politics http://kalw.org en Philosophy Talk asks: Is Democracy a Universal Value? http://kalw.org/post/philosophy-talk-asks-democracy-universal-value <p>Americans value democracy, and expect others to value it. But is it a universal value? Does God, or rationality, or something very basic about human sensibility, dictate that states should be organized democratically? What if there were empirical evidence that some non-democratic form of government is more likely to produce human happiness, cultural achievement, and sound money? Fri, 23 May 2014 18:10:37 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 44226 at http://kalw.org Philosophy Talk asks: Is Democracy a Universal Value? Details of State Senator Leland Yee's case http://kalw.org/post/details-state-senator-leland-yees-case <p class="p1">The San Francisco Chronicle has been reporting widely on the FBI’s investigation into Senator Leland Yee and 25 others who have been indicted in the past few days. The charges range from firearms trafficking to promising political favors.</p><p class="p1">San Francisco Chronicle reporters &nbsp;Henry Lee &nbsp;and Vivian Ho have been covering this unfolding story in detail and give us a recap of what we know so far.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:43:30 +0000 News Producer 41851 at http://kalw.org Details of State Senator Leland Yee's case Will Durst: 2014 Political Animal awards http://kalw.org/post/will-durst-2014-political-animal-awards <div><p><i style="line-height: 1.5;">Note: Will&nbsp;Durst&nbsp;is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of&nbsp;KALW.</i></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:21:26 +0000 Will Durst 40311 at http://kalw.org Will Durst: 2014 Political Animal awards The State of the Media: Interview with veteran Bay Area journalist Tim Redmond http://kalw.org/post/state-media-interview-veteran-bay-area-journalist-tim-redmond <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-59cb1160-714d-6709-689f-acef19969a5d"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">With so many media options to choose from, some older forms are getting less attention. So how are these changes reshaping what news we read, see, and hear? In our 'State of the Media' series KALW’s Ben Trefny is exploring this idea with Bay Area media makers. Today, he spoke with Tim Redmond, who recently left the San Francisco Bay Guardian after more than three decades with the paper. </span></span> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:14:07 +0000 Ben Trefny 33802 at http://kalw.org The State of the Media: Interview with veteran Bay Area journalist Tim Redmond President Obama's Address to the Nation http://kalw.org/post/president-obamas-address-nation-0 <p>BBC coverage of President Obama's Address to the Nation, with commentary and background provided by the BBC's Tim Franks. &nbsp;<strong>Tuesday at 6pm.</strong></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:16:50 +0000 David Latulippe 32826 at http://kalw.org President Obama's Address to the Nation