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Rahul Moodgal - Master Fund Raiser (Capital Allocators, EP.87). Rahul Moodgal has spent 20 years as a fund raiser across long only strategies, hedge funds, fund of funds, customized solutions, start-ups, and non-profits. Collectively, Rahul has raised and helped raise $60 billion for firms since 2005. He started his career in the industry at powerhouse TT International, and later joined The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) where he led the marketing effort that raised $20 billion in just 3½ years. Within TCI’s affiliate model, Rahul also was responsible for the largest India fund raise in history ($1 billion for TCI New Horizon Fund), and the largest sector fund launch in history ($1.1 billion for Algebris Investments). Our conversation covers capital raising lessons learned from teaching, the value of transparency, the gold rush before 2008, the lean times afterwards, modern fee structures, the three key points to effective marketing, the three traits that will kill you, the two biggest issues start-up funds face, the best questions asked by leading allocators, and some of the worst horror stories in attempted capital raising. We close comparing by fund raising for charities and investment firms. Learn More Discuss show and Read the Transcript Join Ted's mailing list at CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com Join the Capital Allocators Forum Write a review on iTunes Follow Ted on twitter at @tseides For more episodes go to CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com/Podcast
Vanguard's Joe Davis Discusses Global Economics (Podcast). Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Joseph H. Davis, global chief economist at The Vanguard Group. Davis is also head of Vanguard's investment strategy group and a member of the senior portfolio management team for Vanguard's fixed income group, which oversees more than $500 billion in assets under management. He earned his doctorate in macroeconomics and finance at Duke University.
Positive psychology—with Martin Seligman. During the 1960s the field of psychology focussed on the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms, and how to reduce people’s misery. Professor Martin Seligman wanted to change that focus. He’s become known as the Father of Positive Psychology, and he’s had a profound influence worldwide. In Part 1 of our 2 programs with Martin Seligman, hear him address an exclusive audience in Australia on happiness and human flourishing.
How Journaling Can Make You 25% Happier (TPS154). Journaling is a bit of a buzzword in the productivity space, but with good reason. And in this episode, Mike and Brooks explain why it’s so important. They dive into the many benefits of journaling, and share 5 tips for making journaling actionable and effective. They explain how to implement a journaling habit, recommend some different tools and apps you can use, and explain how to make the habit stick. If you’ve never understood why you should journal or you have trouble doing it consistently, then this episode is for you.Get Podcast UpdatesDo you want to get an email with shownotes each time a podcast goes live? Then let us know where to send the updates by entering your first name and email. Cheat SheetWhy there’s a stigma associated with journaling (and why’s it isn’t true) [1:39]The benefits that come from pairing journaling and meditation [5:13]How journaling increases your mindfulness [7:53]The ways that journaling actually increases the likelihood that you will actually achieve your goals [9:55]How journaling strengthens self-discipline and improves communication skills [14:15]Why many people do something called “morning pages” and how it sets their day up for success [18:24]Why you don’t need to take a long time each day to journal (it’s the consistency that counts) [20:27]Why it is so important to keep your journal positive [24:09]The benefits of keeping a gratitude journal and how it impacts your outlook on your life [26:07]Why it is important to see the gains you’ve made by reviewing your journal [32:17]How to use journaling to identify pain points in your life so you can fix and solve them [36:38]AE recommendations for digital journals and apps you can use [38:38]Why you might want to use an analog journal and the benefits of pen and paper [48:42]Why it is so important for you to pick a time to journal that works for you and stick to it [55:03]Using automation and prompts to make journaling more efficient [58:24]5 tips to make the most of your journaling experience [1:04:56]Why you should review your journal on a regular basis [1:06:19]LinksSELF JournalTPS2: How to Get Started with JournalingTPS69: Journaling w/ Kendra WrightHow to Take Massive Action on Your Goals by Implementing the 12 Week Year Effectively (TPS138)The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months10% Happier by Dan HarrisHuffington Post “10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get From Keeping a Journal”MoodnotesDay OneThe Five Minute JournalTextExpanderEvernoteLaunch Center ProJourney appBaron Fig notebooksField NotesMoleskineRhodia notebookBullet JournalMiracle MorningIf you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here’s how.
