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Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 10:00 AM Novelist and Programmer Vikram Chandra Sees the Beauty in Code

Computer code has changed the world. But is it beautiful? That's the question at the heart of Vikram Chandra's first non-fiction book, "Geek Sublime." Best known as a novelist and UC Berkeley English professor, Chandra is also a computer programmer. We'll talk with him about the links between literary theory, aesthetics and the craft of writing code.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 9:00 AM 'Citizenfour' Tells the Story of NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

We talk with documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, the first person to learn about the classified documents that would be leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Her eagerly awaited documentary "Citizenfour" includes extensive interviews with Snowden, and details the massive U.S. government surveillance that he exposed.

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 10:00 AM What to Expect in the Giants vs. Royals World Series

This week, the San Francisco Giants find themselves in their third World Series in five years. This postseason has been one of legendary moments for the team -- from an 18th-inning win against the Washington Nationals to Travis Ishikawa's walk-off three-run home run Thursday night. We look back at how two wild-card teams arrived at the World Series and preview what awaits the Giants in Kansas City.

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 9:00 AM Midterm Preview: Will the GOP Take Control of the Senate?

With just a few weeks to go before the midterm elections, most polls are showing the GOP gaining a narrow majority in the U.S. Senate. Can the Democrats hold on? Meanwhile, the Ebola crisis is emerging as a major campaign issue. Forum discusses the national races to watch, the latest polls and the key issues in this campaign season.

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