The 2002 Winter Olympics starts this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, home of the Mormon religion. Guest host John Rabe takes a look at Mormonism, a mysterious but distinctly American faith whose influence has been quietly and steadfastly growing throughout the U.S. and the world with New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright.
Guest host John Rabe speaks with JPL project scientist, Dr. Michael Watkins, about his work mapping gravity. The project, known as the Grace Mission, will foster a better understanding of the ocean. John gets an update on the project, the goals, potential applications, how it will affect the world, and more.
We dive into analysis of the third and final presidential debate - the candidates who began the evening without a handshake were asked about SCOTUS, immigration reform, their latest campaign scandals, and more - and what exactly did Trump mean about Florida?; the controversy over Prop 60's mandate to use condoms in adult films; and a chat with KQED's FORUM host Michael Krasny, a veteran of Jewish wit and humor.
According to a new ACLU study, many CA school districts outsource disciplinary action to police, to negative effect – is there value to police presence on campus?; we check in with LAPD Chief Beck on reforms and transparency demands; the latest on the FCC’s task force to fight robocalls; and Ang Lee's new film was shot at 120 frames-per-second - what that means for movie storytelling.
The president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a public apology for historical mistreatment of minorities at the IACP's annual conference in San Diego; why are tech-devices so addictive and do product designers have an ethical obligation to take the Hippocratic oath; and, what's it like to travel to space not once, but twice?
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