Rank #1: April 27, 2019: How to Transition to MediCare. Mark Miller of Retirement Revised offers advice on the Transition to MediCare from Other Health Insurance
Rank #2: May 11, 2019: 20 Purchases That Buyers Almost Always Regret. Gael F. Cooper of Money Talks News lists 20 Purchases That Buyers Almost Always Regret
Rank #1: Uncharted Episode 29: Learning to be a black man in America. What’s the script for black manhood? Mychal Denzel Smith unapologetically upends assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black men so that depression and anxiety aren’t considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight. Denzel Smith, author of of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, talked with Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas Co-Curator Helena Brantley about black manhood today and the heightened awareness of racism in Trump’s America.
Rank #2: The Pipping Party. Berkeleyside's Tracey Taylor talks about falcons and the Cal falcon webcam —which is keeping a watchful eye on Annie and Grinnell, two peregrines who made their nest in the clock tower of the Campanile on the UC Berkeley campus — with raptor mavens Allen Fish, director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, and Douglas Bell, wildlife program manager at the East Bay Regional Park District (who shows off his splendid falcon imitations). What makes wildlife webcams so mesmerizing, what happens after falcon eggs hatch and what is a pipping party? https://www.berkeleyside.com/2019/03/19/first-peregrine-falcon-egg-laid-at-uc-berkeley-watch-nest-live
Rank #1: Live This Month: December 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts. Download: Live This Month: December 2018 (Podcast #436) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Local musicians are performing at wealth of great concerts in the Bay Area through the end of the year. Having recently released his latest album, SF singer-songwriter Andrew St. James will be appearing at a Camp Fire benefit show at the Great American Music Hall this month, one of a number of opportunities this month to hear some local music and support fire relief efforts. Speaking of new albums, Rose Droll's first LP just arrived on SF's Father/Daughter Records, and she's part of a stellar night of Father/Daughter bands coming up at the Independent. A number of creative duos are touring through the Bay this month as well. Cate Le Bon and White Fence's Tim Presley reunited this year for their second album of warped post-punk as Drinks, while Homeboy Sandman & Edan collaborated in 2018 to create some expansive, psych-infused hip-hop. Finally, the Midnight Hour may be a new name, but you are likely familiar with the work of its principals, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Adrian Younge, who have long and impressive resumes as composers and producers of soulful music. Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! About the bands: Lumerians - "Silver Trash" JUUJJUU and Blow play alongside the Oakland psych band at the Rickshaw Stop on December 22 Andrew St. James - "I'm Ready" Performing at The San Francisco Camp Fire Benefit Show at the Great American Music Hall on December 19 with Magic Trick, The Y Axes and many more Emma Ruth Rundle - "Light Song" On December 10, Rundle performs at the Rickshaw Stop with Jaye Jayle and Hether Fortune Drinks - "Corner Shops" Coming to the Rickshaw Stop on December 16 with Beef and The Gonks Rose Droll - "Boy Bruise" Performing with Pllush, Pardoner, and SOAR at The Independent on December 13 Homeboy Sandman & Edan - "Grim Seasons" The duo headlines Thee Parkside on December 15 alongside Spote Breeze & Asonic Garcia and K'in Sventa Lower Self - "In the Glow" On December 18, Lower Self, Rip Room, and Nobody's Baby perform at The Knockout The Midnight Hour - "Black Beacon" The duo performs at The New Parish on December 21 Advance Base - "Your Dog" On December 11, Owen Ashworth's project comes to the Hotel Utah with Lisa/Liza and Stephen Steinbrink Hot Snakes - "Six Wave Hold-Down" Culture Abuse and Tony Molina join the resurgent band to celebrate New Year's Eve at Slim's Thou - "The Changeling Prince" Thou's US tour includes shows at the Balboa Theatre, 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, and the Starline Social Club on December 10 and 11 The post Live This Month: December 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts appeared first on The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music.
