Coming up on Forum:

Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 10:00 AM High Living Costs Force Oakland's Artists to Get Creative

Oakland is known for a vibrant arts scene and its monthly Art Murmur event, a lively gallery walk and street party. But the city has also experienced the second-highest rent increases in the country. As part of our Boomtown series, we talk with members of the local arts community about the impact they're seeing: economically, artistically and beyond. They will join us for a live broadcast from the Oakland Museum of California, which is currently featuring a "Who is Oakland?" art exhibit, highlighting the city's diversity.

Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Development and Displacement in a Changing Oakland

Oakland has gotten a lot of buzz in the national press lately. The New York Times dubbed the city "Brooklyn by the Bay" and listed it as a top global destination. While many Oakland residents are thrilled with the new bars, restaurants and excitement about the city, many worry about the soaring housing and rental prices, gentrification and the displacement of long-term residents. As part of our Boomtown series, Forum looks at whether the Bay Area's economic surge will translate into more jobs and revenue for a city that has long struggled with poverty, crime and budget shortfalls.

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Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Grover Norquist's Quest to 'End The IRS'

Americans for Tax Reform President and Republican leader Grover Norquist once famously said that he hoped to reduce government "to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub." As always, the Internal Revenue Service is at the top of his list of government agencies to dissolve. Norquist joins us in studio to talk about his new book, "End the IRS Before It Ends Us." We'll also get his take on the 2016 presidential election.

Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 9:00 AM FDA Considers Regulating Homeopathic Products

The Food and Drug Administration began hearings Monday on the regulation and marketing of homeopathic products. Homeopathy is based on the notion that illnesses can be cured by highly diluted doses of the substance causing the illness. At issue is whether or not these remedies should go through a drug approval process similar to conventional treatments. Considered a pseudo-science by the medical establishment, patients and practitioners swear by the efficacy of homeopathy. We'll get an update on the hearings and discuss whether or not the FDA should regulate homeopathic products.

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Philosopher John Searle on 'Seeing Things As They Are'

UC Berkeley philosopher John Searle is no stranger to challenging authority. After all, he was the first tenured professor to join Berkeley's Free Speech Movement. Today he is one of our leading philosophers and in his new book "Seeing Things As They Are," Searle takes on icons like Rene Descartes and Immanuel Kant, and outlines his own theory of perception. Searle joins us to talk about why Western philosophy is all wrong about how we experience reality.

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 9:30 AM San Francisco's Goldman Prize Honors Six Environmentalists With 'Green Nobel'

Every year, activists from six continents are awarded the San Francisco-based Goldman Environmental Prize. Known as the "green Nobel," winners each receive $175,000 for their commitment to the environment. We talk to three of this year's recipients about their work, which includes great personal risk.

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Discipline for Officers in SFPD Texting Scandal Hits Roadblock

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr's efforts to hold officers accountable for racist and homophobic text messages may be in jeopardy. Suhr has said he would fire eight officers over the offensive texts. But on Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that a two-year delay by the police department's Internal Affairs Division in informing Suhr about the texts could jeopardize the chief's attempts to discipline the officers. We'll discuss the latest developments in the texting scandal.

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