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Fri, Feb 17, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 -- 10:00 AM The Science of Online Dating

Some online dating sites promise to find your soul-mate by using sophisticated matching algorithms. But a new study by social psychologists says they don't work. We discuss the science of relationships. Can we make accurate predictions about love? How do you use online dating sites? Has it worked for you?

Fri, Feb 17, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 -- 9:00 AM Rough Seas for America's Cup?

Last year, when San Francisco won the bid to host the 2013 America's Cup, supporters saw it as a chance to revitalize the city's crumbling waterfront. Now, there are concerns that fundraising for this major international event is not proceeding quickly enough, and taxpayers could be left on the hook. What are the potential costs and benefits?

Thu, Feb 16, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 -- 10:00 AM John Taylor: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity

Unemployment rates fell in January and GDP levels rose last quarter. Both these figures may indicate that America's recovery from the Great Recession is picking up pace. But Stanford economist John Taylor says America's position is still weaker than past eras of economic growth. Taylor joins us to discuss his new book, "First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity."

Thu, Feb 16, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 -- 9:00 AM Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's Visit

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is visiting the U.S. this week. He's been widely described as China's next leader-in-waiting. At a White House ceremony, President Obama highlighted the need for increased economic cooperation and transparency in diplomatic relations. We discuss potential benefits and challenges in the international relationship.

Wed, Feb 15, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 -- 10:00 AM Nathan Englander on Anne Frank

We talk with writer Nathan Englander about his acclaimed new collection of short stories, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank."

Wed, Feb 15, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 -- 9:00 AM End-of-Life Decisions

A large majority of Californians say they would prefer a natural death, at home, and at little expense to their families. But a new survey by the California HealthCare Foundation indicates that more often than not, they don't get their wish.

Tue, Feb 14, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 -- 10:00 AM 'No Cheating, No Dying'

In observance of Valentine's Day, San Francisco-based author Elizabeth Weil joins us to discuss love, marriage and relationship maintenance. Her new memoir "No Cheating, No Dying: I Had a Good Marriage Then I Tried to Make it Better" chronicles Weil's efforts to give her marriage more attention and energy.

Tue, Feb 14, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 -- 9:00 AM Obama's New Budget

President Obama's $3.8 trillion budget proposal calls for hiking taxes on the rich and spending more on transportation infrastructure and economic stimulus programs. Republicans say the budget doesn't have a chance at approval, and that Obama is playing politics. We debate the budget and discuss its potential impact on California.

Mon, Feb 13, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 -- 10:00 AM 'Killing the Messenger'

In 2007, Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey was gunned down on his way to work. Reporter Thomas Peele and a team of journalists with the Chauncey Bailey Project worked to uncover the truth behind his killing, and to tell the story of Oakland's notorious Your Black Muslim Bakery, whose members were eventually convicted of the murder.

Mon, Feb 13, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 -- 9:00 AM Rhee-Style Education Reform

Former Washington, D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee has brought her "no excuses" brand of education reform to Northern California. Rhee founded the nonprofit organization StudentsFirst last year, and has based it in her new home in Sacramento. In this new role, Rhee continues to doggedly promote policies -- like merit pay and accountability through test scores -- that made her a controversial figure in her old job.

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