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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's largest public affairs forum. The nonpartisan and nonprofit Club produces and distributes programs featuring diverse viewpoints from thought leaders on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast — the oldest in the U.S., since 1924 — is carried on hundreds of stations. Our website features audio and video of our programs. This podcast feed is usually updated multiple times each week.

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's largest public affairs forum. The nonpartisan and nonprofit Club produces and distributes programs featuring diverse viewpoints from thought leaders on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast — the oldest in the U.S., since 1924 — is carried on hundreds of stations. Our website features audio and video of our programs. This podcast feed is usually updated multiple times each week.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

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KQED

Description:

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's largest public affairs forum. The nonpartisan and nonprofit Club produces and distributes programs featuring diverse viewpoints from thought leaders on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast — the oldest in the U.S., since 1924 — is carried on hundreds of stations. Our website features audio and video of our programs. This podcast feed is usually updated multiple times each week.

Twitter:

@cwclub

Language:

English

Contact:

The Commonwealth Club of California 595 Market Street 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 415-597-6700


Episodes

COVID-19 and the LGBTQI Community

4/9/2020
SPEAKERS Sean Cahill Ph.D., Director of Health Policy Research, Fenway Institute; Affiliate Associate Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, Northeastern University; Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice in Health Law, Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health; Author, "Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People," Fenway Institute, March 2020 Roger Doughty President, Horizons Foundation Kenneth Mayer M.D.,...

Duration:00:40:28

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg: Solutions to the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

4/9/2020
SPEAKERS Margaret Hamburg M.D., FDA Commissioner under President Obama, 2009–15; Former Health Commissioner, New York City In Conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via video conference, for an online audience only, and live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on April 1st, 2020.

Duration:01:04:10

Kitty Ferguson: Stephen Hawking’s Biographer Hears the Music of the Spheres

4/9/2020
SPEAKERS Kitty Ferguson Professional Musician; Author, Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived and The Music of Pythagoras In Conversation With George Hammond Author, Conversations With Socrates In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program was recorded live from an empty auditorium, for an online audience only, broadcasted from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on April 6th, 2020.

Duration:00:54:36

Tamim Ansary: Separate Histories with a Common Future

4/5/2020
SPEAKERS Tamim Ansary Author, The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection and Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes In Conversation With George Hammond Author, Conversations With Socrates In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program was recorded live from an empty auditorium, for an online audience only, broadcasted from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on April 2nd, 2020.

Duration:01:01:23

Invisible Threats: COVID-19 and Climate Change

4/3/2020
SPEAKERS Peter Atwater Adjunct Economics Lecturer, College of William & Mary Susan Clayton Psychology and Environmental Studies Professor, College of Wooster Robert H. Frank Author, Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work; Economics and Management Professor, Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via Zoom video...

Duration:00:52:10

Spring Rain: Author and Comics Artist Andy Warner

4/2/2020
SPEAKERS Andy Warner Comics Artist and Author, Spring Rain, This Land Is My Land and Brief Histories of Everyday Objects; Contributing Editor, @thenib; Instructor, the Animation Workshop (Denmark) and Stanford University; Twitter @andycomics Michelle Meow Producer and Host, “The Michelle Meow Show”; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Host John Zipperer Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth...

Duration:00:40:38

The Global Humanitarian Picture: Challenges and Opportunities for Humanitarian Action

4/2/2020
SPEAKERS Jacob Kurtzer Humanitarian Agenda Interim Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Linda Calhoun Founder, Career Girls—Moderator In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via Zoom video conference, for an online audience only, and live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on March 31st, 2020.

Duration:01:13:12

MIinimizing Fear

4/2/2020
SPEAKERS George Hammond Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations with Socrates In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program was recorded in an empty auditorium, for an online audience only, and live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on March 30th, 2020.

