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Two Sets Of Identical Twins, One From Each Set Switched At Birth

This is an amazing story from Columbia…two sets of identical twin boys born at the same hospital…one twin from each set gets switched, goes home with the wrong family…and the whole story is unraveled after a chance meeting. The story is in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. Check out an interview here with the […]

07/11/2015

Weekend Magazine: Ram Dass & Leary, Sleepwalker’s Guide, And Mex I Am

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 6:00am-7:00am. 1. Filmmaker Gay Dillingham talks about the making […]

07/08/2015

Mex I Am: Live It To Believe It

Mex I Am: Live It to Believe It is a seven day event, July 19th-26th, celebrating music, dance, art, gastronomy, wine, and ideas presented by the Mexican Foreign Ministry, the National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta), and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR), in collaboration with SFJAZZ. Paula Linares is the Consul for Cultural […]

07/08/2015

The Sleepwalker’s Guide To Dancing

The Sleepwalker’s Guide To Dancing by Mira Jacob spans two decades and two continents and examines family, secrets, vulnerabilities, and everyday issues we all face in life. Mira talks about her idea for the book, her writing process, and the interesting/complicated questions asked by her biracial son.

07/08/2015

Dying To Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Two iconic figures and one epic friendship that shaped a generation. “Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary” is the new documentary from filmmaker Gay Dillingham  that took almost twenty years to complete and covers five decades. Dillingham talks about the initial idea, how she got everyone to participate in the project, and some […]

07/08/2015

“Dry Bones” A Walt Longmire Mystery

Writer Craig Johnson describes his lead character Walt Longmire as “over”…overweight, over age, overly depressed. He’s the sheriff of the least populated town in Wyoming and the star of the Walt Longmire book and TV series. Dry Bones is the latest in the book series. Craig Johnson explains how he became a writer, how he […]

07/06/2015

Weekend Magazine: Info Equity, Cost Of Courage, And Oldest Cold Case

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 6:00am-7:00am. 1.  The American Library Association (ALA) is the […]

07/01/2015

Charles Kaiser “The Cost of Courage”

Charles Kaiser is an investigative journalist and historian who has worked for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. His new book is  The Cost of Courage, the true story of three siblings working for the French resistance during WWII.

07/01/2015

American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users. At their annual convention in June, members discusses access equity, privacy, and other issues of concern to librarians and the general public. Emily Sheketoff is the […]

07/01/2015

Wise Aging, 800 Grapes, And Infinitely Polar Bear

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 6:00am-7:00am. 1. How can aging be a good thing? What […]

06/24/2015

Infinitely Polar Bear

Infinitely Polar Bear is the new film from writer-director Maya Forbes. She wrote the story based on her own childhood experience of living with her sister and bipolar father while her mother went back to graduate school to help provide a good life for the family.    

06/24/2015

Eight Hundred Grapes By Laura Dave

Family, friendship, love, loss, big secrets, and lots of wine…all set in Sonoma County. It’s Eight Hundred Grapes, the new novel from Laura Dave, author of The First Husband, The Divorce Party, and London is the Best City in America.

06/24/2015

Wise Aging: Living With Joy, Resilience, & Spirit

How can aging be a good thing? What happens to the relationships between adult children and their parents? How can we manage loss as we age? Can there be romance in the senior years? Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, & Spirit is the new book from Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal. Cowan […]

06/24/2015

Weekend Magazine: Freedomland, Great Fire, And Caring Hands

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 6:00am-7:00am. 1. The San Francisco Mime Troupe began in 1959 with […]

06/20/2015

The Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program At John Muir Health

The Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program program creates one-on-one matches between caring volunteers and seniors in need over age 60 who may be frail, isolated, or disabled. These matches often make it possible for the seniors to stay in their homes and remain independent longer. Volunteers generally provide free, non-medical in-home assistance for one to three hours […]

06/17/2015

The Great Fire: One American’s Mission To Rescue Victims Of The 20th Century’s First Genocide

Boston University Journalism Professor Lou Ureneck writes about a little known piece of history, the brave actions of an American in 1922 who saves thousand of lives. The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide tells the story of Smyrna, the richest city of the Mediterranean, the great fire, […]

06/17/2015

San Francisco Mime Troupe Presents “Freedomland”

The San Francisco Mime Troupe began in 1959 with avant-garde performance events in lofts and basements. And they talk! And sing and dance. Today, the San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater. They present their productions all over the Greater Bay Area and beyond, mostly for free in local parks. Freedomland is this […]

06/17/2015

The Wolfpack

Filmmaker Crystal Moselle noticed a group of 6 young men walking down the street…they looked a little different for some reason…she struck up a conversation with them despite the fact that the young men didn’t think it was OK to talk with strangers… Did their parents lock them in for most of their lives? Was […]

06/10/2015

Breathe California And Bike 4 Breath

Breathe California has been working to reduce the impact of lung disease through prevention, education, advocacy and patient services for more than 100 years! When they started in 1904, TB was the big issue. Today, Breathe California works on a number of issues and diseases, including asthma, tobacco use, emphysema, lung cancer, air pollution and tuberculosis. Breathe […]

06/10/2015

Frameline 39: The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

Frameline 39: The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival is June 18th through 28th in the city and in Berkeley and Oakland.  Desiree Buford, Director of Programming, talks about opening night, the centerpiece film, closing night, and all the film genres featured in this year’s festival. 180 films from 30 countries will be show this […]

06/10/2015

Amber Rose Leaves Little To The Imagination!

