Episodes

Politics

Chesa Boudin Recall Election: Talking with former Assistant District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.

April 22, 2022

Former Assistant DA Brooke Jenkins and now working on the Recall Boudin campaign. 7 weeks to go in the race with polls showing a 68% margin to recall.

Book Reviews

Behind the Enigma: GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber Intelligence Agency. Talking with author, Professor John Ferris.

April 20, 2022

The History of GCHQ, the most secretive intelligence agency in the world.

Politics

The Right: The 100 Year War for American Conservatism. Talking with author Matthew Continetti.

April 15, 2022

How the American Conservative movement has come full circle from 1920s populism, through the Goldwater and Reagan eras, to the 2022 populism of Donald Trump.

International Relations

Women Peace Builders: Women, Peace and Security. Talking with Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, M.B.E.

April 12, 2022

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 assures women a role in peace negotiations. Adopted unanimously by the 15 members of the SC on October 31, 2001, it is reviewed annually at the UN to track progress.

Book Reviews

Don't shoot, I'm the Guitar Man ! Talking with author Buzzy Martin

April 6, 2022

Buzzy Martin taught guitar to the convicts at San Quentin Prison for three years and shows how music can transform lives, even for hardened criminals. The book and soon to be released motion picture present a compelling mess…

Guest: Buzzy Martin
Book Reviews

Unleashed: In conversation with author Skye Blaine.

April 2, 2022

A story of loss , pain but ultimate triumph.

Guest: Skye Blaine
Business

Silicon Valley to Silicon Wadi: California's economic ties with Israel. Talking with Israeli Consul General Shlomi Kofman and Bay Area Council Economic Institute Senior Director, Sean Randolph.

March 30, 2022

Israel has built a broad and deep technology ecosystem in Silicon Valley. And it is a two way street. In addition to the numerous California tech companies with operations in Israel, there are many Israeli companies flourish…

Film Reviews

Mayhem and Drama at the Academy Awards. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

March 29, 2022

The 94th Academy Awards was one for the history books to paraphrase Chris Rock, one of the presenters. The best actor award went to Will Smith for his starring role in King Richard. But the Motion Picture Academy is weighing…

Guest: Shaun Chang
Business

Women in the Cannabis Industry. Talking with Chase Roberts.

March 25, 2022

Legalized Marijuana gives women career and ownership opportunities.

Guest: Chase Roberts
Business

From Silicon Valley to Napa Valley: Talking with entrepreneur Barry Waitte.

March 23, 2022

Transferring a successful entrepreneurial career from high tech Silicon Valley to creating an award winning winery in Napa Valley.

Guest: Barry Waitte
International

The Ukrainian War Week Four - Russia's strategic mistakes and What role for NATO ? In conversation with retired British General Sir Chris Deverell.

March 21, 2022

Retired British General Sir Chris Deverell shares his insights on the Ukraine Russia War. A pivotal moment in 21st Century history.

News Analysis

The Great Firewall of China: How to build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet. Talking with author James Griffiths.

March 16, 2022

China’s concept of internet sovereignty has ushered in censorship and control of what used to be the freewheeling World Wide Web. Russia has recently clamped down on its’ citizens internet access too. Is this virus spreadin…

Book Reviews

The Lost Promise: American Universities in the 1960s. In conversation with Dr. Ellen Schrecker

March 11, 2022

US Universities are still impacted by many policy changes that had their roots in the turbulent ‘60s. The Promise was to provide high quality very affordable college education to foster upward social and economic mobility.

Film Reviews

Welcoming back Falcon Crest: With Shaun Chang of the TV and Movie Blog Hill Place.

March 6, 2022

1980s TV soap Falcon Crest is back on Amazon Prime IMDB-TV.

Guest: Shaun Chang
International

Live Update from Lviv, Ukraine. Talking with Oleg Tolmachev, Head of Production, Naftagas, Ukraine's national Natural Gas Corporation.

March 4, 2022

Speaking to us from his office in Lviv, in Western Ukraine, Oleg gives us a sense of the nation's drive to maintain infrastructure and energy supplies to this Texas size, nation of 44 million, in the middle of Winter. Gas pr…

Business

Intention: by Dr. Ian Brooks

March 3, 2022

How to manage transformative change to live your best life.

Guest: Ian Brooks
International

Live Interview from Karkhiv, Ukraine. A brave young woman on the frontlines speaks out.

March 3, 2022

Karkhiv is the second largest city in Ukraine with a population of 1.5 million in the North East of the country, 440 kilometers from Kyiv, the capital. Julia recounts what it's like to live day to day in the war zone that he…

Guest: Julia
Business

Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics: In Profile. A conversation with Phillip Inman of The Guardian and The Observer.

March 1, 2022

A profile of LSE Director Minouche Shafik by Phillip Inman. Economics correspondent for The Guardian and Economics Editor for The Observer.

Guest: Phillip Inman