Rank #2: Live This Month: November 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts. Download: Live This Month: November 2018 (Podcast #435) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. November's concert lineup includes big record release shows for the great local bands The Total Bettys and Perhapsy, and you can sample new music from both acts in this episode. Speaking of records, Same Girls will be performing at the Bay Area Record Fest this month, which offers a chance to learn more about local record labels amidst performances by half a dozen excellent Bay Area bands. The mix also features music released this year by the Bay's World Smasher, Larry June, and Castle. On the touring front, we've spotlighted two new groups comprised of talented solo artists. boygenius finds Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus uniting for a national tour and a new collaborative EP. Similarly, Justus Proffit and Jay Som are touring behind their new release, in which the LA duo explores a mix of indie rock, garage, country and pop sounds. As discussed in the podcast, we're also really excited for upcoming shows by Australian band The Goon Sax, LA rapper Open Mike Eagle, and Florida punks Gouge Away. Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! About the bands: The Goon Sax - "She Knows" The Goon Sax and Blues Lawyer perform at Cafe du Nord on November 8 The Total Bettys - "Am I Glowing" The band celebrates its album release party at at Bottom of the Hill on November 15; See Night and Like Roses open the show Open Mike Eagle - "Relatable (peak OME)" Headlining the Starline Social Club on November 8 World Smasher - "My Spine" The Bay Area band is playing Thee Parkside on November 11 with Plug, Poppies, and Smiley Larry June - "Ocean Beach" The SF rapper performs at Slim's on November 29 boygenius - "Ketchum, ID" On November 27, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus will play solo sets and collectively as boygenius at The Fox Theater Algiers - "1st November 1954" The band's tour with Young Fathers comes to The Independent on November 10 and 11 Perhapsy - "34th and West" Performing with Small Crush, Fell Runner, and Same Girls at Bottom of the Hill on November 24 Gouge Away - "Ghost" Joining Drug Church and Heart Attack Man at 924 Gilman on November 11 Justus Proffit & Jay Som - "Nothing's Changed" On November 30, the duo joins Boy Scouts and Toner at the Starline Social Club Same Girls - "Domino" Performing with Spellling, Drew Banga, Cool Ghouls, New Circle, The She's, and Dick Stusso at the Bay Area Record Fest on November 3 Castle - "Wait for Dark" Headlining an all-local heavy show on November 29 at the Elbo Room Jack London with Slough Feg and Owl The post Live This Month: November 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts appeared first on The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music.
Rank #1: June 17 2019: Ronn Owens Report: Ronn gave us his views on President Trump latest interview, the developments in Hong Kong and more.. A busy news weekend, capped by George Stephanopolis' ABC News interview with President Trump.We learned the President hopes Kim Jong Un isn't working on nuclear weapons and thinks he's not because he promised he wouldn't and."He really likes me." Also discussed today was Iran says it will exceed the Obama agreement since the US has backed out, developments in Hong Kong, Trump said he didn't campaign for GOP congressional candidates in the mid-term elections (he did,) and one area I agree with the President: I believe asking "Are you a US citizen" is a legitimate question to ask in the census. The main purpose of the census is to gain information and politics should not enter into it.You can listen to the Ronn Owens Report weekdays at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm on KGO810 or go to //www.kgoradio.com/ronnowens/
Rank #2: ROR Mike Rustigan : Ronn spoke with criminalogist, Mike Rustigan about the political agendas of recent mass shooters. Ronn spoke with criminalogist, Mike Rustigan about the political agendas of recent mass shooters.. You can listen to the Ronn Owens Report weekdays at 11:30am, 3:30pm, and 7:30pm on KGO810 or just go to www.kgoradio.com/ronnowens/ for today's and most of the previous segments.
