In the first of Sunday Peter Laufer welcomes Berkeley Daily Planet editor Becky O’Malley to the program. O’Malley wrote a critical editorial after Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates appeared on Sunday. She and Peter will talk about Berkeley politics, and the power and responsibilities of the news media as vehicles of reportage and social change. The discussion continues after the O’Malley interview with audience participation.
In the second hour of Sunday it’s a look at the role theater plays in
social awareness and social change. Peter talks with John Wilk,
instructor and director in the Theatre Department of City College in
San Francisco. Wilk conceived and directed “Aftermath of War… in
Their Own Words”, which explores the thoughts of soldiers serving in
the Iraq War, and their families. Later in the hour Dov Hassan joins
the program. Hassan teaches acting and set design at Chabot College in
Hayward and talks about the current trend in live theater toward
news-oriented documentary. The discussion continues through the hour
with audience participation.