News Analysis Episodes

News Analysis

Storytelling to build a better San Francisco: In conversation with Carly Schwartz, Editor in Chief, The San Francisco Examiner

Nov. 18, 2021

The venerable SF Examiner is under new ownership and management. Editor in Chief Carly Schwartz, after stints at The Huffington Post and Google has a 5 prong strategy to reorganize the paper: Findings, Fixes, Faces, Forum an…

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Forced Sterilizations: Sonoma County's shameful history.

Oct. 25, 2021

California legalized involuntary sterilizations in 1909. Between 1919 and 1952, 5500 such procedures were performed, representing 25% of the involuntary sterilizations which occurred in California. --- Send in a voice messag…

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Wildfire Arsonists: A disturbing trend ?

Oct. 15, 2021

Three recent arson cases in Northern California's forests, during our dangerous annual wildfire season, have raised the fear that deliberately set fires are on the rise and contributing to the megafires plaguing the Golden S…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Did Critical Race Theory trigger school expulsion ? In conversation with Sam Stanton, Reporter at the Sacramento Bee.

Aug. 4, 2021

Critical Race Theory (CRT) and teaching it in public schools has been banned in 30 states. California may have just entered the fray with the filing of a federal discrimination lawsuit by the parents of a Latino former stude…

Guest: Sam Stanton
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George Floyd Trial and Police Reform: A discussion with Martin Kuz, West Coast Correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor.

April 9, 2021

Minneapolis and the nation as a whole are holding their collective breath as the George Floyd murder trial unfolds. Just as the repercussions of his killing by police officer Derek Chauvin last year are still working their …

Guest: Martin Kuz
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FBI thwarts Militia plot to kidnap Governor

Oct. 11, 2020

The Wolverine Watchmen, a Michigan based militia group, plotted to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, try her for treason, storm the State Capitol in Lansing with 200 men and foment a civil war. The FBI arrested the 13 plott…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Proud Boys: Stand Back, Stand By

Oct. 3, 2020

Who are the Proud Boys and why did Joe Biden and Chris Wallace give them oxygen at the Presidential debate ? A right wing group the Anti-Defamation League calls Alt-Lite, with a Disney film inspired name wasn't deserving of …

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Antifa member Michael Reinoehl killed in a gunfight with US Marshals

Sept. 4, 2020

Michael Reinoehl, the confessed murderer of Patriot Prayer member Aaorn Jay Danielson, in Portland Saturday, August 29, has died in a gunfight with a law enforcement Task Force led by US Marhalls, close to Olympia, Washingto…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Antifa murders Patriot Prayer in Portland: an ominous start to the Presidential campaign.

Sept. 1, 2020

Aaron Danielson a 39 year old Trump supporter and Patriot Prayer was shot and killed by Michael Reinoehl, 48, years old and a self described 100% Antifa follower. The killing brings into sharp contrast the ideological battl…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Wine Country Wildfires: the ungovernable State of California

Aug. 30, 2020

11,000 dry lightning strikes hit the Golden State overnight August 16 and 17, igniting 347 wildfires. Here in Wine Country, 50 miles North of San Francisco, the fires continue to burn two weeks later, sending massive columns…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Homelessness in the Tenderloin: San Francisco's Shame.

July 2, 2020

The mushrooming of 443 homeless tents on the sidewalks of the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's poorest and most disadvantaged neighborhoods, caused a group of neighbors, including the well-connected UC Hastings Law School …

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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The Boogaloo Bois : Extremists or Fantasists ?

June 25, 2020

When Steven Carrillo scrawled BOOG in his own blood across the hood of his white van, the US Air Force Sergeant cast his fate with the extremist anti government movement, the Boogaloo Bois. Facing two death penalty charges f…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Assassination of Olof Palme Solved. Maybe....Maybe not.

June 10, 2020

Swedish prosecutors have named Stig Engstrom as Palme's assassin. It's taken 34 years of mystery, conspiracy and botched investigations in which 130 different people claimed to be the assassin since 1986 to reach a conclus…

Guest: Jim Herlihy