Episodes

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 for killing both a federal security officer and a Santa Cruz County Sheriff …

The Rainbow Honor Walk: San Francisco pays homage to the LGBTQ Community

June 23, 2020

San Francisco's Rainbow Honor Walk serves to acknowledge and memorialize Great men and women of the LGBTQ Community. 44 large bronze plaques have been laid along Castro Street and Market Street sidewalks to memorialize people like James Baldwin, Frida Kahlo, Tennessee Williams, Virginia Woolf to …

San Francisco celebrates 75 years of birthing the UN in 1945.

June 21, 2020

In the closing days of World War II, San Francisco hosted the organizing conference which created the UN. The conference took place at the War Memorial Opera House from April 25 to June 26, 1945. Why did San Francisco get this honor ? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/james-herlihy/…

Post Covid 19 trends for Work, Health, Retail, Dating and Gyms. Don’t be Dense !

June 20, 2020

Many of our changed behaviors during the Covid 19 confinement are being translated into new policies and procedures by Employers, Healthcare Providers, Retailers and even Significant Others. The overriding theme of the changes is : Don’t be Dense. In other words, give me space. Avoid crowds to stay…

Tearing down San Francisco's Asian Art Museum for being too white.

June 17, 2020

As the statue removal movement sweeps across America and England, it has hit the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Artists, academics and art historians are demanding that a bust of its' founder, Avery Brundage be removed from the Museum's foyer. He bequeathed his 8000 piece Asian Art Collection t…

Police unions root out racism from the ranks: a few bad apples or systemic racism ?

June 15, 2020

The SFPD, LAPD and SJPD police unions announced a reform agenda to combat racist police officers. The plan lays the groundwork for new policies and procedures to be crafted for their departments and beyond. But is the problem one bad apple or systemic racism ? --- Send in a voice message: https:…

San Francisco tackles Police Reform.

June 14, 2020

San Francisco has seen a 47% drop in Use of Force Incidents involving the police and the public from 2016 through 2019. But racial disparities remain. Mayor Breed’s 4 point reform plan is reasonable. But her first attempt to defund the SFPD by $23 million was unanimously rejected by the Police Comm…

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 conclusion. Engstrom himself claimed to have tried to resuscitate Palme at the sce…

Ilhan Omar to Minneapolis Police: You’re toast !

June 8, 2020

Three issues are covered in this episode: 1) Abolition of the Minneapolis Police Force, 2) the Justice and Policing Bill of 2020, 3) political fallout of Police Reform on the 2020 Presidential Election. #Joerogan. #8cantwait #benshapiro. #policebrutality --- Send in a voice message: https://a…

Minneapolis to abolish its’ Police Department ?

June 5, 2020

The killing of George Floyd has unleashed a flood of police reforms.Minneapolis is considering abolishing its force while Los Angeles and San Francisco are planning to defund their police departments. And what impact will abolition and defunding urban police departments have on the 2020 Presidentia…

Trump and Obama agree on one issue: The need for police reform.

June 4, 2020

While the President and former President acknowledge that reform is necessary, they approach the issue from opposite ends of the political spectrum. What impact will the call for police reform have on the November Presidential Election ? Is reform even achievable given the fact there are 17985 poli…

Riots, Looting, Curfews and Chaos in America"s Cities : Is Police Brutality the Cause ?

June 2, 2020

The proximate cause of the riots and looting is the heinous murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin. But the ensuing civil unrest has been co-opted by a host of bad actors like Antifa who have exploited the tragedy. Weak and uncoordinated responses by the nation's Mayor…

Conspiracy Theories around Covid 19.

May 30, 2020

The Covid 19 pandemic has spawned many conspiracy theories. Cutting through misinformation and getting to the facts is key. But what is fact and what is fiction ? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: h…

Remoteotopia: A New World Order post Covid 19.

May 28, 2020

Does the Covid 19 pandemic represent an epochal inflection point in American history ? Will we look back on this time as one of those watershed moments of how things used to be so much better or worse ? Or will the confinement, shelter in place and the horrific death toll melt away like other nat…

Superspreaders of Covid 19: Who are they ? How do we control them ?

May 27, 2020

The 80/20 Rule in business says that 20% of your sales team generates 80% of the company's revenue. In a sense something similar applies to Covid - 19. A small number of C-19 victims can infect a huge number of people. And clusters seem to prevail in such circumstances. Why the clusters ? What is…

Re-opening America and the Joe Rogan Experience.

May 25, 2020

Two news stories this past week included the piecemeal re-opening of the American Economy in the wake of Covid-19 and the acquisition of the internet’s most popular podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience. The two stories illustrate old media and new media styles. --- This episode is sponsored by · A…

The Streets of San Francisco. Michael Douglas. Karl Malden. 1972-1977.

May 24, 2020

The 119 episodes of the TV series were filmed on location in San Francisco. To retain San Francisco authenticity, a sound stage was built in the City to film non-location, indoor scenes. Early 1970s San Francisco comes alive in these episodes. Douglas and Malden are both Oscar winners. --- This …

Podcast 101: the What, Why, Who of podcasting.

May 22, 2020

Podcasting has become an important information medium in the last 15 years with Apple, Spotify, Google, Anchor, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and iHeart Radio investing heavily in distribution. While barriers to entry are low, survival of the 850,000 Podcasts is always a challenge. --- This episode is …