• Jeff Chang: “We Gon’ Be Alright”

    Show #206 | A rebroadcast 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 […]

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  • Cleve Jones: “When We Rise”

    Show #205 | A rebroadcast of our December 17, 2016 show | 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 […]

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  • Jewelle Gomez: “The Gilda Stories”

    Show #204 | A rebroadcast of our November 19, 2016 show | 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 […]

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  • Robert Sapolsky “Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Worst and Best”

    Show #203 | May 19, 2018 | Robert Sapolsky – a professor of biology, and professor of neurology and neurological sciences and, by courtesy, neurosurgery, at Stanford. He’s the author of several books including Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst and Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers.

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  • Brian Dear: The Friendly Orange Glow

    Show #202 | December 16, 2017 | Before Facebook, before Apple – before even the Web itself – a small group of researchers and students created a digital community that’s all but forgotten. Created as an educational tool, the PLATO system – like the internet decades later – broke out of its prescribed limits and […]

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  • Sally Kohn: The Opposite of Hate

    Show # 201 | Admit it: in this new world of bilious political warfare, you’ve said at least one thing you regret. Incivility is catching.     Long-time political commentator Sally Kohn found herself doing the same thing. She stopped to wonder: where does civic ugliness come from – and what does it cost? When we’re all emotionally […]

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  • Megan Devine: It’s Ok That You’re Not OK

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  • April 11, 2018, Morgan Jerkins: This Will Be My Undoing

    Blogger and essayist Morgan Jerkins takes on the stew of racism, misogyny, and white-dominated feminism that sidelines American black women. Her book This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America details her own coming of age in a series of sharp and fearless essays. With Angie, […]

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  • Deborah Rhode: Does Honesty Still Matter?

    When you strip away the extremes, what is America’s relationship with honesty? We’re past believing that anyone is purely honest. And a quick vacation from reading the news can allay the despair that everyone is lying all the time. So what’s the reality?     Ethics and justice icon Deborah Rhode of Stanford University tackled this huge topic […]

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  • Jennifer Berger, Executive Director, About Face

    Naomi Wolff’s The Beauty Myth made waves in 1990. Since then the push for realistic depictions of girls and women – and the work to help them disengage from media messaging – has been nonstop. How far have we come? About-Face in San Francisco has bolstered the knowledge and confidence of young women for over […]

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