KALW-FM: Binah Podcast show

KALW-FM: Binah Podcast

Summary: Creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

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Podcasts:

 Binah.120816.KraussRosner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Novelist Nicole Krauss talks about her novel, Great House, which charts the journey of one tremendous desk as it travels through decades, exposing the memories of its many owners and their struggles to create meaning in the face of inevitable loss, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120809.Henriques | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

New York Times’ Diana Henriques uncovers startling details of the Bernie Madoff scandal and tells a cautionary tale about the wizardry of Wall Street, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120802.AuslanderHorowitz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Author Shalom Auslander talks about his novel, Hope: A Tragedy, which is a darkly hilarious story of a Jewish compost salesman searching for a fresh star, but finding it hard to leave the past behind, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120726.MahalFongTorres | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal talks about how his musical passion and curiosity have led him around the world and shaped the global perspective that infuses his music today, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120719.Reitman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Rolling Stone editor Janet Reitman provides a look behind the Church of Scientology that evolved from a pseudoscientific self-help group to a worldwide spiritual corporation with profound influence over its followers and ex-followers, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120712.deWaal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

British ceramicist Edmund de Waal talks about his inherited collection of tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings called netsuke, how he wanted to know more about the ancestors who had touched and held these objects and how they had managed to survive, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120705.Reich | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Respected political economist and author Robert Reich argues that distribution of wealth in the United States has become wildly uneven and the middle class suffers disproportionately as a result, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120628.Buckley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Novelist Christopher Buckley talks to Jane Ganahl about his newest novel, They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?, which tells the story of a Washington lobbyist and a Neo-Con who start a rumor that the Chinese secret service is trying to assassinate the Dalai Lama, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120621.GodwinOrner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Writers Peter Godwin and Peter Orner discuss the courage and resilience of the Zimbabwean people who challenged a violent dictatorship, and the power of storytelling to fight tyranny, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120614.Sandel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Harvard Professor Michael Sandel explores how monetary incentives are taking root in our society and reaching into spheres of life where they don’t belong, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120607.Muldaur | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Folk-blues singer Maria Muldaur performs and shares stories with Ben Fong-Torres about some of her biggest hits such as “Midnight at the Oasis” and “I’m a Woman,” in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120531.Lustig | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

UCSF professor and endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig describes the damage caused by sugary foods and argues that excessive fructose and insufficient fiber appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120524.Kasher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Comedian Moshe Kasher talks to Nato Green about the surreal experience of being raised by deaf parents, life as a Jewish boy in predominantly African-American Oakland, and his whirlwind tour of drug addiction, gangs and lockdown, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120517.KristofParks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and journalist Casey Parks reflect upon a reporting trip to Central Africa for which Kristof found Parks after holding a nationwide contest to find the most capable journalism student in America, in front of live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

 Binah.120510.KeretChabon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Israeli writer Etgar Keret talks to Michael Chabon about his short stories which are among the more unusual pleasures in contemporary fiction, in front of a live audience at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

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