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liz4x3 02 Liz Saint JohnLiz Saint John hosts the weekly public affairs show, Sunday Magazine on Alice@97.3, featuring three interviews with leaders/experts in various fields.

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This image from video taken on August 1, 2011 shows actors on the set of "Mi Corazan Insiste" a telenovela for Telemundo. (Photo Credit:  Steve MORT/AFP/Getty Images)

Two Sets Of Identical Twins, One From Each Set Switched At Birth

This is an amazing story from Columbia…two sets of identical twin boys born at the same hospital…one twin from each set gets switched, goes home with the wrong family…and the whole story is unraveled after […]

07/11/2015

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Weekend Magazine: Ram Dass & Leary, Sleepwalker’s Guide, And Mex I Am

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast […]

07/08/2015

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Mex I Am: Live It To Believe It

Mex I Am: Live It to Believe It is a seven day event, July 19th-26th, celebrating music, dance, art, gastronomy, wine, and ideas presented by the Mexican Foreign Ministry, the National Council for Culture and […]

07/08/2015

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The Sleepwalker’s Guide To Dancing

The Sleepwalker’s Guide To Dancing by Mira Jacob spans two decades and two continents and examines family, secrets, vulnerabilities, and everyday issues we all face in life. Mira talks about her idea for the book, […]

07/08/2015

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Dying To Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Two iconic figures and one epic friendship that shaped a generation. “Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary” is the new documentary from filmmaker Gay Dillingham  that took almost twenty years to complete and […]

07/08/2015

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“Dry Bones” A Walt Longmire Mystery

Writer Craig Johnson describes his lead character Walt Longmire as “over”…overweight, over age, overly depressed. He’s the sheriff of the least populated town in Wyoming and the star of the Walt Longmire book and TV […]

07/06/2015

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Weekend Magazine: Info Equity, Cost Of Courage, And Oldest Cold Case

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast […]

07/01/2015

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Charles Kaiser “The Cost of Courage”

Charles Kaiser is an investigative journalist and historian who has worked for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. His new book is  The Cost of Courage, the true story of three […]

07/01/2015

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American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users. At their annual convention in June, […]

07/01/2015

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Wise Aging, 800 Grapes, And Infinitely Polar Bear

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast […]

06/24/2015

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19:  (L-R) Filmmaker Maya Forbes and actors  Imogene Wolodarsky and Mark Ruffalo pose for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift Presented By McDonald's McCafe on January 19, 2014 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Infinitely Polar Bear

Infinitely Polar Bear is the new film from writer-director Maya Forbes. She wrote the story based on her own childhood experience of living with her sister and bipolar father while her mother went back to […]

06/24/2015

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Eight Hundred Grapes By Laura Dave

Family, friendship, love, loss, big secrets, and lots of wine…all set in Sonoma County. It’s Eight Hundred Grapes, the new novel from Laura Dave, author of The First Husband, The Divorce Party, and London is the […]

06/24/2015

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Wise Aging: Living With Joy, Resilience, & Spirit

How can aging be a good thing? What happens to the relationships between adult children and their parents? How can we manage loss as we age? Can there be romance in the senior years? Wise […]

06/24/2015

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Weekend Magazine: Freedomland, Great Fire, And Caring Hands

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast […]

06/20/2015

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The Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program At John Muir Health

The Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program program creates one-on-one matches between caring volunteers and seniors in need over age 60 who may be frail, isolated, or disabled. These matches often make it possible for the seniors to […]

06/17/2015

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The Great Fire: One American’s Mission To Rescue Victims Of The 20th Century’s First Genocide

Boston University Journalism Professor Lou Ureneck writes about a little known piece of history, the brave actions of an American in 1922 who saves thousand of lives. The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue […]

06/17/2015

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San Francisco Mime Troupe Presents “Freedomland”

The San Francisco Mime Troupe began in 1959 with avant-garde performance events in lofts and basements. And they talk! And sing and dance. Today, the San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater. They […]

06/17/2015

Krsna Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Bhagavan Angulo, Mukunda Angulo, Narayana Angulo and Govinda Angulo in THE WOLFPACK, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

The Wolfpack

Filmmaker Crystal Moselle noticed a group of 6 young men walking down the street…they looked a little different for some reason…she struck up a conversation with them despite the fact that the young men didn’t […]

06/10/2015

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Breathe California And Bike 4 Breath

Breathe California has been working to reduce the impact of lung disease through prevention, education, advocacy and patient services for more than 100 years! When they started in 1904, TB was the big issue. Today, Breathe […]

06/10/2015

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Frameline 39: The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

Frameline 39: The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival is June 18th through 28th in the city and in Berkeley and Oakland.  Desiree Buford, Director of Programming, talks about opening night, the centerpiece film, closing […]

06/10/2015

Model Amber Rose (R) and rapper Wiz Khalifa (L) arrive on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.   (Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Amber Rose Leaves Little To The Imagination!

She was Kanye’s girlfriend, then Wiz Khalifa’s wife (now ex), and now Amber Rose is the writer of How to be a Bad Bitch. She’s on the cover wearing, well, not much. And there’s a […]

06/07/2015

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 23:  Saleh Khalaf, 9, listens to a press conference with his father Raheen December 23, 2003 at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California. Khalaf received six weeks of treatment at Children's Hospital in Oakland after being transported from Iraq with critical injuries he received near his home in Nasireyeh when an unexploded ordinance detonated in his hands. Khalaf will undergo several months of outpatient care before returning to Iraq. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Extra Special Oakland International H.S. Graduate…He Never Gave Up

The staff at  Children’s Hospital Oakland nicknamed him “Lion Heart” because despite all odds, Saleh Khalaf survived…and this weekend he graduated from Oakland International High School. The story started in Iraq more than a decade ago when […]

06/07/2015

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Weekend Magazine: Save The Waves, Improv, & San Rafael Rocks

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast […]

06/03/2015

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Save The Waves Coalition’s “Life Is A Wave” On June 12

Save the Waves Coalition protects and preserves the coastal environment with a focus on sensitive surf zones.   They work in partnership with local communities, organizations, governments, businesses, and surfers. Save the Waves Coalition’s annual fundrasier/party is […]

06/03/2015

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BATS Improv

BATS Improv is San Francisco’s longest running improv company and school. They offer classes for just about everyone from beginning to advanced improv. And they have some special classes for shy people, people with life […]

06/03/2015

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San Rafael Rocks This June And July

San Rafael Rocks is an art, film & music festival to benefit Drawbridge, an arts education program for homeless children, and California Film Institute. The Art of Rock Legends, A benefit exhibition featuring artwork by […]

06/03/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15:  (L-R)  Producers Steven Molaro, Chuck Lorre and actors Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Kunal Nayyar pose as CBS celebrates the 100th episode of "The Big Bang Theory"  held at the California Science Center on December 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Big Bang Scholarship!

If you’re a college student or a parent of one, receiving a scholarship is totally great. Winning a Big Bang Theory Scholarship takes it to a whole new level of awesome! The stars and producers […]

05/31/2015

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Big Budget Or Smaller Indie…Which Films Will Rule The Summer Box Office?

The Memorial Day weekend box office numbers were the lowest they’ve been in years. So what’s going on? Will the big budget blockbusters ride in to save the day? Or will it be the smaller […]

05/30/2015

Ross Ulbricht's attorney Joshua Dratel (R) speaks to reporters as Lyn (L) and Kirk (C) Ulbricht, parents of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, listen outside the Federal Courthouse May 29, 2015 in New York. Ulbricht, the founder of the online marketplace for the sale of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other illegal drugs, was sentenced to life in prison. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Silk Road Founder Gets Life In Prison, No Parole

Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind the online criminal marketplace that featured drugs and other illegal goods, will spend the rest of his life in prison. He’s 31. “Dread Pirate Roberts” as he was known online, had no […]

05/30/2015

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Weekend Magazine: Jane Eyre 2.0, LGBTQIA, And SF DocFest

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast […]

05/27/2015

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SF DocFest, The San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Is June 4-18

SF DocFest, the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, is June 4th through 18th at the Roxie, Brava & Vogue Theaters. Festival programmers Jennifer Morris and Chris Metzler talk about the films, panel discussion and special […]

05/27/2015

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San Francisco LGBT Center

June Is LGBT Month and the San Francisco LGBT Center is presenting a panel discussion on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, June 5th at 5pm. Kevin Fisher-Paulson, Captain of the Honor Guard for the San […]

05/27/2015

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“Re Jane:” Modern Day Retelling Of “Jane Eyre”

Patricia Park grew up in Queens, New York, the daughter of Korean immigrant parents who ran a grocery store. these themes mash up with the Charlotte Bronte classic “Jane Eyre” in the new novel “Re […]

05/27/2015

Three new born storks, aged of 2 months, are pictured at the Sainte-Croix zoologic park, in the French eastern city of Rhodes, on July 24, 2013.  (Photo credit: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

After Graduation, Back To The Nest?

Approximately 65% of parents expect to support their kids for up to five years after they graduate from college. This according to a new survey of students and their parents. Nearly half of those students who […]

05/24/2015

Snow covered patio tables are seen outside of a coffee shop in Washington, DC on February, 21 2015.       (Photo credit : MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Could A Table Replace Your Air Conditioner?

A table that cools the room and cuts energy costs? Sign me up! French design duo says their new table regulates climate control and does not use any electricity. What? Click here to find out […]

05/24/2015

1964:  A Singer sewing machine table with a foot pedal.  Graham & Gillies.  (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)

A Small Effort Has A Huge Impact In SF’s Tenderloin

Michael Swaine had an idea…he would help one person at a time in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Neighborhood. Click here to find out how he and his little sewing machine are stitching together a big impact. This […]

05/24/2015

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Mother Of 13 Has Quadruplets…And She’s 65!

