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Joe Kennedy: The Man Behind the Myth (4/17/09)

Cari Beauchamp, Author, Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years

Though remembered more for his role in politics and for the famous children he fathered, Joe Kennedy was once hailed as the “coming Napoleon of the movie business.” From running three studios to his famous affair with Gloria Swanson, Kennedy completely immersed himself in Hollywood before leaving abruptly, with millions of dollars. Beauchamp shares her extensive research on a Kennedy presence outside of politics. Read more »

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Michael Krasny Talks off Mike (4/20/09)

Michael Krasny, Host and Senior Editor, KQED’s “Forum”; Professor of English, SFSU; Author, Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life

Krasny talks books, teaches literature, and for more than 65,000 people in the Bay Area he is the one to whom they tune their radio dials. Though he once dreamed of being a novelist, Krasny discovered that reality is often more exciting than fiction. Krasny delves into his life on and off the microphone. Read more »

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Appalachian Coal Mining: Fears and Dreams (7/24/09)

Patricia Adams, Environmentalist; Writer
Jen Gilomen, Documentary Film Director
Sally Rubin, Documentary Film Director Read more »

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Michael Capozzola: Let Stand for About an Hour... (8/27/09)

Michael Capozzola, Comedian; Cartoonist

Bay Area comedian and cartoonist Mike Capozzola serves up a charbroiled, free-range gazpacho of food tales and comics. His weekly cartoon, "Surveillance Caricatures," appears on Thursdays in the San Francisco Chronicle's "96 Hours" section. Capozzola will discuss his theory that "from scratch" is relative, depending on the attitude of the chef, and he will show his food cartoons that made Anthony Bourdain laugh (he was told ...). Read more »

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On-line Music Panel: The Rock Star Revolution (2/5/09)

Tim Westergren, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Pandora
Nion McEvoy, Chief Executive Officer, Spin magazine
Steve Jang, Chief Marketing Officer, imeem
Dana LoPiccolo-Giles, Co-founder and Managing Director, Amazon’s CreateSpace Read more »

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Rick Bayless, Chef-Restaurateur, Co-Founder of the Frontera Farmer Foundation (8/17/2010)

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Rick Bayless Chef; Restaurateur; Co-Founder, Frontera Farmer Foundation; Author, Fiesta at Rick’s: Fabulous Food, Luscious Libations, Great Times with Friends
In conversation with chef Joey Altman

Award winning Chef and TV Personality Bayless has spent the last 30 years putting his own delicious twist on gourmet Mexican cuisine. With successful restaurants around the country, he has cooked for everyone from Oprah Winfrey to President Obama. Read more »

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A.J. Jacobs: My Life As an Experiment (9/16/2009)

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A.J. Jacobs, Author, The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life As an Experiment; Editor at Large, Esquire Read more »

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Patty Duke Tells All

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Patty Duke Tells All

Patty Duke, Actress

In conversation with KCBS Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl

Patty Duke is a star of stage and screen, from her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker to playing Madam Morrible in San Francisco’s “Wicked.” Duke served as president of the Screen Actors Guild, hosted “The Patty Duke Show,” and continuously advances awareness in the field of mental health. Join us as Duke shares her stories from a life in the spotlight. Read more »

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Jim Lehrer: NewsHour with Legendary Journalist Jim Lehrer (4/5/2009)

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Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor and Anchor, "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"; Author, Oh, Johnny
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California Read more »

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