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Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Kazuo Ishiguro Returns to Fantasy With 'The Buried Giant'

Author Kazuo Ishiguro is known for crossing genres. He won the Booker Prize for his 1989 novel "Remains of the Day," about the unspoken love between an English butler and housekeeper. In 2005, he published "Never Let Me Go," a novel set in a dystopian future where school kids were cloned. Ishiguro's new book, "The Buried Giant," his first in a decade, is a fantasy novel set in a medieval land of knights and dragons.



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Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 9:30 AM California Bill Would Require Disclosure of Cleaning Product Ingredients

Manufacturers would be required to label all chemical ingredients in common household products like soaps, detergents and furniture polishes under a bill recently introduced in the state Legislature. Supporters of the proposal point to a link between the chemicals and health conditions including asthma and cancer, and the risks they pose to housecleaners, who are disproportionately women of color. We discuss the legislation and get tips on how to find the safest household cleaning products.

Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Oakland Teachers and Parents Rally for New Contract, Better Pay

Parents and teachers from Oakland Unified School District held a march on Tuesday demanding an increase in teacher pay and a reduction in class size. During the contract negotiations, some teachers have adopted a labor tactic known as "work-to-rule": working only the hours stipulated in their contract, and nothing more. We'll discuss the ongoing dispute and the impact of the "work-to-rule" practice on classrooms.

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Social Mobility as Slow Today as It Was in Medieval Europe

"Social status is more strongly inherited even than height," writes economic historian Gregory Clark. Clark examined centuries of data on prosperity across families and found that social mobility is at best slow, even in the United States. We'll talk with Clark about his findings, hear why he thinks the American Dream doesn't exist and get his thoughts on promoting equality.

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Cato's David Boaz: Libertarian Values Are American Values

Last year, a New York Times Magazine cover story asked whether America's "libertarian moment" had finally arrived. The answer is yes, according to Cato Institute scholar David Boaz, author of "The Libertarian Mind." Despite the fact that only 2 to 4 percent of Americans identify as Libertarian, Boaz believes that far more embrace the movement's ideals, such as limited government and personal freedom. We'll talk with Boaz about Rand Paul's presidential candidacy, Silicon Valley's Libertarian streak and more.

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 -- 10:00 AM New Film Explores History of Cancer, 'The Emperor of All Maladies'

Cancer afflicts 1.7 million Americans each year and kills 600,000 of them. A new PBS documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," explores the history of the disease and the ongoing attempts to treat it. We'll speak with the director of the film and with researchers at the frontier of new treatments.

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Bernie Sanders on Life as Congress' Longest-Serving Independent

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in American congressional history. He's made a name for himself by criticizing corporate excess and pushing for more transparency in campaign finances - he once delivered a filibuster against the extension of Bush-era tax cuts for more than eight hours. He joins us to talk about economic justice, his boycott of the recent Netanyahu speech and his thoughts about running for president in 2016.

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