Episodes

Film Reviews

Family Plot: Alfred Hitchcock's last film. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

June 30, 2022

A light hearted thriller set in San Francisco in the mid-1970s.

Guest: Shaun Chang
Business

Tik Tok: Will Apple and Google remove the popular app from their stores ?

June 29, 2022

FCC Commissioner Carr has called on the two tech giants to drop the Tik Tok app from their stores on security grounds.

Guest: Jim Herlihy
News Analysis

Roe versus Wade overturned. In conversation with Associate Professor of Constitutional Law Luke Boso at University of San Francisco School of Law.

June 25, 2022

The United States Supreme Court overturned this 49 year landmark precedent which gave a woman the right to an abortion. As a result of this decision, regulation of abortion will be de-constitutionalized and returned to the s…

International Relations

Prisoners of Geography : 10 maps that explain everything about the world. By Tim Marshall. A Review by Jim Herlihy

June 21, 2022

A country’s physical geography still largely determines its global power and either advantages or disadvantages the geopolitical decisions of its leader.

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Business

Power to change lives: How to leverage life's obstacles to reach financial success. Talking with author Helen Chong.

June 17, 2022

In her memoir, Helen illustrates the power of the Chinese word for Crisis: the two characters for the word are Danger and Opportunity. She seems to have found opportunities where others might have stepped away. --- Send in a…

Guest: Helen Chong
Business

Woke Inc. Inside America's Social Justice Scam by Vivek Ramaswamy. Talking with Justin Danhof of Strive Asset Management

June 16, 2022

Stakeholder Capitalism ESG or Vivek’s alternate philosophy of Excellence , Opportunity and Civility.

Guest: Justin Danhof
News Analysis

Patriot Front plot to disrupt Gay Pride March is foiled. Talking with Quinn Welsch, reporter for the Spokane Spokesman Review

June 16, 2022

The white supremacist group the Patriot Front, planned a riot in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Saturday, June 11 during the Gay Pride Parade. They were apprehended and arrested and charged before they could carry out their plan. Q…

Guest: Quinn Welsch
Book Reviews

Under a Broken Sky: talking with award winning author, Kris Calvin

June 14, 2022

A mystery set in Sacramento. Multilayered plot lines with finely drawn characters from award winning author Kris Calvin.

Guest: Kris Calvin
Politics

The Chesa Boudin Recall and the Los Angeles Mayor's Race: Talking with Professor David McCuan, Chair of Political Science at Sonoma State University.

June 8, 2022

Political analysis of the June 7th California Primary by Professor David McCuan, Chair of Political Science at Sonoma State University.

Crime

The Innocence Commission of San Francisco : Righting a wrongful conviction. In conversation with Commission Head, Professor Lara Bazelon.

June 3, 2022

San Francisco’s unique Innocence Commission. Exonerating Joaquin Cirica who served 32 years in prison, wrongfully convicted.

Guest: Lara Bazelon
Film Reviews

Top Gun Maverick, starring Tom Cruise. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog

June 2, 2022

Sequel to the 1986 Top Gun film also starring Tom Cruise. Ensemble cast of well rounded characters. Suspenseful.

Guest: Shaun Chang
The Arts

Art at the Source: Sonoma County opens its' artists studios to the world. Talking with Sally Baker, President of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

June 1, 2022

June 4 & 5 and June 11 & 12 124 artists in Sonoma County open their studios to the public.

Guest: Sally Baker
Book Reviews

See me naked: Black women defining pleasure in the Interwar years. Talking with author, Professor Tara Green.

May 31, 2022

Four iconic black black women - Lena Horne, Moms Mabley, Memphis Minnie, Yolande DuBois Williams - are profiled and how they found pleasure in their public and private lives.

Politics

Chesa Boudin Recall Campaign: the Closing Arguments. Talking with Brooke Jenkins.

May 26, 2022

With the historic campaign to recall San Francisco's District Attorney drawing to a close as election day - June 7th - looms before us, the two campaigns are in high gear. Brooke Jenkins with the recall campaign makes the cl…

Book Reviews

Ambitious Like a Mother: Why prioritizing your career is good for your kids. Talking with Lara Bazelon.

May 25, 2022

Lara Bazelon demolishes some of the popular myths around working Moms: the work/life balance, the selfless mother, and toxic female ambition. Both a memoir and a series of interviews with career women, Lara backs her argume…

Guest: Lara Bazelon
Film Reviews

Day for Night: a film by Francois Truffaut, Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

May 20, 2022

François Truffaut’s comedy classic movie about making a movie. It won the 1974 Oscar for best foreign film. He was one of the great filmmakers of the second half of the 20th Century.

Guest: Shaun Chang
Film Reviews

Nashville, The Film. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV blog.

May 17, 2022

Robert Altman’s 1975 drama about the intersecting lives of people in Nashville, Tennessee. Country music, the entertainment industry and politics are some of the major themes.

Guest: Shaun Chang
International

Roe v Wade Overturn : In Canada abortion is a medical procedure, not a right. In conversation with Sean Fine, Justice writer for the Globe and Mail, Canada's largest daily newspaper.

May 13, 2022

Abortion in Canada was decriminalized in 1988, 15 years after the American Roe v Wade decision. While the Roe decision treated abortion as a woman's right, Canada treats it as a medical procedure to be discussed and agreed …

Guest: Sean Fine
News Analysis

The Roe v Wade Leaked Opinion: In conversation with Luke Boso, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, University of San Francisco School of Law.

May 10, 2022

It looks as though the US Supreme Court is about to strike down Roe v Wade that gave women the right to have an abortion. Assuming the decision is confirmed, it will fundamentally change American society and 49 years of pre…

Book Reviews

"Freezing Order". Why Vladimir Putin hates author, Bill Browder for his latest New York Times best seller.

May 7, 2022

A tale of sunshine being the best disinfectant for Russian money laundering and corruption.