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Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 10:00 AM 'The Social Sex' Explores the Rich History of Female Friendship

From biblical times to renaissance Italy to the modern age, authors Marilyn Yalom and Theresa Donovan Brown cast light on the evolution of female friendship in their book, "The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship." The two examine how female friendship is linked with social and cultural movements. Tell us, what role do female friendships play in your life?

Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Democrats Face Off in First Presidential Debate

We'll bring you analysis of Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas with a group of experts including Slate's chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie and Stanford University professor Bruce Cain. And we want to hear from you. Who do you think won the debate? Were your top issues covered?

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Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 10:00 AM In My Experience: Local Police Officers Talk About Their Lives in Uniform

While the country engages in a national conversation about how police interact with the communities they serve, four Bay Area officers join us for a local conversation. We'll discuss life on the beat, how they see the Black Lives Matter movement and what the biggest challenges are for community-police relations. What have you most wanted to ask a police officer?

Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 9:30 AM Automatic Voter Registration Comes to California

Governor Jerry Brown signed the "New Motor Voter Act" into law on Saturday. Now citizens will be automatically registered to vote when they get or renew a driver's license or state ID card. After a record-low voter turnout last year, proponents hope making voter registration opt-out rather than opt-in will encourage participation. Will this make you more likely to vote?

Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Tensions Build in Turkey After Bomb Kills 100 People in Ankara

Saturday marked the deadliest attack in Turkey's recent history with close to 100 people killed in Ankara. Mostly Kurds, the victims were attending a pro-peace rally organized by opponents of Prime Minister Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP). It's still unclear who is behind the bombing, but the government blamed the Islamic State, while left-wing groups said the government is neglecting public safety. We'll get the latest on the bombing, and discuss implications of instability in Turkey for the region.

Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Jacques Pepin Reflects on 60 Years in the Kitchen

At age 13, Jacques Pepin was an apprentice in some of Paris' most celebrated restaurants. Now he is the expert teacher, having shared his recipes, techniques and love for cooking with audiences for decades. Pepin joins us in studio to celebrate his final cooking series, "Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul." The 26-episode series features new recipes, footage of his family life, and interviews with Pepin and those close to him. The show launched on KQED and other PBS stations earlier this month.

Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 9:30 AM Bay Area Filmmaker Explores his Father's Holocaust Memories in "Surviving Skokie"

Jack Adler was a 10-year-old boy living in Poland when the Nazis invaded during World War II. The only member of his family to survive the Holocaust, Adler moved to the United States and ultimately settled with his family in Skokie, Illinois, where he was witness to the neo-Nazi uprising in the late 1970s. Adler's long-suppressed memories of the Holocaust and the history of the Skokie uprising are the subject of "Surviving Skokie," a documentary co-directed and produced by Blair Gershkow and Adler's son, Eli. The filmmakers and Jack Adler join us to discuss the film and the personal history it unearthed.

Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Federal Election Commission Chair Ann Ravel on Record Campaign Spending and Overcoming Gridlock

The 2016 presidential campaign may generate a record $10 billion in spending. At the same time, the Federal Election Commission, the 6-member bipartisan body charged with enforcing the nation's campaign finance laws, remains, according to FEC Chair Ann Ravel, "worse than dysfunctional." We speak to Ravel about the FEC's mandate and how she plans combat campaign finance abuse in the upcoming election.

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