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Amanda Stupi

Amanda Stupi is the Engagement Producer for KQED’s daily public affairs program Forum. In that role she turns the information shared during the hour-long call-in show into web-friendly content. Her writing has been featured throughout KQED.org, including on KQED Arts and News Fix as well as on MLB.com, Hyphen Magazine and the San Francisco Examiner. Her radio work has aired on The California Report and Talk of the Nation. Stupi runs the @KQEDForum Twitter account and Forum Facebook account. Her personal Twitter account is @FiftyCentHotdog. She believes that Hostess products get a bad rap and that cereal can save the world.

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Is Trickle-Down Economics the Real Issue in SF Props. B and C?

October 29, 2013 | 2:16 pm

Is Trickle-Down Economics the Real Issue in SF Props. B and C?

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Both sides argue whether the luxe condo development will ensure more affordable housing in the future.

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Listen to Talk of the Nation’s Neal Conan Sign Off

June 27, 2013 | 1:15 pm

Listen to Talk of the Nation’s Neal Conan Sign Off

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Five years ago, I was fortunate enough to spend six months on the staff of “Talk of the Nation,” the first three as an intern, the next three as a temporary assistant producer. I can say unequivocally that I have a career in journalism today because of what I learned there. Producing live radio is […]

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Some In Oakland See Choice Between Police Reforms and Public Safety

May 15, 2013 | 3:29 pm

Some In Oakland See Choice Between Police Reforms and Public Safety

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The Oakland Police Department seemed to be specializing in chaos the last couple of weeks. On May 3, a scathing report was issued by Thomas Frazier, the court-appointed overseer charged with ensuring that the department complies with long-delayed reforms stemming from a 10-year-old federal lawsuit. Five days later, the department’s consultant Bill Bratton was supposed to […]

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Grover Norquist on KQED’s Forum: The Tax Pledge and Beyond

April 4, 2013 | 2:49 pm

Grover Norquist on KQED’s Forum: The Tax Pledge and Beyond

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, is best known for the tax pledge that his group asks Republican candidates and politicians to sign. The pledge basically says that the signee will not support new taxes or reductions to current tax deductions and credits, in any shape or form. Norquist joined KQED’s Forum to […]

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Iraq War’s Effects Still Felt in the Bay Area

March 20, 2013 | 12:06 pm

Iraq War’s Effects Still Felt in the Bay Area

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The death of a loved one. The scars left by horrible trauma. Family relationships forever altered. The Iraq war left indelible marks on millions of people, including many in the Bay Area. To mark the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq on Tuesday, KQED’s Michael Krasny talked to four such people on the […]

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5 Things to Remember About the Yahoo Telecommuting Debate

February 27, 2013 | 2:56 pm

5 Things to Remember About the Yahoo Telecommuting Debate

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The news that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has banned telecommuting has created as much buzz as her initial hiring, her pregnancy, or her incredibly short maternity leave. In other words, it’s getting a lot of attention, and much of it negative. It’s also sparked a serious debate about the relationship between employees’ work and home […]

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February 4, 2013 | 4:07 pm

Chris Culliver and Homophobia in Sports: A Discussion

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The dreams of a sixth 49ers’ Super Bowl victory came up short last night — three points short to be exact. Images from that final San Francisco drive are likely stuck on instant replay in the minds of many Niner fans. But for LGBT advocates, it might be the anti-gay comments of San Francisco cornerback […]

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Former Oakland Gang Member Talks Guns, Race, Retaliation, and Bratton

February 1, 2013 | 3:49 pm

Former Oakland Gang Member Talks Guns, Race, Retaliation, and Bratton

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Oakland is a city with its share of struggles: crime, gun violence, under-performing schools. Kevin Grant is working to change that. He is a former Oakland gang member who now works against youth violence by literally taking to the streets. In his work with Oakland Unite, Grant intervenes in retaliatory violence and works to keep […]

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January 31, 2013 | 11:32 pm

Dan Savage Pulls 49ers ‘It Gets Better’ Video After 2 Players Deny Participating

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Update Feb 1: Columnist and LGBT advocate Dan Savage, the creator of the It Gets Better project, tweeted on Thursday that he has pulled the 49ers video, citing the comments of  Ahmad Brooks and Isaac Sopoaga that they were unaware they were participating in an LGBT-related project. We’ve removed the #49ers #ItGetsBetter video from our […]

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January 17, 2013 | 4:31 pm

Lance Armstrong: ‘A Myth That Kept Rolling Down the Tracks’

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The first half of Oprah Winfrey’s much-anticipated interview with Lance Armstrong aired Thursday night. Armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs while winning his record seven straight Tours de France. Armstrong’s admissions, which came after years of denials, are stirring conversation inside and outside the world of sports, including on KQED’s Forum, which on Wednesday featured […]

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