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Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin gives practical advice to those of us drowning in email, constantly misplacing our belongings and struggling to multitask in his new book, "The Organized Mind." We'll talk with Levitin about staying focused and productive in the face of information onslaughts. Levitin is also the author of "The World in Six Songs" and "This is Your Brain on Music."
NATO accused Russia of violating Ukrainian sovereignty by sending equipment and combat troops into eastern Ukraine to support pro-Russian rebels. Russia denies this. In response, European leaders planned to meet Saturday to discuss the possibility of further sanctions. We'll discuss the latest developments in Ukraine.
Long before he reached the top of the charts with "Say Hey" in 2009, Michael Franti was well known in the Bay Area for his eclectic music and social justice activism. We rebroadcast a conversation with Franti and in-studio performance from his band Spearhead from June 10. We also talk to the Oakland-born, Davis-raised artist about his music and politics.
For his new film "Boyhood," director Richard Linklater filmed with the same cast over a 12-year period to tell the story of a boy growing up. It was a risky experiment, but critics are raving about the film, which Slate's Dana Stevens calls "a gradually unfolding miracle." We listen back to a July 17 conversation with Linklater about "Boyhood," his career and his unorthodox approach to cinematic storytelling.
While an undergraduate at Princeton University, BJ Miller was electrocuted and nearly died, and the accident left him a triple amputee. Today, as executive director of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, he has built his life work around the care of others who are approaching death. We listen back to a July 14 conversation with Miller, as part of our First Person series on local leaders and innovators.
On-call and part-time employment is on the rise. But some on-call employees complain that unpredictable schedules create burdens when it comes to going to school or finding childcare. That's prompting some cities like San Francisco to propose new protections for workers, such as extra pay and advance notice of shifts. We listen back to a debate on part-time work from July 23, 2014.