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We team up with KQED Public Radio's "The Do List" program for a special fall arts preview. Cy Musiker and David Wiegand will share their picks for the best of music festivals, concerts, visual art, theater, comedy and dance in the Bay Area.
He was known as the man who armed the Black Panther Party with guns and weapons training. With his trademark sunglasses and mustache, Richard Masato Aoki was a militant with ties to radical groups in the 1960s. But new information suggests he was also an FBI informant. Journalist Seth Rosenfeld joins us to talk about Aoki's hidden life and other secrets from his new book, "Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power."
Actress Molly Ringwald was the teen idol of the 1980s for her roles in iconic films like "Pretty in Pink," "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club." Now a novelist, Ringwald joins us to talk about her book, "When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories" and her career.
A fall TV preview used to be a fairly simple and straightforward thing. But today, live TV is competing with a seemingly endless array of content and platforms. Consumers are now watching their favorite shows wherever and whenever they want. What shows are you watching and how?
In San Francisco, people who are extremely drunk on the streets are locked in jail and released once they sober up. But a new plan, supported by the mayor, could force them to stay in jail or choose mandatory treatment for up to six months. Chronic offenders are often homeless. Critics worry it's a short-term solution to a complex problem, and that it violates offenders' rights. What's the best way to deal with drunk people on city streets?
Many shoppers are willing to shell out more money for organic produce because they believe it is healthier -- but a new report casts doubt on that. The Stanford University study challenges whether organic foods are more nutritious than conventional foods grown with pesticides. We discuss the benefits of organic foods and the impact of ingesting trace amounts of pesticides. Do you buy organic? Will this new study change the way you eat?
Seyed Mousavian once served as a high-ranking foreign policy official and nuclear negotiator in the Iranian government. In 2007, he was arrested and charged with espionage by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Still, Mousavian -- now a visiting scholar at Princeton -- continues to defend Iran's nuclear program. He joins us to discuss U.S.-Iranian relations and his new memoir.
Mary Lamia joins us to discuss her new book on emotions, a kind of interior roadmap for teens and young adults. In this guide to the emotions, Lamia hopes to help her young audience find effective ways to utilize their emotions and understand their turbulent inner worlds.
Now that the Republican National Convention has wrapped up, all eyes turn this week to Charlotte, North Carolina, where the Democratic National Convention will officially kick off today. Former President Bill Clinton will give the nominating address to President Obama on the last night of the convention.
In celebration of Labor Day, we listen to the music of laborers. We'll hear songs from coal miners, field hands, longshormen, textile workers and other trades, and we'll talk with two folk singers about the history behind some of the great labor songs.
We listen back to our 2005 interview with celebrated poet, essayist and feminist Adrienne Rich. Rich died this past March.
In the early 1970s, acclaimed environmental historian Philip Fradkin traveled around the state with his six-year-old son Alex to research his first book, "California, the Golden Coast." More than 40 years later, they revisited many of those locations for a new collaboration, "The Left Coast: California on the Edge," a book which mixes history with geography, personal experiences and Alex's photographs. The father-son duo joined us in the studio in August of 2011. Philip Fradkin died in July.