The New West with Will Hearst


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America's best thinkers and news makers join host Will Hearst, chairman of the the Hearst Corporation, for The New West, an interview series exploring the next frontiers of media, culture, and discovery.

Previews


When Hunter S. Thompson Joined The Examiner

Will Hearst recalls the controversial move to hire Hunter S. Thompson as media critic for The San Francisco Examiner and the kerfuffle that followed.

Tech Workers Have Heads in the Sand, Ruin Neighborhoods

Community organizer Rose Pak says tech workers and bosses need to give back and are to blame for pushing out older communities in San Francisco. 

Ishmael Reed on Bill Cosby and Black Hollywood Unchained

Ishmael Reed, editor of the upcoming anthology Black Hollywood Unchained, looks at Hollywood's backwards stance on race and black actors.

Alice Waters: The Trouble with Fast Food

Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters explains how fast, cheap, and easy values of fast food have dulled our senses and "imprisoned" us.

Rose Pak Roasts San Francisco's Mayors

Political activist Rose Pak dishes about San Francisco politics and mayors like Diane Feinstein, Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, Ed Lee,  and more.

Stewart Brand: Bring on the GMOs

Stewart Brand, founder of the Long Now Foundation, argues that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are actually helping us understand our ecosystem. 

Photograph on the Edges

Walter Feller describes his artistic process and how he achieves the perfect shot. 

Biotechnology vs. Digital Technology

Stewart Brand, writer and founder of the Long Now Foundation, says biotechnology is harder than engineering the internet because it's so complex and filled with "spaghetti code."

Hearst and Bronstein: Obama's War on Journalists

William Hearst and Phil Bronstein discuss offensive measures taken by the Obama administration against whistleblowers and leakers, as well as journalists and their sources like Edward Snowden.

The Long Now Foundation's 10,000 Year Clock

Stewart Brand, founder of the Long Now Foundation, describes the 10,000 Year Clock, a modern Stonehenge funded by Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos.

About this series


From Hollywood to the Silicon Valley, the west coast is where the country turns when the old capitals of New York and Washington D.C. lose the pulse. The culture was built on exploration, risk, new technologies, and diverse communities coming together. So who are the inventors, politicians, business starters, and scientists defining "the new west"?

America's best thinkers and news makers join host Will Hearst, chairman of the the Hearst Corporation, for The New West, an interview series diving into the next frontiers of media, culture, and discovery.

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