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Did postmodernism simply predict cynicism about the facts, or did it actually promote it?


Peter Prato

For actor and playwright Dan Hoyle, theatre is part of his DNA. His father is veteran stage performer Geoff Hoyle, and Dan has had several acclaimed one-man shows that not only make audiences laugh but think. He’s back at the Marsh for his latest production "Border People."

Kyle Trefny

More than a dozen candidates to be president of the United States were in San Francisco over the weekend for the California Democratic Convention.

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When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.

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India has a new government. 

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The Indian elections are in full swing,

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Professor of Journalism Elena Conis wrote a book on the history of vaccines. She says, since we’ve had vaccinations in this country, we’ve had opposition to them. 

Philosophy Talk: Authority and Resistance

Apr 19, 2019

What makes some forms of authority legitimate and others not?


Sandip Roy

As this year's election season heats up in India, women are making themselves heard.  

Dalya Salih

This past Saturday, hundreds of people from up and down the west coast gathered in San Francisco for a Sudan solidarity march called for by the Sudanese Association of Northern California.

Marc Klaas

Before Governor Gavin Newsom halted the death penalty in California, he met with parents, like Amanda Wilcox and Marc Klaas. Both of their daughters had been murdered, and they both had two very different reactions to the temporary moratorium on capital punishment. 

Philosophy Talk: The Radical Democracy Movement

Mar 29, 2019

How can we create a democracy that doesn't end up oppressing minorities and dissenters?


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Hayward has a new council member. She’s a millennial, a renter, and Afghan American. Aisha Wahab is a 31 year old IT consultant.

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Longtime San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi was memorialized at City Hall and during a vigil last week. He died on February 22 of what appears to be a heart attack. He fought to bring accountability to law enforcement and representation to the accused. 

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Govenor Gavin Newsom early last week announced a new position of state surgeon general. And it’s pretty much custom made for Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the high-profile San Francisco pediatrician he appointed to fill it.  

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Twenty thousand people poured into Downtown Oakland to kick off Senator Kamala Harris' presidential run. She was born in Oakland and served as Alameda County’s Deputy District Attorney back in the '90s. 

Philosophy Talk: 2018 – The Examined Year

Dec 27, 2018

What happened over the past twelve months that challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways?


Philosophy Talk: Foreign Aid – or Injury?

Dec 14, 2018

What's the right way for developed nations to fight global poverty?


Philosophy Talk: Foucault and Power

Nov 30, 2018

Is power a matter of top-down control, or is it distributed throughout society? 

  

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We know now that Democrats dominated in California. And, we're antipating many changes at local and statewide levels. To break it down, KALW’s election coordinator, Angela Johnston, and news director, Ben Trefny, talk about what’s new.

Philosophy Talk: Election Special

Oct 26, 2018

In this re-broadcast of our special episode from the lead-up to the 2016 election, John and Ken look beyond the horse races at some of the bigger questions raised by our electoral process.


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San Francisco may permanently double the money it spends on housing and services for homeless people, if voters pass Prop C on November 6. The measure would raise new funds by taxing the top 300 or so highest-grossing businesses in the city.

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Most voters know all about the top ticket jobs on the state ballot this November: governor, senator, secretary of state. 

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Will the powers that be yield to the kind of change women politicians will bring to office?

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Peter Liu is running for mayor of Oakland. In just under three weeks, Oakland residents will be casting their ballots to re-elect Mayor Libby Schaaf or vote for a change in leadership.

Oakland businessman Saied Karamooz was a senior executive in the tech industry and worked with Fortune 100 companies. These days he’s running a skin care company with his wife and running for mayor.

Courtesy of Ken Houston

Ken Houston was born and raised in Oakland. He still calls the city home. Houston is a project manager in construction and longtime community advocate. He’s running for mayor, but doesn’t call himself a mayoral candidate.

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What does it actually take for women to win elections? 

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Marchon Tatmon was 16 when he took a class trip to our nation’s capital and down south to where Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. That experience inspired him to be a public servant. Now, he works for a nonprofit called Building Futures that houses homeless families.

Courtesy of Cat Brooks

Cat Brooks is an activist and actress. She was a major voice in advocating for Oscar Grant. Brooks is the executive director of the Justice Team Network, which is an organization that helps people who are victims of state violence and criminalization.

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