Episodes

News Analysis

Assessing the Right wing terror threat one year after 1/6/21: In conversation with Professor Dan Byman.

Feb. 22, 2022

The rise of the global white supremacy movement. US groups like Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and Boogaloo Bois played a prominent role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol Siege.

Film Reviews

Does Anyone Still Care About the Oscars ? Talking with Shaun Chang from the Movie and TV Blog Hill Place.

Feb. 18, 2022

Oscar Night used to be all glitz and glamour. But now its’ preachy virtue signaling is boring TV viewers. Will this year be better ?

Guest: Shaun Chang
Science

Fusion Power Breakthrough: Clean, Limitless Power. What you need to know.

Feb. 16, 2022

Takamak reactor at JET facility in Oxfordshire makes a major advance in the field of fusion power.

Guest: Jim Herlihy
International Relations

My CIA Career - Talking to Douglas London, about his book " The Recruiter, Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence."

Feb. 11, 2022

A candid recount of a 34 year career in the CIA’s Clandestine Service, recruiting local agents. Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia.

Business

Gary Hoover: Entrepreneur Extraordinaire. Talking about his book, Bedtime Business Stories.

Feb. 9, 2022

Serial Entrepreneur and author of Bedtime Business Stories.

Guest: Gary Hoover
Crime

Chesa Boudin: I demand Justice for my murdered brother, Ed French. Lorrie French speaks out.

Feb. 9, 2022

Justice delayed is Justice denied. 5 years Ed French’s sister is still fighting for Justice for her brother.

Guest: Lorrie French
Politics

Chesa Boudin: Recalling San Francisco's District Attorney. Talking with Public Affairs Consultant Sam Singer

Feb. 4, 2022

San Francisco’s 29 th DA faces an historic recall election because of deteriorating public safety and rampant crime in the City.

Business

Joe Rogan Spotify and Covid 19 Misinformation: What you need to know.

Feb. 3, 2022

Covid 19 misinformation on the Joe Rogan Experience has triggered a boycott by 1960s pop singers wanting their music removed from the streaming site. Is freedom of expression at stake or should Rogan steer clear of controver…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
International Relations

The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Era of Great Power Conflict. Talking with Elbridge Colby.

Feb. 1, 2022

The Rise of China as a super power. Can the United States forestall China’s hegemony over 40 % of the global economy which is concentrated in East Asia.

International

Tonga: the Volcano Eruption and Tsunami: Talking with Sia Akauola

Jan. 27, 2022

Huge volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami that reached California 5000 mikes away. A moving account.

Politics

Kamala Harris one year: Where did it go wrong for her ? Talking with BBC North America Correspondent Anthony Zurcher.

Jan. 26, 2022

Vice President Kamal Harris' first year in office has been very rock. The two issues the White House assigned to her - Immigration and Voting Rights - proved to be too challenging for her and her staff. A recent poll shows t…

Business

DAVOS: What you need to know.

Jan. 24, 2022

World Economic Forum annual meeting May 22-26, in Davos, Switzerland.

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Film Reviews

The Wife starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Price: Talking with Shaun Chang from the Movie and TV Blog Hill Place.

Jan. 21, 2022

A literary collaboration of husband and wife comes under scrutiny when the husband wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Guest: Shaun Chang
Book Reviews

The Vanishing: In conversation with War Reporter and Author Janine di Giovanni

Jan. 19, 2022

Ancient Christian communities of Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Egypt are threatened by terrorism, persecution, war and emigration. Some say they will be extinct in 50 years. War correspondent Janine di Giovanni alerts us to the thre…

Politics

Chesa Boudin: Recalling San Francisco's District Attorney. In conversation with former Assistant DA Brooke Jenkins.

Jan. 18, 2022

Chesa Boudin, San Francisco's 29th District Attorney is facing an unprecedented recall election on June 7, 2022, the first time in the 166 year history of the office. 83,000 San Franciscan voters signed a petition to put the…

Politics

The Oath Keepers: Talking with journalists Phil Barber, Andrew Graham and Emily Wilder of The Press Democrat

Jan. 17, 2022

Phil, Andrew and Emily authored a wide ranging profile of Oath Keeper members in the San Francisco North Bay Region on January 9th. Many readers were surprised that the right wing, extremist organization had a membership bas…

International Relations

There is Nothing for you here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century. Talking with Dr. Fiona Hill

Jan. 13, 2022

Dr. Hill served as President Trump’s Foreign Policy advisor for Russia.

The Arts

There You Go, Wherever You Are. Emily Fromm Solo Show. 111 Minna Gallery

Jan. 12, 2022

Emily Fromm, noted visual artist whose cityscapes of San Francisco are growing in popularity has added classic scenes from New York and London to her urban art portfolio. She is best known for the massive mosaic, entitled F…

Guest: Emily Fromm
International Relations

Backlash: How China's aggression has backfired. In conversation with author Helen Raleigh

Jan. 8, 2022

America and China seem to be moving in very different directions. Why are we seeing so much friction and historic shifts in the relationship ? Helen Raleigh addresses some of the fundamental misunderstandings in US China str…

Business

Warrior Entrepreneur: from the Battlefield to the Boardroom. Talking with Zachary L. Green, Founder of LumAware Safety Inc.

Jan. 6, 2022

Zac Green takes us on a journey fighting through the abyss, the crucible and the three pillars of a successful business plan as he transitions from the US Marine Corps, into the fire service and eventually as the founder of …

Politics

California 2021 Wrap-up and 2022 Outlook: Talking with Professor David McCuan, Chair of the Political Science Department, Sonoma State University.

Dec. 30, 2021

California politics were especially tumultuous in 2021. And 2022 with the mid-term elections likely to swing control of Congress from Democrat to Republican, will no doubt prove equally seismic in political terms for the Gol…

Book Reviews

Her Secret War: In conversation with author Pam Lecky

Dec. 29, 2021

Her Secret War is Pam Lecky's fifth novel published in the United States. It's a great historical novel set in WWII. A twisty tale of intrigue and deception, Irish author Pam Lecky weaves many different genres into the story…

Independent Commentary

Single in America: Talking with Harry Bruinius, New York Bureau Chief, The Christian Science Monitor

Dec. 22, 2021

40 % of American adults between the ages of 25 and 54 are single according to the Pew Research Center. That represents a 30% increase since 1990. What implications does this new trend portend for American society ? --- Send …

Book Reviews

Safe Enough Spaces: A pragmatist's approach to Inclusion, Free Speech, and Political Correctness. In conversation with Michael S. Roth, President of Wesleyan University.

Dec. 21, 2021

Safe spaces, trigger warnings, political correctness - we hear these terms so often in the context of the College experience today. Often we wonder what has happened to the classic college experience. But President Roth give…