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March 24, 2018, Jane Mayer, rebroadcast

March 17, 2018, Dawn Mikkelson

March 3, 2018, Dave Neiwert

February 23, 2018, Julie Lythcott-Haims

January 26, 2018, Dan Knapp

January 24, 2018, Michael Shermer

January 16, 2018, Gary Ferguson

January 12, 2018, Justin Dillon

January 5, 2018, Daniel Golden

December 17, 2017, Al Gore

November 28, 2017, Mary Otto

November 15, 2017, George Lakey

November 10, 2017, Jesse Eisinger

October 25, 2017, Victoria Sweet

October 18, 2017, Jessica Bruder

October 11, 2017, Cara Jones

September 27, 2017, Zoe Quinn

September 20, 2017, Jim Brosnahan, Deborah Rhode, Peter Scheer

September 13, 2017, Chike Nwhoffiah

September 7, 2017, John Nichols

August 30, 2017, Stephen Hinshaw

August 17, 2017, James Forman, Jr.

August 9, 2017, Mark Decena

August 2, 2017, Katherine Ozment

July 26, 2017, Dave Callahan

July 19, 2017, Tabitha Soren


In Deep with Angie Coiro: Interviews In Deep with Angie Coiro is an independently produced, weekly interview program. Hosted by award-winning Bay Area journalist Angie Coiro, In Deep is a closer look at news and issues of the week, particularly the important stories that fall through the cracks of major media coverage. Featuring lively, thought-provoking interviews with newsmakers, politicians, and behind-the-scenes notables, each show illuminates the issues and forces shaping the national narrative.

  • Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure
    by Angie Coiro on July 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #170 | Guest: Author Bianca Bosker. | Show Summary: Bianca Bosker gave up her job as executive tech editor at the Huffington Post in favor of tasting wines at 8 a.m., lifting and sorting heavy bottles as a “cellar rat” in one of Manhattan’s top restaurants; she sacrificed coffee, spicy foods, and sometimes even toothpaste, so as not to blunt her taste buds.     CORK DORK: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste takes the reader inside an elite tasting group, a Burgundy bacchanal, a Michelin-starred restaurant, an fMRI machine, and more as Bosker strives to make sense, once and for all, of our complicated relationship with fermented grape juice. […]

  • Vegas Baby – with Documentary filmmaker Amanda Micheli
    by Angie Coiro on July 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #169 | Guest: Amanda Micheli, filmmaker. | Show Summary: Imagine wanting a baby so badly that you're willing to let strangers vote on how suitable you are as parents. It's real. Every year, desperate couples place themselves in the hands of a Las Vegas doctor for his annual contest. Grand prize: a free round of in-vitro fertilization— baby not guaranteed.     Through this controversial contest, VEGAS BABY navigates the complexities of America’s burgeoning fertility industry and unveils the class disparity within a topic that is often clouded by judgment and stereotypes. […]

  • Paul Madonna and Peter Moskowitz: Gentrification on the Fast Track
    by Angie Coiro on June 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #168 | Guests: Paul Madonna, creator of All Over Coffee, and journalist Peter Moskowitz. | Show Summary: The irony can’t be missed when an artist acclaimed for his loving depictions of San Francisco gets evicted from his home in the town that made his name. That’s what happened to Paul Madonna, creator of the San Francisco Chronicle’s All Over Coffee. Meanwhile, across the country, journalist Peter Moskowitz was unearthing the political and market machinations accelerating the gentrification of New York, New Orleans, Detroit, and San Francisco. Beyond describing the epidemic that’s uprooting families and small businesses, Moskowitz details how to put a stop to it. […]

  • Immigration — Real Politics, Real People
    by Angie Coiro on May 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #167 | Guests: Terri Givens and Gabriel Thompson. | Show Summary: Donald Trump’s changes to immigration policy, initially supported by a majority of Americans, have faced steadily increasing disapproval. Despite that, the administration has moved to widen scrutiny to include tourists, business travelers and relatives of American residents. In Deep takes a two-pronged approach this hour, with guests Terri Givens and Gabriel Thompson. […]

  • Alzheimer’s Now: Josh Kornbluth, Dr. Bruce Miller
    by Angie Coiro on April 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #166 | Guests: Josh Kornbluth, writer, comedian, activist, and Dr. Bruce Miller, A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco | Show Summary: Dementia statistics are daunting. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimers or other dementia; every 66 seconds someone in the US develops the disease. Monologist Josh Kornbluth has immersed himself in this realm, and incorporates his experience in “Josh’s Brain Improvs”, a coproduction with The Marsh theater in San Francisco.     Kornbluth bases his series of improvisations on his experiences working at the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and his work as an artist-in-residence and volunteer at the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco.     Josh Kornbluth has performed autobiographical one-man shows since 1987 — The San Francisco Chronicle declared, Kornbluth takes a world we ignore, or barely observe, and brings it into brilliant comic relief.     Dr. Bruce Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the busy UCSF dementia center where patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond receive comprehensive clinical evaluations. His goal is the delivery of model care to all of the patients who enter the clinical and research programs at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC).      Dr. Miller is a behavioral neurologist focused on dementia with special interests in brain and behavior relationships as well as the genetic and molecular underpinnings of disease. His work in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) emphasizes both the behavioral and emotional deficits that characterize these patients, while simultaneously noting the visual creativity that can emerge in the setting of FTD. He is the principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and program project on FTD called Frontotemporal Dementia: Genes, Imaging and Emotions. He oversees a healthy aging program, which includes an artist in residence program. In addition, he helps lead two philanthropy-funded research consortia, the Tau Consortium and Consortium for Frontotemporal Research, focused on developing treatments for tau and progranulin disorders, respectively. Also, he is the Co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute. Dr. Miller teaches extensively, runs the Behavioral Neurology Fellowship at UCSF, and oversees visits of more than 50 foreign scholars every year. […]

  • Elizabeth Rosenthal: Unpacking Healthcare
    by Angie Coiro on April 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #165 | Guest: Elizabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News. | Show Summary: Healthcare, Obamacare, Medicare … what does it all mean? Elisabeth Rosenthal has spent her career dissecting the monolith of today’s healthcare system, and her report back is grim. Find out how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve.     After 22 years as a correspondent at the NYT Elisabeth Rosenthal is now editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, an independent not-for-profit newsroom focusing on policy in DC. She received a B.S. degree in biology from Stanford University, an M.A. degree in English literature from Cambridge University, and an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. […]

  • Chuck Collins: Born On Third Base
    by Angie Coiro on April 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #16 4| Guest: Chuck Collins, inequality expert and activist. | Show Summary: As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. Can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? It is time to think differently, says longtime inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins.     Born into the one percent, Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality. He uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative. His national and local solutions not only challenge inequality but also respond to climate change and offer an unexpected, fresh take on one of our most intransigent problems. […]

  • Jane Mayer: Dark Money
    by Angie Coiro on April 8, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #163 | Guest: Jane Mayer, New Yorker magazine writer and author of the bestelling book Dark Money. | Show Summary: Americans from every political persuasion see money in politics as a disaster. A full 80% oppose Citizens United, the court ruling that solidified the free flow of dollars from corporations and political interest groups into our elections. No one knows the depth and the players of this national crisis better than Jane Mayer, whose bestselling book Dark Money unpacks this better than anyone else. This acclaimed investigative reporter has spent more than ten years probing the shadowed figures pumping money into elections and front groups, from billionaire George Soros to the immense Koch Brothers network. She follows the money to the media groups, academic institutions, think tanks, and courthouses influenced by the plutocrats' dollars and power. […]

  • The Internet of Things
    by Angie Coiro on April 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #162 | Guests: Sheera Frenkel, cybersecurity correspondent for Buzzfeed, and Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, bring their years of research and reporting to the discussion. | Show Summary: Kellyanne Conway was widely mocked when she cited "microwaves that can turn into cameras". And it's true, those don't exist - that we know of! But the same week the makers of We Vibe, a BlueTooth-enabled vibrator, paid millions to settle a lawsuit for collecting personal data. And then of course, there's Alexa, the always-on Amazon servant that may or may not have overheard a murder in Texas. The "Internet of Things" - IoT for short - is a non-stop trade-off. What do we sacrifice for convenience? Who sees the pings you send to turn on your thermostat? What agencies might be interested in the Amazon book searches you request aloud? […]

  • Rebecca Solnit: The Mother of All Questions
    by Angie Coiro on March 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #161 | Guest: Rebecca Solnit, author of Hope in the Dark and Men Explain Things to Me, has had her finger on the pulse of the American culture for over three decades. From popularizing the term Man-splaining to her bestselling atlases of San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York City, Solnit has indelibly shaped the American feminist lexicon. | Show Summary: Rebecca Solnit sits down with Angie to discuss her new essay collection, The Mother of All Questions. Her most poignant collection to date, Solnit's focus returns unflinchingly to the male gaze, revealing instances of latent misogyny, documenting the violence incited by the rise of rape humor, and praising the women who confront these obstacles every day and refuse to be silenced. […]

  • Coping with Election Stress and Other Anxieties
    by Angie Coiro on March 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #160 | Guest: Dr. Robin Zasio visits In Deep with insight and advice. The hour will also touch on her work in reality TV - Hoarders and My Extreme Animal Phobia. Dr. Robin Zasio specializes in cognitive therapy in the treatment of anxiety and compulsive behaviors, and the founder of The Anxiety Treatment Center, The Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center and The Compulsive Hoarding Center, all in Sacramento. | Show Summary: One psychologist called it "Election Stress Disorder"; others call it "The Trump Effect". Before, during, and after the election, mental health professionals nationwide reported increased anxiety in their clients - and anxiety has terrible, even life-shortening effects on the human body and mind. What's the healthiest way to cope with anxiety, and what special challenges arise when that stress derives from world events? […]

  • Power Play, How Video Games Can Save the World
    by Angie Coiro on February 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #159 | Guest: Games For Change chairman Asi Burak discusses his work with former supreme court justices, NASA, the United Nations, and even the White House to pioneer a new kind of video game ... one for social change. | Show Summary: The phenomenal growth of gaming has inspired plenty of hand-wringing since its inception--from the press, politicians, parents, and everyone else concerned with its effect on our brains, bodies, and hearts. But what if games could be good, not only for individuals but for the world? In Power Play, Asi Burak and Laura Parker explore how video games are now pioneering innovative social change around the world. As the former executive director and now chairman of Games for Change, Asi Burak has spent the last ten years supporting and promoting the use of video games for social good, in collaboration with leading organizations like the White House, NASA, World Bank, and The United Nations. The games for change movement has introduced millions of players to meaningful experiences around everything from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the US Constitution. Power Play looks to the future of games as a global movement. Asi Burak and Laura Parker profile the luminaries behind some of the movement's most iconic games, including former Supreme Court judge Sandra Day O’Connor and Pulitzer-Prize winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. They also explore the promise of virtual reality to address social and political issues with unprecedented immersion, and see what the next generation of game makers have in store for the future. […]

  • This Chair Rocks, A Manifesto Against Ageism
    by Angie Coiro on February 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #158 | Guest: Author, podcaster, and activist Ashton Applewhite sits down with Angie to raise a little hell about entrenched ageism in our society. | Show Summary: When Madonna accepted her Woman of the Year award at the Billboard Women in Music 2016 in December, she used the pulpit to decry ageism in the entertainment world. "People say that I'm so controversial," she said "but I think the most controversial thing that I've done is to stick around" in a business where "to age is a sin." Age discrimination is a reality well beyond media and music. Silicon Valley is regularly accused of discarding its most experienced workers in favor of a younger, less expensive workforce. The concept of the elderly having hard-earned wisdom to share has all but disappeared from modern America. In This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, Applewhite traces her own journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. The book explains the roots of ageism in history and in our own age and how it divides and debases; examines how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function; describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like; and concludes with a rousing call to action. […]

  • Al Letson: Summer In Sanctuary
    by Angie Coiro on February 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #157 | Guest: Al Letson created and hosted the State of the Re-Union podcast, honored with a Peabody award and three consecutive Edward R. Murrow award. He then joined CIR to help launch and host Reveal, public radio’s first investigative journalism show. The show’s pilot won a Peabody Award (2013) for its investigation of the over-prescribing of opiates. | Show Summary: Host of the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal radio show, Al Letson’s Summer in Sanctuary is an autobiographical narrative chronicling Letson’s summer working as a creative writing teacher at a community center in an economically challenged Florida neighborhood. Angie and Al discuss his show, and his life as both a creative soul and a journalist. […]

  • Ayelet Waldman: Microdosing LSD
    by Angie Coiro on January 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #156 | Guest: Ayelet Waldman is the author of the novels Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter’s Keeper, as well as of the essay collection, Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace, and the Mommy-Track Mystery series. She was a federal public defender and taught a course on the legal implications of the War on Drugs at the UC Berkeley law school. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Michael Chabon, and their four children. | Show Summary: Bestselling author Ayelet Waldman joins In Deep’s Angie Coiro for a conversation on micro-dosing, family, marriage and how it all ties together (or sometimes doesn’t). Coiro sits down with Waldman for a special one-hour edition of In Deep to discuss the problems facing parents today, the underground community of micro-dosers across the country, and her new book “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life.&rdquo […]

  • Protest in the era of Trump
    by Angie Coiro on January 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #155 | Guests: Sheila Thomas has experience litigating both class and individual gender and race employment discrimination cases. She is adjunct faculty member at Golden Gate University School of Law, and serves on The Advancement Project’s board of directors. Dr. Clayborne Carson is the founder and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. | Show Summary: What’s the real goal of protests – and what’s the chance of those goals being achieved? What protest techniques and tactics have been effective historically? […]

  • Peggy Orenstein, “Girls and Sex”
    by Angie Coiro on January 14, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #154 | Guest: New York Times best-selling author Peggy Orenstein was named one of its “40 women who changed the media business in the past 40 years” by The Columbia Journalism Review in 2012. In addition to Girls and Sex, she’s the author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World and the classic SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap. You can find her on Facebook and on Twitter, @peggyorenstein. | Show Summary: A re-broadcast of our May 14, 2016 show featuring an interview with best-selling author and journalist Peggy Orenstein. The discussion centered on her book GIRLS AND SEX: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. An important conversation about gender, myths, perception and the potent subtext of sex in the world of young people growing up today. […]

  • Adam Gazzaley, “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World”
    by Angie Coiro on January 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Show #153 | Guest: Adam Gazzaley is founder and director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center. He is a professor in neurology, physiology and psychiatry at the UC San Francisco and director of the Gazzaley Lab, a cognitive neuroscience laboratory. His laboratory studies neural mechanisms of perception, attention and memory, with an emphasis on the impact of distraction and multitasking on these abilities. His unique research approach utilizes a powerful combination of human neurophysiological tools, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation (TMS and TES). A major accomplishment of his research has been to expand our understanding of alterations in the aging brain that lead to cognitive decline. | Show Summary: We are obsessed with our devices. We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask — read work email, reply to a text, check Facebook, watch a video clip. Never mind the errors in the email, the near-miss on the road, and the unheard conversation at the table. In The Distracted Mind, Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen — a neuroscientist and a psychologist — explain why our brains aren’t built for multitasking, and suggest better ways to live in a high-tech world without giving up our modern technology. […]

  • We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation – Jeff Chang
    by Angie Coiro on December 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #152 | Guest: Jeff Chang is Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, at Stanford University. He is the author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, and We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation. | Show Summary: A re-broadcast of our October 8, 2016 interview with Jeff Chang. We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation – Jeff Chang in conversation with Angie Coiro. In these provocative, powerful essays, acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. Throughout these essays, Chang includes the voices of many leading activists from around the country as he charts how popular voices on the ground and in social media have been the main catalyst for protest and change. […]

  • Meg Elison’s “Book of the Unnamed Midwife”
    by Angie Coiro on December 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #151 | Guest: Meg Elison is a Bay Area author and essayist. Her debut novel, THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE won the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award, and in its new release named as a Book of the Year by both Publisher’s Weekly and Amazon. Its sequel, THE BOOK OF ETTA, is due in 2017. | Show Summary: “Book of the Unnamed Midwife”, acclaimed in its 2014 release, is out in an updated version, with eerily appropriate timing. Americans awaiting their new president may find the plot description unnerving: When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth’s population—killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant—the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power—and the strong who possess it. A few women like her survived, though they are scarce. Even fewer are safe from the clans of men, who, driven by fear, seek to control those remaining. To preserve her freedom, she dons men’s clothing, goes by false names, and avoids as many people as possible. But as the world continues to grapple with its terrible circumstances, she’ll discover a role greater than chasing a pale imitation of independence. […]

