Former Ambassador of Israel to the United States Michael Oren and journalist Janine Zacharia discussed Israel, the Iran deal, Obama, and American Jews. Oren also spoke about ways to reinforce a two state “situation”, setting up interim goals such as joint programs in water purification that make the most of what each side can do.
Sonic Youth cofounder Kim Gordon and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein sat down for a sprawling and hilarious conversation to promote Kim’s new memoir Girl In A Band. Watch the two alt-rock veterans battle awkward silences and giggles to discuss Gordon’s time in Sonic Youth, bass guitar inspiration and the weird idea of being labeled a “girl in a band.”
Vivien Straus of Straus Family Creamery and local cheesemakers discuss their craft, the animals they raise and the land on which they depend. Learn how Point Reyes Original Blue and Pugs Leap got their start, and how the artisanal cheeses we love so much wouldn’t have been possible without the Straus Family Legacy.
Michael Gerson, Op-Ed Columnist, Washington Post
The Republican Party has seen its share of fractures, factions and disruptions of late. Some in the party openly suggest that rift s within are caused by anti-government extremists; others, especially younger members, complain that the GOP has become closed-minded, inflexible and old-fashioned. Michael Gerson weighs in on how the Republican Party can build internal consensus on what it stands for and who is best poised to lead the charge.
With Barbara Lane
Chilean-American author and activist Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits, City of the Beasts) is among the best-known Latin American novelists. Building upon the magic realist tradition, she spins stories of family, politics and human rights. Her new novel, Ripper, demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco.