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American poet Billy Collins reads a selection of humorous poems and then discusses the craft of writing with Dean Nelson and an appreciative audience in this keynote event of the 2013 Writer's Symposium by the Sea, sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University.

Producer/Director Charlie Soap and Producer Kristina Kiehl discuss the film inspired by the true story of the struggle for, opposition to, and ultimate success of a rural Cherokee community to bring running water to their families by using the traditional concept of "gadugi," working together to solve a problem. Sonny Skyhawk moderates the conversations.

One of the year's most lively events, the student reading includes winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley's creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and representatives from student publications. Recorded on 05/07/2015.

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student who was brutally beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die because he was gay. The film's director Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, sits down for a conversation with Sheila Sullivan, the Acting Executive Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center. Recorded on 04/23/2015.

As one of the leading family studies scholars in the country, Stephanie Coontz has over the years published a wide range of provocative Op-Ed pieces in such publications as The New York Times and the Washington Post. She's also the author of several books, including The Way We Never Were; The Social Origins of Family Life; and How Love Conquered Marriage, which U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy cited twice in the landmark opinion that he wrote this year on same-sex marriage. In this edition of Up Next, Coontz talks about the changing nature of marriage and how well the institution is likely to fare in the decades ahead.

After being summoned to the Vatican to advise on climate change, Dan Kammen of UC Berkeley shares an insider's view on what inspired Pope Francis to issue such a passionate plea to protect the earth in Laudato Si, his 2015 encyclical on the environment. As a practicing Catholic, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm praises the Pope for presenting "human ecology" as a moral issue in this lively exchange with Kammen and Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
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