  • Cleve Jones, “When We Rise: Coming of Age in San Francisco, AIDS, and My Life in the Movement”
    by Angie Coiro on December 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #150 | Guest: Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself. There were. As did thousands of young gay people, Jones moved to San Francisco in the early ’70s, nearly penniless, finding a city electrified by progressive politics and sexual liberation. Jones met lovers, developed intense friendships, and found his calling in “the movement.” Jones dove into politics and activism, taking an internship in the office of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, who became Jones’ mentor before his murder in 1978. With the advent of the AIDS crisis in the early ’80s, Jones emerged as one of the gay community’s most outspoken leaders. He co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and, later, the AIDS Memorial Quilt, one of the largest public art projects in history. | Show Summary: From longtime activist Cleve Jones comes a sweeping, beautifully written memoir about a full and remarkable American life. Jones brings to life the magnetic spell cast by 1970’s San Francisco, the drama and heartbreak of the AIDS crisis and the vibrant generation of gay men lost to it, and his activist work on labor, immigration, and gay rights, which continues today. […]

  • A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America
    by Angie Coiro on December 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #149 | Guest: Leland Faust is the founder of CSI Capital Management where he served as chief investment officer from 1978 through 2011 and managed over $1.5 billion. Since 1978 he has represented over one hundred NFL, NBA and MLB all stars. Barron’s has named him four times to its annual list of top 100 independent investment advisors in the country. He has also been named to the Sporting News’ list of the 100 most powerful people in sports, one of only two investment advisors ever to be included in that roster. He is a tri-athlete, in demand public speaker and author.He an honors graduate from UC Berkeley (economics) and Harvard Law School. | Show Summary: Leland Faust unmasks Wall Street’s unsavory tactics in powerful detail by giving readers a high-level view of how the financial services industry misleads them, overcharges them, and exposes them to needless risk. He documents the financial industry’s alluring come-ons, airbrushed risks, high-stakes gambling, half-truths, misleading statements, outlandish predictions, tricks to overcharge customers, bad deals, and outright fraud by the most prominent and renowned of Wall Street’s players. A Capitalist’s Lament is about what happens when financial firms and their employees forget whose interest they are supposed to protect. It shows how making foolish or wrong predictions is of no consequence to those who make them and how Wall Street luminaries with poor track records still garner celebrity status. Most of all, it spotlights how Wall Street manipulates the system and furthers its own interests at its customers’ expense and puts us all at great risk. Here is what you need to know to protect yourself from “business as usual” and get ahead—instead of getting taken. […]

  • Ya Might As Well Laugh: Comedian Will Durst, Storyteller Linda Levine, and Professor Hilton Obenzinger
    by Angie Coiro on November 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #148 | Guests: Will Durst- the New York Times calls him “possibly the best political comic in the country.” Fox News agrees “he’s a great political satirist,” while the Oregonian hails him as a “hilarious stand-up journalist.” This former radio talk host, oyster shucker, and margarine smuggler currently writes a nationally syndicated humor column, and his scribblings have appeared in Esquire, George, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Lampoon, The New York Times and scads of other periodicals. Hilton Obenzinger teaches writing and American Studies at Stanford. He writes fiction, poetry, history and criticism, has studied the uses of humor, and taught stand-up comedy. He’s taught on the Yurok Indian Reservation, operated a community printing press in San Francisco’s Mission District, co-edited a publication devoted to Middle East peace, worked as a commercial writer and instructional designer. Linda Levine’s career blends academia, performance, and coaching. She’s been a San Jose State University instructor for over 20 years, while performing, mime, magic, and juggling as “Rainbow the Clown”. She explores the value of humor into her work in grief counseling, personal coaching, and motivational speaking, through her company Surprise Enterprise. | Show Summary: An examination of what makes us laugh in even the darkest times. Delving with us into what’s funny, what’s not, when, and why. […]

  • Jewelle Gomez: The Gilda Stories
    by Angie Coiro on November 19, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #147 | Guest: Jewelle Gomez is a writer, activist, and the author of many books including Forty-Three Septembers, Don’t Explain, The Lipstick Papers, Flamingoes and Bears, and Oral Tradition. The Gilda Stories was the recipient of two Lambda Literary Awards, and was adapted for the stage by the Urban Bush Women theater company in thirteen United States cities | Show Summary: Before Buffy, before Twilight, before Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, there was The Gilda Stories, Jewelle Gomez’s sexy vampire novel. This remarkable novel begins in 1850s Louisiana, where Gilda escapes slavery and learns about freedom while working in a brothel. After being initiated into eternal life as one who “shares the blood” by two women there, Gilda spends the next two hundred years searching for a place to call home. An instant lesbian classic when it was first published in 1991, The Gilda Stories has endured as an auspiciously prescient book in its explorations of blackness, radical ecology, re-definitions of family, and yes, the erotic potential of the vampire story. The winner of two Lambda Literary Awards (fiction and science fiction) THE GILDA STORIES is a very American odyssey. The 2016 anniversary edition has a new forward by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, one of UTNE Reader’s 50 Visionaries Transforming the World, a Reproductive Reality Check Shero, a Black Woman Rising nominee, and winner of one of the first-ever “Too Sexy for 501c3” trophies. […]

  • Whine and Wine: Post-Election Group Therapy
    by Angie Coiro on November 12, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #145 | Guests: Professor Charles Postel of San Francisco State University is an historian of political thought and social movements. His study of the Populist movement of the 1890s, The Populist Vision (Oxford, 2007), received the Bancroft Prize and the Frederick Jackson Turner Award. He has taught at UC Berkeley, Sacramento State University, and the University of Heidelberg (Germany), and is a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. Dr. Paul Marcille is the President-Elect of the California Psychological Association. He has a private psychology practice in Palo Alto and is Director of Undergraduate Programs and a Professor at Palo Alto University. | Show Summary: In Deep’s first show after the election was about venting feelings, and ways to cope and conquer. You can listen or download to either version of our post-election show. The Radio cut is just as it was heard on our stations and streams. The audio has been trimmed to fit the stations’ broadcast clocks, and several profanities have been bleeped over. The Raw cut has been left as close as possible to what our live audience experienced, with only minor technical adjustments. It includes profanities and listener discretion is advised. […]

  • Documentary “Company Town” – Filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman
    by Angie Coiro on November 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #146 | Guests: Alan Snitow’s films include the award-winning “Between Two Worlds,” “Thirst”, “Secrets of Silicon Valley”, and “Blacks and Jews.” He was a producer at the top-rated KTVU-TV News, the Bay Area Fox affiliate, for 12 years. Before that, he was the News Director at Bay Area’s Pacifica Radio station, KPFA-FM, winning the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award for Best Local Newscast. Snitow served on the boards of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Film Arts Foundation, California Media Collaborative, Food and Water Watch, and as Board President of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and a graduate of Cornell University. Deborah Kaufman’s films include the award-winning “Between Two Worlds,” “Thirst”, “Secrets of Silicon Valley”, and “Blacks and Jews.” She founded and for 13 years was Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the first and largest independent Jewish film showcase in the world. Kaufman has been a Board member of the California Council for the Humanities, the New Israel Fund, and Amnesty International USA. She has been a consultant, programmer, lecturer, and activist with a variety of human rights, multicultural and media arts organizations. Kaufman is a graduate of University of California Hastings College of the Law and a member of the California Bar. | Show Summary: he once free-spirited city of San Francisco is now a “Company Town,” a playground for tech moguls of the “sharing economy.” Airbnb is the biggest hotel. Uber privatizes transit. And now these companies want political power as well. Meanwhile, middle class and ethnic communities are driven out by skyrocketing rents and evictions–sparking a grassroots backlash that challenges the oligarchy of tech. Is this the future of cities around the world? The feature-length documentary, “Company Town,” is the story of an intense election campaign to determine the fate of the city at the epicenter of the digital revolution. Produced and directed by Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow. […]

  • Daniel Levitin: A Field Guide To Lies
    by Angie Coiro on October 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #144 | Guest: Dr. Daniel Levitin is a leader in his field, Dean of Social Sciences at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, and a faculty member at the Center for Executive Education in the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. There is no question Big Data has become a dominant theme of our culture, or that there is more information available to us than ever before oftentimes used to deceive, misdirect, and obfuscate. Dr. Levitin shows us how to sharpen our critical thinking skills so that we can critically evaluate claims that charlatans, the media, and politicians would have us swallow without a second thought. | Show Summary: Dan Levitin: A Field Guide To Lies. The New York Times bestselling author of The Organized Mind and This Is Your Brain on Music brings us a primer to the critical thinking that is more important and necessary now than ever. There’s no more perfect time than election season to join us for an event that asks us not to passively accept statistical data and faulty arguments, not to dangerously repeat it, and certainly not to make decisions based upon it without first checking the plausibility and reasoning of the information. […]

  • Jeff Chang on Race and Resegregation
    by Angie Coiro on October 8, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #143 | Guest: Jeff Chang is Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, at Stanford University. He is the author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, and We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation. | Show Summary: We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation – Jeff Chang in conversation with Angie Coiro. In these provocative, powerful essays, acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. Throughout these essays, Chang includes the voices of many leading activists from around the country as he charts how popular voices on the ground and in social media have been the main catalyst for protest and change. […]

  • Prisons, Profits, Principles
    by Angie Coiro on October 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #142 | Guests: Dr. Debra Satz, Stanford University, is the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Professor of Philosophy and Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts; Corene Kendrick, Staff Attorney, Prison Law Office | Show Summary: The Department of Justice is detaching from contracts with private incarceration companies. Prison activists laud the beginning of the end of prison profitization – but of course the practice isn’t restricted to the federal government. States and counties guarantee up to 90% capacity in the contracts they sign with private companies. When is a profit-centered model appropriate in a given market – and who gets to make that call? Is that a strictly philosophical consideration, or should it have real-world impact on market regulation? How do the answers play out in other democracies? […]

  • David Dayen: How Three Average Americans Took On The Banks and Mortgage Fraud
    by Angie Coiro on September 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #141 | Guest: Fiscal Times columnist David Dayen recounts how these ordinary Floridians challenged the most powerful institutions in America armed only with the truth—and for a brief moment they brought the corrupt financial industry to its knees. | Show Summary: In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history—a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose. Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they were all foreclosure victims, and while struggling with their shame and isolation they committed a revolutionary act: closely reading their mortgage documents, discovering the deceit behind them, and building a movement to expose it. […]

  • The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels and Rock’s Darkest Day
    by Angie Coiro on September 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #140 | Guest: Joel Selvin is an award-winning journalist who has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. Selvin is the author of the bestselling Summer of Love and coauthor, with Sammy Hagar, of the number-one New York Times bestseller, Red. He has written twelve other books about pop music. | Show Summary: Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day. Rock historian and music critic Joel Selvin returns to In Deep, with his new book, Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day. In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. […]

  • Linguist Geoff Numberg: the Language of Campaign 2016
    by Angie Coiro on August 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #139 | Guest: Geoffrey Nunberg is an adjunct full professor at the School of Information at the University of California at Berkeley. His many books include the landmark Going Nucular, named one of the ten best nonfiction books of 2004 by Amazon.com and made best-of-the-year lists by the San Jose Mercury News, the Boston Globe, the Hartford Courant, and the Chicago Tribune. He’s a recipient of the Linguistic Society of America’s Language and the Public Interest Award. He also worked on the development of linguistic technologies for Xerox. | Show Summary: Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is “wacky”. Clinton claims Trump is “dangerously incoherent.” In the political world, nearly every word is carefully honed to convey specific messages to a deliberately targeted audience. From the choice of vernacular to the number of syllables, the chosen language speaks volumes about America’s culture and subcultures – and the people who want their vote. Linguist Geoff Nunberg joins Angie to unravel what this election’s crop of words and phrases tells us about what we’re hearing and what’s behind it. And they’ll look at the evolution of political language from elections past. […]

  • Rabia Chaudry, author of Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
    by Angie Coiro on August 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #138 | Guest: Rabia Chaudry, author of Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial. | Show Summary: In 2014, the podcast Serial, a spinoff of This American Life, captured the imagination of millions of listeners around the globe. Co-created by host Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, the broadcast uses investigative journalism to create a nonfiction story over multiple episodes. Serial's first season focused on Adnan Syed's trial, and subsequent murder conviction of his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. The reason Sarah Koenig decided to investigate Adnan's case in the first place was due to one woman, Rabia Chaudry. Angie sits down with Rabia for an unforgettable exploration of her astonishing story. […]

  • The Art of Dying, a Zen Approach
    by Angie Coiro on August 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #137 | Guest: Dr. BJ Miller is Zen Hospice Project’s Senior Director and Advocate. BJ also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and is an attending specialist for the Symptom Management Service of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the country’s very first outpatient palliative care clinics. | Show Summary: BJ Miller summarizes the lessons of his work at UCSF Medical Center’s Zen Hospice Project in two words: “Love matters”. Dr. Miller brings his life experience as a student of art, an amputee, and a Buddhist to his goal of making San Francisco a great place to die. The Project combines spiritual centeredness and palliative care to bring patients, their families, and their caregivers the space to embrace the end of life. While in college BJ Miller lost his legs and part of an arm in an accident. He went on to compete in the Paralympics, study art, and move into medicine, first in rehabilitative care, then finding his calling in hospice work. Angie and BJ will discuss end-of-life issues in all their facets: physical, spiritual, legally, and as a reflection of America’s culture. […]

  • When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors
    by Angie Coiro on July 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #136 | Guest: Beth Pratt Bergstrom | Show Summary: Did you know that a mountain lion, known as P-22, lives in the middle of Los Angeles, that the Facebook campus in Silicon Valley provided a home for an endearing family of wild gray foxes, or that wolves have returned to California after a ninety-year absence, led by the remarkable journey of the wolf OR-7? Author Beth Pratt Bergstrom joins Angie for a discussion of the evolving state of wild animals in urban environments. […]

  • A Columnist’s Perspective - Cats, Politics, Children, and San Francisco
    by Angie Coiro on July 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #135 | Guest: Journalist Jon Carroll retired last November after 33 years at the Chronicle. Carroll collected a host of accolades and awards over his decades in journalism including the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Magazine Award. | Show Summary: Jon Carroll stepped into the shoes of legendary columnist Charles McCabe at the San Francisco Chronicle. He stepped down in 2015. In those three decades he churned out over eight thousand columns - writing, as he put it himself, "about cats, politics, children, religion, more cats, travel, word games and strange, almost unknowable things." He sits down with Angie to discuss his career and his life since retirement. […]

  • A Look Behind the Curtains of Silicon Valley Tech
    by Angie Coiro on July 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #134 | Guest: Author Antonio Garcia Martínez is a former Facebook executive, and also previously CEO of Adgrok, which he sold to Twitter, and a former strategist at Goldman Sachs. Chaos Monkeys:Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley is his first book. | Show Summary: Technology veteran and now author, Antonio García Martínez, discusses his new book, Chaos Monkey. Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a datacenter powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this “chaos monkey” to test online services’ robustness—their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur. Tech entrepreneurs are society’s chaos monkeys, disruptors testing and transforming every aspect of our lives, from transportation (Uber) and lodging (AirBnB) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder). […]

  • The Brock Turner Verdict, the Judge, and the Victim
    by Angie Coiro on July 2, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #133 | Guests: Sajid A. Khan has been a Public Defender in San Jose, CA since 2008. He has a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley and a law degree from UC Hastings. Imani Gandy, Senior Legal Analyst with Rewire and co-host of This Week in Blackness Prime. | Show Summary: Why has the verdict of one rape trial caused a multi-country storm of fury? The debate over former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner's sentence incorporates sexism, racism, classism, and a clash over how much leeway a judge has in the sentencing process. Angie probes the call for Judge Aaron Persky to step down or be removed, the unexpected reach and impact of the victim's statement, and the appropriate relationship between societal standards and the legal system. […]

  • The Science of Keeping Troops Alive, Well, and Whole
    by Angie Coiro on June 25, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #132 | Guest: Mary Roach is a funny and fascinating writer who first arrived in San Francisco in the early 1980s. She’s written six hugely popular science books including Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003), Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (2008), and Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (2013). Clearly a common theme throughout Mary's books is a literary treatment of the human body. When asked by NPR how she picks her topics, she replied, "Well, it's got to have a little science, it's got to have a little history, a little humor - and something gross." | Show Summary: Mary Roach’s new book Grunt tackles the science behind being a soldier. In it, Mary visits a re-purposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for facing combat wounds. She also samples caffeinated meat, sniffs a WWII stink bomb, and tends to the missiles on a nuclear submarine. Once you listen to this insightful interview, ou'll never see the art of war the same way again. […]

