You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM.

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.

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Jill Leovy, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talks about homicide in LA County ,why black men make up a disproportionate number of the murder victims, being embedded with LAPD detectives on a case, and the difficulties with getting witnesses to come forward with information. Her new book is Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America.  Listen to the podcast here.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine neuroscientist David J. Linden explains the connection between our sense of touch and emotions, the neural pathways, how what we feel with our hands or skin affects how we feel emotionally. His new book is Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart. and Mind.  Listen to the podcast here.

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Jan Ellison is a Bay Area writer. She’s the recipient of a 2007 O. Henry Prize for her first published short story. She talks about her new book, a novel,  A Small Indiscretion.  Listen to the podcast here.