2019 Silver SPUR Awards: How Michael Krasny's Storytelling Informs and Engages San Francisco
October 28, 2019


The 2019 Silver SPUR Awards, held on October 22, recognized individuals whose achievements have made San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.


Michael Krasny, Ph.D., is a scholar and professor of English Language and Literature at San Francisco State University and the host of KQED’s “Forum with Michael Krasny.” He is the author of a number of acclaimed books, including “Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio,” “Literary Life and Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Search” and “Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means.” An award-winning broadcast journalist, he has interviewed many of the world’s leading political, cultural, literary, science and technology figures, as well as major figures from the world of entertainment, as host of “Forum with Michael Krasny,” a role in which he has served since 1993.


Learn about our other 2019 honorees:

How Jane Graf Pursues Her Belief That Housing Is a Human Right

How Ninive Calegari Infuses Care Into Education

How Charles M. Collins Empowers Children From All Background



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