Michael Krasny, PhD, is host and award winning broadcaster of Forum, a daily news and current events radio program on KQED Radio, the National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco, California, the nation's leading public radio station. The program can also be heard on Sirius and I-Tunes. Dr. Krasny is also a Professor of English at San Francisco State University and author of the best-seller Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life (Stanford University Press).