Rank #1: Katrina Vanden Heuvel in conversation (Jan 14, 2011 broadcast). From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katrina_vanden_Heuvel: Katrina vanden Heuvel is the editor, publisher, and part-owner of the magazine The Nation.
Rank #2: Amy Sedaris in conversation (Jan 9, 2011 broadcast). From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Sedaris: Amy Sedaris is an American actress, author, and comedian. She is known for playing the character Jerri Blank in the Comedy Central television series Strangers with Candy. Sedaris regularly collaborates with her older brother, humorist and author David Sedaris. She is a frequent guest on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Rank #1: Exploration – June 11, 2019. A syndicated hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment, hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku.
Rank #2: Exploration – June 4, 2019. A syndicated hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment, hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku.
Rank #1: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Ristorante Milano, Scolari’s Good Eats, FuseBox. Northern Italian fare in San Francisco, East Coast classic Big Burgers in Alameda, and Seoul food in West Oakland
Rank #2: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Backdoor Bistro & Wine Bar, Kingdom of Dumpling, John Ash & Co.. Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a California-casual spot in Vacaville, a San Francisco hole-in-the-wall eatery serving up tongue-burning, steaming dumplings and a Santa Rosa restaurant serving seasonal wine country cuisine.
Rank #1: S02 E03 - Don't Call it a Trailer Park. It's Googleville's only housing. And it's a mobile home park built 50 years ago. Here, Googlers live alongside their blue-collar neighbors, new immigrants and seniors on fixed incomes. But when rent increases and a greedy owner threaten their quirky utopia, the residents of Santiago Villa Mobile Home Park band together and take action. Hear more: www.theintersection.fm Twitter: @intersectionfm Facebook: fb.com/IntersectionFM --- Producer: David Boyer Editor: Ben Trefny Engineer: Chris Hoff and David Boyer Music: Erik Pearson Associate Producer: Lucy Kang Associate Editor: Ashleyanne Krigbaum Launch Guru: Megan Jones Special thanks to Alex Brown, Bee Hanson, Lisa Morehouse and the folks of Sullivan & Company. Produced with the technical and emotional support of KALW, and the financial support of SF Arts Commission and California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the NEH.
Rank #2: S02 E05 - Homeless in Googleville. Home, Sweet...RV? More than 100 Mountain View residents are living in their vehicles. Meet three of them, who are parked just steps away from our corner: a Google engineer in a deluxe RV parked on campus, an older Google shuttle driver in a leaky trailer on the street, and a guy living in a van while he's on the outs with his family. Plus, hear how the city of Mountain View is responding. Hear more: www.theintersection.fm Twitter: @IntersectionFM Facebook: fb.com/IntersectionFM --- Producer: David Boyer Editor: Ben Trefny Engineer: Chris Hoff and David Boyer Music: Erik Pearson Associate Producer: Lucy Kang Associate Editor: Ashleyanne Krigbaum Launch Guru: Megan Jones Special thanks to Lisa Morehouse, Alex Brown, Jessie Weiner, Above & Beyoncé, and the folks of Sullivan & Company. Produced with the technical and emotional support of KALW, and the financial support of SF Arts Commission and California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the NEH.
Rank #1: Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Recalls Silicon Valley’s ‘Trillion Dollar Coach’. The new book "Trillion Dollar Coach" examines the lessons and legacy of Bill Campbell, a football coach who went on to advise executives at companies including Apple, Intuit and Facebook. Co-author and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was one of many Silicon Valley giants mentored by Campbell, who died in 2016. We'll talk with Schmidt and his co-authors about Campbell's insights and influence.
Rank #2: Lori Gottlieb Examines Humanity’s Shared Fears in ‘Maybe You Should Talk to Someone’. Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb says that people come to her practice for many reasons, but their stories tend to share common themes, including emptiness, dislocation and death. Gottlieb’s new book “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” explores her patients’ overlapping struggles. It also documents her own experiences in therapy when she seeks help after a sudden breakup. We’ll talk to Gottlieb about how she guides her patients through difficult moments and what it’s like to become a patient herself.
