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KQED's Forum Podcast by Michael Krasny

KQED's Forum Podcast

by Michael Krasny

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KQED's live call-in program presents wide-ranging discussions of local, state, national and international issues, as well as in-depth interviews.


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  • ‘Everything is Love’ Completes the Carters’ Ascension
    Fri, Jun 22, 2018


    Beyonc? and Jay-Z released a surprise album this week, which puts their reconciliation -- and wealth -- on full display. The album, titled "Everything is Love," was accompanied by a stunning video featuring the Carters taking over the Louvre, placing themselves alongside some of the most iconic art in the world: the Mona Lisa, the Coronation of Napoleon and the Venus de Milo. We'll kick off the weekend by discussing the album, the video and what else, Beyonc?. So tell us -- are you in love with "Everything is Love"? What song or image from the video speaks to you and why?

  • NPR’s David Folkenflik on When the White House Tells Lies
    Fri, Jun 22, 2018


    A recent Fact Checker column in The Washington Post finds that President Trump has made more than 3,250 spurious claims since taking office. And it's not just the president misleading the public. Just this week, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen denied that separating immigrant children from their parents was aimed at deterring families from coming to the U.S., despite contrary claims made by her predecessor John Kelly. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik joins us to discuss what happens when a country's leaders are so prolifically deceptive. Tell us -- what do you think of the media's coverage of the Trump administration?

  • As Border Crisis Continues, Violence in Central America Drives More Migrants to U.S.
    Fri, Jun 22, 2018


    The UN Refugee Agency reported last month that there were nearly 300,000 registered asylum seekers and refugees from the North of Central America at the end of 2017 -- a 58 per cent increase from a year earlier. The region in question, which includes Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, is beset by violence associated with narcotics trafficking, official corruption, and gang proliferation, according to human rights groups. As the U.S. continues to carry out its "zero tolerance" policy at its southern border, we discuss what is driving migrants to flee their home countries.

  • What’s Next for Immigration, Families in Detention
    Thu, Jun 21, 2018


    On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order that will end the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. We'll discuss what the order means for families currently in detention and those who will arrive at the border in the future. We'll also get an update on the immigration bills under consideration by Congress.

  • David Sanger On Global Conflict in The Cyber Age
    Thu, Jun 21, 2018


    While the U.S. and North Korea have been engaged in cyber warfare for the past decade, cyber security has largely been absent from President Trump and Kim Jong-Un's nuclear disarmament discussions. David Sanger, author of “The Perfect Weapon,” joins Forum to discuss the changing nature of global combat and how the U.S. government is grossly unprepared to deal with cyber threats.

  • Toddlers and Babies Separated from Migrant Parents Held in ‘Tender Age’ Shelters
    Wed, Jun 20, 2018


    Migrant youth under the age of twelve who are separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border — many of who are babies and toddlers — are now being sent to so-called “tender age” shelters in Southern Texas. These facilities, however, are not outfitted or prepared to act as proper childcare centers, so officials are … Continue reading Toddlers and Babies Separated from Migrant Parents Held in ‘Tender Age’ Shelters ?

  • Jim DeFelice on ‘The Brief Legendary Ride of the Pony Express’
    Wed, Jun 20, 2018


    Launched in 1859, on the eve of the Civil War, the Pony Express could deliver a cross-country letter in 10 days flat and was the first mail service to connect the two coasts. Author Jim DeFelice joins us to discuss his book, "West Like Lightening," a detailed account of the revolutionary service. What do you want to know about the Pony Express?

  • Marin Theatre Company’s ‘Straight White Men’ Confronts Masculinity, Privilege
    Wed, Jun 20, 2018


    “Straight White Men,” currently playing at the Marin Theatre Company, revolves around a family gathering where the festive cheer between a widowed father and his three adult sons is broken apart by a fraught question. We’ll speak with director Morgan Gould and Obie award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee about the play and explore with them … Continue reading Marin Theatre Company’s ‘Straight White Men’ Confronts Masculinity, Privilege ?

