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Frank McCourt: Author of Angela's Ashes (11/28/2007)

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Frank McCourt, Author 
In Conversation with Sandip Roy, Host, KALW's "Upfront" Read more »

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Farnaz Fassihi: Iraq, Life Unraveling (9/15/2008)

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Farnaz Fassihi, Iraq Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal; Author, Waiting for an Ordinary Day
In Conversation with Dory Culver, Associate News Director, KCBS All News 740 AM Read more »

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Christopher Buckley: Supreme Courtship (9/28/2008)

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Christopher Buckley, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes FYI magazine; Political Satirist; Author, Supreme Courtship
Moderated by Doug Sovern, Reporter, KCBS; Political Correspondent; Blogger, Sovernnation.blogspot.com Read more »

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Jacques Pepin: Exquisite Meals in a Few Simple Steps (10/21/2008)

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Jacques Pepin, Chef; Host, “Fast Food My Way”; Author, More Fast Food My Way
In conversation with Joey Altman, Host, "Bay Cafe", "Appetite for Adventure" and "What’s Cooking with Joey Altman" Read more »

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Dorothy Allison & Amanda Hesser: Authors of Eat, Memory (12/3/2008)

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Dorothy Allison, Author, Bastard Out of Carolina and Cavedweller; Co-author, Eat, Memory
Amanda Hesser, Food Reporter; Columnist, The New York Times; Co-author, Eat, Memory Read more »

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Brian Copeland: 2009 Silicon Valley Reads: One Book. One Community Kick-Off (1/13/2009)

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Brian Copeland, KGO Radio Host; Author, Not a Genuine Black Man

When Copeland and his family moved to San Leandro in 1972, he immediately felt the effects of growing up as an African American in an otherwise all-white suburb. Copeland discusses his own experiences of racial identity, isolation and redemption, and provides a thoughtful examination of how our surroundings help shape who we are. Read more »

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Litquake: CA History Panel (10/6/2009)

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Frances Dinkelspiel, Author, Towers of Gold
Ethan Rarick, Author, Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey
Rick Wartzman, Author, Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
Julia Flynn Siler, Author, House of Mondavi - Moderator Read more »

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Azadeh Moaveni: Honeymoon in Tehran (2/25/2009)

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Azadeh Moaveni, Contributing Writer, Time Magazine; Author, Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran

As one of the few American correspondents allowed to work continuously in Iran since 1999, Moaveni has reported widely on women’s rights, Islamic reform and youth culture. She will discuss her personal experiences living and working in Iran, including how, after facing the threat of arrest, she fled the country to protect her family’s safety. Read more »

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Wallace Stegner Centennial: A look at the legacy of legendary author Wallace Stegner (2/18/2009)

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Philip Fradkin, Author, Wallace Stegner and the American West
Page Stegner, Author; Professor of Literature, UC Santa Cruz
Nancy Packer, Writer; Professor Emerita of Creative Writing, Stanford University Read more »

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James Howard Kunstler, Author of "The Long Emergency" & "The Geography of Nowhere"

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James Howard Kunstler, Author, The Long Emergency

James Howard Kunstler is an author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger. He is best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere, a history of American suburbia and urban development, and the more recent The Long Emergency, where he argues that declining oil production is likely to result in the end of industrialized society as we know it and force Americans to live in localized, agrarian communities. Read more »

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