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Today's show is one of our most requested programs the people want to hear again, the day we featured a marvelous history of the phone phreakers by Phil Lapsley and interview with Hedrick Smith who produced a documentary for PBS on how the phone company shares all your data with the government.  And you can listen to this broadcast via the Listen button to the left. A reminder:  My film, Kepler's Dream is showing in the Mill Valley Film Festival to great success. Showings this week Thursday October 13 at 3pm, Saturday October 15th 11AM.

From The Chapel at 777 Valencia (b/t 18th & 19th) in the SF Mission, SEDGE welcomes:



the Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning journalist with Who Stole the American Dream, on trail of political and corporate decisions that have, over the past four decades, dismantled the American Dream.



whose latest novel Hold Fast tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who falls into Chicago’s shelter system and from there must solve the mystery of her father’s strange disappearance.



the engineer, hacker, author and entrepreneur brings us his fascinating new account Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell.



the Canadian fiddler, singer/songwriter and step dancer brings us a few of the high-energy songs from her new album Bright Like Gold.

The Yale


this year's lineup of 14 senior Yale University men who comprise the world's oldest and most famous collegiate a cappella group..

The Zealous


house pianist extraordinaire.

What is it about mysteries?  On this week's program, the plot, the story, the character, the research, the accents and gritt?  Today, SEDGE THOMSON talks with ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH, author The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and the Isabel Dalhousie novels,  IAN RANKIN, author of the Edinburgh based Rebus series; JACQUELINE WINSPEAR, author of the Maisie Dobbs series;  VAL MCDERMID, Scottish crime writer and forensic expert, and KATIE GILMARTIN, whose mystery, Blackmail, My Love,  is set in the queer San Francisco world of the 1950s.


Quotation of the week: “I can tell you that the men in my life do not talk about women this way. To dismiss this as everyday locker room talk is an insult to decent men everywhere.” First Lady Michelle Obama October 13, 2016


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.