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Archive for January, 2009

Ezekiel Emanuel

Ezekiel Emanuel is a leading opponent of state-assisted suicide, and a proponent of a Guaranteed Healthcare Access Plan (GHAP). He graduated from Amherst College in 1979, received his MSc from Oxford University in Biochemistry, his MD from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in Political Philosophy from Harvard University. Currently Emanuel is Director of the Clinical Bioethics Department at the U.S. National Institutes of Health and has been tapped to as a White House Health Care policy adviser.

Jonah Raskin

Jonah Raskin’s latest book, The Radical Jack London covers Jack London’s political writing. Raskin, an American writer who left an East Coast university teaching position to participate in the 1970s radical counterculture as a free-lance journalist, returned to the academy in California in the 1980s to write probing studies of Abbie Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg, and reviews of northern California writers whom he styled as “natives, newcomers, exiles and fugitives.”

Ethan Canin

Canin is an American educator, author, and physician. He pursued both medicine and writing for years, leaving medicine in 1998 to join the faculty of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he still teaches and is a co-founder of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

Edward Albee

Legendary, three-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Edward Albee talks about his remarkable career with Berkeley Repertory Theatre director Tony Taccone.