KQED Newsroom Special: Author Interviews

Cecile Richards’ Make Trouble
For more than a decade, Cecile Richards has been the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, which provides low-cost health care and reproductive services to millions of Americans. Because Planned Parenthood provides abortion as one of its many services, the nonprofit has been the frequent target of conservative activists and lawmakers threatening to cut off federal funding. Richards chronicles her efforts to fight for change starting at a young age in her book, Make Trouble.

Emily Chang’s Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is home to some of the world’s most innovative companies, all vying to create game-changing products and services. But in her book, Brotopia, Emily Chang exposes a dark side to the tech world, where a male-dominated culture normalizes the mistreatment and marginalization of women.

Reza Aslan’s God: A Human History
Religious scholar Reza Aslan studies and writes about the intersection of religion and politics, from the Republican Party’s relationship with conservative Christian leaders to President Trump’s travel ban affecting majority-Muslim countries. Aslan’s latest book, God: A Human History, explores the evolution of the concept of God.

Carl Pope’s Climate of Hope
Veteran environmentalist and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope lays out a hopeful vision for fighting climate change. Climate of Hope, co-authored with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, says every person, business and local government can be effective, even when state and national governments aren’t committed to environmental protection.

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