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KQED’s live call-in program presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues as well as in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.

Latest Episodes

Author Casey Gerald on Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of July 4

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech titled "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" -- calling attention to the hypocrisy of the Declaration of Independence and its claim that "all men are created equal.” Today, amid protests against racism and a growing Black Lives Matter movement, equality is still a goal in progress. And the promises of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" ring differently, and perhaps more profoundly, in an ongoing pandemic that continues to claim both lives and livelihoods. Still, America and its ideals persist. This hour, we’ll talk to author Casey Gerald about Douglass’ speech and the current challenges we face as a nation, and hear what the Fourth of July means to you.

52 MIN1 d ago
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Author Casey Gerald on Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of July 4

Students Question Whether College During Pandemic Is Worth The Cost

As coronavirus cases continue rising in California, colleges and universities across the state are assessing how best to operate for the fall semester. Some are completely transitioning to remote learning. Others are looking to combine both online and in-person classes. These changes have left students with some difficult choices: Continue school under these conditions or withdraw for the semester? Return to campus or stay home? In this hour, well hear from students, schools, and health officials about what college campuses could look like this fall.

52 MIN2 d ago
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Students Question Whether College During Pandemic Is Worth The Cost

Calls for Action Grow Amid San Jose Police Racism Scandal

Over the weekend, the San Jose Police Department placed four of its police officers on administrative leave for posting racist and anti-Muslim comments in a private Facebook group. This latest scandal comes days after San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo issued a nine-point plan aimed at reforming, but not defunding, the city’s police department. Given these recent developments, critics of the police are saying that Liccardo’s plan does not go far enough to address systemic racism. We’ll talk about this latest incident, the efforts to reform the department and what the next steps are.

28 MIN2 d ago
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Calls for Action Grow Amid San Jose Police Racism Scandal

New National Security Law Sparks Unrest, Confusion in Hong Kong

A new China-imposed "anti-protest" law has already led to arrests in Hong Kong and has residents on edge over further erosion of freedom in the semiautonomous territory. We'll hear about the new law, why it has activists worried, and why China is dismissing those concerns.

23 MIN2 d ago
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New National Security Law Sparks Unrest, Confusion in Hong Kong

Coronavirus Cases Surge in California — Now What?

Three months into shelter-in-place restrictions, California had contained the spread of the coronavirus. Now heading into July, infection rates and hospitalizations have ticked up to more than 225,000 cases statewide -- nearly doubling in just one month. Experts say Memorial Day weekend marks a turning point when more people resumed going to work, socializing and patronizing businesses. Health professionals expected some of the recent surge as more tests became available. Still, some of the increase happened because people are engaging in more high-risk activities and not taking sufficient precautions such as wearing masks. We discuss what is driving the current surge of coronavirus cases in California and how to regain control of the pandemic.

52 MIN3 d ago
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Coronavirus Cases Surge in California — Now What?

Schools Grapple With When, How to Reopen to Students

Santa Clara County released guidelines Tuesday for reopening schools for in-person classes, but county school officials say districts should have a remote learning backup plan in case coronavirus conditions worsen. As schools grapple with whether to fully reopen during the pandemic, pediatricians this week weighed in with a strong recommendation for having students physically present in schools. The American Academy of Pediatrics says continuing remote learning will increase social isolation, cause further learning loss and exacerbate inequalities. Forum will discuss the conditions for schools to reopen and we want to hear from you. Are you a student, parent or teacher? Are you ready for the schools to reopen?

52 MIN3 d ago
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Schools Grapple With When, How to Reopen to Students

As Job Losses Continue, Lawmakers Criticize California’s Unemployment Agency

More than 6 million workers have filed for unemployment in California since the pandemic began. California’s unemployment agency, the EDD, has awarded $24 billion in benefits since mid-March, but many applicants have experienced long waiting periods and some have received no benefits at all. Last week, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle criticized the EDD, calling for an audit of the agency and for Gov. Gavin Newsom to intervene. We’ll discuss how California is handling the record number of unemployment claims and we’ll take your questions on unemployment benefits.