  • From Prestigious Award Winner to Hot Dogs, Chef Bradley Ogden
    by Angie Coiro on June 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #131 | Guest: Chef Bradley Ogden was hired in Kansas City as a sous chef in 1979. Since the, he learned his craft under James Beard; opened The Lark Creek Inn in Northern California (which has now grown into a multi-restaurant conglomerate) and restaurants throughout California, in Las Vegas, and in Houston. He's garnered awards from every corner of the business. | Show Summary: What does a life in the restaurant industry teach you about the world inside and outside the kitchen? In Deep takes advantage of Chef Ogden's new presence in Menlo Park - with fresh takes on classic American diner food and hot dogs - to discuss his life and the American restaurant industry. Among the topics: food fads, responsible sourcing, the impact of growing fiscal inequality on staffing and profits, tipping pro and con, and the celebrity chef phenomenon. […]

  • Living in a world with Lies, Incorporated
    by Angie Coiro on June 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #130 | Guest: Ari Rabin-Havt, the author of Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics, where he carefully documents the carefully concealed, ever-growing industry of organized misinformation, paid to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. His revelatory history of this public-deception industry uncovers the ideological groups shaping American politics with coordinated assaults on the truth. | Show Summary: Ari and Angie examined our post-truth political landscape: distortions of truth transformed into common knowledge by a powerful network of special-interest groups and politicians. […]

  • The Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival
    by Angie Coiro on May 28, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #129 | Guests: Rob Byrne focuses on film restoration and silent film era research. He’s currently President of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival Board. Anita Mong is the Festival’s Artistic Director and a veteran film booker. | Show Summary: Anita Monga and Rob Byrne from the San Francisco Silent Film Festival discuss the power and impact of this bygone film era and why the medium is relevant for today’s audiences. […]

  • Relentless Undercurrent of Danger and Death: Dying Words and AIDS
    by Angie Coiro on May 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #128 | Guest: Samuel G. Freedman is an award-winning author, columnist, and professor. A columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Columbia University, he is the author of seven acclaimed books. Kerry Donahue is Adjunct Faculty and Director, Radio Program at the Columbia Journalism School. She’s also an independent producer who specializes in program and host development with clients including PRX, PRI, and Tricycle Magazine. Her work has been heard on NPR, WNYC, “Marketplace” and WBGO. | Show Summary: Angie sits down with Samuel Freedman and Kerry Donahue whose incredible audio documentary and accompanying book Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz tells Schmalz's story on how he reported about AIDS while dying of the disease, and his impact and legacy on journalism. Jeff Schmalz was a journalistic prodigy. He was hired by The New York Times while still a college student, and he was essentially running its metropolitan coverage by his mid-20s. From his crisply pressed trousers and shirts to his unerring sense of how to structure a feature story, he was a consummate Timesman. People in the newsroom speculated that someday he could be “on the masthead” – the list of the top editors on the world’s most important newspaper. All the while, though, Jeff was struggling with his identity as a gay man. […]

  • Navigating a Generation Gap: Parents, their Girls, and Sex
    by Angie Coiro on May 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #127 | Guest: Peggy Orenstein was named one of its “40 women who changed the media business in the past 40 years” by The Columbia Journalism Review in 2012. In addition to Girls and Sex, she’s the author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World and the classic SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap. You can find her on Facebook and on Twitter, @peggyorenstein. | Show Summary: Peggy Orenstein joins Angie Coiro for a discussion of her new book GIRLS AND SEX: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. These two award-winning journalists sat down on a Monday evening at Kepler’s Books for an important conversation about gender, myths, perception and the potent subtext of sex in the world of young people growing up today. […]

  • Capturing a Wit Through the Ages – Terry Southern
    by Angie Coiro on May 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #126 | Guest: Nile Southern is a Boulder based filmmaker and writer. His books beyond Yours in Haste and Adoration include Now Dig This: The Unspeakable Writings of Terry Southern, 1950-1995 (edited with Josh Alan Friedman), and The CANDY Men: The Rollicking Life and Times of the Notorious Novel, CANDY (Arcade, 2004), which won Colorado’s Book of the Year for Creative Non-Fiction. | Show Summary: Colorado based writer and filmmaker Nile Southern’s newest book is a compilation of his father, Terry Southern’s letters. The book, Yours in Haste and Adoration: Selected Letters of Terry Southern, is a homage to the senior Southern’s love of language and storytelling. Terry was nominated for two Academy Awards - Dr. Strangelove and Easy Rider - and was an influential writer known for his unique, comic voice. […]

  • The Plight of Solitary: Voices from Hell
    by Angie Coiro on April 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #125 | Guest: Sarah Shourd is an author, prisoner rights advocate, Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch, and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley—currently based in Oakland, California. Sarah was held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010. Upon her release, Sarah worked tirelessly for the release of her fiance and friend, appearing on Oprah and meeting with key figures such as Hilary Clinton, President Obama, President Talabani, Actor Sean Penn, Boxer Muhammad Ali, Musician Cat Stevens and President Ahmadinejad himself. Sarah’s on Twitter at @SShourd, and you can read her Huffington Post blog. | Show Summary: Oakland journalist and playwright Sara Shourd survived 410 days of Iranian solitary confinement and wrote about it in Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement. […]

  • Slack Key Guitarist Makana: Philosopher, Activist, Thinker, Artist
    by Angie Coiro on April 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #124 | Guest: Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. He has been a TEDx talk presenter, and his guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants”. A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form. The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. | Show Summary: Hawaiian Musician and activist Makana has created a stir with his unofficial Bernie Sanders campaign anthem, Feel the Fire among other original, political works. […]

  • An Exploration of Reality through the Science of Sensory Perception
    by Angie Coiro on April 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #123 | Guest: After graduating from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Kara Platoni wrote for the East Bay Express and taught at the ‘J School.’ She was the co-host of the self-described nerdy science show, The Field Trip Podcast and is on Twitter, @KaraPlatoni. | Show Summary: Oakland award-winning journalist and science writer Kara Platoni sits down with Angie to discuss latest developments in the science of sensory perception and her book We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Perception, One Sense at a Time. […]

  • Fred Ross: One of the most influential community organizers in American history
    by Angie Coiro on April 2, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #122 | Guest: Gabriel Thompson is a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. He is the author of several books, including Working in the Shadows, and has written for Harper’s, New York, Mother Jones, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Nation. | Show Summary: Community and labor activist Fred Ross’s story remains poignant and relevant today, though he first started organizing in the 1930s. Author Gabriel Thompson joins Angie to talk about his book America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the 20th Century. […]

  • Does today’s ascendancy of Donald Trump compare to Hitler’s rise in the 1930's?
    by Angie Coiro on March 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #121 | Guests: Edith Sheffer, Assistant Professor, Modern European History and German Studies at Stanford University, author of Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain and Charles Postel, Assistant Professor, History at San Francisco State University,author of The Populist Vision. | Show Summary: What's behind the increasing comparisons of candidate Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, one of the greatest scourges of the modern age? Shouts from within a rowdy crowd are easily dismissed. But Anne Frank's stepsister and multiple prominent international voices - including past and present presidents of Mexico, and an honored Israeli journalist - are now on record with the same warning. Angie hosts a panel to discuss and take questions from the audience. […]

  • Convergence of Science, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the End of the World
    by Angie Coiro on March 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #118 | Guest: American journalist, editor, and fiction writer Charlie Jane Anders discusses her latest All the Birds in the Sky. Her previous novel Choir Boy won a Lambda Literary Award in 2005. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is managing editor of the science fiction website io9. | Show Summary: The latest from award-winning writer Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky, is either about the end of the world, the beginning of our future, or both. The novel’s a darkly comic exploration of love, life, and the apocalypse. […]

  • Mortal Remains, Society, and Culture Throughout History
    by Angie Coiro on February 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #117 | Guest: Author Thomas W. Laqueur discusses his latest The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains. He is the Helen Fawcett Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and his previous books include Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud and Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation. He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books. | Show Summary: In The Work of the Dead, University of California professor and author Thomas W. Laqueur explores why cultures have never been indifferent to mortal remains. Even in our supposedly disenchanted scientific age, the dead body still matters--for individuals, communities, and nations. […]

  • Language of Food for Linguistic Pleasure
    by Angie Coiro on February 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #116 | Guest: Author Dan Jurafsky, Professor and Chair of Linguistics and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He is the recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, is the co-author with Jim Martin of the widely-used textbook "Speech and Language Processing", and co-created with Chris Manning one of the first massively open online courses, Stanford's course in Natural Language Processing. His new trade book "The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu" came out on September 15, 2014, and was a finalist for the 2015 James Beard Award. Dan was born in New York and grew up in California. He lives with his wife Janet in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. | Show Summary: In The Language of Food, Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know. Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu? […]

  • The Crossroads of Medical Ethics, Human Rights, and Religion
    by Angie Coiro on January 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #115 | Guests: Phyllida Burlingame, Reproductive Justice Policy Director with the Northern California ACLU. Burlingame’s a nationally recognized expert on sex education advocacy, and she has led the ACLU-NC’s work on this issue since 2001. A summa cum laude Harvard graduate, she is the steering committee chair of Bay Area Communities for Health Education and a member of California’s Adolescent Sexual Health Working Group and the Fresno Regional Foundation’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention committee. David DeCosse is Director of Campus Ethics Programs, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and editor of a new book from Orbis called Conscience and Catholicism: Rights, Responsibilities, and Institutional Responses where leading ethicists and theologians address “conscience,” a term with loaded meaning and controversy in the Catholic Church around issues like political participation, human sexuality, war and institutional violence, and theological dissent. | Show Summary: This month, a California court upheld the right of Dignity Health hospitals to withhold health treatments that conflict with its Catholic standards. The ACLU plans to appeal. And Washington state law requiring pharmacists to dispense prescriptions regardless of their personal convictions may be headed to the Supreme Court. What happens when the rights of a patient - usually a woman - conflict with the moral standards of the individual charged with her medical care? […]

  • The Pink Marine
    by Angie Coiro on January 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #114 | Guest: Greg Cope White is a television comedy writer. He’s written for Norman Lear | Show Summary: In this land before Gay Pride became almost a national holiday, can a flighty, 112-pound, effeminate Texan transform into one of the few, the proud, the Marines? The Pink Marine: One Boy’s Journey Through Boot Camp to Manhood is the story – full of hilarity and heartbreak – of how a teenage boy who struggles with self-acceptance and sexuality finds self-worth in Marine Corps boot camp. […]

  • The Future of Waste
    by Angie Coiro on January 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #113 | Guests: Bea Johnson is the author of Zero Waste Home, and the blog of the same name. She endorses living simply and with minimal waste through the 5R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards, she speaks at universities, corporate events and conferences internationally, and opens her home to educational tours and the media. The New York Times dubbed Johnson “The Priestess of Waste-Free Living.” She is a French native who lives in Mill Valley, CA. Jo Zientek is Deputy Director of the Environmental Services Department at the City of San Jose. She’s provided strategic leadership for San Jose environmental utility services and programs and played a key role in developing the City’s Green Vision, adopted by City Council in October 2007 and comprised of ten aggressive goals related to jobs, energy, water, waste, trees, and transportation. Jo serves on the steering committee to implement these goals by 2022. Under her tenure, San Jose won the 2013 and 2009 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. | Show Summary: Recycling is such a norm in some cities it’s easy to think that’s true all over the US. But some cities still don’t have curbside pickup. And for those that do, questions and conflict about. Residents might be surprised to find out how many “recyclables” end up in landfills. Emphatic critics of popular “all in one bin” collection see it as more harmful than helpful. Then there’s the untapped potential of trash-as-resource. Can the tons of refuse produced worldwide realistically be a source of energy or reclaimed resources? Do landfills harbor buried treasure? […]

  • Building the Golden Gate Bridge, An Oral History
    by Angie Coiro on January 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #112 | Guest: Harvey Schwartz, curator of the Oral History Collection, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Library, San Francisco. | Show Summary: Moving beyond familiar accounts of politics, celebrity engineers, and designers, Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Worker’s Oral History by Harvey Schwartz gives the voices of the workers themselves center stage. The survivors vividly recall the hardships, hazards, and victories of constructing the landmark span during the Great Depression. […]

  • Best of 2015, Welcome KALW-FM San Francisco
    by Angie Coiro on January 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Show #112 | Guests: Julie Lythcott-Haims, Frank Joyce, Judy Gumbo, Dave Malloy, David Lutkin | Show Summary: Some news! KALW-FM in San Francisco has added In Deep to its lineup, broadcasting Tuesday nights at 9PM. For our first show, January 5, 2015, we put together a one-hour “best of” retrospective with highlights from interviews with Julie Lythcott-Haims, Frank Joyce and Judy Gumbo, Dave Malloy, and David Lutkin. 2015 was a great year for us, with many fascinating guests. We hope you enjoy this sample of our 2015 shows. […]

  • An Unconventional Novel and Protagonist Put Hotels of North America on Notice
    by Angie Coiro on November 21, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #111, Hour 2 | Guest: Rick Moody is a contemporary renaissance man. His novels include Garden State, The Ice Storm (adapted for film, directed by Ang Lee), Purple America, The Diviners, The Four Fingers of Death, and his latest, Hotels of North America. Moody’s radio pieces have appeared on The Next Big Thing, Re:Sound, Weekend America, Morning Edition, and at the Third Coast International Audio Festival. His album Rick Moody and One Ring Zero was released in 2004, and The Wingdale Community Singers, in which he plays and write lyrics, have released two albums. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and teaches in the Creative Writing program at NYU. | Show Summary: Journalist, musician, self-proclaimed Life Coach, and novelist Rick Moody explores today’s ‘reviewer’ culture with a quirky, unreliable protagonist in latest novel, Hotels of North America. […]

  • The Evolution of Autism, Rendered Poetically and Empathetically in Neurotribes
    by Angie Coiro on November 21, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #111, Hour 1 | Guest: Steve Silberman is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in Wired, the New Yorker, and many other publications. His writing on science, culture, and literature has been collected in a number of major anthologies including The Best American Science Writing of the Year and The Best Business Stories of the Year. Silberman’s Twitter account @stevesilberman made Time magazine’s list of the best Twitter feeds for the year 2011. Silberman also won a gold record from the Recording Industry Association of America for co-producing the Grateful Dead’s career-spanning box set So Many Roads (1965-1995), which was Rolling Stone’s box set of the year. | Show Summary: Award winning science writer Steve Silberman turned his incredibly successful TED talk “The Forgotten History of Autism” into the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. […]

  • Convenience vs. Capitalism, Exploring Our Gig Economy Workforce
    by Angie Coiro on November 14, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #110, Hour 2 | Guest: Steven Hill is a writer, lecturer and political professional based in the United States with two decades of experience in politics. He currently is a Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation. Mr. Hill is a frequent speaker at academic, government, NGO and business events, speaking on a wide range of topics related to politics, economics, climate change, global complexity, and future trends. Previous books include Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age, 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy: A More Perfect Union, 2012 Election Edition, and Fixing Elections: The Failure of America’s Winner Take All Politics. | Show Summary: Author Steven Hill dissects today’s capitalism using Uber, AirBNB, and TaskRabbit, among others, in his new book Raw Deal: How the Uber Economy and Runaway Capitalism are Screwing American Workers. […]

  • Exploring the Long Journey of LGBT Rights and Positive Perception
    by Angie Coiro on November 14, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #110, Hour 1 | Guest: Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of lesbian history and literature, as well as ethnic history and literature. Her new book, The Gay Revolution, is a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Among her many honors are six Lambda Literary Awards, two American Library Association Awards, and several lifetime achievement awards for scholarship, including Yale University's James Brudner Award, the Monette/Horwitz Award, the Publishing Triangle Award, the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives Culture Hero Award, and the American Association of University Women's Distinguished Senior Scholar Award. | Show Summary: Author Lillian Faderman documents the history of LGBT Community efforts to build positive public opinion in The Gay Revolution: They Story of the Struggle. […]

  • A Decade of Rehabbing the Fastest Things on Wings
    by Angie Coiro on November 7, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #109, Hour 2 | Guest: Terry Masear is a Los Angeles based hummingbird rehabilitation specialist who tells tales of amazing rescues and the many glorious birds she’s met. Masear knows first hand people go to great lengths to save birds: they’ll jump into swimming pools fully clothed, face down rottweilers and dodge cars to rescue a hummingbird they think is in peril. | Show Summary: Hummingbird rehabber, teacher, and writer Terry Masear shares her passion for the magical, mythical hummingbird and her efforts to rescue over 1000 a year in discussing her book, Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood. […]

  • Racing Toward the Future at Sake of the Present
    by Angie Coiro on November 7, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #109, Hour 1 | Guest: Hal Niedzviecki is a writer, speaker and teacher. His work is known for challenging preconceptions and confronting readers with the offenses of everyday life. He writes and thinks about the effects of mass media, pop culture and consumer technology on individual life and society. He is the author of books of nonfiction and fiction, most recently the collection of short stories Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened (City Lights Books) and the nonfiction books Trees On Mars: Our Obsession with the Future (Seven Stories Press) and The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors (City Lights Books). Niedzviecki is the current fiction editor and the founder of Broken Pencil, the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts. | Show Summary: Author and futurist Hal Niedzviecki discusses today’s obsession with getting to the future first and challenges it presents today’s culture and society. […]