Rank #1: 180: John Rawls. More at http://philosophytalk.org/shows/john-rawls.John Rawls was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. In his book "A Theory of Justice" he articulated a concept of justice as fairness, which won many fans among liberals, and provoked important responses from thoughtful libertarians such as Robert Nozick. Ken and John discuss the life and ideas of John Rawls with Joshua Cohen, Professor of Political Science, Philosophy, and Law at Stanford University and co-author of "Associations and Democracy."
Rank #2: 201: Pornography. More at http://philosophytalk.org/shows/pornography.Is pornography an art form, or simply anything that depicts genitals in action? Where does mere eroticism end and pornography begin? In the internet age, pornography appears to have become not only more accessible but also more acceptable in American society – is this a welcome loosening up of a conservative tradition, or is it the path to moral degradation? John and Ken probe the philosophical implications of pornography with Rae Langton, author of "Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification."
Rank #1: Fund Drive Special – A Biographical Life of Socrates. Socrates was a scholar, teacher, and philosopher born in ancient Greece. His Socratic method laid the groundwork for Western systems of logic and philosophy. When the political climate of Greece turned against him, Socrates was sentenced to death by hemlock poisoning in 399 B.C. He accepted this judgment rather than fleeing into exile. His life is chronicled through very few sources: the dialogues of Plato and Xenophon and the plays of Aristophanes. Today as part of our fund drive, we are in conversation with Armand D'Angour about the Life of Socrates and his influence on western intellectual tradition.Guest: Armand D'Angour is a British classical scholar and classical musician, Associate Professor of Classics at Oxford University, and is a Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Jesus College, Oxford. He authored several books, including The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience as well as his latest book Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher.Support your Radio station. Click here to pledge online  BOOK: Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher by Armand D'Angour $200 USB: Ancient History Pack $180 COMBO: Book and USB $300 https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
Rank #2: Fund Drive Special – Matriarchal History and Women’s Changing Influence in Society (Part Two). Today we bring you the second part of our conversation on women throughout history with Max Dashu. She focuses on the appearances of women and their depictions throughout different mythology, focusing on the nordic legends. These women are often demonized, but their characters have power and can control the fate of man, giving women power. Dashu also delves into more of the history of matriarchal societies and the ways civilizations have quashed the influence given to women in these societies.Guest: Max Dashu is an American feminist historian, author, and artist. She is considered an expert in female iconography, mother-right cultures and the origins of patriarchy. She founded the Suppressed Histories Archives and has recently authored a book entitled Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100.Support your Radio station. Click here to pledge online  BOOK: Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100 $150 USB: Letters & Politics: The Ancient History Pack $180 COMBO: All of the above $300 https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
Rank #1: Liberals Are Digging Their Own Grave With Russiagate. “This new Cold War [is] more dangerous than the preceding Cold War,” Professor Stephen Cohen tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer in the latest installment of “Scheer Intelligence.” Cohen, a professor emeritus of Russian studies at Princeton University and New York University, has a new book out that addresses the possibility of a U.S.-Russia armed conflict in the near future. Part of the current rejection of the Kremlin that has brought the two nations to this dangerous brink, according to Cohen, is rooted in the U.S. political elites’ desire to maintain its ability to determine the world order. When Vladimir Putin was first elected, the professor explains, it became immediately obvious that he wanted Russia to take part in shaping “how the world is structured.” “Since then, the sense that America doesn’t have a free hand any longer … but I don’t think our establishment has ever gotten used to this reality,” says Cohen. “And a lot of the catastrophes we see, including the wars, is a kind of Don Quixote tilting at these windmills with war, because the world’s not conforming to what Washington thinks it ought to be. Nor will it ever, any longer.” Joining the two is Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, to discuss the neo-McCarthyism that has been unleashed by Russiagate and what the journalist calls “Trump derangement syndrome” that leads liberals to buy into hysteria surrounding Russia so long as it serves an anti-Trump agenda. While vanden Heuvel argues that the American left is making significant progress on domestic issues, even progressive leaders such as senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren “have to some extent bought into this new Cold War.” Highlighting the dangers of the current anti-Kremling hysteria, the journalist posits that in the upcoming general election, however, “you’re going to see people moving ideas forward on the foreign policy front that will not be Trumpian, but will be first principle of restraint, realism, anti-intervention, not policing the world, and understanding that endless war is a disaster.” Listen to Cohen, vanden Heuvel and Scheer discuss in depth both the dangerous as well as hopeful paths the U.S. is headed down as it grapples with its domestic and foreign policy under the shadow of a new Cold War, during which “new [progressive] insurgencies” continue to make headway despite the American establishment’s firm grip on power and a wave of neo-McCarthyism threatens to censor dissent.