  • Shakeup at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church
    Wed, Jun 20, 2018


    Glide Memorial Church is a San Francisco institution,known for its social programs and lively services. But Glide's parent organization, the United Methodist Church, is not singing its praises. The bishop abruptly reassigned Glide's two pastors on Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported this week. The parent church isn't commenting, though Glide officials say they suspect the issue is their emphasis on social services rather than traditional church activities. "Our focus is on saving lives and not saving souls,” Glide's board chair told the Chronicle.

  • China, U.S. Exchange Tariffs, Prompting Talks of Trade War
    Tue, Jun 19, 2018


    Last Friday, the Trump Administration announced tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, which China returned in kind shortly after, targeting U.S. beef, poultry, tobacco and cars. This follows the Trump Administration's decision to levy global tariffs on metal imports, a contentious G7 conference and ongoing threats by President Trump to dismantle the North American Free Trade Agreement. We'll discuss how these tariffs might impact the U.S. economy and U.S.-China relations.

  • The U.S. Asylum Process Explained
    Tue, Jun 19, 2018


    As the Trump Administration continues to carry out itscontroversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy, we examine the rights U.S. law affords to families andindividuals who cross the border illegally to seek asylum. We'll also look at the Justice Department's recent directive that gang and domestic violence should no longer constitute grounds for asylum. What questions do you have about how the U.S. asylum process works?

  • ‘A New History’ Provides Insights, Realizations About Hasidism
    Tue, Jun 19, 2018


    The eight authors of “Hasidism: A New History,” provide a comprehensive look at the traditions and influence of the Orthodox Jewish sect founded in the 18th century. Years of research led the authors to part with some myths about the pietistic movement, such as its supposed 19th century decline. The book also provides fresh insights into the life of Ba’al Shem Tov, who is often credited as the movement's founder. David Biale, one of the authors, joins Forum to discuss the origins of Hasidism, its influence on Judaism and how Hasidismmanages to thrive today.

  • Dan Pfeiffer Reflects on Obama White House and Rise of Trumpism in ‘Yes We (Still) Can’
    Mon, Jun 18, 2018


    Dan Pfeiffer, one of President Obama's senior advisors and a veteran of both his presidential campaigns, joins Forum to talk about his new memoir "Yes We (Still) Can." Pfeiffer says he began working on the book the morning after the 2016 election to process his own complicated emotions and understand the forces that helped elect Donald Trump. We'll talk to Pfeiffer about what he calls the radicalization of today's Republican party, his prescription for Democrats and his experiences as co-host of "Pod Save America."

  • Backlash Grows Against Trump Administration Family Separation Policy
    Mon, Jun 18, 2018


    As the debate intensifies over the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border, we'll head to El Paso County, Texas, where KQED's John Sepulvado reports from a new detention center housing immigrant children. We'll also get the latest on competing immigration bills in Congress.

  • RFK, James Baldwin and America’s Unfinished Conversation about Race
    Fri, Jun 15, 2018


    On May 24th, 1963 Robert F. Kennedy sat down with James Baldwin in a New York City apartment to discuss the issues facing black America. Baldwin brought a group of friends that night including Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Lorraine Hansberry and Clarence Benjamin Jones. Michael Eric Dyson's new book, "What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America," explores that historic meeting, what came out of it and asks us all to imagine: What would that meeting look like today?

  • Why You Should Care if the Advertising Industry Disappears
    Fri, Jun 15, 2018


    New Yorker media columnist Ken Auletta says that marketing and advertising — industries that power almost all media today — are under an “existential assault.” His new book, “Frenemies,” refers to the broken friendships and truces made by a sector in near-constant upheaval. As companies like Facebook and Google change the publishing and media landscape, … Continue reading Why You Should Care if the Advertising Industry Disappears ?