28 MIN4 d ago
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As Job Losses Continue, Lawmakers Criticize California’s Unemployment Agency

Reddit and Other Social Media Platforms Remove Hate Speech As Advertisers Pull Ads

Several social media platforms have removed hate speech and calls to violence from their platforms in recent weeks. Reddit made headlines this week for eliminating a channel dedicated to President Donald Trump among about 2,000 others that the site said violated its rules against hate speech. Meanwhile, Facebook has come under sharp criticism for not removing hateful posts from Trump and has lost several major advertisers. Starbucks Corp. said Sunday it would halt all social media ad spending to stop the spread of hate speech. We discuss the role of hate speech on social media and the responsibility of platforms to police it.

23 MIN4 d ago
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Reddit and Other Social Media Platforms Remove Hate Speech As Advertisers Pull Ads

Eddie Glaude Jr. on James Baldwin and America’s Opportunity to ‘Begin Again’

In his work and life, writer James Baldwin often balanced between feelings of despair and faith that the U.S. could be better and become a truly multiracial democracy. It was Baldwin's ability to balance faith and despair as well as love and rage that fascinated Princeton University professor of African American Studies Eddie Glaude Jr. and prompted his new book, "Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own." We'll discuss the book, Baldwin, and the current "moral reckoning" Glaude sees upon us.

51 MIN4 d ago
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Eddie Glaude Jr. on James Baldwin and America’s Opportunity to ‘Begin Again’

How the Psychology of Pandemic Behavior Can Help Guide Containment Strategies

Why do some people embrace masks and practice meticulous social distancing while others rebel against public health mandates? Psychologists are studying what drives behavior in the pandemic, and they're also looking at how information overload can influence how people react to the crisis. In this hour, psychologists Ellen Peters and Jay Van Bavel join us to lay out how social and behavioral science can help explain how people respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and how that information can help guide public policy messaging around containment.

51 MIN5 d ago
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How the Psychology of Pandemic Behavior Can Help Guide Containment Strategies

Latest Episodes

Author Casey Gerald on Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of July 4

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech titled "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" -- calling attention to the hypocrisy of the Declaration of Independence and its claim that "all men are created equal.” Today, amid protests against racism and a growing Black Lives Matter movement, equality is still a goal in progress. And the promises of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" ring differently, and perhaps more profoundly, in an ongoing pandemic that continues to claim both lives and livelihoods. Still, America and its ideals persist. This hour, we’ll talk to author Casey Gerald about Douglass’ speech and the current challenges we face as a nation, and hear what the Fourth of July means to you.

52 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Author Casey Gerald on Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of July 4

Students Question Whether College During Pandemic Is Worth The Cost

As coronavirus cases continue rising in California, colleges and universities across the state are assessing how best to operate for the fall semester. Some are completely transitioning to remote learning. Others are looking to combine both online and in-person classes. These changes have left students with some difficult choices: Continue school under these conditions or withdraw for the semester? Return to campus or stay home? In this hour, well hear from students, schools, and health officials about what college campuses could look like this fall.

52 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Students Question Whether College During Pandemic Is Worth The Cost

Calls for Action Grow Amid San Jose Police Racism Scandal

Over the weekend, the San Jose Police Department placed four of its police officers on administrative leave for posting racist and anti-Muslim comments in a private Facebook group. This latest scandal comes days after San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo issued a nine-point plan aimed at reforming, but not defunding, the city’s police department. Given these recent developments, critics of the police are saying that Liccardo’s plan does not go far enough to address systemic racism. We’ll talk about this latest incident, the efforts to reform the department and what the next steps are.

28 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Calls for Action Grow Amid San Jose Police Racism Scandal

New National Security Law Sparks Unrest, Confusion in Hong Kong

A new China-imposed "anti-protest" law has already led to arrests in Hong Kong and has residents on edge over further erosion of freedom in the semiautonomous territory. We'll hear about the new law, why it has activists worried, and why China is dismissing those concerns.