Annegret Raunigk already has 13 children. And now she has newborn quadruplets. Oh, and she’s 65 years old. Her oldest child is 44 years old. The three boys and one girl were born prematurely at 26 […]

05/23/2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 02:  A man looks out from a branch of Debenhams department store in Oxford Street on January 2, 2014 in London, England. Department stores House of Fraser and John Lewis have announced they experienced good trading over Christmas while shares in Debenhams have fallen following the company's poor sales during the same period.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Holiday Sales…What’s A Bargain, What’s Not?

Most popular things to do on Memorial Day Weekend: Visiting family and friends, dining out, and shopping! You see all the sale signs…what’s a real bargain? Click here to get the lowdown on what products, even […]

05/23/2015

ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 21:  Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in preparation for Memorial Day May 21, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. 'Flags-In' has become an annual ceremony since the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) was designated to be an Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Don’t Fall For Memorial Day Scams

Memorial Day Weekend: A time to reflect and give thanks to those who have died in military service to our country. And, a time to beware of people who just want to use the holiday […]

05/23/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  Members of the plaintiff team in the same sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court (L-R) Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, plaintiff Paul Katami, plaintiff Jeff Zarillo, attorney David Boies, plaintiff Kris Perry and plaintiff Sandy Stier wave from the court's steps after favorable rulings were issued June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled to strike down DOMA and determined the California's proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage was not properly before them, declining to overturn the lower court's striking down of the law.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Weekend Magazine: Same-Sex Marriage, Resolving Conflict, And Cure4One

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast […]

05/20/2015

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Cure4One Program To Raise Money For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Georgia Hatzivassiliou is a scientist at Genentech and her husband Babis Andreadis is an oncologist at UCSF. They’re leading a team of nurses, doctors, and researchers dedicated to eradicating Leukemia and Lymphoma through the Man […]

05/20/2015

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Community Boards 5th Annual San Francisco Peacemakers Awards

Community Boards is the nation’s oldest public conflict resolution center, now in its 39th year. The 5th Annual San Francisco Peacemakers Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at the City Club of San Francisco is on Friday, […]

05/20/2015

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Speak Now: Marriage Equality On Trial

As the Supreme Court prepares to issue a final ruling on same-sex marriage in the United States, constitutional law scholar Kenji Yoshino talks about the case against Proposition 8 and the beauty of that trial. […]

05/20/2015

Black-tailed prairie dogs are pictured at the zoo of the French eastern city of Amneville, on July 8, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN        (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cute Has Never Looked This Cute!

OK, this takes “cute” to a new level! Meet Swarley and Bing and their extended family…feathers and fur! Click here and then proceed to send it to everyone you know. Seriously, I could look at […]

05/17/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08:  Director/producer Elizabeth Banks arrives at the World Premiere of "Pitch Perfect 2" held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Pitch Perfect 2 Makes More In Opening Weekend Than Pitch Perfect Made In Its Entire Run!

The first “Pitch Perfect” movie had a nice little run and launched a catchy little hit tune “Cups,” but the sequel, “Pitch Perfect 2,” just burned up the box office with an opening weekend gross […]

05/17/2015

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 17:  Participants run up Hayes Street Hill with the backdrop of the city's "Painted Ladies" houses during the ING Bay to Breakers race May 17, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  Now in its 98th year, the ING Bay to Breakers 12K is one of the world's largest and oldest footraces, featuring world-class athletes in addition to costumed runners.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Ready, Set, Go!!! Run, Walk, Party…It’s Bay To Breakers!

8:00am: The elite athletes are off and running for the 103rd Bay to Breakers! They’ll finish before many of the other “runners” start. The super-fast runners are competing for time and prize money… Bay to Breakers […]

05/17/2015

Ed Sullivan Theater on May 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Entertainment)

Norm Macdonald On The Late Show…Stand-Up And Tearful Farewell To Dave

As Dave’s version of the Late Show winds down, Norm Macdonald does his stand-up on David Letterman and ends with heartfelt words for Dave:  

05/16/2015

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 17:  Runners wearing costumes take part in the ING Bay to Breakers race May 17, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  Now in its 98th year, the ING Bay to Breakers 12K is one of the world's largest and oldest footraces, featuring world-class athletes in addition to costumed runners.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

No Smoking, No Booze, Clothing Sorta Optional!

It’s the Zappos.com Bay to Breakers! Tomorrow, thousands of “runners” will cross the city…the elite athletes go first and get to the finish quickly while the sea of everyone else follows. Costumes always take center […]

05/16/2015

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  The Stanford Cardinal marching band performs prior to the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Banned!!!

I remember half time at a Big Game years ago in Berkeley…Stanford’s marching band was zany…wearing silly hats and sunglasses, playing while running around in absolutely no formation…the two team mascots, Oski the Bear and […]

05/16/2015

From Left To Right: June Lockhart from "Lassie" and ''Lost in Space", Betty Buckley from "Eight is Enough", Marion Ross from "Happy Days", Barbara Billingsly from "Leave it to Beaver", Beverly Garland from "My Three Sons" and Shirley Jones from "The Partridge Family"  (Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

TV Moms, Then And Now

Is June Cleaver the ultimate mom? Has there ever been a mom like her in real life? Probably not. And today’s TV shows are allowing moms to be portrayed with flaws. Click here to check […]

05/10/2015

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