Protesters of Chick-fil-A hold a mid-day demonstration organized by the Human Rights Campaign in Washington on July 26, 2012. Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters of Chick-fil-A hold a mid-day demonstration organized by the Human Rights Campaign in Washington on July 26, 2012. Robert MacPherson /AFP/Getty Images

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee last week joined other big-city mayors in telling fast food chain Chick-fil-A that its stores are not welcome in their cities. The controversy started when the company’s owner stated his opposition to same-sex marriage and support for “the biblical definition of the family unit.” KQED’s Forum discusses the risks and benefits for companies that wade into politics and social issues. Does a company’s politics play into your buying decisions?

Original Broadcast: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 — 9:00 AM


Host: Scott Shafer

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Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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