  • Ghost Quartet: Haunting Intersection of Performance, Music, and Whiskey
    by Angie Coiro on October 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #108, Hour 2 | Guest: Dave Malloy is a composer / writer / performer / sound designer who describes his musical Ghost Quartet as “a song cycle about love, death, and whiskey.” Malloy’s written the music for eleven musicals, including award winning Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, an electropop opera based on War and Peace, Three Pianos, a drunken romp through Schubert’s “Winterreise,” Preludes, a musical fantasia about Rachmaninoff and hypnosis, and Don’t Stop Me, a dance-a-thon to the death musical for teenagers, among several others. | Show Summary: A synthesis of performance, music, and spooky things: Ghost Quartet. […]

  • Modern Families: new definitions
    by Angie Coiro on October 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #108, Hour 1 | Guest: Joshua Gamson is an award-winning author of four books: Modern Families (New York University, 2015), Claims to Fame: Celebrity in Contemporary America (California, 1994); Freaks Talk Back: Tabloid Talk Shows, and Sexual Nonconformity (Chicago, 1998). Gamson’s work has been published in magazines such as “The New York Times Magazine” and “The American Prospect.” Gamson is a professor of Sociology at the University of San Francisco, where he moved in 2002 after nine years on faculty at Yale University. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow (2009-10) and is a 2015-16 Fellow at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences | Show Summary: Angie interviews author and professor Joshua Gamson on his latest book, Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys Through Kinship. […]

  • United Nations Documentaries Explore RUNNING OUT OF TIME
    by Angie Coiro on October 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #107, Hour 2 | Guests: Director/Producers Abby Ginzberg, Vanessa Warheit, Dyanna Taylor, and Director Catherine Wigginton Greene. | Show Summary: The 2015 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is made up of documentary films dealing with key global issues. This year’s theme RUNNING OUT OF TIME continues the ongoing celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and focuses on time-sensitive aspects of the Millennium Development Goals. Angie interviews four filmmakers: […]

  • The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement
    by Angie Coiro on October 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #107, Hour 1 | Guests: Frank Joyce is a lifelong political activist, heads the board of a media production nonprofit supporting the anti-hate movement Not In Our Town (NIOT). For many years he has been on the board of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR). Judy Gumbo was an original Yippie. She is the author of Yippie Girl™, a memoir in progress about love and conflict among the Yippies and other romantic revolutionaries of the late 1960s. Judy co-authored The Sixties Papers: Documents of a Rebellious Decade (1984). In her later life, Judy was an award winning fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Judy is the widow both of Yippie founder Stew Albert and of David Dobkin, a founder of Berkeley Cohousing. | Show Summary: Amidst the Vietnam War’s destruction of life, land, and property a handful attempted to stop the mayhem through people to people peace talks. Their efforts were chronicled in The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement. […]

  • A Documentary on Three Struggling San Francisco Comedians in the 80’s
    by Angie Coiro on October 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #106, Hour 2 | Guests: Comedian Will Durst is a 5 time Emmy nominee; has been fired by PBS three times; told jokes in 14 countries; racked up 7 nominations for Stand-Up of the Year; and his 800+ television appearances include Letterman, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, the BBC and many more. The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run of his one man show: “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” The All American Sport of Bi-Partisan Bashing was subsequently turned into a book of the same name by Ulysses Press. Comedian Johnny Steele began performing comedy in 1984 after quitting graduate school in a move his parents named: Operation $40K Down The Drain. But Johnny quickly got the hang of the craft and was soon performing – and drinking for free! – at the nation’s top clubs. In 1997 Johnny left the comedy scene to host San Francisco’s Live 105 Morning Radio Show. Guests ranged from Carol O’Conner to David Bowie to city supervisors. In 1999 Johnny’s career took another turn when he became co-host of KRON/Bay TV’s THE SHOW. For three years Johnny’s informal interview style and outrageous ad-lib comments kept everyone laughing. Director Robert Campos is an award-winning journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker. As a staff producer for ABC News he covered the civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. Robert has directed and produced dozens of documentary films for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic and other cable networks on a wide range of topics including: shark conservation, green science, and history. | Show Summary: Comedians Will Durst, Johnny Steele, and Documentary Director Robert Campos discuss 3 Still Standing about three San Francisco comedians striving to make it big in the 1980s. […]

  • Attack of the Ad Blockers – Privacy, Choice, and Ad Technology
    by Angie Coiro on October 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #106, Hour 1 | Guests: Bob Hoffman is the author of Marketers Are From Mars, Consumers Are From New Jersey, former head of two advertising agencies, and writer of the industry blog, The Ad Contrarian which was named one of the world’s most influential advertising and marketing blogs by Business Insider. In 2012 Bob was selected Ad Person of the Year by the S.F. Advertising Club Noah Swartz is a Staff Technologist on the Tech Projects team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). He works on the various software the EFF produces and maintains, including but not limited to Privacy Badger. Before joining EFF Noah was a researcher at the MIT Media Lab as well as a technomancer and free software/culture advocate. Sandy Pelland is the founder of lifestyle destination website MomLifeTV and member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Her site’s mission: Being a Mom is one of the most rewarding experiences. But, parenting isn’t always easy. Sometimes you just need help. At MomLifeTV, we’ve assembled talented professionals and organizations who give you great tips, advice and information. We also feature great stories from Moms, to help you, on your journey through Motherhood. Dave Yoon is co-founder/creator of Been Choice which adds a new twist to the ad blocking game: users can opt in to see advertising, and get paid in exchange for being tracked! Earlier this week the Apple App Store pulled Been Choice over privacy concerns; Been Choice has resubmitted it for approval. Dave spent a decade with MIO Partners (McKinsey Investment Office) as Engagement Manager, then Portfolio Manager, before co-founding Been, Inc. | Show Summary: Angie explores ad blockers, ad technology, privacy, and the overall ad industry with a diverse panel of experts. […]

  • A Real Martian – Ph.D. Candidate, NASA Researcher Explores Water on Mars
    by Angie Coiro on October 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #105, Hour 1 | Guest: Mary Beth Wilhelm is currently a Civil Servant in the Planetary Science Branch at NASA Ames Research Center, a PhD Candidate at Georgia Tech and am a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. | Show Summary: The impact of the discovery of water on Mars may not be known for decades, but astrobiologist Mary Beth Wilhelm has been interested in Mars since her teens. She’s the co-author of the report confirming water’s presence on the Red Planet. […]

  • The Tangled Influence of Wine in California – Tales of Murder, Greed, and Arson
    by Angie Coiro on October 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #105, Hour 2 | Guest: Frances Dinkelspiel is is an award-winning author and journalist. The San Francisco Chronicle and the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association both named it a Best Book of the Year. Towers of Gold was also a finalist for the Northern California Book Awards. A graduate of Stanford University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Frances started her reporting career at the Syracuse Newspapers in upstate New York and later moved to the San Jose Mercury News. | Show Summary: Author Frances Dinkelspiel discusses her personal connection to California’s wine industry, and the shocking case of arson that ruined lives, businesses, and cost millions. […]

  • The Pentagon's Brain – DARPA’s Science and Research
    by Angie Coiro on October 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #104, Hour 1 | Guest: Annie Jacobsen is an investigative journalist and bestselling author who writes about war, weapons, U.S. national security and government secrecy. Her previous non-fiction bestsellers, Area 51 and Operation PAPERCLIP, have both been optioned for television series. | Show Summary: The definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51. No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department’s most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos in The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency. […]

  • Girl Waits With Gun: A Century Old Heroine and Sheriff
    by Angie Coiro on October 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #104, Hour 2 | Guest: Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books, including the bestsellers The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own a bookstore called Eureka Books. | Show Summary: From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs, Girl Waits With Gun. […]

  • The Food Lab: Science in the Kitchen
    by Angie Coiro on September 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #103, Hour 2 | Guest: J. Kenji López-Alt is the managing culinary director of Serious Eats, author of the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food Lab and a columnist for Cooking Light. He lives in San Mateo, California with his wife Adriana and two dogs, Jamón and Shabu. His first book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science is nearly 1,000 pages and has over 300 foolproof recipes. It’s a grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes, illustrated in full color with thousands of photographs, charts, graphs, and do-at-home experiments. | Show Summary: Chef, writer, and kitchen scientist J. Kenji Lopez-Alt dispels traditional kitchen cooking myths while discussing his new book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. […]

  • Humans Need Not Apply: Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Our Future
    by Angie Coiro on September 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #102, Hour 1 | Guest host Ben Hess interviews Jerry Kaplan. Jerry Kaplan is widely known in the computer industry as a serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, author, and futurist. Kaplan may be best know for his key role in defining the tablet computer industry as founder of GO Corporation in 1987. Two decades before the iPad, Kaplan foresaw that computers could take a different form than the then-ubiquitous desktop PCs and he envisioned a new kind of computer that would be used like a ‘tablet of paper’, with a touch-sensitive screen. Many of GO’s concepts were ultimately incorporated into other early portable computers such as the Palm Pilot, The Apple Newton, and most recently, IOS products like Apple’s iPad | Show Summary: Serial entrepreneur, futurist, and author Jerry Kaplan explores the positive possibilities and societal challenges of the pending Artificial Intelligence Age in Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligenc […]

  • Powerful and Global: Female Faces of Courage
    by Angie Coiro on September 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #102, Hour 2 | Guest host Ben Hess interviews Mark Tuschman. Mark Tuschman has been a freelance photographer for over 35 years. He has devoted much of the past decade to documenting global health challenges and women’s human rights issues, in collaboration with UN agencies, socially conscious corporations, foundations, and NGOs. His work has been featured at many international events, including at the Women Deliver Conference in 2013, and at the Carter Center’s Human Rights Defenders Forum in 2015. The Global Health Council named Mark Photographer of the Year in 2010, and his images won the Grand Prize in a worldwide photo competition sponsored by the Social Documentary Network and Management Sciences for Health. Mark lives with his wife, Jana, in Menlo Park, California. | Show Summary: Commercial photographer Mark Tuschman has traveled around the world photographing and documenting women, girls, and families for Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge. […]

  • Small Business, Land Use, the Federal Government, and Oysters
    by Angie Coiro on September 12, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #101, Hour 2 | Guest: Summer Brennan was born to parents living in a houseboat on the San Francisco Bay. She has written for magazines and newspapers throughout the country and works regularly with the United Nations in New York on issues related to decolonization, disarmament, human rights and the environment. As an undergraduate at Bennington College she studied poetry with Mary Oliver. Later she took her master’s from the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where her work focused on media, journalism and the Middle East. The Oyster War is her first book. | Show Summary: Summer Brennan dissects the polarization of her home town in Marin County, California over the battle of a local ranching family to run their newly acquired Oyster Farm near a protected Wilderness Area. […]

  • Is Football Morally and Ethically Corrupt?
    by Angie Coiro on September 12, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #101, Hour 1 | Guest: Steve Almond spent seven years as a newspaper reporter in Texas and Florida before writing his first book, the story collection My Life in Heavy Metal. His non-fiction book, Candyfreak, was a New York Times Bestseller. His short fiction has been included in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and his most recent collection, God Bless America, won the Paterson Prize for Fiction. Almond writes commentary and journalism regularly for The New York Times Magazine and The Boston Globe. A former sports reporter and play-by-play man, Almond lives outside Boston with his wife and three children. | Show Summary: Former fan Steve Almond received so much vociferous feedback on his book Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, he’s released a new edition with an updated forward. […]

  • Speaking for the Dead with Authors Dr. Judy Melinek, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell
    by Angie Coiro on September 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #100, Hour 2 | Guests: Dr. Judy Melinek, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard University. She trained at UCLA in medicine and pathology, graduating in 1996. Her training at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York is the subject of her memoir, Working Stiff, which she co-wrote with her husband, T.J. Mitchell. Currently, Dr. Melinek is CEO of PathologyExpert Inc., and works as a forensic pathologist in Alameda county. She also travels nationally and internationally to lecture on anatomic and forensic pathology and she has been consulted as a forensic expert in many high-profile legal cases, as well as for the television shows E.R. and Mythbuster | Show Summary: Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. Working Stiff is the fearless memoir of the young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases—hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex—that shaped her as both a physician and a mother […]

  • A San Francisco High School Succeeds, Against the Odds
    by Angie Coiro on September 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #100, Hour 1 | Guest: Kristina Rizga has been writing about youth and student issues for over a decade, most recently as an education reporter for “Mother Jones.” Her writing has been published in “The Nation,” “The American Prospect,” and Global Post, among other publications. Prior to “Mother Jones,” Rizga was the executive editor of “WireTap, “an award-winning political magazine for young adults. She is also co-founder and reporter at the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, based in her homeland, Latvia. She lives with her husband Mike Stern in San Francisco. | Show Summary: Mother Jones education reporter Kristina Rizga presents the hopeful tale of one of the nation’s most diverse public schools innovating against the odds. Mission High School has created engaging and effective classrooms, even while being classified as “low-performing” and struggling against closure and test scores. […]

  • Novelist Joshua Mohr explores All this Life
    by Angie Coiro on August 29, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #99, Hour 2 | Guest: Joshua Mohr is the author of five novels, including “Damascus,” which The New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.” He’s also written “Fight Song” and “Some Things that Meant the World to Me,” one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle best-seller, as well as “Termite Parade,” an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List. His novel “All This Life” was recently published by Counterpoint/Soft Skull. He lives in San Francisco and teaches in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco. | Show Summary: An ensemble novel that bounces between storylines as fast as the video and photo uploads of Mohr’s characters. […]

  • Defining Gender in Today’s Society
    by Angie Coiro on August 29, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #99, Hour 1 | Guests: Diane Ehrensaft is Director of Mental Health and founding member of UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center. Dr. Ehrensaft also has a private developmental and clinical psychology practice in Oakland. Her work focuses on child development, gender, parenting, and parent-child relationships.Ja’Nina Walker is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of San Francisco. Dr. Walker is a developmental psychologist focusing on identity development for Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents and emerging adults. | Show Summary: What is gender? Angie asks about a recent campaign that established gender neutral toy sections at Target, a transgender death certificate law passed last year in California, and that Florida now offers gender neutral marriage licenses. […]

  • The Fight for 15 – Minimum Wage, Living Wage, and Labor
    by Angie Coiro on August 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #98, Hour 1 | Guests: Jason E. Taylor is the Jerry and Felicia Campbell Chair Professor of Economics at Central Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. From the University of Georgia in 1998 and was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Virginia between 1998 and 2003. He has been a professor at CMU since 2003 and joined the Mackinac Center’s Board of Scholars in 2014. Cory Wolbach serves on Palo Alto’s City Council where he’s a member of the Policy and Services Committee and also serves as a Library Advisory Commission Liaison and Palo Alto Housing Corp. Liaison. He’s lived in Palo Alto for over 20 years, including graduating from Palo Alto’s Gunn High School. Wolbach has a B. A. From University of California, San Diego in Political Science/International Relations. Bradley Cleveland is an urban planning specialist with particular focus on how workers in the informal economy can improve their jobs and livelihoods in ways that also enhance the resilience of their environments. A journalist by training, Cleveland was Communications Manager with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for 10 years before taking a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). | Show Summary: An insightful panel discussion exploring economic and labor policies that impact inequality, minimum wage, and the living wage. […]

  • From Child Abuse Victim to Mother and Voiceover Actor, as told to David Shields
    by Angie Coiro on August 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #98, Hour 2 | Guest: David Shields, writer. | Show Summary: A Huffington Post “Moving, Must Read Memoir” of 2015, That Thing You Do With Your Mouth: The Sexual Autobiography of Samantha Matthews as Told to David Shields changes the way we think and talk about trauma by addressing it straight on. Kirkus Reviews says the book is “an insightful, thought-provoking probe into the impulses of human desire.&rdquo […]