She was Kanye’s girlfriend, then Wiz Khalifa’s wife (now ex), and now Amber Rose is the writer of How to be a Bad Bitch. She’s on the cover wearing, well, not much. And there’s a guy shot with a bunch of arrows…check out the story and book photo here. Amber Rose says  about her memoir,  “Every […]

06/07/2015

Extra Special Oakland International H.S. Graduate…He Never Gave Up

The staff at  Children’s Hospital Oakland nicknamed him “Lion Heart” because despite all odds, Saleh Khalaf survived…and this weekend he graduated from Oakland International High School. The story started in Iraq more than a decade ago when 9 year old Saleh picked up a smooth dirt-colored ball. Click here for the story that involves a number of […]

06/07/2015

Weekend Magazine: Save The Waves, Improv, & San Rafael Rocks

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 6:00am-7:00am. 1. Save the Waves Coalition works to protect […]

06/03/2015

Save The Waves Coalition’s “Life Is A Wave” On June 12

Save the Waves Coalition protects and preserves the coastal environment with a focus on sensitive surf zones.   They work in partnership with local communities, organizations, governments, businesses, and surfers. Save the Waves Coalition’s annual fundrasier/party is June 12th at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. This year they’ll honor Dr. Chad Nelson, CEO of the Surfrider […]

06/03/2015

BATS Improv

BATS Improv is San Francisco’s longest running improv company and school. They offer classes for just about everyone from beginning to advanced improv. And they have some special classes for shy people, people with life threatening illnesses, & singles.  They can work with companies teaching improv as a team building exercise. And of course they […]

06/03/2015

San Rafael Rocks This June And July

San Rafael Rocks is an art, film & music festival to benefit Drawbridge, an arts education program for homeless children, and California Film Institute. The Art of Rock Legends, A benefit exhibition featuring artwork by iconic 60’s musicians, artists and photographers will be on display and for sale June 12-July 24.  Fare Thee Well, Farewell on July […]

06/03/2015

Big Bang Scholarship!

If you’re a college student or a parent of one, receiving a scholarship is totally great. Winning a Big Bang Theory Scholarship takes it to a whole new level of awesome! The stars and producers and crew of the Big Bang Theory are pooling their resources to award scholarships to 20 low-income science students at […]

05/31/2015

Big Budget Or Smaller Indie…Which Films Will Rule The Summer Box Office?

The Memorial Day weekend box office numbers were the lowest they’ve been in years. So what’s going on? Will the big budget blockbusters ride in to save the day? Or will it be the smaller indie films that will be the underdog savior? Click here for an analysis and preview of summer films from Fandango.

05/30/2015

Silk Road Founder Gets Life In Prison, No Parole

Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind the online criminal marketplace that featured drugs and other illegal goods, will spend the rest of his life in prison. He’s 31. “Dread Pirate Roberts” as he was known online, had no criminal history when he started his business. Prosecutors said that at least six overdose deaths were traced to illegal drugs […]

05/30/2015

Weekend Magazine: Jane Eyre 2.0, LGBTQIA, And SF DocFest

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 6:00am-7:00am. 1. Patricia Park, the daughter of Korean immigrant […]

05/27/2015

SF DocFest, The San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Is June 4-18

SF DocFest, the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, is June 4th through 18th at the Roxie, Brava & Vogue Theaters. Festival programmers Jennifer Morris and Chris Metzler talk about the films, panel discussion and special events that will be featured in this year’s festival.

05/27/2015

San Francisco LGBT Center

June Is LGBT Month and the San Francisco LGBT Center is presenting a panel discussion on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, June 5th at 5pm. Kevin Fisher-Paulson, Captain of the Honor Guard for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, will be part of the panel. He’s shares some of his experiences of being a gay married […]

05/27/2015

“Re Jane:” Modern Day Retelling Of “Jane Eyre”

Patricia Park grew up in Queens, New York, the daughter of Korean immigrant parents who ran a grocery store. these themes mash up with the Charlotte Bronte classic “Jane Eyre” in the new novel “Re Jane.”

05/27/2015

After Graduation, Back To The Nest?

Approximately 65% of parents expect to support their kids for up to five years after they graduate from college. This according to a new survey of students and their parents. Nearly half of those students who expect to move into mom and dad’s basement say they’re willing to pay rent. So this might work out. Click […]

05/24/2015

Could A Table Replace Your Air Conditioner?