Rank #2: The Liberal Betrayal of America’s Most Vulnerable. It’s no secret that the U.S. incarcerates shocking swaths of its own people---with 2.3 million Americans currently being held in prisons, the country has largest prison population in the world. Today, even as awareness of mass incarceration grows, two crucial questions remain at the heart of the debate on prison reform: why is this case and how do we change our toxic approach? These are the issues that Prof. Tony Platt, author of “Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States,” and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discuss in the latest installment of Scheer Intelligence. “When I started writing this book,” says Platt, “I was trying to answer the question, why is it so difficult to make any kind of fundamental, decent, humane change in criminal justice institutions? Why are [our leaders] so resistant to this?” Part of the reason, the scholar argues, is that there has been a bipartisan right-wing effort that includes leaders from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton to dehumanize large portions of American society, especially people of color. This demonization largely succeeded due to a penitentiary system that is designed to divide Americans, often along racial lines, both inside and outside of prisons. “I think that tells us something about what’s needed in the future to have a successful reform movement, or a progressive movement; it’s going to have to have a movement that brings the people inside into a larger movement, and for people on the outside to develop those ties and relationships. A difficult thing to do; not easy, but necessary,” posits Platt When asked about the country’s inability to find or implement solutions to the system that’s eating away at the core of the U.S., Platt responds that it is largely due to a national unreasonable reticence to learn from other countries. “You could go to any prison and institution in Scotland, in France, in Italy, and Germany for sure, and the Netherlands and Sweden and so on, and you’d find an effort to try to follow what the United Nations say prison should be, which is that prisons should approximate the conditions outside of prisons as much as possible. “But the United States does not look to other countries to learn from them. The United States is always about exporting law and order, exporting corrections, exporting policing to other countries. Part of the foreign policy of the U.S. has been to do that, and very rarely does it stop and say, well, what should we be importing back to here?” As long as this is the case, regardless of the president or, it seems, political party in power, the country will not truly be able to address the profoundly destructive issue of mass incarceration. There is, however, hope in the form of unexpectedly widespread interest in the issue that continues to grow and create awareness as well as fuel activism across the country. Listen to their discussion to learn more about how a progressive movement could address the troubles plaguing our penitentiary system and ultimately put an end to mass incarceration.
