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Audio: Netflix Says Expected Some Customers to Leave Over Price Hike; Analysis of the Move

July 14, 2011 | 3:00 pm

Audio: Netflix Says Expected Some Customers to Leave Over Price Hike; Analysis of the Move

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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 […]

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Audio: Discussion With Jose Antonio Vargas —  Journalist, Undocumented Immigrant

July 12, 2011 | 8:39 am

Audio: Discussion With Jose Antonio Vargas — Journalist, Undocumented Immigrant

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Jose Antonio Vargas appeared on Forum with Michael Krasny, on KQED Radio. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist made headlines around the world last month when he revealed in a New York Times Magazine article that he is an undocumented immigrant. The Mountain View-raised Vargas discussed the public response to his admission, and talk about his new […]

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Explaining the FAIR Education Act, AKA the LGBT History Bill

July 8, 2011 | 8:52 am

Explaining the FAIR Education Act, AKA the LGBT History Bill

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On Tuesday the Assembly passed the FAIR Education Act, which would require school curricula in California to include contributions by gay and lesbian Americans. The bill, which you can read here, was sponsored by Bay Area State Senator Mark Leno and is now waiting to be signed — or not — by Governor Jerry Brown. […]

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Audio/Video: As AIDS Hits 30, Taking Stock of Where We Are

June 3, 2011 | 1:59 pm

Audio/Video: As AIDS Hits 30, Taking Stock of Where We Are

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In the early 1990s, I moved to the Castro. Until then, ensconced in my heterosexual bubble, as it were, I’d been only vaguely aware of the scourge of AIDS. But this new neighborhood — it felt haunted. Cadaverous men, leaning on canes, laboriously breathing from oxygen masks. The diners on Castro Street, offering 10 percent […]

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Interview: Associate Director of Oxford Library on Magna Carta, at Legion of Honor in San Francisco

May 31, 2011 | 10:26 am

Interview: Associate Director of Oxford Library on Magna Carta, at Legion of Honor in San Francisco

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The Magna Carta may have been around for some 800 years, but there’s just a week left to see it at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Last week, Richard Ovenden, associate director and keeper of special collections at the Bodleian Library at Oxford, appeared on KQED Radio’s Forum to talk about the history […]

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Forum Follow-Up: John King Answers More Bay Area Design Questions

May 10, 2011 | 5:34 pm

Forum Follow-Up: John King Answers More Bay Area Design Questions

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Last Friday, San Francisco Chronicle urban design writer John King visited Forum to discuss all things Bay Area design and architecture, as well as his new book, Cityscapes: San Francisco and Its Buildings. Anyone who heard the show (and if you didn’t you can listen to an archive of it here) can tell you it […]

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Reactions to bin Laden Death Abound; Interview With Chris Hedges on Americans’ “Triumphalism”

May 3, 2011 | 10:48 am

Reactions to bin Laden Death Abound; Interview With Chris Hedges on Americans’ “Triumphalism”

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For a true eye-of-the-beholder experience, check out these two headlines today from the Chronicle and the Mercury News: For Sept. 11 victims’ families, quiet relief (Chronicle) Bay Area families of war dead, 9/11 victims unsettled by bin Laden’s death (Mercury News) Relieved? Or unsettled? In journalism, as in in life, the story often depends on […]

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April 11, 2011 | 3:40 pm

Video: Poet Billy Collins on Social Media, Twitter, and Poetry

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins was on our KQED Forum last week to discuss his new anthology, Horoscopes of the Dead. Afterwards, KQED News Interactive Producer Amanda Stupi asked him what he thought, as a poet, of social media. The conversation then turned to the representation of poetry in electronic form. “A poem is […]

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Looming Government Shutdown: Live Coverage; What Stays Open?

April 8, 2011 | 9:00 am

Looming Government Shutdown: Live Coverage; What Stays Open?

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If Democrats and Republicans can’t forge a deal tout suite, at midnight the entire federal government turns into an unfunded pumpkin. You can follow the negotiations — and posturing — in Washington live on CSPAN and on NPR. PBS NewsHour is streaming the Senate debate live. (Here’s a list of resources to help you navigate […]

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April 7, 2011 | 1:47 pm

Video Interview: Joyce Carol Oates on the Profound Loss of Someone Close; Bay Area Reading Schedule

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Joyce Carol Oates is in town, and yesterday she appeared on Forum, talking to Michael Krasny about “A Widow’s Story,” her memoir on the shock and grief she felt following the sudden death of her husband, Raymond Smith. (Read Oates’ 2010 New Yorker piece about her husband here.) Afterward, Ms. Oates, a one-time National Book […]

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