This is an excerpt from an hour-long conversation with former U.S. Labor Secretary (and current University of California at Berkeley professor) Robert B. Reich. The discussion covered a range of subjects, including many personal anecdotes, but it focused on the current healthcare debate, especially the "public option." The event was held at the Ashby Stage in Berkeley on June 22 and was organized in association with the production of a new movie by the Kornbluth brothers, "Love & Taxes," in which Reich plays the role of former I.R.S. Commissioner Sheldon S. Cohen. You can watch the entire interview and learn more about the film at joshkornbluth.com.