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Weekend Magazine: Empathy, Inside TV News, And Drummer’s Desserts

December 28, 2014

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. Your can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine every Sunday morning, 6:00AM-7:00AM.

1. Roman Krznaric, the co-founder of the School of Life in London and an adviser to organizations including Oxfam and the United Nations, defines “empathy” and explains the importance of it in our society. He offers ideas on how we can all maximize our empathic abilities. His new book is Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It.  Listen to the podcast here.

2. Journalist Sheila Weller takes us behind the scenes of broadcast television news and looks at three of the most successful women in television. Her new book is The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News.    Listen to the podcast here.

3. Brooks Headley explains how he went from rock drummer to award-winning chef. His new book is Brooks Headley’s Fancy Desserts: The Recipes of Del Posto’s James Beard Award-Winning Pastry Chef.    Listen to the podcast here.

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