  • Novelized examination of Corporate Personhood
    by Angie Coiro on August 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #97, Hour 2 | Guest: Dr. Vivian Carpenter is a writer, motivational speaker, and teacher. She holds three degrees from the University of Michigan: a BSE in industrial engineering and operations research and MBA and a Ph.D. In business administration. As an academic, she has won several awards and grants for her scholarly work in institutional theory from the National Science Foundation, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Kellogg Foundation and Ford Foundation. As a business professional, she served as a Deputy State Treasurer of the State of Michigan, was Director of Academic Programs at FAMU’s School of Business and Industry (SBI), and served as chairperson of the board of MotorCity Casino in Detroit, Michigan. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida and Birmingham, Michigan. | Show Summary: In her novel The Fifth Letter, Dr. Vivian Carpenter shows how Corporate Personhood is an evolving—and dangerous—threat to our individual basic rights. An accomplished scholar whose previous research was founded by The National Science Foundation and The Ford Foundation, Dr. Carpenter channels her platform to the U.S. Citizens through a riveting account of what could happen if this issue stays under the radar. Book description: What happens when a liberal Black female justice of the Supreme Court is caught between her conscience and the call of political expedience? Associate Supreme Court Justice Katherine Helena Ross, the first black female on the U.S. Supreme Court, gains the power to remove a conservative justice from the bench. Her quandary brings her face to face with a most urgent moral and judicial issue: who is a person with inalienable legal rights in America? Justice Ross struggles to do what is right, as her mother’s 1940s memoir influences her actions and emotions. […]

  • Learning the World: Society and Politics in YA Literature
    by Angie Coiro on August 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #97, Hour 1 | Guest: Sharon Levin, writer. | Show Summary: Sharon Levin’s been reviewing children’s literature for 18 years. She founded and runs the Bay Area Children’s Literature List. Her biggest passion, outside her family, is getting books into the hands of children and teens. […]

  • The Haight, songwriter Bert Berns, and more from culture critic Joel Selvin
    by Angie Coiro on August 8, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #96, Hour 2 | Guest: Joel Selvin, former Senior Pop Culture Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. | Show Summary: Joel Selvin’s written and curated an indispensable gallery of legendary photographer Jim Marshall’s Sixties-era San Francisco photography. The counter-culture movement of the 1960s is one of the most endlessly examined moments of the twentieth century. Widely regarded as the cradle of revolution, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury grew from a small neighborhood to a worldwide phenomenon—a concept that extends far beyond the boundaries of the intersection itself. Jim Marshall visually chronicled this area as perhaps no one else did. Renowned for his portraits of some of the greatest musicians of the era, Marshall covered Haight-Ashbury with the same unique eye that allowed him to amass a staggering archive of music photography and Grammy recognition for his work. In this one-of-a-kind book, the full extent of Marshall’s Haight-Ashbury photography is stunningly displayed. Written by bestselling music journalist Selvin, the story behind each of these incomparable images is disclosed through a revealing narrative, lending the images a fascinating context and perspective. Zhere Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is both a definitive account of the New York rhythm and blues world of the early ‘60s, and the harrowing, ultimately tragic story of songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, whose meteoric career was fueled by his pending doom. His heart damaged by rheumatic fever as a youth, doctors told Berns he would not live to see twenty-one. Although his name is little remembered today, Berns worked alongside all the greats of the era – Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler, Burt Bacharach, Phil Spector, Gerry Goffin and Carole King, anyone who was anyone in New York rhythm and blues. In seven quick years, he went from nobody to the top of the pops – producer of monumental r&b classics, songwriter of “Twist and Shout,” “My Girl Sloopy” and others. His fury to succeed led Berns to use his Mafia associations to muscle Atlantic Records out of a partnership and intimidate new talents like Neil Diamond and Van Morrison he signed to his record label, only to drop dead of a long expected fatal heart attack, just when he was seeing his grandest plans and life’s ambitions frustrated and foiled. […]

  • Trophy Hunting in the Crosshairs
    by Angie Coiro on August 8, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #96, Hour 1 | Guests: Amy Gotliffe, Director of Conservation, Oakland Zoo; Craig Packer, author: “Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns,” University of Chicago Press, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, and Director of the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesot | Show Summary: The poaching of Zimbabwe’s lion king Cecil has prompted worldwide outrage and a new focus on the practice of trophy hunting. Does money from big-game sport hunters actually forward the cause of conservation? Is the controversy another nine-days wonder, or could it have lasting effect on hunting laws and practices? In Deep takes a long look at Cecil’s real legacy. […]

  • #BlackLivesMatter: The Rise of a Movement
    by Angie Coiro on August 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #95, Hour 1 | Guests: Imani Gandy, Senior Legal Analyst with RH Reality Check, and co-host of This Week in Blackness Prime; Doug McAdam is the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology at Stanford University. | Show Summary: This month, two young black women charged with minor offenses died in police custody, both reported suicides. They’re two of many cases of suspected or confirmed abuses of police procedure in America, and add to a growing body count of black men and women at the hands of authorities. The Black Lives Matter movement has amplified cries for reform. Their takeover of a candidate’s forum at the Netroots Nation convention sharply divided liberal activists. In Deep looks at the roots, tactics, impact, and goals of Black Lives Matter. […]

  • Changing Our Perspectives ON BEAUTY with film director Joanna Rudnick
    by Angie Coiro on August 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #95, Hour 2 | Guests: Joanna Rudnick made her directorial debut with the award-winning In the Family and other credits include Crossfire Hurricane (four Creative Arts Emmy nominee), Prisoner of Her Past and A Good Man | Show Summary: From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (In the Family) and Chicago’s Kartemquin Films comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty. On Beauty follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the industry’s standard of beauty. After a chance encounter with a young woman who had the genetic condition albinism, Rick re-focused his lens on those too often relegated to the shadows to change the way we see and experience beauty. […]

  • A Game of Their Own: Women in Baseball
    by Angie Coiro on July 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #94, Hour 2 | Guests: Jennifer Ring, writer. | Show Summary: Author Jennifer Ring discusses the history of women athletes and the barriers they still face today. […]

  • Raising An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap
    by Angie Coiro on July 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #94, Hour 1 | Guests: Julie Lythcott-Haims, writer and academic. | Show Summary: A bracing look at the issue of overparenting. Angie sits down with author Julie Lythcott-Haims, Dean of Freshman at Stanford University, to discuss how things got so out of control, and what to do about it. […]

  • Dying To Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary
    by Angie Coiro on July 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #93, Hour 2 | Guests: Gay Dillingham, filmmaker; Zach Leary, digital artist. | Show Summary: Angie sits down with documentary film director Gay Dillingham, along with Zach Leary to discuss their new film “Dying To Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary.&rdquo […]

  • Clay Water Brick: Jessica Jackley
    by Angie Coiro on July 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #93, Hour 1 | Guests: Jessica Jackley, writer, activist. | Show Summary: Author Jessica Jackley discusses her new book Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least. […]

  • Wildcard Candidates
    by Angie Coiro on July 4, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #92, Hour 1 | Guests: Michael Kohn, Bay Area for Bernie; Matt Dallek, Assistant Prof. Of Political Management in the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, visiting scholar at Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West. | Show Summary: What motivates long-shot presidential candidate? Is it possible for a third-party runner – or a Democratic or Republican dark horse – to get to the White house? If it’s not about winning, what’s to gain? Guests: Michael Kohn, Bay Area for Bernie; Matt Dallek, Assistant Prof. Of Political Management in the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, visiting scholar at Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West. […]

  • Undercover of Darkness: Rape on the Nightshift
    by Angie Coiro on July 4, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #92, Hour 2 | Guests: Bernice Yeung and Daffodil Altan, reporters with Center for Investigative Reporting. | Show Summary: Frontline and the Center for Investigative Reporting collaborated to report on sexual assault and lack of due process for overnight workers. GUESTS: Bernice Yeung and Daffodil Altan, CIR reporters. […]

  • Pro-Voice: How To Keep Listening When The World Wants A Fight
    by Angie Coiro on June 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #91, Hour 1 | Guests: Aspen Baker, writer, organizer, counselor. | Show Summary: Angie talks with Aspen Baker on finding communications beyond pro-life and pro-choice. Aspen Baker is a founder and head of Exhale, a non profit group that provides phone counseling to women who have had abortions. Exhale defines itself as apolitical and claims to not take sides on the controversial issue. To illustrate this, they choose the label “pro-voice.&rdquo […]

  • Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success
    by Angie Coiro on June 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #91, Hour 2 | Guests: Daniel Feldman, writer; Lee Kravetz, writer. | Show Summary: Angie interviews writer-researchers Daniel Feldman and Lee Kravetz on their powerful new book exploring the hidden factors in personal achievement and success. […]

  • Political Correctness vs. Getting The Laugh: The Manners of Comedy
    by Angie Coiro on June 20, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #90, Hour 2 | Guests: Debi Durst, comedienne and organizer; Ron Chapman, comic and podcaster. | Show Summary: Jerry Seinfeld bemoans the damage to comedy wrought by “political correctness”. Bill Maher backs him up. Salon.com polls 10 top stand-up performers (one black man, one white woman, eight white men) who all agree. Is real comedy truly endangered by hyper-judgmental guardians of the sacred and ubiquitous recording devices? What’s still fair game? San Francisco’s beloved Debi Durst taps her long experience in both stand-up and improv to tackle the thorny subject. She’s currently in rehearsal for Marin Shakespeare Company’s “Cymbeline”, in the role of Cornelius. She and her husband, political satirist Will Durst, take their “Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show” on the road every December. Stand-up comic and podcaster Ron Chapman was featured earlier this year at SF Sketchfest. He’s performed at the Set-Up, at Stage Werx with Endgame Improv and Panelmonium, and at other Bay Area venues. […]

  • Affordable Silicon Valley
    by Angie Coiro on June 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #89, Hour 1 | Guests: Egon Terplan, Regional Planning Director, SPUR; Derecka Mehrens, Executive Director, Working Partnerships. | Show Summary: Rent control. Owner move-ins. Skyrocketing property values. How do Silicon Valley and the Bay Area try to keep their populations financially diverse, and keep the American dream alive for those with less income? We’ll spend the hour on an examination of the stakeholders, potential solutions, and how other major cities have confronted the issue. Guests: Egon Terplan, Regional Planning Director, SPUR. A regional planner and economic development specialist with more than 14 years of experience, Egon Terplan has authored or co-authored numerous reports and policy studies related to regional planning, economic development, transportation and government reform, including the first-ever report on the Northern California megaregion and a 2011 report on land use planning and high-speed rail in California. Prior to joining SPUR, he spent more than five years with ICF International advising cities and regions throughout the world on economic development and competitiveness. Derecka Mehrens, Executive Director, Working Partnerships. Derecka’s work at WP includes organizing and campaign strategies for San Jose’s minimum wage increase, engaging low-income communities of color in public policy issues, and forming coalitions with the Domestic Workers Alliance, Bay Area Equal Voice Coalition, and California Calls, among others. Prior to joining Working Partnerships she was a director with the California chapter of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), where she set statewide legislative priorities and managed organizing campaigns in 12 regions across the state. Mehrens is currently a board member for the Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice and California Calls. […]

  • Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street
    by Angie Coiro on June 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #89, Hour 2 | Guest: Robert L. Okin, MD | Show Summary: We avert our eyes when we meet them on the street: homeless mentally ill people with their hand-scrawled signs, shopping carts, and cardboard boxes. Because of our fear and revulsion, we fail to see any human connection with them. How do they end up on the street? How do they survive? What combination of biological vulnerabilities, childhood traumas, drugs, mental disorders, and financial devastation brought them down? And how do some manage, against all odds, to climb out of this desperate situation? Former commissioner of mental health Robert Okin spent two years on the street meeting and photographing homeless individuals with mental illness to find answers to these questions. He masterfully brings these people to life through stories and images that are intimate and gritty. Robert L. Okin, MD, was born in the Bronx, New York. He attended college and medical school at the University of Chicago, and after a psychiatric residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, he spent two years at the National Institute of Mental Health. He’s a founding member of the board of advisors of Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI). Dr. Okin was chief of service of the San Francisco General Hospital Department of Psychiatry; professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco; and vice chair of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. […]

  • New York Cuts, with filmmaker Luke Lorentzen
    by Angie Coiro on June 6, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #88 Hour 2 | Guest: Luke Lorentzen, filmmaker | Show #88 Hour 2 June 06, 2015 | This week, Stanford University presents a pre-release screening of New York Cuts, the latest work from documentarian Luke Lorentzen. New York Cuts explores a variety of barbershops and hair salons throughout disparate cultural enclaves of New York City. Focusing on themes of ethnicity, class, and community, conversations between stylists and clients are observed and intertwined in a portrait of urban multiculturalism. Luke Lorentzen is an undergraduate Film Studies major and American Studies minor at Stanford University. His short film Santa Cruz Del Islote, documenting life on a three-acre Columbian island, won multiple awards and screened internationally. […]

  • Security and Privacy, Cyrus Farivar
    by Angie Coiro on June 6, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #88 Hour 1 June 06, 2015 | Guest: Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica’s senior business editor | Show Summary: Ars Technica’s senior business editor returns to In Deep for an update on the tension between surveillance, security, and privacy. How private is your home with commercial and private drones overhead? What privacy toll is exacted when every vehicle in town has its license plate photographed and tracked – with the information available for sale? What’s at stake in the current debate over the Patriot Act? Cyrus Farivar is the Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, and is also an author and radio producer. His book, The Internet of Elsewhere – about the history and effects of the Internet on different countries around the world, including Senegal, Iran, Estonia and South Korea – was published by Rutgers University Press in April 2011. He previously was the Sci-Tech Editor, and host of “Spectrum” at Deutsche Welle English, Germany’s international broadcaster. He has also reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Economist, Wired, The New York Times and many others. […]

  • Assisted Suicide, a Disability Perspective
    by Angie Coiro on May 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #87 Hour 1 | Guest: Mark Romeser, Community Advocate, Silicon Valley Independent Living Center | Show Summary: Mark Romeser, Community Advocate, Silicon Valley Independent Living Center, defends the point of view that legislation supporting assisted suicide is not in the interest of the disabled individual. […]

  • Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World
    by Angie Coiro on May 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #87 Hour 2 | Guest: Brooke Borel, science writer | Show Summary: Angie sits down with science writer Brooke Borel to discuss her new book detailing her personal experiences with bedbug infestation. […]

  • Why are Palo Alto’s Kids Killing Themselves? A conversation with writer Diana Kapp
    by Angie Coiro on May 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #86 Hour 1 | Guest: Diana Kapp, journalist | Show Summary: The city of Palo Alto and the Gunn High School administration are slowly opening up about teen suicides. Questions about the first cluster, in 2009-10, met a wall of silence. But as the school saw more suicides, families and authorities began to open up. In her new article for San Francisco Magazine, Diane Kapp interviews students, adolescent depression experts, and bereaved families to piece together why the phenomenon continues. […]

  • The Internet Is Not The Answer – A Conversation with Andrew Keen
    by Angie Coiro on May 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #86 Hour 2 | Guest: Andrew Keen, writer, entrepreneur | Show Summary: Tech entrepreneur, writer and skeptic Andrew Keen shares his unalloyed criticism of the powerful interests driving technology with Angie, in a far-ranging and insightful hour. […]

  • Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial
    by Angie Coiro on May 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #85 Hour 1 | Guest: Kenji Yoshino, writer, lawyer, professor | Show Summary: Angie sits down with writer, lawyer, and NYU law professor Kenji Yoshino to discuss the timeline of the advances in marriage rights, and the case currently before the US Supreme Court. […]

  • Transpacific Partnership Fast Track: Dave Johnson explains
    by Angie Coiro on May 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #85 Hour 2 | Guest: Dave Johnson | Show Summary: Dave Johnson of Campaign for America’s Future joins Angie to discuss the deceptions and implications of the so-called Fast Track authority for President Obama in negotiating the Transpacific Partnership Treaty. […]

  • After This: ClaIre Bidwell Smith on Life After Death
    by Angie Coiro on May 9, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #84 Hour 2 | Guest: Clare Bidwell Smith, writer | Show Summary: What happens after we die is a difficult matter to frame for discussion, but Claire Bidwell Smith takes Angie on a tour through her recent deep exploration of the subject. […]

  • Activist, Actor, Writer, Rapper and Deputy Sheriff, Jinho -The Piper- Ferreira on His Life and Work
    by Angie Coiro on May 9, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #84 Hour 1 | Guest: Jinho -The Piper- Ferreira | Show Summary: Angie talks with The Piper about his one-man-show Cops and Robbers, currently at The Marsh in San Francisco, and about the larger issues of race, crime, social standing, police authority and equality under the law. […]

  • Geoff Hoyle and Lear’s Shadow
    by Angie Coiro on May 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #83 Hour 2 | Guest: Geoff Hoyle, Actor, Comic, Fool. | Show Summary: Show #83 Hour 2 May 2, 2015 | Bay Area favorite Geoff Hoyle has returned to the stage in “Lear’s Shadow”, in which the Jester, recently unemployed, tells his side to Shakespeare’s most tragic, cosmic, and human of stories. This poignant one-man piece was written in collaboration with and directed by the master of the solo form, David Ford. […]

