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'Unsettled' Documentary Highlights LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

The new documentary "Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America" follows four LGBTQ refugees from Syria, Congo and Angola. Targeted with violence and harassment in their home countries, the refugees seek asylum in San Francisco, where they hope to restart their lives. "Unsettled" premieres at the SFFilm Festival on Wednesday. We'll talk with the film's director and producer Tom Shepard.

Demonstrations Continue in Sudan as Ousted Leader Omar Al-Bashir Moved to Prison

Thousands continue to protest in Sudan's capital to demand a transition to civilian rule after the military overthrew Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir last week. Bashir, who took power in 1989 and is wanted by the International Criminal Court for overseeing ethnic cleansing in Darfur, is being held in prison, according to reports this morning. We'll talk about the latest developments in Sudan.

Demonstrations Continue in Sudan as Ousted Leader Omar Al-Bashir Moved to Prison

Lori Gottlieb Examines Humanity's Shared Fears in 'Maybe You Should Talk to Someone'

Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb says that people come to her practice for many reasons, but their stories tend to share common themes, including emptiness, dislocation and death. Gottlieb's new book "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone" explores her patients' overlapping struggles. It also documents her own experiences in therapy when she seeks help after a sudden breakup. We'll talk to Gottlieb about how she guides her patients through difficult moments and what it's like to become a patient herself.

Lori Gottlieb Examines Humanity's Shared Fears in 'Maybe You Should Talk to Someone'

Governor's Office Releases Wildfire Prevention Recommendations Including Overhaul of PG&E

Climate change has put more than 25 million acres of California wildlands under very high or extreme threat of fire, according to a report released Friday by Governor Newsom's office. The report includes a sweeping set of wildfire prevention recommendations, including the radical restructuring of PG&E, which faces more than $30 billion in potential wildfire liabilities. We'll discuss the report and we'll get the latest on PG&E's Chapter 11 reorganization and recent leadership shake-up.

Governor's Office Releases Wildfire Prevention Recommendations Including Overhaul of PG&E

Massive Fire Damages Much of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

A devastating fire on Monday destroyed the Notre-Dame Cathedral's spire and roof. Hundreds of millions of Euros have already been pledged by companies and philanthropists to rebuild the iconic 850-year-old Paris structure.

Former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Makes the Case for Diplomacy

In "The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal," former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns argues that U.S. foreign relations are in chaos. And that the disorder is striking at a precarious time, when the world faces ongoing geopolitical challenges such as a nuclear North Korea, an emboldened Russia and a crumbling Venezuela. Burns joins us to discuss the critical role of diplomacy in an ever-changing world.

Former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Makes the Case for Diplomacy

Oakland's Nataki Garrett Takes the Helm at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

All the world may be a stage, but some of the most important players labor behind the scenes. One such person is Oakland native and longtime director, producer and playwright Nataki Garrett, who joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) this month as incoming artistic director. We'll talk to her about her creative vision for OSF and "How to Catch Creation," the play she's directing for the festival this season. We'll also hear from CalShakes artistic director Eric Ting about "Between Two Knees," which he directs and which runs at OSF now through Oct 27.

Hershey Felder Revisits the Music of Debussy and the Romance of Paris

For decades, playwright, actor and pianist Hershey Felder has been merging his talents on stage in his "Great Composer" shows. In his new show at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, "Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story," Felder recounts his personal connection with French composer Claude Debussy, embodying the composer and recounting Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Felder joins us to talk about the show and how he approached Debussy's impressionistic music. If you're a fan of Debussy, tell us, what do you like about his work? What makes it unique? Tickets for "Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story,"

Political Roundup

Forum reviews, analyzes and answers your questions about the latest news from Washington, D.C. And we'll talk with Politico senior writer Jake Sherman about his new book, "The Hill to Die On," an inside look at the power struggles playing out in Congress.

Esmé Weijun Wang Explores the Psychotic Self in 'The Collected Schizophrenias'

Esmé Weijun Wang describes schizophrenia as "the archetypal disorder of lunacy," terrifying because it unmoors the afflicted from reality as the chaos of psychosis takes over. Wang was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2013, after years of coping with bipolar disorder, depression, and hallucinations. We'll talk to Wang about her experiences with the disorder, which she documents in her book of essays "The Collected Schizophrenias." And we'd like to hear about your own experience: How has schizophrenia touched your life? We welcome your reflections and insights.

Esmé Weijun Wang Explores the Psychotic Self in 'The Collected Schizophrenias'

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