23 MIN2 d ago
Comments
New National Security Law Sparks Unrest, Confusion in Hong Kong

Coronavirus Cases Surge in California — Now What?

Three months into shelter-in-place restrictions, California had contained the spread of the coronavirus. Now heading into July, infection rates and hospitalizations have ticked up to more than 225,000 cases statewide -- nearly doubling in just one month. Experts say Memorial Day weekend marks a turning point when more people resumed going to work, socializing and patronizing businesses. Health professionals expected some of the recent surge as more tests became available. Still, some of the increase happened because people are engaging in more high-risk activities and not taking sufficient precautions such as wearing masks. We discuss what is driving the current surge of coronavirus cases in California and how to regain control of the pandemic.

52 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Coronavirus Cases Surge in California — Now What?

Schools Grapple With When, How to Reopen to Students

Santa Clara County released guidelines Tuesday for reopening schools for in-person classes, but county school officials say districts should have a remote learning backup plan in case coronavirus conditions worsen. As schools grapple with whether to fully reopen during the pandemic, pediatricians this week weighed in with a strong recommendation for having students physically present in schools. The American Academy of Pediatrics says continuing remote learning will increase social isolation, cause further learning loss and exacerbate inequalities. Forum will discuss the conditions for schools to reopen and we want to hear from you. Are you a student, parent or teacher? Are you ready for the schools to reopen?

52 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Schools Grapple With When, How to Reopen to Students

As Job Losses Continue, Lawmakers Criticize California’s Unemployment Agency

More than 6 million workers have filed for unemployment in California since the pandemic began. California’s unemployment agency, the EDD, has awarded $24 billion in benefits since mid-March, but many applicants have experienced long waiting periods and some have received no benefits at all. Last week, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle criticized the EDD, calling for an audit of the agency and for Gov. Gavin Newsom to intervene. We’ll discuss how California is handling the record number of unemployment claims and we’ll take your questions on unemployment benefits.

28 MIN4 d ago
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As Job Losses Continue, Lawmakers Criticize California’s Unemployment Agency

Reddit and Other Social Media Platforms Remove Hate Speech As Advertisers Pull Ads

Several social media platforms have removed hate speech and calls to violence from their platforms in recent weeks. Reddit made headlines this week for eliminating a channel dedicated to President Donald Trump among about 2,000 others that the site said violated its rules against hate speech. Meanwhile, Facebook has come under sharp criticism for not removing hateful posts from Trump and has lost several major advertisers. Starbucks Corp. said Sunday it would halt all social media ad spending to stop the spread of hate speech. We discuss the role of hate speech on social media and the responsibility of platforms to police it.

23 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Reddit and Other Social Media Platforms Remove Hate Speech As Advertisers Pull Ads

Eddie Glaude Jr. on James Baldwin and America’s Opportunity to ‘Begin Again’

In his work and life, writer James Baldwin often balanced between feelings of despair and faith that the U.S. could be better and become a truly multiracial democracy. It was Baldwin's ability to balance faith and despair as well as love and rage that fascinated Princeton University professor of African American Studies Eddie Glaude Jr. and prompted his new book, "Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own." We'll discuss the book, Baldwin, and the current "moral reckoning" Glaude sees upon us.

51 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Eddie Glaude Jr. on James Baldwin and America’s Opportunity to ‘Begin Again’

How the Psychology of Pandemic Behavior Can Help Guide Containment Strategies

Why do some people embrace masks and practice meticulous social distancing while others rebel against public health mandates? Psychologists are studying what drives behavior in the pandemic, and they're also looking at how information overload can influence how people react to the crisis. In this hour, psychologists Ellen Peters and Jay Van Bavel join us to lay out how social and behavioral science can help explain how people respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and how that information can help guide public policy messaging around containment.

51 MIN5 d ago
Comments
How the Psychology of Pandemic Behavior Can Help Guide Containment Strategies
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