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Fri, Apr 29, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Fri, 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.

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 -- 10:00 AM Ben 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.

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Fri, 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.



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Thu, Apr 28, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Thu, 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.

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Thu, 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.

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Thu, 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.

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Wed, 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.

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 -- 9:00 AM Forum on the Road: Winery Development in Sonoma County

The number of Sonoma County wineries has more than doubled since 2005 and the industry is the backbone of the region's economy. But some neighborhood groups say escalating winery tourism from tasting rooms and events brings unwanted traffic and noise and threatens their rural quality of life. In response, county supervisors and planning officials are working to establish new guidelines for winery events. We'll talk with industry experts, community activists and local officials about the high stakes of winery development in Sonoma County.

Tue, Apr 26, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 -- 10:00 AM How to Negotiate Emotionally Charged Situations

Harvard psychology professor Dan Shapiro has spent the last two decades trying to uncover what emotionally charged conflicts -- from marital spats to high-stakes political disputes -- have in common. He found that the conflicts that feel most intractable are those that threaten a person's identity and trigger a "tribal mindset." Shapiro joins Forum to talk about his new book, "Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts."

Tue, Apr 26, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 -- 9:00 AM As Coral Bleaching Devastates Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Scientists Look for Solutions

More than 90 percent of Australia's Great Barrier Reef is suffering from coral bleaching, according to a survey published by an Australian task force last month. While some coral can recover from bleaching, which results from warming water, scientists estimate that at least half of the bleached coral will not. Meanwhile, researchers have announced the discovery of a huge new coral reef system at the mouth of the Amazon River. We discuss the importance of coral reefs to global ecosystems and ongoing efforts to protect them.

Mon, Apr 25, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 -- 10:00 PM Lesley Stahl on 25 Years at '60 Minutes' and on Her Latest Investigation: Becoming a Grandmother

Emmy Award-winning journalist Lesley Stahl was a White House Correspondent for CBS News, and then spent 25 years as a correspondent with "60 Minutes". She covered Watergate, interviewed Margaret Thatcher, and reported from inside Guantanamo Bay. Stahl joins us to reflect on her career, the changing face of media, and the joy of becoming a grandmother, which she chronicles in her new book, "Becoming Grandma."

Mon, Apr 25, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 -- 10:00 AM Lesley Stahl on 25 Years at '60 Minutes' and Her Latest Investigation: Becoming a Grandmother

Emmy Award-winning journalist Lesley Stahl was a CBS News White House Correspondent, and then spent 25 years as a correspondent with "60 Minutes." She covered Watergate, interviewed Margaret Thatcher, and reported from inside Guantanamo Bay. Stahl joins us to reflect on her career, the changing face of media, and the joy of becoming a grandmother, which she chronicles in her new book, "Becoming Grandma."

Mon, Apr 25, 2016 -- 9:30 AM
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 -- 9:30 AM Bilingual Education Foe Ron Unz Launches "Long-Shot" Bid for US Senate

Ron Unz. the entrepreneur and Republican political activist who initiated the 1998 state proposition to abolish bilingual education, is now running for U.S. Senate. Acknowledging his late entry into the race and slim chance of winning, Unz says his motivation is to have a platform to prevent Prop. 227 from being repealed by voters this November. As part of Forum's Election 2016 coverage, we talk to Unz about his candidacy, bilingual education, and his other major campaign: raising the minimum wage.

Mon, Apr 25, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 -- 9:00 AM Uber Drivers to Remain Independent Contractors Under $100 Million Settlement

The ride service giant Uber will continue to classify its drivers as independent contractors under a class action settlement reached on April 21st. The settlement, which still needs judicial approval, will also require Uber to pay up to $100 million to the roughly 385,000 drivers in California and Massachusetts who brought the lawsuits. Meanwhile, the California Public Utilities Commission adopted new inspection and insurance rules and formally approved fare-splitting for Uber and Lyft customers. We discuss the settlement and the latest developments in the ride service industry.

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