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Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 10:00 AM Janis Joplin's Short, Bluesy Life Explored in New Documentary

Janis Joplin discovered her powerful, bluesy voice while growing up in Port Arthur Texas, but it wasn't until moving to San Francisco that she found herself on the path toward rock stardom and an early demise at the age of 27. Forum looks back on the life and music of Joplin, who once described herself as "one of those regular weird people." We'll talk with Joplin's sister, one of her bandmates and the director of "Janis: Little Girl Blue," part of PBS' American Masters documentary series, which airs on KQED TV Tuesday night.

Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 9:00 AM GOP Presidential Campaigns Vie for California's Votes

For the first time in decades, voters in California's Republican primary may have a decisive role in picking the GOP presidential nominee. As the June 7 primary approaches, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich are fighting tooth-and-nail to secure the state's 172 delegates. In this hour, we discuss immigration, the economy and a range of other domestic and foreign policy issues with representatives for the final three GOP candidates.

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Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 10:00 AM Online Harassment in the Spotlight with #MoreThanMean

A video released last week by sports journalists Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain is rekindling the conversation about online harassment. In the video, titled #MoreThanMean, men read aloud rude and offensive tweets about the two journalists as they sit and listen. The tweets range from mild to threatening, with some expressing a desire to see the journalists beaten, raped or killed. The problem is widespread: A 2014 Pew report finds that 40 percent of internet users have experienced harassment, and women are especially vulnerable. We'll discuss the #MoreThanMean video and efforts to promote more civil discourse online.

Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 9:30 AM
Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 9:30 AM Republican Duf Sundheim Vies for Barbara Boxer's Senate Seat

George "Duf" Sundheim, a Silicon Valley lawyer and former head of the California Republican Party, entered the U.S. Senate race to counter what he sees as leftist extremism in California politics. His platform includes K-12 education reform, water conservation and easing regulations on small businesses. As part of Forum's Election 2016 coverage, Sundheim joins us in studio to discuss his candidacy.

Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 9:00 AM Candidates, Party Elites and Protesters Gather for California Republican Convention

The California GOP convention kicked off in Burlingame on Friday, as hundreds staged protests against Donald Trump. The convention takes place amid expectations that voters in the state's June 7 primary will have a hand in picking a presidential nominee for the first time in decades. We discuss the candidates' positions, shifting alliances within the party and the latest delegate counts.

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