Forum with Mina Kim and Alexis Madrigal
Forum with Mina Kim and Alexis Madrigal
Forum with Mina Kim and Alexis Madrigal
Forum with Mina Kim and Alexis Madrigal
Forum finds the most interesting stories about where we live and who we are, and charts where our region and world are headed. Hosts Mina Kim and Alexis Madrigal invite communities in the Bay Area and California to engage in meaningful conversation in a two-hour live show that informs and challenges listeners with big ideas and different viewpoints. 

At 9 a.m., Alexis gives the mic to the Bay Area, from San Rafael to San Jose, and at 10 a.m. with Mina, the perspective widens to all of California.

Want to call/submit your comments during our live Forum program Mon-Fri, 9am-11am? We'd love to hear from you! Please dial 866.SF.FORUM or (866) 733-6786, email forum@kqed.org, tweet, or post on Facebook.
Forum EpisodesForum Episodes
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Headshot of Maceo Montoya and cover of his book “Preparatory Notes for Future Masterpieces”
Art that reads "Boyz N The Hood: Increase the Peace"

Funding for Forum Is Provided By

Germanacos Foundation, the Jenerosity Foundation, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, the Bernard Osher Foundation, and the members of KQED.

The Team

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Mina Kim

Co-Host, Forum

Mina Kim is co-host of Forum. She was KQED’s evening news anchor, and health reporter for the California Report. Her award-winning work includes coverage of gun deaths in the Bay Area and natural disasters in Napa. Mina grew up in Newfoundland and Southern California. @mkimreporter
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Alexis Madrigal

Co-Host, Forum

Alexis Madrigal is the co-host of Forum. He is also a contributing writer at The Atlantic and the co-founder of the COVID Tracking Project. He's the creator of the podcast, Containers, and has been a staff writer at Wired. He was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Information School, and is working on a book about Oakland and the Bay Area's revolutionary ideas.
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Danny Bringer

Forum Engineer

Danny Bringer has worked in Radio since 1987 and has been with KQED SINCE 1994. He has been the Forum Engineer since 2001. Danny grew up in the Bay Area and currently lives in San Ramon. He loves working with the Forum team and delivering the Forum sound to our listeners. When he isn't mixing sound he loves to run Ultra Marathons. 
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Susan Britton

Producer, Forum

Susan Britton is the interim lead producer for Forum's 10 AM hour. She's been an on-call producer for KQED since 2012 and a longtime contributor to KALW. She's a graduate of Columbia Law School and Yale College.
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Judy Campbell

Acting Senior Editor, Forum

Judy Campbell is the acting senior editor  for Forum. She hosted and produced the KQED podcast The Leap, about people making dramatic, risky changesPreviously, Judy was a KQED reporter, focusing on criminal justice and prison issues.
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Tina Lykke Laurberg

Producer, Forum

Tina Lykke Laurberg Tina joined Forum as an intern in 2004, worked as an on-call producer from 2007. She became a full-time Forum producer in 2015. She got her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Wheaton College (MA), a masters in English literature from Lund University in Sweden, and a degree in business from Copenhagen Business School.
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Blanca Torres

Producer, Forum

Blanca Torres brings sharp news judgement and keen sense of lively conversation to her work as producer for Forum. She loves producing shows that leave listeners feeling like they heard distinctive voices, learned something new and gained a fresh perspective. She joined KQED in January of 2020 after 16 years of working as a newspaper reporter most recently at the San Francisco Business Times, where she wrote about real estate and economic development. Before that, she covered a variety of beats including crime, education, retail, workplace, the economy, consumer issues, and small business for the Contra Costa Times, Baltimore Sun and The Seattle Times. In addition to reporting, she worked as an editorial writer and columnist for the Seattle Times. From 2017 to 2020, Blanca won a total of ten awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and won first place for land use reporting from the California News Publishers Association two years in a row. She is also a member and former board member for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Blanca earned her bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and a master's in fine arts in creative writing at Mills College. She lives in the East Bay with her family.
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Caroline Smith

On-Call Producer, Forum

Caroline Smith is an on-call producer for Forum. Smith joined the team in 2019 as an intern and became an on-call producer later that year. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Smith graduated with a B.A. in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, where she led the arts department and worked as the LGBTQ+ media beat reporter at The Daily Californian. Smith also writes for KQED's MindShift and uses she/they pronouns.
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Grace Won

On-Call Producer, Forum

Grace Won has been an on-call producer on Forum since 2019.  Prior to joining KQED, Grace was a litigator, and worked on a variety of pro bono prisoner cases, including one that resulted in overturning a client's death penalty sentence on constitutional grounds. She holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. in English from University College London and a B.A. in American history and East Asian studies from Harvard University.
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