  • The Long View on the Science and Politics of California’s Drought
    by Angie Coiro on May 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #83 Hour 1 | Guest: Dr. Lynn Ingram, author of The West Without Water, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, and Geography, UC Berkeley. and Lance Williams, investigative reporter with The Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting. | Show Summary: Show #83 Hour 1 May 2, 2015 | Dr. Lynn Ingram, author of The West Without Water, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, and Geography, UC Berkeley. and Lance Williams, investigative reporter with The Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting, sit down with Angie to unpack the myths and facts of California’s dangerous drought. […]

  • The Evolution of a Revolution: Principles for reengaging with American Democracy
    by Angie Coiro on April 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #82 Hour 2 | Guest: Lance Simmens, Political Consultant, Analyst and Writer | Show Summary: What's happened to our democracy in the years since Reagan? What can we do to get the system back on track? Author and longtime political consultant Lance Simmens thoughtfully breaks down the problems and lays out practical solutions. His latest book is The Evolution of a Revolution: The Attack upon Reason, Compromise and The Constitution. […]

  • I'm Already Disturbed, Please Come in: A conversation with Gabrielle Glancy
    by Angie Coiro on April 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #82 Hour 1 | Guest: Gabrielle Glancy, Poet and Educator. | Show Summary: Angie sits down with poet and activist Gabrielle Glancy to discuss navigating the ins and outs of a difficult-to-diagnose illness, and the impact it had on her life and on those closest to her. Glancy is the author of the recent book about her quest to diagnose and remedy her life-threatening illness, I'm Already Disturbed, Please Come In. […]

  • The Sex Education You Wish You Had
    by Angie Coiro on April 18, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #81 Hour 2 | Guests: Julie Metzger and Dr. Robert Lehman, Sex and Health Educators at Great Conversations, Seattle WA | Show Summary: How do you engage pre-teens and teenagers with real facts about sex? How about letting them sneak you anonymous questions while you stand before a classroom wearing a sanitary-napkin corsage? Julie and Rob's wit, frank nature, and medical backgrounds combine in their groundbreaking program that pushes past shyness and shame to deliver plain facts about sex and reproduction. Their classes reach out to kids, parents, and teachers, and are a long way from the "mental hygiene" film lessons of past generations. Julie Metzger combined her experience as an RN with her passion for working with adolescents and their families to create her class For Girls Only, now taught through Seattle Children's Hospital and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital. She was recently profiled in the New York Times, and is based in Washington state. Her latest book is This is Me: A Journal for Girls. Rob Lehman, MD, trained in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. He's active in state and national health policy formation, and serves on the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center Advisory Board and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. […]

  • Fire On The Mountain: Coal, Families and Song
    by Angie Coiro on April 18, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #81 Hour 1 | Guest: David M. Lutken, musician and actor. | Show Summary: Angie visits with cast member David M. Lutken of TheatreWorks' current production, Fire on the Mountain. From the creators of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Fire on the Mountain portrays the lives of mining families in the heart of Appalachia. Told in the unique rhythms of bluegrass, it's a tribute to - and a celebration of - the working families of America’s heartland: the culture, hardships, and heroics of life on the Blue Ridge. […]

  • A Look at Religious Freedom Laws
    by Angie Coiro on April 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #80 Hour 2 | Guest: Bernadette Meyler, Professor of Law and Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar at Stanford University | Show Summary: Indiana Governor Mike Pence knew well enough that his state's RFRA would be controversial that he held the signing ceremony in private. Even so, the nationwide reaction rocked the state government and Chamber of Commerce, and a bill adjustment is promised. Indiana isn't the first nor the last to consider moves ostensibly designed to protect religious freedoms. But how to define those freedoms - and how to assure that the bills don't trample the freedoms of others - is a multi-faceted issue that incorporates the Constitution, LGBT rights, Citizens United, and past and pending lawsuits. Stanford's Professor Bernadette Meyler walks Angie and the audience through the many considerations and precedents to the case. […]

  • Ending Extreme Inequality
    by Angie Coiro on April 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Show #80 Hour 1 | Guest: Scott J. Myers-Lipton, Professor of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at San Jose State University | Show Summary: Economists may disagree on cause and cure, but they agree America's middle class is vanishing - some tiny percentage achieving riches, the vast majority becoming lower-class or impoverished. Could the answer be in a new bill of rights? The right to a job; the right to a home; the right to a decent wage - what if these were guaranteed? Scott Myers-Lipton of San Jose State University founded the successful effort to raise San Jose's minimum wage to $10. He discusses his new book, Ending Extreme Inequality: An Economic Bill of Rights to Eliminate Poverty (Paradigm Publishers, April 2015.) […]

  • The Zoppe Italian Family Circus
    by Angie Coiro on October 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #79 Hour 2 | Guests: Giovanni Zoppe / Zoppe Family Circus | Show Summary: Angie sits down with Giovanni Zoppe, patriarch of the Zoppe about running a traditional circus in an ever-changing world. How is this small circus connected to Cecil B. DeMille? You'll have to listen to find out! […]

  • #GOPshutdown: What Did We Learn?
    by Angie Coiro on October 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #79 Hour 1 | Guests: Dave Johnson / OurFuture.org, Joan McCarter / Daily Kos, Josh Holland / Politics and Reality Radio | Show Summary: The US government has reopened its doors. How did the shutdown come to be? What have we learned from it? Dave Johnson (senior fellow at The Campaign for America's Future), Joan McCarter (Senior Political Writer at The Daily Kos), and Joshua Holland (host of Politics and Reality Radio and senior digital producer at BillMoyers.com) let you know. […]

  • From Public Schools to School, Inc.
    by Angie Coiro on October 12, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #78 Hour 1 | Guests: Brendan Fischer / Center for Media and Democacy, Sabrina Joy Stevens | Show Summary: For decades, Americans have viewed our education system as a common good. Recently some groups have turned it into a profit center. Brendan Fischer (General Council at the Center for Media and Democracy) and Sabrina Joy Stevens (an education activist and former fourth-grade teacher) discuss this trend. […]

  • The Book of Matt with Steve Jimenez
    by Angie Coiro on October 12, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #78 Hour 2 | Guests: Steve Jimenez / The Book of Matt | Show Summary: The story of Matthew Shepard being killed by bigots simply for being gay is the stuff of modern myth. What if the story was more complex than that? Steve Jimenez, author of The Book of Matt joins Angie to discuss information that he believes complicates our understanding of what happened on October 12, 1998. […]

  • Surveillance Update! with Cyrus Farivar and Parker Higgins
    by Angie Coiro on October 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #77 Hour 1 | Guests: Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica, Parker Higgins / EFF | Show Summary: The government may have shutdown, but that doesn't mean they've stopped spying on you. Cyrus Farivar (Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica) and Parker Higgins (Activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation) get you caught up with the latest revelations about domestic spying. […]

  • Examining Feminism with Ginger Murray
    by Angie Coiro on October 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #77 Hour 2 | Guests: Ginger Murray / Whore! Magazine | Show Summary: Whore! Magazine editor in chief Ginger Murray sits down with Angie to talk about the definition of feminism, her experience running an artisanal magazine, and more. […]

  • How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
    by Angie Coiro on September 28, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #76 Hour 1 | Guests: Wendy Melillo / American University | Show Summary: […]

  • Whose Government Is It Anyway?
    by Angie Coiro on September 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #75 Hour 1 | Guests: Gaius Publius / AmericaBlog, Blaine Rummel / In The Public Interest | Show Summary: Should your government's services line the pockets of corporate fatcats? Gaius Publius (contributing editor, AMERICAblog) and Blaine Rummel (Senior Strategist, In The Public Interest Action Fund) say no. […]

  • Getting RESULTS with Sam Daley-Harris
    by Angie Coiro on September 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #75 Hour 2 | Guests: Sam Daley-Harris / Reclaiming Our Democracy, and, RESULTS | Show Summary: […]

  • Battling the Banks
    by Angie Coiro on September 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #74 Hour 2 | Guests: Richard Eskow / Huffington Post, Kevin Whelan, Morris LeGrande | Show Summary: […]

  • The New Face of Labor
    by Angie Coiro on September 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #74 Hour 1 | Guests: Sarah Jaffe / Alternet, Josh Edelson / The Nation, Bob Simpson / Daily Kos | Show Summary: […]

  • Spinning Syria
    by Angie Coiro on September 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #73 Hour 1 | Guests: Joshua Holland / Politics and Reality Radio, Raf Rivera / writer, activist, and strategist | Show Summary: Angie is joined by Joshua Holland, host of Politics and Reality Radio and Senior Digital Producer for Moyers and Company, as well as writer, activist, and strategist Raf Rivera to sort out truth from spin in the Syria conflict. Plus, Gottalaff and her corkscrew view of the news. […]

  • This Town: Mark Leibovich Tells All About America's Gilded Capital
    by Angie Coiro on September 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #73 Hour 2 | Guests: Mark Leibovich / The New York Times | Show Summary: The New York Times Magazine's Chief National Correspondent Mark Leibovich takes Angie inside the world of This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital and exposes the lifestyles of the rich and connected. […]

  • The NYPD Tapes with Graham Rayman
    by Angie Coiro on August 26, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #72 Hour 1 | Guest: Graham Rayman of The Village Voice | Show Summary: Adrian Schoolcraft blew the whistle on the NYPD. For his trouble they had him suspended and put into a mental ward. The NYPD Tapes author Graham Rayman joins Angie to talk about this and the other abuses of power that make the department like less Andy Sipowicz and more like Dudley Smith. Plus, as always, Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup joins us to share her skewed view of the news. […]

  • Childproofing The World: How Much is Too Much?
    by Angie Coiro on August 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #71 Hour 1 | Guests: ZenMagnets.com founder Shihan Qu, Walter Olson of the Cato Institute, Scott Wolfson of CPSC. | Show Summary: The Consumer Product Safety Commission's action against the maker of Buckyballs has raised questions about when safety regulations are appropriate and when they may not be. We start the hour with an interview with ZenMagnets.com founder Shihan Qu before moving into a panel with Walter Olson, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and Scott Wolfson, communications director at the CPSC. Plus, you get another dose of GottaLaff's corkscrew view of the news. […]

  • The Next Woodward and Bernstein, brought to you by...Kickstarter?
    by Angie Coiro on August 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Show #71 Hour 2 | Guests: Jo Ellen Green Kaiser of The Media Consortium, Rachele Kanigel of San Francisco State University, David Cohn of Circa and Spot.us. | Show Summary: Angie sits down with a panel of experts to chart out the new path towards making a living from making the news. Jo Ellen Green Kaiser is executive director of The Media Consortium, Rachele Kanigel is an associate professor of journalism at SF State as well as the acting director of their Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, and David Cohn has first-hand knowledge of new ways to fund journalism as director of news at Circa and founder of the journalistic crowd funding platform Spot.us. […]

  • Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's
    by Angie Coiro on December 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #45 Hour 2 | Guests: Nancy Ammerman of Boston University, Marc Owens of Caplin and Drysdale, Reverend Barry Lynn, and Dan Barker of the Freedom from Religion Foundation | Show Summary: In this hour, Boston University Professor of Sociology, Nancy Ammerman explains the difference between churches and cults. Marc Owens, partner at Caplin and Drysdale explains their tax exemption. Reverend Barry Lynn talks about Americans United's fight to revoke their exemption and Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation details other ways to make churches pay their fair share. Plus, our demented sidwkick Laffy, is back from her break and at the top of the hour once again. […]

  • State of the Unions
    by Angie Coiro on December 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #45 Hour 1 | Guests: Steve Early, Raymond Bravo of OUR Walmart, Harold Miller of the New York Communities for Change | Show Summary: What do Wal-Mart, Twinkies and the state of Michigan have in common? Union activist and author Steve Early is in studio this hour to join Angie in a rotating panel on union activity in the news. First, Raymond Bravo, a Walmart worker who protested on Black Friday, talks about OUR Walmart, worker intimidation and what exactly went on during the protest. Then Harold Miller of the New York Communities for Change joins by phone to explain the fast food strikes in New York and the community response. Plus, our demented sidekick Buttercup shares her corkscrew views on Sheldon Adelson's crusade against unions, ACORN's rise from the dead to steal the election, and Paul Ryan's rally violation. […]

  • Monsanto and the Bees
    by Angie Coiro on December 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #44 Hour 1 | Guests: Tom Philpott of Mother Jones Magazine, Paul Towers of the Pesticide Action Network, Gideon Forman of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and Todd Paglia of Forest Ethics | Show Summary: Paul Towers Organizing and Media Director of Pesticide Action Network North America and Tom Philpott writter for Mother Jones sit down with Angie for a panel discussion on pesticides and bees. Gideon Forman Executive Director of Canadian Association of Physicans for the Environment joins Angie to discuss Ontario banning pesticides. In our Blogger Spotlight Todd Paglia Executive Director of Forest Ethics stops by to talk about greenwashing. […]

  • Last Call at the Oasis
    by Angie Coiro on November 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #43 Hour 1 | Guests: Jessica Yu, Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute, Anat Shenker-Osorio | Show Summary: Academy Award winning director Jessica Yu talks to Angie about her documentary "Last Call at the Oasis" and how to spread the word about water conservation without raising panic. Water specialist Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute joins Angie in studio for a discussion about the bottled water phenomenon, how prepared water treatment plants are to handle contaminants and if extreme weather can really be tied to climate change. And Anat Shenker-Osorio unpacks the language surrounding the Hostess shutdown and the way unions and laborers are linguistically portrayed. […]

  • What is the Fiscal Cliff?
    by Angie Coiro on November 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #42 Hour 1 | Guests: Dave Johnson of the Campaign for America's Future, Sara Robinson of the Campaign for America's Future | Show Summary: Dave Johnson and Sara Robinson of the Campaign for America's Future join Angie this hour for a panel discussion. What is the "fiscal cliff" and should we really be afraid of falling off of it? Middle class populism may have won the election, but what can we learn about buying elections from this November? Will Obama "govern from the left" this term? And Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup asks, "What's wrong with that Republican?" as they discuss Charlie Webster and Maine's mystery black voters, the most diverse congress ever and "the angriest white guy of all" John McCain's run in with CNN. […]

  • Don't Buy It: Language and the Economy
    by Angie Coiro on November 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #41 Hour 1 | Guests: Anat Shenker-Osorio | Show Summary: Angie welcomes Anat Shenker-Osorio into the studio for the first time to talk about her new book Don't Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy. Plus, Buttercup gives Angie her corkscrew view on the outcome of the election, letters to the Queen of England and Karl Rove. […]

  • Abuse masquerading as Therapy, plus Won't Back Down: teachers as villains
    by Angie Coiro on November 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #41 Hour 2 | Guests: Senator Ted Lieu, Brendan Fischer of the Center for Media and Democracy, Olivia Leirer of the New York Communities for Change | Show Summary: Teachers are villains in the upside down world of Won't Back Down. Olivia Leirer, Communications and Social Media Director of New York Communities for Change explains why. Brendan Fischer, Law Fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy exposes the shadowy hand of ALEC in all this and Sen. Ted Lieu (CA-28) talks about his work to protect children from a form of abuse which often masquerades as therapy. […]

  • Anticipating the Vote: Three Last Considerations
    by Angie Coiro on November 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #40 Hour 1 | Guests: Adele Stan of the AlterNet, Jodi Jacobson of the RH Reality Check, Michelle Myers of the Sierra Club, Neil Malhotra of Stanford University | Show Summary: What issues will shape the election? AlterNet's Washington correspondent Adele Stan tells Angie about Menards' "Civics 101" course and other instances of workplace intimidation of voters. Jodi Jacobson of RH Reality Check gives her take on John Koster, the role women's rights will play in the election and how the economy and social issues aren't as uninvolved as you might think. And Angie is joined by Michelle Myers of the San Francisco chapter of the Sierra Club and Stanford associate professor Neil Malhotra for a panel discussion on whether Hurricane Sandy will sway Climate Change deniers and influence voters. As always, Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) offers her views on Mitt Romney's disaster-relief effort-turned-campaign-stop and John Koster's "rape thing." […]

  • What is Voter Suppression?
    by Angie Coiro on October 29, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #39 Hour 1 | Guests: Brad Friedman of the Brad Blog | Show Summary: What is voter suppression? Brad Friedman of Brad Blog explains the ways that voters are being manipulated and why fiscal interests in voting machines matter. Plus, Buttercup (GottaLaff) offers her corkscrew views on Richard Mourdock and God's intent, 'ideological chameleon' Mitt Romney and his interest in naval expansion. […]

  • Dave Johnson on Polling, Sensata, and more
    by Angie Coiro on October 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #38 Hour 1 | Guests: Dave Johnson of the Campaign for America's Future | Show Summary: Dave Johnson is in studio to discuss polls, lies and trickery from the conservative party, Sensata, and "clean coal". Plus, Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup talks breaking the story of Tagg Romney wanting to 'take a swing' at Obama, as well as Paul Ryan's misadventures in the soup kitchen. […]

