Ideas run the gamut, from labyrinths and climate change to unemployment and retiring boomers.
The ones that stuck with us, from a show on kindness to a Mike Tyson interview to dogs to housing.
Michael Krasny hosted KQED’s call-in public affairs program Forum for the first time on Feb. 15, 1993 – 20 years ago today. During that first show, he promised to continue the program’s commitment to in-depth news and political programming while opening up “new vistas in the arts…and the life of the mind.” Over the past […]
by Jonathan Roisman The U.S. Supreme Court’s only Hispanic said on Monday that she often disagrees with the court’s only African American when it comes to affirmative action. Speaking on KQED’s Forum, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor said she is more often in favor than her colleague, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. “Both of us recognize fully […]
Whole Foods co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey said it’s a complaint he hears all the time: the food at his stores is too expensive. But if you think that’s true, Mackey said, you can always shop somewhere else. “If people think we’re too expensive or the quality’s not very good or the services aren’t good… […]
On the Forum radio show, we’re constantly analyzing our performance. After each day’s show we gather and discuss what worked, what didn’t, and what listener feedback we received. As an end-of-the-year exercise, we decided to take some time to look back in a less critical way, recalling shows that we’re especially proud of or left […]
Gun Control advocates say last week’s mass shooting in a crowded Colorado movie theater proves the United States needs strict new gun laws. But the gun rights community counters that if someone in the theater had been armed, the shooter may have been stopped. “The fact is, if there were a concealed-carry holder in that […]
And the award for acronym of the week goes to … SOPA. And no, it does not stand for South of the Panhandle, but rather The Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill aimed at curbing online piracy, currently being considered by the House. The bill has been getting lots of attention this week with business […]
Yesterday on KQED Radio’s Forum, host Michael Krasny and guests debated the Respect for Marriage Act, a repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which legally defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, which has the effect of denying a range of benefits to same-sex married couples that are afforded […]
The infamous Netflix price hike was discussed today on KQED Radio’s Forum program. The show is archived here. The Los Gatos-based company, which in the past has generated much joy at the mailbox from people who like movies or just receiving mail in general, is now in the midst of a full-blown consumer backlash. How […]