Speaker - Michael Krasny

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Michael Krasny, Ph.D., is host of KQED’s award-winning Forum, a news and public affairs program that concentrates on the arts, culture, health, business, and technology. Forum is one of KQED’s most-popular shows and the nation’s most-listened-to locally produced public radio talk show. Before coming to KQED Public Radio in 1993, Dr. Krasny hosted a night-time talk program for KGO Radio and co-anchored the weekly KGO television show Nightfocus. He hosted Bay TV’s Take Issue, a nightly news analysis show, programs for KQED Public Television, KRON television, and NPR, and did news commentary for KTVU television. He has also served as host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation. Since 1970, he has been a professor of English at San Francisco State University and has taught at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest and Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life, coauthor of the textbook Sound Ideas, and creator of the DVD presentation “Masterpieces of Short Fiction.” He is a widely published scholar and literary critic, a fiction writer, and a guest and frequent interviewer on the City Arts & Lectures stage. He has worked widely as a facilitator and host in the corporate sector and as moderator for a host of major nonprofit events. Dr. Krasny has interviewed many of the leading newsmakers and cultural icons of our time, including former President Jimmy Carter, Cesar Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Francis Ford Coppola, Don DeLillo, Newt Gingrich, Vice President Al Gore, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, President Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Nancy Pelosi, Robert Redford, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, John Updike, and countless others.

10 Programs

PANEL: Muckrakers: Getting Published

04.14.13 | 01:08:48 min | 0 comments

Michael Krasny's Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest

10.20.10 | 01:07:42 min | 6 comments

Healing Mother Earth: E.O. Wilson

05.10.09 | 01:19:09 min | 3 comments

Martin Fletcher on Being a War Correspondent

11.18.08 | 01:11:56 min | 0 comments

Orphan Compassion Author Luncheon

10.06.08 | 01:16:28 min | 1 comment

A Conversation with Salman Rushdie

06.18.08 | 00:20:29 min | 0 comments

Linda Carroll and Ann Fessler in Conversation

04.16.08 | 00:30:12 min | 0 comments

Michael Krasny & Isabel Allende

11.05.07 | 00:36:20 min | 0 comments

Michael Krasny: A Memoir of Talk Radio

10.18.07 | 00:54:32 min | 0 comments

Innovative Programs In Developing Countries

02.16.07 | 01:32:05 min | 0 comments