Paul Rudnick discusses his new novel, “Playing the Palace,” the film “Coastal Elites,” and his career as a playwright and screenwriter with host Richard Wolinsky. Among Paul Rudnick’s screenplays are “In and Out,” “Sister Act” and “Addams Family Values.” His plays include “Jeffrey” and “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.”

Image: Over 500 former staffers on Joe Biden’s presidential campaign co-signed a letter demanding President Biden take steps to end Israel’s occupation of Palestine and ethnic cleansing in neighborhoods like Sheikh Jarrah. On this show: 0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) joins us to talk about Biden’s infrastructure bill and Democrats’ frustration with the filibuster. Maine … Continued

Kate MacKay, curator of BAM/PFA’s retrospective of four films by French director Eric Rohmer, discusses the Four Seasons cycle of films, as well as Rohmer’s importance as a director. Jeanne Sakata, playwright, “Hold These Truths” about the fight against Japanese internment, which is now playing at San Francisco Playhouse. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Whether you want to call it post-middle age, the second middle-age, or the new middle-age, life can, should be, and often is fulfilling, meaningful, and vibrant as people enter the second half of their lives. But, the post-midlife years also can be filled with distinct challenges, including ones related to our relationships, our work, and … Continued

KPFA General Manager Report May 2021

GM Quarterly Report May 15, 2021  by  Quincy McCoy  First, I’d like to take a moment to remember Barbara Whipperman,  who recently passed at the age of 85. Barbara was a former KPFA  LSB member, Treasurer, sustaining member and long-time listener. May she rest in peace.  State of the Station: A gradual return to normal  … Continued

Israeli opposition forms government, Opens Way For Netanyahu Ouster. President Biden Makes Plea for More Americans to Get Covid-19 Vaccination. Biden Meets With Congressional Leaders In Bid For Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. Oakland Police Chief Announces Dozens Of Disciplinary Actions Stemming from George Floyd Protests. Biden Backs California Instituting its own Vehicle Emission Standards.

On this show: 0:09 — John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation, joins us to discuss the Biden administration’s COVID relief bill, infrastructure bill negotiations, and the American Jobs Plan, among other legislation. He addresses the challenges of getting such bills passed without bipartisan support.   0:34 — John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus … Continued