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Today's Certified Wisdom and Happiness show is about work -- finding it, inventing it, the purpose of it, and protecting it -- The great defining activity of we humans.  SEDGE THOMSON is joined by London-based author and interviewer, BLANCHE GIROUARD, for today's West Coast Live.  This summer West Coast Live is presenting periodic pop-up shows with in various places, today from Amy Murray's REVIVAL BAR & KITCHEN in Berkeley, CA.  We invited an audience in between meal times for coffee and conversation.  Look for more such pop ups, coming soon.

HASSAN EL TAYYAB, composer, author, and teacher. His road-memoir, Composing Temple Sunrise, takes us to the Black Rock Desert of Burning Man and a curious structure called "Fishbug."  Along the way, he learns about his own songwriting. He helps inner-city children find their own muses as he finds his.  We'll hear him play his songs both solo and with his group American Nomad.

Dr. MYRA STROBER - Pioneering economist, author of Sharing the Work: What my Family and Career Taught Me About Breaking Through (And Holding The Door Open for Others) - The Stanford professor's memoir takes us through a time of great change for working women in America via the story of her own life.

JOYCE SCOTT, author of Entwined, Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott. This is the story of twin sisters, one with Downs Syndrome, who were separated as young girls, and reunited 40 years later when Joyce reclaimed Judith from an institution and helped her become an internationally acclaimed artist. An inspirational and moving story of love and creativity.

DANIEL BACON, author of Frisco. His novel shows us how life and work on the San Francisco waterfront, and the great General Strike, reflected and shaped the City even as we know it today. Is the gig work economy of today so different from the day workers on the docks of the 1930s?  The lovely food stalls of the Ferry Building now stand where roustabouts and stevedores once struggled for work and love.

SEDGE's guests:  What a time!  All aboard!

MYTHBUSTERS

ADAM SAVAGE & JAMIE HYNEMAN

from MythBusters, the beloved science entertainment TV program that tests the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages, Internet videos and news stories. From October 8 at the WIX lounge in SF.

Author

SARA WHEELER

author of The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle. From March 19 at Revival in Berkeley.

Author

JONATHAN EVISON

author of critically acclaimed novel West of Here, set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington’s rugged Pacific coast. From July 30 on Lopez Island, WA

Musicians

MARK PHILLIPS & IIIrd GENERATION BLUEGRASS BAND

award-winning, hard-driving traditional bluegrass and bluegrass-gospel music out of Norman, Oklahoma. From July 23 in Etna, CA.

Musicians

RUBBER SOULDIERS

David Gans and the Rowan Brothers bring us their improvisational approach to the music of the Beatles. From June 25 at the SF Ferry Building.

Author

ANTHONY HOROWITZ

screenwriter of acclaimed British World War II detective television series Foyle's War, and author of the bestselling Alex Rider children's series, with the final installment, Scorpia RisingFrom March 26 at Revival in Berkeley.

Sedge welomes three funny and provocative writers, and two forward-looking musical groups, from the post-Jazz Hot to the avant sonorities of the bass clarinet, and a man who knows the best to way make tea - don't using boiling water.‚Äč

RICHARD PRICE, author, Lush Life

TOBIAS WOLFF, author, Our Story Begins

EDWARD DOCX, author, Pravda

Musical guests EDMUND WELLES: THE BASS CLARINET QUARTET

THE VERY HOT CLUB

ROY FONG, Imperial Tea Court demonstrates best practices of tea

MIKE GREENSILL

West Coast Live broadcasts Saturdays from 10am to noon Pacific Time, unless otherwise stated. Guests attending the show are asked to arrive 30 minutes early, at 9:30am.