Rank #1: A Road Trip to Some of California’s Hidden Gems. This week is our Hidden Gems show! This summer, forget the tourist traps and come along with us on a sonic journey to explore some of California’s out-of-the-way, cool spots that make this place we call home so unique. Underground Lakes and a Vanished Church Await in California Cavern For you adventurous souls who like to get your sightseeing thrills underground, California has a surprising wealth of caves open to the public — offering everything from walking tours to mud-caked spelunking. But subterranean tourism isn’t as new a concept as you might think. The very first California cave to open to the public, back during the Gold Rush, was in the Sierra Nevada foothills. And 170 years later, its unique sights are still as impressive as they were to those first candle-clutching visitors. Reporter Carly Severn was lucky enough to get a private tour. An Apple Pancake as Big as a Pie? At This ’50s L.A. Diner, It’s True The California Report Magazine’s host Sasha Khokha grew up in L.A., just a mile from LAX, and she takes us to one of her family’s favorite neighborhood spots. Dinah’s Family Restaurant has been serving up American comfort food for 60 years. Diners come for the fried chicken, liver and onions, and one-of-a-kind apple pancakes. With its “Googie” architecture — think The Jetsons: big red and blue stucco orbs jutting from the ceiling, rock walls, and vinyl booths — this quintessential LA diner has also been used as a backdrop for Hollywood. What Happens Inside This Victorian Mansion in L.A.? Magic! Literally The Magic Castle is a Los Angeles landmark, but it’s one that not everyone gets to visit. Since 1963, this ornate mansion has served as an exclusive clubhouse for magicians, illusionists and Hollywood celebrities…but KQED’s Jessica Placzek said the magic words to give us a peek inside. Santa Cruz Museum Shines Light on the History of Surfing The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum doesn’t look like your typical museum — because it’s a working lighthouse. It’s also one of the first — and smallest — surf museums on the West Coast. Bianca Taylor takes us there. Journey Back In Time With a Ride Aboard The Amador Central Railroad Last stop on our hidden gems tour: Ione, a small Gold Rush town in Amador County 30 miles East of Sacramento. Tourists come here for the wineries and casinos, but on the second Saturday of most months, you can take a trip back in time. From Ione’s Main Street, we head South on Highway 104, following signs for Lane’s Station. That’s where reporter Asal Ehsanipour’s journey aboard The Amador Central Railroad begins.
Rank #2: Missing and Homeless: How a Woman’s Search for Her Mother Became a Mission to Help Others. Listen to this and more in-depth storytelling by subscribing to The California Report Magazine podcast. This week, as part of KQED’s ongoing reporting on the homelessness and housing affordability crisis, The California Report Magazine brings you the story of one woman trying to connect homeless people with their loved ones. Read the Full Story Our state is struggling with the worst homelessness crisis in living memory. Tens of thousands of people are living in vehicles, creek beds and on the streets. Some of us will remind ourselves we’re looking at people who are friends and family members of someone, somewhere. We devote today’s show to the story of one woman looking for her mother after she disappeared onto the streets 24 years ago. Robin Burton may never succeed, but she’s made quite a few new friends along the way. That’s because she launched a Facebook group called “Missing & Homeless” that now has more than 63,000 members.
Rank #1: David Brooks: The Quest for a Moral Life. SPEAKERS David Brooks Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Author, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life In Conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, California on May 1st, 2019. ** This Podcast May Contain Explicit Language **
Rank #2: Week to Week Politics Roundtable and Holiday Social 12/11/18. SPEAKERS Carson Bruno Adjunct Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Admissions and Program Relations, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University; Twitter @carsonjfbruno Melissa Caen Political and Legal Reporter, CBS Bay Area (KPIX) Larry Gerston Ph.D., Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Twitter @lgerston This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 11th, 2018.
Rank #1: The Teen, the Marine, and the Green Machine. He was a young African American Marine from Chicago, who arrived in Camp Pendleton to join the war effort. She was the teenage daughter of a farmworker who was protesting the fight in Vietnam. The Green Machine was the coffee shop where they met and where learned they had more than a war in common. A story of unlikely allies whose friendship was forged in the shadow of Vietnam.
Rank #2: Free Speech and the Battle for Berkeley. What does it mean when Nazis march in American towns? Is it free speech or is it a freeing of hate speech? Forty years ago, Neo Nazis wanted to march on the streets of Skokie, Illinois. A few weekends ago, Neo Nazi’s marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. Shortly afterword, far right fringe activists planned to hold “free speech” rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley. The far right is trying to rebrand free speech. They are using the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement — Berkeley — to do it. KQED reporters take you into the mostly peaceful protests in late summer in Berkeley to ask what is free speech? And what happens when the line between speech and violence become blurred beyond recognition?