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Coming up on Forum:
In Alec Ross's Twitter feed, there's a picture of a baby with the
caption, "Mom! Dad! There's a 65% chance I will work in a job
type that doesn't even exist yet." Ross knows a thing or two about
predicting how technology will shape the future. He served as
then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's senior advisor of
innovation, traveling to 41 countries observing the economic
impact of digital technologies. In his new book, "The Industries of
the Future," he talks about navigating the pros and cons of
everything from robotics to cybersecurity
We'll break down the results of Tuesday's New Hampshire
primary. Prior to the vote, polls were indicating likely victories for
Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump. But as
we learned in Iowa, pollsters can get it very wrong. Will there be a
Granite State surprise?
Recently on Forum:
Most households today have an Internet connection but a new study finds that 23 percent of low-income families rely on mobile-only access with data limits, while 52 percent experience interruptions and poor service with their mobile plans. This "underconnectivity" has a big impact on economic and learning opportunities for families. We'll discuss the study, which comes out of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.
Human Rights Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo has received death threats and attacks for defending LGBT rights in Uganda. In 2014, Opiyo led the constitutional challenge that struck down the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which called for life imprisonment for same-sex sexual acts. Forum talks with Opiyo about the renewed efforts to criminalize homosexuality in Uganda and about the role of U.S. evangelicals in promoting anti-gay laws in that country.
California Assemblymember Mike Gatto introduced legislation last week that would put a proposal on the November ballot to shut down the California Public Utilities Commission by 2018 and allocate its functions to other agencies. The Commission has come under increasing fire for oversight failures following the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion, the 2012 closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant and the ongoing natural gas leak at Porter Ranch. We look at this latest proposal and past attempts to reform the CPUC and what may change about the industries it regulates: electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, water and transportation.
As a 19-year old army rifleman in World War II, Stuart Canin once played violin for Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Potsdam in 1945. The Bay Area musician, now in his 90's, says he has never been as nervous in front of an audience as he was on that day. We'll talk with him about that experience, which is the subject of a new short film called "The Rifleman's Violin." We'll also explore that period of history as World War II drew to a close and the Cold War was just starting.
The California Coastal Commission will vote whether to fire Executive Director Charles Lester who has led the powerful conservation agency since 2011. Environmentalists call the move to oust Lester a pro-development coup. Meanwhile, commissioners supporting the firing, who include four Jerry Brown appointees, have declined to speak publicly. They reportedly point to management problems and lack of diversity during Lester's tenure. We discuss the upcoming vote and how it may affect the 12-member Commission and the 1,100 miles of California coastline it regulates.