  • Will Durst: Elect to Laugh!
    by Angie Coiro on October 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #37 Hour 1 | Guests: Will Durst | Show Summary: Laffy comes out of a debate speculation hangover to discuss CIA outing by the GOP, Paul Ryan's temper tantrum, and naked ladies. Will Durst stops by our studio to discuss his new book and stand-up show, 'Elect to Laugh', and to talk 'Low Information Voters', taxes, his audience and Romney. […]

  • The Sex of Politics: Nancy L. Cohen's new book Delirium
    by Angie Coiro on October 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #35 Hour 1 | Guests: Nancy L. Cohen | Show Summary: Did you know birth control and sodomy used to be felonies? Nancy L. Cohen, author of Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America, joins Angie to talk about the rise of the people who want to punish you for rising to attention. […]

  • The Book of Mormon and the Campaign of Mitt
    by Angie Coiro on September 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #28 Hour 1 | Guests: Jason Horowitz of the Washington Post, Kathleen M. Moore of the University of California Santa Barbara | Show Summary: A former Mormon, "Jason", joins us to talk about his experience as a high-profile critic of Mormonism. Following up his story is Jason Horowitz, writer for the Washington Post discussing his reports on Mitt Romney's campaign and Kathleen M. Moore, Phd. of University of California Santa Barbara provides an academic perspecitve on Mormonism. […]

  • An Hour with David Shuster
    by Angie Coiro on September 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #33 Hour 1 | Guests: David Shuster of Take Action News | Show Summary: Angie returns from summer vacation by sitting down with Take Action News host and Current TV contributer David Shuster to talk about the RNC, journalism, and what it's like being a Hoosier. Plus, as always GottaLaff tells us what the world of politics looks like through her corkscrew lens. […]

  • An Hour with Gray Brechin
    by Angie Coiro on September 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #32 Hour 1 | Guests: Gray Brechin | Show Summary: Angie spends some quality time with scholar and historian Gray Brechin on the state of Education and the Economy; plus demented sideckick Buttercup (GottaLaff) at the top of the hour. […]

  • An Hour with Cleve Jones
    by Angie Coiro on August 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #28 Hour 2 | Guests: Cleve Jones | Show Summary: Gay rights icon Cleve Jones joins us for the hour to talk about "The Movement", the AIDS Quilt and more. Plus, we have Brad and Desi back again with another Green News Report. […]

  • Rupert Murdoch is Down, But is He Out?
    by Angie Coiro on July 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #27 Hour 2 | Guests: Martin Hickman of The Independent | Show Summary: Martin Hickman, co-author of Dial M for Murdoch joins Angie to talk about his book and the "News of the World" phone hacking scandal. Plus, Green News Report with Brad and Desi is back to kick off the start of the second hour. […]

  • Low Power FM
    by Angie Coiro on July 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #27 Hour 1 | Guests: Tristen Mayes of Grown Folks Radio, Pete Tridish of the Promethius Project, Vanessa Maria Graber of the Promethius Project | Show Summary: Laffy talks about Mitt Romney's misadventures in London before a rebroadcast of our hour on Low Power FM Radio featuring Tristen Mayes, host of Grown Folks Radio on KDEE in Sacramento. Also talking to Angie during this hour is the Promethius Project's own Pete Tridish and Vanessa Maria Graber. […]

  • At the Crossroads of Journalism and The Internet
    by Angie Coiro on July 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #26 Hour 2 | Guests: Tim Karr of the Free Press | Show Summary: Tim Karr, Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press joins Angie to talk about CISPA, SOPA, PIPA, and Journatic. Plus, Brad and Desi are back at the top of the hour with another installment of the Green News Report. […]

  • Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's.
    by Angie Coiro on July 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #26 Hour 1 | Guests: Nancy Ammerman of Boston University, Marc Owens of Caplin and Drysdale, Reverend Barry Lynn of Americans United, Dan Barker of the Freedom from Religion Foundation | Show Summary: In this hour, Boston University Professor of Sociology, Nancy Ammerman explains the difference between churches and cults. Marc Owens, partner at Caplin and Drysdale explains their tax exemption. Reverend Barry Lynn talks about Americans United's fight to revoke their exemption and Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation details other ways to make churches pay their fair share. Plus, our demented sidekick Laffy, is back from her break and at the top of the hour once again. […]

  • Right and Righter: Ron Paul and Ralph Reed
    by Angie Coiro on July 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #25 Hour 1 | Guests: Robynn Tysver of The Omaha World-Herald, Laura Ebke of The Republican Liberty Caucus of Nebraska, Adele M. Stan of The AlterNet | Show Summary: Robynn Tysver of the Omaha World-Herald and Laura Ebke, Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Nebraska talk to Angie about the new efforts that Ron Paul supporters are pulling out to get him the GOP nomination. Followed up by the AlterNet's Washington Correspondent Adele M. Stan and the return of Ralph Reed. Our demented sidekick, Buttercup, is out this week but we have an extra helping of the Green News Report with Brad and Desi to keep you giggling and shaking your head while she is away. […]

  • Dave Johnson on U.S Fiscal Realities
    by Angie Coiro on July 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #25 Hour 2 | Guests: Dave Johnson of The Campaign for America's Future | Show Summary: Our second hour starts with another slightly snarky edition of the Green News with Brad and Desi then concludes with long conversation with Dave Johnson. Dave is a Fellow at Campaign for America's Future as well as a writer for seeingtheforest.com. He sits down, in studio, with Angie to discuss the fiscal realities of the U.S. and the "WalMartization" of the economy. […]

  • Bitter Seeds
    by Angie Coiro on June 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #24 Hour 2 | Guests: Micha Peled of Teddy Bear Films | Show Summary: Angie is joined by Micha Peled founder of Teddy Bear Films and the director of the Globalization Trilogy, a 12-year-long project about the production-consumption chain that is constantly shaping lives worldwide. Peled talks specifically about "Bitter Seeds", the final film of the Trilogy. "Bitter Seeds" displays Monsanto's destruction of India's agricultural communities, using diverse interviews ranging from Monsanto execs to the farmers and their families. "Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself" - Bitter Seeds […]

  • Occupy, Healthcare
    by Angie Coiro on June 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #24 Hour 1 | Guests: Rick Cohen of Non-Profit Quarterly, Jason Rosenbaum of The Seminal, Catherine Crier of Patriot Acts, Julia Alford-Fowler of Occupy Philly, GottaLaff of The Political Carnival | Show Summary: Rick Cohen writer for the Non-Profit Quarterly shares how the Affordable Care Act i mpacts non-profits. Jason Rosenbaum writer for the The Seminal explains the SCOTUS upholding and the Affordable Care Act.Catherine Crier author of Patriot Acts discusses how she was supposed to be the headline speaker at Continental Congress 2.0, but unfortunately the convention lacked funding and Julia Alford-Fowler from Occupy Philly talks about the Occupy National Gathering. Plus, Buttercup (GottaLaff) joins us for her weekly Laffy Raw. […]

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Truth
    by Angie Coiro on June 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #23 Hour 1 | Guests: Patrick Garofalo of Think Progress, Barb Byrum of Michigan House of Representative, Darcy Burner of Congressional Candidate, GottaLaff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Patrick Garofalo writer for Think Progress talks about JP Morgan subsidizing, how the GOP budget will favor the rich and raise taxes for the middle class, and how this will effect the Commodity Futures Trading Commission(CFTC). Representative Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, Michigan House of Representatives proposed stricter vasectomy rules in response to the anti-choice action in Michigan. Darcy Burner Congressional Candidate in Washington?s 8th district talks about how her keynote turned into a crowd cheering for abortions. Plus, Buttercup (GottaLaff) joins us for her weekly Laffy Raw. Want to know more about the song from the show? Check out The Lady Brain Show to hear more about the ?My Vagina? parody song. […]

  • VICTORY!
    by Angie Coiro on June 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #23 Hour 2 | Guests: Spocko of Spocko's Brain, Aaron Krager of The Political is Personal | Show Summary: Spocko blogger for Spocko's Brain talks about his battle with Golden Gate Park, the book-burning hoax in Troy, Michigan, and the fake Shell Oil party which spawned the #ShellFail. Aaron Krager freelance writer for The Political is Personal explains why we need to stop change.org from supporting corporate education, like Students First. Angie and Krager further their discussion in our Blogger Spotlight. […]

  • Liberal Radio Progresses
    by Angie Coiro on June 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #22 Hour 2 | Guests: GottaLaff of Political Carnival, Nicole Sandler of The Nicole Sandler Show, Alex Lawson of WeActRadio, Hal Ginsberg of KRXA, Gordon Whiting of The Broadside Group | Show Summary: First up, in our Blogger Spotlight GottaLaff shares the standpoint of a progressive radio consumer. Nicole Sandler host of the Nicole Sandler Show explains the future of liberal radio from a radio host perspective. Alex Lawson co-owner of We Act Radio shares his experience managing a progressive station. Hal Ginsberg founder of KRXA describes what is like running a station as a one-man operation. Gordon Whiting founding partner of The Broadside Group and executive producer of In Deep Radio with Angie Coiro discusses the business side of progressive radio. […]

  • LPFM
    by Angie Coiro on June 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #22 Hour 1 | Guests: Tristen Mayes of KDEE, Pete Tridish of Radio Mutiny, Vanessa Graber of The Prometheus Radio Project | Show Summary: Tristen Mayes Host/ Content Director of KDEE 97.5FM shares his expereince running a LPFM station. Pete Tridish Co-Founder of Radio Mutiny and the Prometheus Radio Project talks about why LPFM is better than corporate programming and Vanessa Graber community director for the Prometheus Radio Project shares how you can get LPFM on the air. Plus, as always Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) describes the news as seen through her corkscrew lens. […]

  • Political Week in Review 2
    by Angie Coiro on June 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #21 Hour 2 | Guests: Alberto Del Rio of Foreclosure Victim, Fred Karger of Presidential Candidate, Anat Shenker-Osorio of ASO Communications, Sara Robinson of AlterNet | Show Summary: Alberto Del Rio the San Francisco foreclosure victim shares what's next in the fight to keep his home out of the hands of Wells Fargo. Openly gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger details California's recent investigation of the National Organization for Marriage(NOM). Anat Shenker-Osorio founder of ASO Communications joins Angie to talk about sex-selective abortion and the rhetoric of pro-choice and social futurist and editor for AlterNet Sara Robinson shares why patriarchal men are fearful of birth control. […]

  • Political Week in Review 1
    by Angie Coiro on June 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #21 Hour 1 | Guests: Doug Ahler of University of California, Berkeley, Lisa Maatz of AAUW, Sreedhari D. Desai of Assistant Professor at the University of North Car, David Atkins of Blogger, GottaLaff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Doug Ahler Political Science graduate student at Universi ty of California, Berkeley talks about voting and Proposition 14. Lisa Maatz AAUW Director of Public Policy and Government Relations explains the Pay Equity Bill and why it was blocked. Sreedhari D. Desai Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School shares the results from her study about husbands bringing their conceptions of gender in the home into the workplace. David Atkins blogger at Digby's Hullabaloo and First Vice Chair of Ventura Democratic Party discuses his article "You are not normal". Plus, Buttercup (GottaLaff) joins us for her weekly Laffy Raw. […]

  • Gay Teenage Bullying Revisited
    by Angie Coiro on June 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #14 Hour 1 | Guests: Ron Schmidt of BANGLE, Shawn Gaylord of Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network | Show Summary: The bullying of LGBT youth is a problem which continues to be ignored. Ron Schmidt educator and author of the memoir Once Removed and Shawn Gaylord public policy director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network offer their perspectives on what we can do to protect vulnerable and frightened young people. […]

  • Political Potpourri
    by Angie Coiro on June 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #20 Hour 1 | Guests: Steve Hughes of Oregon Working Families Party, Alberto Del Rio of Foreclosure Victim, Linda Pence of Lawyer, Emma Ketteringham of National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), GottaLaff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Steve Hughes former union orgainzer and current state director of Oregon Working Families Party talks about his experience with running a third party and the advantages of fusion voting. Alberto Del Rio joins Angie to share how Wells Fargo wrongfully foreclosed his home. Bei Bei Shuai the young pregnant woman who attempted feticide for trying to commit suicide is now facing murder and feticide charges. Linda Pence Shuai's lawyer and Emma Ketteringham diretor of legal advocacy at the National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) join Angie for a panel talk about Bei Bei. Plus, Buttercup (GottaLaff) joins us for her weekly Laffy Raw. […]

  • It's a Gas: Fracking and Tar Sands
    by Angie Coiro on June 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #20 Hour 2 | Guests: Mike Henneberry of United Food and Commerical Workers Local 5, Robert Johnson of Business Insider, Mason Inman of Independent Journalist, Robert Rapier of Merica International | Show Summary: In our Blogger Spotlight, Mike Henneberry Community Director for United Food and C ommerical Workers Local 5 talks about winning the fight to keep Wal-Mart out of Hayward, CA. Robert Johnson Military and Defense Editor and writer for Business Insider and independent journalist Mason Inman join Angie to discuss fracking. Robert Rapier Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President at Merica International stops by to talk about renewable energy. […]

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership: Why So Secret?
    by Angie Coiro on May 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #19 Hour 1 | Guests: Brendan Fischer of PRWatch, Maira Sutton of Electronic Frontier Foundation, John Garamendi of California Representative, Tim Robertson of California Fair Trade Coalition, GottaLaff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: In our Blogger Spotlight Brendan Fischer writer for PRWatch joins us to talk about who recently dumped ALEC. Maira Sutton International Intellectual Property Coordinator of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and California Representative John Garamendi share their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Tim Robertson director of the California Fair Trade Coalition, talks about what the public can do to stop the TPP. Plus, Buttercup (GottaLaff) joins us for her weekly Laffy Raw. […]

  • Banks' Very Bad Behavior: Foreclosure Horror Stories
    by Angie Coiro on May 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #19 Hour 2 | Guests: Oriane Rousseau of Foreclosure Victim, Mimi Pierre-Johnson of New York Communities for Change, Peggy Mears of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowermen | Show Summary: Wells Fargo wrongfully foreclosed Oriane and Norman Rousseau's home. Two days before the eviction date, Mr. Rousseau committed suicide. Oriane joins Angie in the studio for a very important interview. Mimi Pierre-Johnson member of New York Communities for Change, and Peggy Mears organizer for the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) also join Angie. […]

  • Monsanto and the Bees
    by Angie Coiro on May 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #18 Hour 1 | Guests: Paul Towers of Pesticide Action Network North America, Tom Philpott of Mother Jones, Gideon Forman of Canadian Association of Physicans for the Environm, Todd Paglia of Forest Ethics, GottaLaff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Paul Towers Organizing and Media Director of Pesticide Action Network North America and Tom Philpott writter for Mother Jones sit down with Angie for a panel discussion on pesticides and bees. Gideon Forman Executive Director of Canadian Association of Physicans for the Environment joins Angie to discuss Ontario banning pesticides. In our Blogger Spotlight Todd Paglia Executive Director of Forest Ethics stops by to talk about greenwashing. Plus, Buttercup (GottaLaff) joins us for her weekly Laffy Raw. […]

  • "Hot Coffee", Tort Reform Revisited
    by Angie Coiro on May 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #18 Hour 2 | Guests: Susan Saladoff of Hot Coffee | Show Summary: Do you remember the lady who split coffee on herself and sued McDonald's? How about the media whirlwind that followed the case? Susan Saladoff's eye-opening documentary "Hot Coffee" provides the real story behind the coffee spill case. Angie sits down with Susan to discuss the film. […]

  • Obama - Gay Marriage
    by Angie Coiro on May 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #17 Hour 1 | Guests: Chris Geidner of Metro Weekly, Sofia Resnick of The American Independent, Brad Friedman of Bradblog, GottaLaff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Senior political editor at Metro Weekly Chris Geidner discusses Obama's recent support for same-sex marriage and Sofia Resnick reporter for The American Independent covers anti-abortions groups. Brad Friedman from Bradblog also joins Angie to discuss election frauds. Plus, Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) stops by to talk about religious groups and chickens. […]

  • Documentary: Who Bombed Judi Bari?
    by Angie Coiro on May 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #17 Hour 2 | Guests: Mary Liz Thomson of Who Bombed Judi Bari?, Karen Pickett of Who Bombed Judi Bari? | Show Summary: Mary Liz Thomson the director of Who Bombed Judi Bari? and Karen Pickett, Public Relations Coordinator and friend of Judi Bari, stop by the studio to discuss the film. The documentary covers the story of Judi Bari, an advocate for non-violent resistance to corporate logging and the victim of an unknown car bombing. Plus, Angie is in our Blogger Spotlight to talk about Obama becoming pro-gay marriage and the chaos his choice has made on Twitter. […]

