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Stanford's Margaret Ann Neale on 'Getting What You Want' in the Workplace and at Home

People often see negotiating as an adversarial process, says Stanford Business professor Margaret Ann Neale. But that's wrong, she says. In her new book, "Getting (More of) What You Want," Neale suggests that the best negotiators focus on problem solving and building relationships. She joins us in-studio to offer strategies for negotiating in the workplace and at home, whether it's getting a raise, selling a company or just figuring out who should put the kids to bed.

Stanford's Margaret Ann Neale on 'Getting What You Want' in the Workplace and at Home

DNC Chief Announces Resignation on Eve of Party Convention

Hillary Clinton is expected to name her vice presidential pick over the weekend. Then she'll head into a a crucial week for her campaign as delegates gather in Philadelphia for the upcoming Democratic National Convention. We'll discuss Clinton's pick for a running mate and gauge the nation's political mood as the presidential race heats up.

Lindy West Won't Apologize for Being 'Shrill' and Neither Should You

Lindy West isn't shy about speaking out on difficult subjects. A popular blogger, West has written frankly on topics ranging from her own abortion to why she couldn't wait to be "a fat bride." West brings the same candor to her first book "Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman." We'll talk to West about her book, the role popular culture plays in feminist politics and taking the power back from internet trolls.

'Screaming Queens' Goes Inside the Riot that Launched the Transgender Rights Movement, 50 Years Ago

Three years before the Stonewall riots in New York, there was a much lesser known uprising for LGBT rights in San Francisco. In one of the first known acts of collective transgender resistance in the United States, transgender customers at Compton's Cafeteria in the Tenderloin district fought back against police harassment and arrests. This summer marks 50 years since the riots. Forum talks to the makers of "Screaming Queens" an Emmy-winning documentary that introduces viewers to the drag entertainers, community activists and police officers of 1960's San Francisco and examines the role the Compton Cafeteria riots played in launching the LGBT movement.

'Screaming Queens' Goes Inside the Riot that Launched the Transgender Rights Movement, 50 Years Ago

Donald Trump Headlines Final Night of Chaotic RNC

We'll look back at this week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, including nominee Donald Trump's Thursday night acceptance speech and Senator Ted Cruz's surprise non-endorsement of Trump on Wednesday.

Naturalist Michael Ellis on Whales, Wildflowers and other Wonders of the Wild

California wildlife has been offering a lot of surprises lately. Humpback whales have been wowing onlookers along the San Francisco Bay with their spectacular leaps. Several gray wolves have been seen along the Oregon border and California's only known wild wolverine was spotted in the Tahoe National Forest.Naturalist and adventure travel guide Michael Ellis joins Forum to talk about natural happenings, local and global. Ellis is just back from from Brazil's Pantanal where he saw elusive jaguars and endangered giant river otters. He'll also share stories of his recent travels in Tanzania, Bhutan and Ecuador.

Naturalist Michael Ellis on Whales, Wildflowers and other Wonders of the Wild

Twitter Bans Breitbart Editor After 'Ghostbusters' Actress Flooded with Online Abuse

On Tuesday, Twitter banned Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos from its platform in response to an ongoing barrage of racist and sexist comments directed against "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones. In a statement, Twitter said, "No one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others." Yiannopoulos, who gained notoriety when he wrote in defense of gamers during the Gamergate controversy, accused Twitter of waging a culture war that he claimed would infringe on free speech and conservative voices.

Twitter Bans Breitbart Editor After 'Ghostbusters' Actress Flooded with Online Abuse

Rate of Autism in California School-Age Kids Up 7 Percent

Between the 2015 and 2016 school years, the number of California public school students diagnosed with autism went up by seven percent, according to the most recent data from the state's Department of Education. The increase means that more than one in every sixty-five kindergartners in California has an autism diagnosis. We'll talk about how families and schools are dealing with the growing numbers of autistic students. The post Rate of Autism in California School-Age Kids Up 7 Percent appeared first on Forum.

Comedy Writer Jessi Klein on Going from Awkward Tomboy to Emmy-Winner

Jessi Klein won an Emmy in 2015 for her work as the head writer of the popular comedy show "Inside Amy Schumer." But while everyone else fled to the glamorous Emmy after-parties, Klein found herself backstage, pumping breast milk for her newborn. Her memoir "You'll Grow Out Of It" looks at the challenges women face juggling family, work and social conventions and her struggles growing up as an awkward tomboy. The post Comedy Writer Jessi Klein on Going from Awkward Tomboy to Emmy-Winner appeared first on Forum.

'Ask Polly' Advice Columnist Heather Havrilesky on Confronting Modern Dilemmas

Do you wonder why you keep dating people who can't commit? Or whether you should admit your affair to your spouse? Or whether you should stick with that dead end job or pursue life as an artist? These are dilemmas that Holly Havrilesky constantly ponders in her advice column, "Ask Polly" for New York Magazine. The columnist isn't shy about dishing out tough medicine or admitting her own flaws as a mother. She talks about her new book, "How To Be A Person in the World: Ask Polly's Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life." The post 'Ask Polly' Advice Columnist Heather Havrilesky on Confronting Modern Dilemmas appeared first on Forum.

'Ask Polly' Advice Columnist Heather Havrilesky on Confronting Modern Dilemmas

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