Your host on NPR San Francisco tomorrow; topic is the Science March

Tomorrow I’ll be on KQED, San Francisco’s National Public Radio station, between 9 and 10 a.m. Pacific Time (inclusive, so I’m told), discussing the Science March on the “Forum” show. I’m told that for the first half hour I’ll be conversing with Ken Caldeira (an ecologist and environmental scientist at the Carnegie Institution), one of the organizers of the science march, KQED’s science editor Craig Miller, and the host Mina Kim, and then at 9:30 (again Pacific Time) we’ll join in responding to listener calls and comments.

That’s 11 to noon Chicago time and noon to 1 p.m. Eastern time. If there’s breaking news, everything will be delayed by one hour.

You can listen live by clicking on the screenshot below and then clicking on the blue arrow.  I don’t know if there will be fireworks, but I’m game.


  1. rom
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Be gentle … 🙂

  2. Don Mackay
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m wondering what time/day your programme might be in New Zealand, since such things should be fresh in your mind!

    Just remember that religion has done nothing for the little people of the planet(apart from architecture and music), whereas science has given us antibiotics, transistors and the possibility of a trip to Mars.

    • Randy schenck
      Posted April 20, 2017 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

      If you are really looking for the time difference that should not be too difficult to determine. I think you are roughly 17 hours ahead of central daylight time, USA. So 11 am. here in Chicago, Friday would be 6 am. Saturday in NZ. However, I am not that familiar with NZ and you may have a couple of time zones there.

      • Don Mackay
        Posted April 21, 2017 at 4:51 am | Permalink

        Thanks for that: i’ll give it a try if I can get up that time on a Saturday morning!

        I have just discovered that there is a similar march in Auckland, NZ, though no-one seems especially interested. Though the government meddles with science structures from time to time, it is recognised that our economy would be in serious trouble without good science on many fronts.

  3. Mehul Shah
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Nice! I listen to 9 am Forum on my daily commute.

    Look forward to it,

  4. Molly Harden
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to hearing it. Paying attention to the leaders of protests is so important.

    Reminds me of the days when I declined to participate in marches against apartheid way back.

    I would never march in support of a party that had an official who said, “With our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country.” Condoning that kind of violence was terrible.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

      It was entirely possible to protest apartheid without endorsing everything that dropped out of Winnie Mandela’s mouth.

      If you’re willing to march only when nobody connected to the cause has ever said anything dumb, you ain’t gonna be marchin’ anymore.

      (… or are you parodying those who are declining to participate in the march?)

  5. Posted April 21, 2017 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Ironic that they ended that first half-hour with Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum.

    • Craig Alan Miller
      Posted April 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

      I was wondering about that myself. Odd choice.

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