  • Occupy's May Day
    by Angie Coiro on May 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #16 Hour 1 | Guests: Jamelle Bouie of The American Prospect, "Johnny" of Occupy Clevelend, Joshua Holland of AlterNet, Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones | Show Summary: Jamelle Bouie from The American Prospect is in our Blogger Spotlight to talk about the worldview of the 1% and how they differ from the worldviews of the 99%."Johnny" from Occupy Clevelend gave Angie a call from his tent to talk about the Occupy movement and its anarchist, Joshua Holland host of Alternet Radio discusses the diversity of opinions among Occupy, and Josh Harkinson from Mother Jones advocated that Occupy needs running candidates because US revolutions are made from voting. […]

  • Larry Shoup: Occupy and the Ruling Class
    by Angie Coiro on May 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #16 Hour 2 | Guests: Larry Shoup of Author, GottaLaff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Historian Larry Shoup sits down with Angie to discuss his new book Rulers and Rebels, which connects the Occupy movement to labor struggles throughout California's history. Shoup also explains Marxism and why he is for it and the importance of Direct Action. Plus, Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) stops by to talk about Ann Romney's lavish wardrobe. […]

  • Human Trafficking
    by Angie Coiro on April 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #15 Hour 2 | Guests: Marty Braniff of Author, Lt. George Koder of Clearwater Police Human Trafficking Task Force, Elizabeth Wheaton of Economic Lecturer at Southern Methodist University, GottaLaff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Human Trafficking is a bigger problem than the average person realizes. It goes beyond the prostitute on the street corner, it touches almost every aspect of your life ranging from food to clothing. Marty Braniff author of Step Over Rio explains how pervasive the trafficking of children is. Lt. George Koder of the Clearwater Police Human Trafficking Task Force gives us the law enforcement perspective and Elizabeth Wheaton Economic Lecturer at Southern Methodist University outlines its economic impact. Plus, Buttercup (GottaLaff) joins us for her weekly Laffy Raw. […]

  • ALEC's Week from Hell
    by Angie Coiro on April 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #15 Hour 1 | Guests: Sarah Seltzer of AlterNet, Brendan Fischer of Center for Media and Democracy, Gabriel Rey-Goodlatte of Color of Change, Ted Lieu of State Senator | Show Summary: ALEC had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week. Angie sits down with Sarah Seltzer of the Alternet to talk about her article on ALEC's anti-choice cousin AUL. Brendan Fischer Law Fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy and Gabriel Rey-Goodlatte Director for Strategy at Color of Change join Angie to talk about their organizations' efforts to bring about that very bad week. Plus, State Senator Ted Lieu tells us about his effort to protect children from Sexual Conversion Therapy. For more information about ALEC listen to our February 11th and April 7th episodes of In Deep. […]

  • The War on Science Revisited
    by Angie Coiro on April 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #13 Hour 1 | Guests: Mark McCaffrey of National Center for Science Education, Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for the Separation of Church and, GottaLaff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Mark McCaffrey Programs and Policy Director of the National Center for Science Education and Rev. Barry Lynn Executive Director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State chronicle the continuing war on science. Plus, Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) stops by to talk about Mitt Romney's eternal war on dogs. […]

  • Tax Day; Organic Ranching; Youth Solitary Confinement
    by Angie Coiro on April 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #14 Hour 2 | Guests: Camille Rivera of UnitedNY, Bill Niman of BN Ranch, Nicolette Hanh Niman of BN Ranch, Jennifer Kim of Ella Baker Center, Rep. Ted Deutch of U.S. Congress | Show Summary: Angie sits down with Camille Rivera Executive Director of UnitedNY to talk about their fight to take back Tax Day from the 1%, BN Ranch owners Bill Niman and Nicolette Hanh Niman highlight the importance of raising livestock in a wholesome way, and Jennifer Kim Senior Policy Analyst for the Ella Baker Center's Books Not Bars campaign joins Angie to expose the hidden problem of children forced into solitary confinement. […]

  • Gun Control; Minimum Wage; Anti-Union Bill
    by Angie Coiro on April 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #13 Hour 2 | Guests: Joe Grace of Gun Control Advocate and former head of CeasefireP, Sheila Crowley of National Low Income Housing Coalition, Nona Willis Aronowitz of Good Magazine, Craig Merrilees of ILWU, Gotta Laff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Gun Control Advocate and former head of CeasefirePA Joe Grace joins Angie to talk about his petition to repeal Florida's Stand Your Ground law. Sheila Crowley President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Nona Willis Aronowitz Associate Editor for Good Magazine talk about how housing and birth control are out of reach for those living on a minimum wage. Craig Merrilees, Communications Director for the ILWU, speaks out about smear campaigns, intimidation, and other tools used to fight unionization. Plus, as always Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) describes the news as seen through her corkscrew lens. […]

  • Guns in America
    by Angie Coiro on April 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #12 Hour 1 | Guests: Cliff Shecter of Libertas LLC, Huffington Post, and We Act Radio, Dr. Robert J. Spitzer, Ladd Everitt of Director of Communication for the Campaign to Stop, Mario Piscatella of Progressive Democratic Strategist and Trainer | Show Summary: Gun control is back in the headline s in the wake of the Trayvon Martin and Oikos shootings. Cliff Shecter co-founder of Libertas LLC, We Act Radio, and blogger for the Huffington Post will detail ALEC's support of the 'Stand Your Ground' law. Dr. Robert J. Spitzer places gun laws into a historical context and Ladd Everitt Director of Communication for the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence talks about the NRA?s fight against reasonable regulation. Plus, Progressive Democratic Strategist and Trainer Mario Piscatella shares the lessons Progressives can learn from Ilya Sheyman?s loss in Illinois? 10th Congressional District. […]

  • The Republican Brain
    by Angie Coiro on April 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #12 Hour 2 | Guests: Chris Mooney of The Republican Brain, Gotta Laff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Frustrated how hard it is to talk to your conservative uncle about climate change? Angie?s guest for the hour is New York Times Bestselling author Chris Mooney whose new book The Republican Brain explains how our brains influence our political beliefs as well as other traits. Find out whether liberals or conservatives? homes are more likely to win the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Plus, Angie?s demented sidekick Buttercup joins us to talk about Mitt Romney?s stunning lack of popularity in Scarborough Country. […]

  • Elections: Bought and Paid
    by Angie Coiro on March 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #11 Hour 1 | Guests: Lee Fang of The Republic Report, Steve Rosenfeld of AlterNet, Darcy Burner of Congressional candidate in Washington's 1st District, Dave Johnson of Seeing The Forest | Show Summary: Angie discusses the impact of money in politics with Lee Fang writer for The Republic Report, Steve Rosenfeld of the AlterNet, and Darcy Burner Congressional candidate in Washington's 1st district. Plus, Dave Johnson explains the philosophies behind the Ryan Budget and the Progressive Caucus' Budget for All in our Blogger Spotlight. […]

  • The Right Reaches Out
    by Angie Coiro on March 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #11 Hour 2 | Guests: Ruy Teixeira of Center for American Progress, Kevin Nix of Human Rights Campaign, Stuart Gaffney of Marriage Equality USA, Fred Karger of Politican, Gotta Laff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: The Right is reaching out to voters who just aren't that into them. Ruy Teixeira a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress details GOP efforts to woo Hispanic voters. Kevin Nix Campaign Media Director for the Human Rights Campaign and Stuart Gaffney of Marriage Equality USA join Angie to tell her about the political and personal impact of NOM's tactics of division. Fred Karger shares his experience running for President as an openly gay Republican. Plus, at the top of the show Angie is joined by her demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) to chat about Rick Santorum's pink balls. […]

  • Life and Privacy in the Workplace
    by Angie Coiro on March 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #10 Hour 2 | Guests: Mac McClelland of Mother Jones, Mike Godwin of Godwin's Law, Peter Olney of ILWU, Gotta Laff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Angie sits down with Mac McClelland of Mother Jones, Mike Godwin creator of Godwin's Law, and Peter Olney Organizing Director for ILWU to talk about the internet and privacy in the workplace. Once again, we start the top of the hour with political humor from Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff). […]

  • Trayvon Martin Shooting: A Current Look at Racism in America
    by Angie Coiro on March 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #10 Hour 1 | Guests: Dori Maynard of Maryland Institute, Dr. Joseph Marshall of mega Boys Club's Street Soldiers, Matt Gertz of Media Matters | Show Summary: Dori Maynard of the Maynard Institute and Dr. Joseph Marshall of the Omega Boys Club's Street Soldiers join Angie in a frank discussion o f racism in America and the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Plus, we have a blogger spotlight at the top of the hour with Matt Gertz of Media Matters. […]

  • The Industries That Feed Us
    by Angie Coiro on March 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #9 Hour 2 | Guests: Tracie McMillan of Author | Show Summary: Angie and author, Tracie McMillan discuss the various functions of the industries that feed us Americans. From working the farm to chain restaurants, Tracie references her time spent with each of those industries and her new book, The American Way of Eating. […]

  • Occupy Movement Update
    by Angie Coiro on March 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #9 Hour 1 | Guests: Chris Rodda of The Huffington Post, Allison Kilkenny of We Are Citizen Radio and In These Times, Eric Boehlert of Media Matter', Rose Aguilar of KALW's Your Call Radio | Show Summary: First up, we have a Blogger Spotlight with The Huffington Post's Chris Rodda. Then, Angie gets an update on what's going on with the Occupy Movement from Allison Kilkenny of We Are Citizen Radio and In These Times, Media Matter's Eric Boehlert, and rounding out the hour with the host of KALW's Your Call Radio, Rose Aguilar. […]

  • Effective Activism with Spocko
    by Angie Coiro on March 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #8 Hour 2 | Guests: Spocko of Blogger | Show Summary: Angie and featured blogger Spocko have an energetic discussion about how to take activism to the level where it effectively creates change. […]

  • Art of the Boycott
    by Angie Coiro on March 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #8 Hour 1 | Guests: Dr. Lawrence B. Glickman of Department of History; Univ of South Carolina, Angelo Carusone of Media Matters for America, Brad Friedman of The Brad Blog | Show Summary: Angie interviews Dr. Lawrence B. Glickman, Chair, Department of History; Univ of South Carolina and Angelo Carusone, Director of Online Strategy for Media Matters for America on the efficacy of boycotting. Plus, we have abother Blogger Spotlight at the top of the hour with Brad Friedman of The Brad Blog. […]

  • Deconstructing the Language of the Campaign Trail
    by Angie Coiro on March 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #7 Hour 1 | Guests: Geoffrey Nunberg of Linguist, Ryan Grim of Huffington Post | Show Summary: Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg joins Angie for lively discussion of the language of the campaign trail; plus Blogger Spotlight falls on Huffington Post's Ryan Grim at the top of the hour. […]

  • Dumdown: Belittling Education-- and other bright ideas
    by Angie Coiro on March 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #7 Hour 2 | Guests: Gray Brechin,Scholar and Historian, GottaLaff of The Political Carnival | Show Summary: Angie spends some quality time with scholar and historian Gray Brechin on the state of Education and the Economy; plus demented sideckick Buttercup (GottaLaff) at the top of the hour. […]

  • Winning, for a change. Progressives knock over VA governor on invasive ultrasounds. And other
    by Angie Coiro on February 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #6 Hour 2 | Guests: Irin Carmon of Salon.com, Duncan Meisel of 350.org, Cathy Renna of Renna Communications, GottaLaff of Political Carnival | Show Summary: Angie discusses recent Progressive political victories with Irin Carmon of Salon.com, Duncan Meisel of 350.org and Cathy Renna of Renna Co mmunications. Plus, demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) at the top of the hour. […]

  • Peter Gleick steps out of bounds exposing Heartland. Does that somehow innoculate them?
    by Angie Coiro on February 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #6 Hour 1 | Guests: Kelly McBride of Poynter Institute, Richard Littlemore of DeSmogBlog, Dave Johnson of Seeing The Forest | Show Summary: Looking closer at the overblown and misdirected outrage over the disclosure that scientist Peter Gleick "pretexted" (used a false identity) to obtain internal policy documents exposing the Heartland Institute's campaign to discredit the Climate Science in the public school curriculum. Guests Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute and Richard Littlemore of DeSmogBlog. Plus, new feature Blogger Spotlight with Seeing The Forest's Dave Johnson at the top of the hour. […]

  • Rick Santorum might win the GOP nomination. Really?
    by Angie Coiro on February 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #5 Hour 2 | Guests: Rachel Tabachnick of Talk2Action, Tim Dickinson of Rollling Stone, GottaLaff of The Political Carnival | Show Summary: Guests: Talk2Action's Rachel Tabachnick and Tim Dickinson of Rollling Stone; plus political roundup at the top of the hour with GottaLaff. […]

  • The "War on Women." If you didn't take this seriously at first, brace yourself
    by Angie Coiro on February 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #5 Hour 1 | Guests: Constance Johnston of Oklahoma State Senator, author Nancy L. Cohen, author Gloria Feldt and former Planned Parenthood CEO | Show Summary: Angie interviews Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnston, author Nancy L. Cohen, and author and former Planned Parenthood CEO Gloria Feldt in a wide ranging discussion on the implied and actual threats to Women's rights that are now in play. […]

  • Marriage: the myths, facts and history of the Legal Relationship
    by Angie Coiro on February 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #4 Hour 1 | Guests: Thalia Zepatos of Public Engagement for FreedomToMarry.org, Stephanie Koontz of Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy | Show Summary: Guests: Thalia Zepatos, Director of Public Engagement for FreedomToMarry.org, and professor Stephanie Koontz, author of Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage. […]

  • Outsmart ALEC: Understanding the Right's scary private legislative control center
    by Angie Coiro on February 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #4 Hour 2 | Guests: Lisa Graves of Center for Media and Democracy, Julie Underwood of UW-Madison School of Education, Susan Smith of Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, Spocko of of Spocko's Brain | Show Summary: ALEC is a well-funded Right Wing strategic and tactical operation that works to craft social and financial legislation favoring conservative causes, as well as limiting access to the voting booth for groups who tend to vote Democratic. Guest Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, and part of the ALEC Exposed project, and Julie Underwood, dean of the UW-Madison School of Education, and Susan Smith, president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida; plus, featured blogger Spocko has a piece on how to engage the nefarious ALEC here. […]

  • State of the unions: state-level strategies dilute workers' rights
    by Angie Coiro on February 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #3 Hour 2 | Guests: David Dayen of Firedoglake and Calitics, Steve Early of Embedded with Organized Labor | Show Summary: Big Labor is a thing of the past. Angie discusses the situation of unions in the current political climate, first with David Dayen of Firedoglake and Calitics, and then with labor journalist Steve Early, author of Embedded with Organized Labor. […]

  • Susan G. Komen For The Cure defunds Planned Parenthood
    by Angie Coiro on February 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #3 Hour 1 | Guests: Gayle Sulik of Pink Ribbon Blues | Show Summary: Angie interviews Gayle Sulik, author of Pink Ribbon Blues on the controversy surrounding the Susan G. Komen Foundation's withdrawal of funding for low-income patient mammograms through Planned Parenthood. […]

  • (Un)civil public discourse-what we gain and what we lose from the coarsening political culture
    by Angie Coiro on January 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #2 Hour 2 | Guests: Reverend Cassandra Dahnke of The Institute for Civility in Government, Thomas Spath of Reclaiming Civility in the Public Square: 10 Rules, Norman Solomon | Show Summary: Angie interviews the Reverend Cassandra Dahnke, cofounder of The Institute for Civility in Government, and coauthor with Thomas Spath of Reclaiming Civility in the Public Square: 10 Rules That Work; and Congressional candidate Norman Solomon on the psychology, tactics and consequences of America's rampant attack-mode of public discourse. […]

  • Thirty-ninth Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
    by Angie Coiro on January 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #2 Hour 1 | Guests: Cristina Page of How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America | Show Summary: This week marks the thirty-ninth anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, protecting a woman's right to a legal abortion. Angie discusses the history and continuing flas hpoint status of the decision with Huffington Post blogger Cristina Page, author of How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics and the War on Sex. Her current post on HuffPo is 16 and Pregnant and Having an Abortion. […]

  • Bullying of LGBT Youth Continues, with Tragic Consequences
    by Angie Coiro on January 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Show #1 Hour 1 | Guests: Ron Schmidt of BANGLE | Show Summary: Recent suicides of LGBT teens across the country go largely unnoticed in our media-jaded culture. Angie interviews educator and author of the memoir Once Removed Ron Schmidt about his experiences as an out teacher in the California school system. Ron came to terms with his own homosexuality as an adult after a conflicted Catholic upbringing. He conquered his own pain and went on to become a resource, friend and guide to isolated and frightened teens in the Morgan Hill Public School System where he taught for more than a decade, and to organizations and causes around the state and beyond. Ron is a co-founder of the South Bay Chapter of the Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators (BANGLE.) […]