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Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 10:00 AM Reflections from the WWII Rifleman Who Played Violin for Truman, Churchill and Stalin

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.



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Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 9:00 AM California Coastal Commission Members Move to Oust Executive Director

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.

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