SFBG Radio

SFBG Radio: Is Rupert Murdoch done?

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In today's episode, we talk about the future of media kingpin Rupert Murdoch, who just agreed to shut down his flagship British paper over charges of phone hacking. Is the News of the World really dead? Will it re-emerge as some other creature? Is the tabloid world of the press baron on the edge of collapse? Check out the discussion after the jump. Read more »

SFBG Radio: Small business and jobs in SF

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Today we talk about jobs in San Francisco -- how the giant mega-employers of yore have left and how the public sector and small business are now the big employers in town. Listen after the jump. Read more »

SFBG Radio: Does Washington matter any more?

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As the California state government remains paralyzed by Republicans, and the U.S. government seems unable to get anything of substance done to help the economy, Johnny and Tim talk about the power and poilcy shift to local agencies and ask: Is the era of national and even state government as an effective force for progressive change coming to an end? Listen after the jump. Read more »

SFBG Radio: Why iCloud sucks

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Today Johnny talks to Bob Pfeifer, former music industry executive, about how iCloud will simply continue the decline in the value of music -- and in fact, amount to amnesty for illegal music piracy. Check it out after the jump. Read more »

SFBG Radio: The politics of sex scandals

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Does the Edwards scandal hurt the Democrats? No. Does the Schwarzenegger scandal hurt the Republicans? No. It's old history. But what about Rep. Anthony Weiner? Why does anybody care what he did on his own time? Johnny and Tim discuss after the break. Read more »

SFBG Radio: Obama and unemployment

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No president since FDR has been reelected with unemployment at the levels the United States is seeing today. So that mean Obama is in trouble? Is the recession ever going to end? Johnny Angel talks to economist Johnny Venom. Check it out after the jump. Read more »

SFBG Radio: The drug war and kids

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It's fine to belive that drugs ought to be legal -- but how do you talk to your kids about it? Johnny and Tim have a lively discussion after the break. Read more »

SFBG Radio: Is college worthless?

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Is college worthless? Too expensive? One of the founders of PayPal thinks so, and he's paying kids to drop out. Johnny thinks -- well, maybe. Tim thinks that's completely ridiculous. Plus: a rant on American Idol. Check it out after the jump. Read more »

SFBG Radio: The hopeless GOP hopefuls

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Is there anyone in the Republican presidential field who can actually win both the primaries and the general election? Could we be facing another Texas governor trying for the White House? Check out the discussion after the jump. Read more »

SFBG Radio: Do you get a Rapture Mulligan?

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Gee, what happens if the Rapture doesn't come about? Does the crackpot behind all of this hype (who runs a $73 million operation) get another crack at it? Johnny and Tim discuss the end of the world after the jump. Read more »