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Community Connection With Liz Saint John 06.29.2014

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.

1. Novelist Lisa See talks about her writing career, her research for her new book China Dolls, and the history of Chinatown, San Francisco, and the people who worked as entertainers in nightclubs in the 1930’s.

2.University of Wisconsin-Madison math professor Jordan Ellenberg talks about how we use math in our everyday lives, what two points many kids fall off the Math train,” and why he wrote his new book How Not to be Wrong: The Power of mathematical Thinking.

3. Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger talks about why he made the documentary The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, he explains SOPA and how it really is outdated, and he discusses real world situations when having access to online academic journals has possibly saved lives.

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