With dramatic El Nino conditions building in the Pacific and predictions of an unprecedented deluge of rain hitting drought-starved California this winter, will the "save water" mantra evaporate as the first raindrops fall?
Last night, the long awaited Tesla Model X was launched and Elon Musk took great pleasure in underlining its clean air qualities. He couldn't contain a smile, as he talked about air quality and referred to "recent events," i.e. the VW DieselGate scandal.
On Friday, she joined her favorite author, Khaled Hosseini (of Kite Runner fame) at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley, for a hard hitting conversation about Islam, violence and her dream of one day becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Many people worry about the consequences of tech innovation, in particular: will automation and robots take our jobs? I sat down to explore the impact of robots and the chance of "robo-apocalypse" with social robot pioneer Cynthia Breazeal.
Today, the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance is finally available. It will "likely serve as the definitive account" of the most successful entrepreneur in the world, writes Jon Gertner in the New York Times.
This evening, Elon Musk announces details of Tesla's new products: not cars, but battery storage for the home and for the business/utility. So why does Musk call battery storage "the missing piece" and why is it so significant?
The book really hits its stride when the family spends time at an orphanage in India, and Marshall forges a powerful connection with a little orphan named Job. He's a cheeky little fellow, who lectures Marshall on religion and politics and yet is fiercely loyal and protective.
Seventy years ago today, the prisoners of Auschwitz were liberated. Irene Weiss is one of those survivors. She was 13 years old when she was captured, her long blond braids shaved off and her family killed in the gas chambers. Weiss sat down with me to share her inspirational story.
An employee of GM, Sexton was part of the L.A. team tasked with leasing the first commercial electric vehicle: the EV1. When GM decided to recall the car, she became a vocal opponent of the recall, but that didn't stop the company crushing the majority of the fleet.
Built in the "Great Gatsby era," this remarkable Art Deco building was the tallest tower in San Francisco for almost 40 years. Today, 140 New Montgomery may be only 33rd in height, but it's still the talk of the town, from NPR's KQED Radio in San Francisco to The Atlantic in D.C.
In this exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Google's Rick Needham describes the company's fleet of electric vehicles and how it has enabled millions of miles of electric driving (almost 2M and counting).
Belva Davis, who hosted KQED's This Week in Northern California for almost 20 years, explains why she admires PBS Newshour's anchors Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill; and why journalists need both curiosity and passion to create a successful career.
Warrior emphasizes the importance of authenticity in leadership, letting people see "who you truly are." Of course, being approachable... coaching, mentoring, and brainstorming ideas with your team are also key, she says.
Gavin Newsom<, Lt. Governor of California and new father, explains why the U.S. needs a national carbon tax. Newsom shared his views on climate change, oil companies and his dream of being Governor of California one day.
You may recall Dr. Muller, the self-described "former skeptic" who emphasized the fallibility of research on global warming. Last summer, after thorough research with the Berkeley Earth project, he announced his dramatic conversion. He agreed to answer a few Fresh Dialogues questions.