A table that cools the room and cuts energy costs? Sign me up! French design duo says their new table regulates climate control and does not use any electricity. What? Click here to find out how the the techno-table works. I’d buy it…would you? Wonder how much it will cost…

05/24/2015

A Small Effort Has A Huge Impact In SF’s Tenderloin

Michael Swaine had an idea…he would help one person at a time in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Neighborhood. Click here to find out how he and his little sewing machine are stitching together a big impact. This is the type of story that reminds us that every kind word, every thoughtful gesture, helps. ❤

05/24/2015

Mother Of 13 Has Quadruplets…And She’s 65!

Annegret Raunigk already has 13 children. And now she has newborn quadruplets. Oh, and she’s 65 years old. Her oldest child is 44 years old. The three boys and one girl were born prematurely at 26 weeks. She says she isn’t a planner, she just does things spontaneously. And she adds that having children makes her […]

05/23/2015

Holiday Sales…What’s A Bargain, What’s Not?

Most popular things to do on Memorial Day Weekend: Visiting family and friends, dining out, and shopping! You see all the sale signs…what’s a real bargain? Click here to get the lowdown on what products, even if they’re “on sale” this weekend, might be a better buy another time.

05/23/2015

Don’t Fall For Memorial Day Scams

Memorial Day Weekend: A time to reflect and give thanks to those who have died in military service to our country. And, a time to beware of people who just want to use the holiday to scam you. Click here to find out more about some scams that might be coming your way.

05/23/2015

Weekend Magazine: Same-Sex Marriage, Resolving Conflict, And Cure4One

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 6:00am-7:00am. 1. Kenji Yoshino, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor […]

05/20/2015

Cure4One Program To Raise Money For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Georgia Hatzivassiliou is a scientist at Genentech and her husband Babis Andreadis is an oncologist at UCSF. They’re leading a team of nurses, doctors, and researchers dedicated to eradicating Leukemia and Lymphoma through the Man & Woman of the Year Fundraising program. Their team is Cure4One. They talk about the diseases, the possible causes, the […]

05/20/2015

Community Boards 5th Annual San Francisco Peacemakers Awards

Community Boards is the nation’s oldest public conflict resolution center, now in its 39th year. The 5th Annual San Francisco Peacemakers Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at the City Club of San Francisco is on Friday, June 5th, honoring Ja’Marc Allen Henderson, Valerie Tulier, and Alternatives to Violence Project. Community Boards Executive Director Darlene Weide and […]

05/20/2015

Speak Now: Marriage Equality On Trial

As the Supreme Court prepares to issue a final ruling on same-sex marriage in the United States, constitutional law scholar Kenji Yoshino talks about the case against Proposition 8 and the beauty of that trial. The trial was not televised so Professor Yoshino read the 3,000 page transcript and wrote “Speak Now: Marriage Equality on […]

05/20/2015

Cute Has Never Looked This Cute!

OK, this takes “cute” to a new level! Meet Swarley and Bing and their extended family…feathers and fur! Click here and then proceed to send it to everyone you know. Seriously, I could look at this happy family all day. 🙂  

05/17/2015

Pitch Perfect 2 Makes More In Opening Weekend Than Pitch Perfect Made In Its Entire Run!

The first “Pitch Perfect” movie had a nice little run and launched a catchy little hit tune “Cups,” but the sequel, “Pitch Perfect 2,” just burned up the box office with an opening weekend gross estimated at $70.3 million. Read more here. And check out this Pitch Perfect Riff-Off!  

05/17/2015

Ready, Set, Go!!! Run, Walk, Party…It’s Bay To Breakers!

8:00am: The elite athletes are off and running for the 103rd Bay to Breakers! They’ll finish before many of the other “runners” start. The super-fast runners are competing for time and prize money… Bay to Breakers started in 1912…no reports of naked runners that year. We’ll keep you posted on the naked runner count for this […]

05/17/2015

Norm Macdonald On The Late Show…Stand-Up And Tearful Farewell To Dave

As Dave’s version of the Late Show winds down, Norm Macdonald does his stand-up on David Letterman and ends with heartfelt words for Dave:  

05/16/2015

No Smoking, No Booze, Clothing Sorta Optional!

It’s the Zappos.com Bay to Breakers! Tomorrow, thousands of “runners” will cross the city…the elite athletes go first and get to the finish quickly while the sea of everyone else follows. Costumes always take center stage…we’ve all seen the naked runners—no shock value anymore, right? I ran the “race” many years ago. The elite runners […]

05/16/2015

Banned!!!

I remember half time at a Big Game years ago in Berkeley…Stanford’s marching band was zany…wearing silly hats and sunglasses, playing while running around in absolutely no formation…the two team mascots, Oski the Bear and the Stanford Tree, got into a rumble on the field…seemed like good, silly fun. Now Stanford’s marching band is banned […]

05/16/2015

TV Moms, Then And Now

Is June Cleaver the ultimate mom? Has there ever been a mom like her in real life? Probably not. And today’s TV shows are allowing moms to be portrayed with flaws. Click here to check out a story on today’s TV moms and remember that no one is perfect but your mom is close, right? […]

05/10/2015

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