's death and his own battle with lymphoma, he did it the best way he knew how: with a guitar. His one-man musical, "The Lion," features six different guitars, which he dubs "cast members," each tuned and painted to denote different periods of loss, struggle and redemption. Scheuer joins us in studio for a live performance and to discuss how music helped him process grief and eventually, to heal.

Forum |  Apr 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM
NPR's Kelly McEvers Gets 'Embedded' in New Dangers

As NPR's former Baghdad correspondent, Kelly McEvers immersed herself in many dangerous and traumatic situations. Her new podcast, "Embedded," applies the same in-depth reporting across a range of stories. In one episode McEvers embeds with a biker club after a fatal shootout, and in another she travels to El Salvador to see firsthand how gangs terrorize families. McEvers, who is also the co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, joins Forum to talk about her work and how she convinces cops and opiate addicts to confide in her.

Forum |  Apr 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM
California Shakespeare Theater's New Director on 400 years of the Bard

On Saturday, Shakespeare fans in England and around the world observed the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. And at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, new artistic director Eric Ting is trying to breathe contemporary life into the Bard's work. An upcoming staging of Othello, for example, reimagines the title character as a modern Muslim man. Ting joins us to celebrate Shakespeare's enduring legacy and preview the 2016 Cal Shakes season.

Forum |  Apr 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Geoff Manaugh Reveals The City Seen Through Burglars' Eyes

Many burglars are amateur experts in architecture: whether it's learning a building's floor plan to escape via an air duct, registering as a fake company to request a building's private blueprints or tunneling into the side of a building from an alleyway dumpster, burglars can reveal vulnerabilities in human-made structures that most people never notice. Geoff Manaugh, the creator of BLDGBLOG, a popular blog on architecture, joins us to talk about his new book , "A Burglar's Guide To The City," and what's revealed when we see a city through a thief's eyes.

Forum |  Apr 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Gubernatorial Hopeful Gavin Newsom Stakes His Ground on Gun Control, Marijuana Legislation

Gavin Newsom has lamented that his workaday life as California's lieutenant governor is nothing like being the mayor of San Francisco. But the position has allowed Newsom to engage deeply with a range of state and national issues, including gun control, LGBT discrimination, marijuana legalization and higher education reform. Newsom joins us to talk about state politics, the presidential race and his bid to become California's next Governor.

Forum |  Apr 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Forum On The Road: Young Voters Speak Out

In a special Forum on the Road broadcast, we check in with the youth vote and the political buzz on the Sonoma State University campus. Young voters, we want to hear from you: Are you feeling the Bern? Are you campaigning to make America great again? Or perhaps you don't even see the point in voting. In this hour, we talk to Sonoma State University students about political engagement and find out what issues are most important to them.

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