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March 31, 2011 | 4:17 pm

Video: Citizens Redistricting Commissioners Explain Their Job

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Two commissioners from the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, Vince Barabba from Capitola and Connie Galambos Malloy from Alameda, appeared on Forum today, discussing their work and some of the criticism that is already being thrown their way. The process of congressional redistricting, also called reapportionment, has traditionally functioned largely as a means of protecting the […]

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Video: “Game of Shadows” Co-Author Lance Williams on the Barry Bonds Trial

March 25, 2011 | 2:40 pm

Video: “Game of Shadows” Co-Author Lance Williams on the Barry Bonds Trial

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We talked today to Lance Williams, who co-wrote the book Game of Shadows, chronicling the BALCO scandal and Barry Bonds’ alleged involvement with steroids. He’s also been covering the Bonds trial for California Watch. Here’s a 2006 excerpt from the book, co-written with Mark Fainaru-Wada, published in Sports Illustrated. The article delves into the possible […]

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March 25, 2011 | 11:38 am

Video: Lewis Lapham on Obama, Pelosi, and Pension Reform

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A couple of days ago we interviewed David Brooks after his appearance on Forum. A day later, we corralled Lewis Lapham, an equally esteemed public intellectual, albeit from a different part of the political spectrum, after his Forum interview. We asked Lapham, the founder of Lapham’s Quarterly and formerly the longtime editor of Harper’s Magazine, […]

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March 24, 2011 | 12:39 pm

Video: David Brooks on Obama, Pelosi, and Whether He Sits Next to Paul Krugman

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Yesterday New York Times columnist and NewsHour political analyst David Brooks was on Forum, talking about his new book The Social Animal. (You can read some of the book at Amazon.com.) Afterward, the News Fix rapid-response interview team caught up with Brooks in the KQED green room. After rejecting the fact of he and I […]

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Giants Preview: Interview With Brian Sabean

March 3, 2011 | 8:44 am

Giants Preview: Interview With Brian Sabean

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Don’t let the cold, rain, and even snow fool you. Winter is fading fast. Witness Michael Krasny’s chat today with Giants GM Brian Sabean and broadcaster Marty Lurie. Here’s the show archive. Or, if you want just the facts, Ian Hill, our Online Community Engagement Specialist, tweeted the entire segment:

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Phil Angelides on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report

February 22, 2011 | 9:58 am

Phil Angelides on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report

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It’s not often you can read an entire bestseller online for free. But the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission report, chaired by former California state treasurer, gubernatorial candidate, and native Sacramentan Phil Angelides, is currently No. 19 on the New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Best Seller list. Last week it debuted at No. 10. The 10-member […]

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Video: Interview With Peggy Orenstein, Author of ‘Cinderella Ate My Daughter’

February 16, 2011 | 1:34 pm

Video: Interview With Peggy Orenstein, Author of ‘Cinderella Ate My Daughter’

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Berkeley-based author Peggy Orenstein was on Forum today, and KQED News Interactive Producer Amanda Stupi and I caught up with her for a nine-minute video interview in our green room. Orenstein is the author of the best-seller Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture. Here’s the Amazon.com description […]

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Listen to Mayor Ed Lee’s Forum Appearance Yesterday

February 11, 2011 | 10:19 am

Listen to Mayor Ed Lee’s Forum Appearance Yesterday

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In case you missed it. Lee talked about pension reform, keeping Twitter in San Francisco, his sometimes-maligned relationship with Rose Pak, his comments about Rush Limbaugh, his mustache, and many other topics… Related: Interview with Ed Lee’s daughter Brianna

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February 9, 2011 | 3:03 pm

Interview With San Francisco Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown

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San Francisco Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown was on Forum today, and after that interview I spoke with him for a few minutes about why he thinks there have been so many officer-involved shootings in the Bay Area lately, the possibility of San Francisco police being equipped with tasers, and other topics: Interview with SF […]

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February 1, 2011 | 3:51 pm

Audio/Video: Airplane! Creators David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker

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At the Castro Theatre last night, Airplane! — one of the funniest movies of all time — was honored as part of the San Francisco Sketchfest festival. Forum’s Michael Krasny today talked to the movie’s creators, David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, about the film and the roots of their comedy. Interesting tidbit: David […]

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