Season 18


On Learning to Heal or What Medicine does not know, In conversation with author, Professor Ed Cohen.

Jan. 26, 2023

Modern medicine has overlooked the importance of healing which was the cornerstone of medical practice until the late 19th century when science began to dominate medicine.


Rent Control: Who benefits and who loses ? Talking with Ryan Bourne of the Cato Institute.

Jan. 18, 2023

Rent control reduces housing affordability long term.

Guest: Ryan Bourne
News Science

My Shake Alert App: California's early warning earthquake alert system app.

Jan. 12, 2023

Richard Allen Director of UC Berkeley Seismology Lab discusses MyShakeAlert App.

Guest: Richard Allen
International Relations

Global Discord: Values and Power in a Fractured World Order. Talking with author Paul Tucker.

Jan. 11, 2023

China, an authoritarian state, is challenging the US dollar as the global reserve currency.

Guest: Paul Tucker

Ruth Paine remembers Lee Harvey Oswald and Marina his wife. In conversation with Jim Herlihy.

Jan. 5, 2023

Interview with Warren Commission witness Ruth Paine.

Guest: Ruth Paine
Book Reviews Society

The Inclusive Economy: How to bring wealth to America's poor. Talking with author and Senior Research Fellow at the Cato Institute, Michael Tanner.

Jan. 5, 2023

Both a modern history of US poverty programs and a four point prescription to tackle the root causes of poverty.

News Science

6.4 Earthquake in Humboldt County, California. Talking with Dr. Lori Dengler, Professor Emeritus, Cal Poly Humboldt.

Dec. 23, 2022

Update on the 6.4 earthquake and an explanation of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and tsunami risks.

Film Reviews

Three Christmas films you may have missed. Shaun Chang talks about his favorite Christmas themed movies.

Dec. 23, 2022

Christmas in Connecticut, Christmas Holiday 1944 and Black Christmas: Shaun Chang’s favorite Christmas movies.

Guest: Shaun Chang
International Relations

Deep State: An overview of the current state of espionage during the age of Great Power Competition. Talking with Alp Sevimlisoy, geopolitical strategist and national security expert.

Dec. 19, 2022

Failings of Russian Spycraft in Ukraine, the West’s sharing of intel with Ukraine and China’s moves in its global espionage reach.

Lifestyle History

Red's Java House: Talking with Mr. Tom McGarvey, San Francisco Native Son.

Dec. 9, 2022

95 year old Tom McGarvey relates his life in San Francisco , selling newspapers, going to sea and running Red’s Java House for longshoremen.

Guest: Tom McGarvey
Book Reviews Business

Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon. In conversation with author William D. Cohan.

Dec. 7, 2022

New York Times bestselling author William D. Cohan discusses his latest book Power Failure. Bill interviewed three of the last four CEOs of General Electric, among many other insiders, to get a first hand account about the …


LatinaVida: Developing a new Generation of Leaders. Talking with Tammy Ramos J.D.

Nov. 22, 2022

Training the diverse future leaders of corporate America.