  • London Breed to Be the Next Mayor of San Francisco
    Thu, Jun 14, 2018


    Breed has pulled ahead in votes after a close race to become San Francisco’s next mayor.

  • ‘Frankenstein’ 200 Years Later: The Creature and Its Creator
    Thu, Jun 14, 2018


    The lasting impacts of the novel, its author and its creature.

  • Financier Bill Browder Takes on Russia
    Wed, Jun 13, 2018


    He was once the Russian president's number one fan. Now, he calls himself “Putin's number one enemy.” And he might be onto something. Last month, Bill Browder was arrested outside of his Madrid hotel room by Spanish authorities under an order from Russian Interpol. As the architect behind the Magnitsky Act, a U.S. law that places sanctions on corrupt Russian officials, it was not the first time Browder came under fire by the Russian government. Browder joins Forum totalk about how he went from being the largest foreign investor in Russia to being the country's biggest critic.

  • Previewing the Play and Politics of the 2018 World Cup
    Wed, Jun 13, 2018


    The 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday in Russia and it’s already proving to be one for the history books. Perennially dominant teams such as the Netherlands and Italy aren’t competing this year and neither will the United States after failing to qualify this past October. The tournament is also taking place amid ongoing … Continue reading Previewing the Play and Politics of the 2018 World Cup ?

  • When a Young Marriage Meets Mental Illness
    Tue, Jun 12, 2018


    Mark Lukach and his wife Giulia fell in love as college freshmen. After graduation, their lives were unfolding according to plan: married with burgeoning careers. That is until Giulia suffered a month-long psychotic break at age 27. Lukach's memoir, “My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward,” chronicles their relationship over three psychotic episodes in five years. Lukach joins Forum to discuss his memoir, the power dynamics between patients and their caregivers, and how Giulia's illness changed them — and their marriage — forever.

  • Up to One Million Fans Expected at Warriors Victory Parade in Oakland
    Tue, Jun 12, 2018


    Last Friday, The Golden State Warriors defeated The Cleveland Cavaliers in a four game sweep to win their third NBA Championship in four years. On Tuesday, they will parade the championship trophy through downtown Oakland, celebrating their win with an estimated crowd of one million fans. We'll preview the festivities.

  • President Trump to Hold Nuclear Talks with Kim Jong-un
    Tue, Jun 12, 2018


    President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un will hold talks in Singapore on Monday night, the first time a sitting U.S. president has agreed to meet with a North Korean leader. President Trump, who has said he wants "normalization" with the North, is expected to discuss U.S. demands for long-term denuclearization. We'll discuss the summit and what's at stake for peace on the Korean peninsula.

  • PG&E Equipment Caused Several NorCal Wildfires, Cal-Fire Says
    Mon, Jun 11, 2018


    State fire officials on Friday shed new light on the causes of the deadly October wildfires in Northern California. And they are blaming PG&E equipment for many of them. Twelve of the fires were caused by electrical problems, officials said. The Cal-Fire findings cover The Redwood Fire in Mendocino County, which killed nine people, and the Atlas Fire in Napa County, which killed six. But the cause has not yet been announced for the blaze that caused the greatest loss of life and the most property damage -- the Tubbs Fire. We'll also hear about a report from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors that says the county's emergency response was understaffed, its workers undertrained, and its emergency alerts not up to “public expectations.

  • ‘Hard Truths’: An Inside Look at U.S. Intelligence with James Clapper
    Mon, Jun 11, 2018


    James Clapper served as director of national intelligence from 2010 to 2017, longer than all three of his predecessors combined. The Obama appointee was at the helm during the intelligence community's highest profile and arguably, most controversial, moments: the raid on Osama bin Laden, Edward Snowden's revelations on NSA surveillance, the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and Russian interference in the 2016 election. Clapper joins the program to discuss why he's finally decided to share his personal story and why he believes the world ofintelligence needs to become more transparent.

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