Duration:01:13:31

Caroline Winterer: Historian of America's Ideas

3/31/2020
SPEAKERS Caroline Winterer William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies, Stanford University; Author, American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason In Conversation with George Hammond Author, Conversations With Socrates In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program was recorded in an empty auditorium, for an online audience only, and live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on March 24th, 2020.

Duration:01:05:13

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. Health Care in the Era of Coronavirus

3/31/2020
SPEAKERS Jen Kates Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation Josh Michaud Ph.D., Associate Director, Global Health Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation In Conversation with Mark Zitter Chair, the Zetema Project; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded via Zoom video conference, for an online audience only, and live-streamed from The...

Duration:00:55:23

Inside Washington with Debra J. Saunders: A Week to Week Special

3/27/2020
SPEAKERS Debra J. Saunders White House Correspondent, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Syndicated Columnist; Twitter @debrajsaunders John Zipperer Producer and Host, Week to Week; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program was recorded in an empty auditorium, for an online audience only, and live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on March 26th, 2020.

Duration:00:53:19

Me vs. We: What Matters Most for Climate Action?

3/22/2020
SEAKERS George Lakoff Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, University of California Berkeley Amanda Ravenhill Executive Director, Buckminster Fuller Institute Margaret Klein Salamon Founder and Executive Director, The Climate Mobilization Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 26th, 2020.

Duration:00:52:38

Week to Week Political Roundtable: Coronavirus, 2020 Primaries and more

3/20/2020
SPEAKERS Tim Anaya Communications Director, Pacific Research Institute; Co-Host, PRI's "Next Round" Podcast; Former Director of Writing, California Assembly Republicans Gina Baleria Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University; Host, "News In Context" Podcast Melissa Caen Journalist; Lawyer John Zipperer Producer and Host, Week to Week; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program was recorded in an...

Duration:00:57:56

Determined to Be Dad: A Journey of Faith, Resilience and Love

3/19/2020
SPEAKERS Steve Disselhorst Founder and Principal, Steve Disselhorst LLC; Author, Determined to Be Dad: A Journey of Faith, Resilience and Love; Twitter @stevedisselhors Michelle Meow Producer and Host, “The Michelle Meow Show”; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Host John Zipperer Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program was...

Duration:00:59:01

Combatting Coronavirus in Our Community—What Works, Why Now

3/19/2020
SPEAKERS John Swartzberg M.D., FACP, Clinical Professor, Emeritus, UC Berkeley–UCSF Joint Medical Program, Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology Division; Chair, Editorial Boards, UC Berkeley Wellness Letter and Health After 50 Newsletter C. Jason Wang M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention (CPOP), Stanford University; Author, Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan: Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing Mark...

Duration:00:58:38

Adam Hochschild: A Humane Life's Work

3/19/2020
SPEAKERS Adam Hochschild Journalist; Historian; Lecturer; Author, King Leopold's Ghost, To End All Wars, Spain in Our Hearts, Rebel Cinderella In Conversation with George Hammond Author, Conversations With Socrates In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program was recorded in front of an online audience, broadcasted from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on March 17th, 2020.

Duration:01:01:06

Waging Change: Abby Ginzberg and Saru Jayaraman

3/17/2020
SPEAKERS Abby Ginzberg Director, Waging Change, And Then They Came for Us and Agents of Change Saru Jayaraman President, @onefairwage; Director, UC Berkeley Food Labor Research Center; Author, Forked; Twitter @SaruJayaraman Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW/KPIX TV); Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Moderator John Zipperer Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth...

Duration:00:37:27

What the 2030 Climate Deadline Really Means

3/14/2020
SPEAKERS Chris Field Faculty Director, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University Renee Lertzman Climate Engagement Strategist, Author David Fenton Founder, Fenton Communications Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 24th, 2020.

Duration:00:52:54

Presidential Leadership in Crisis: Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump

3/12/2020
SPEAKERS Kenneth T. Walsh White House Correspondent, U.S. News & World Report; Author, Presidential Leadership in Crisis: Defining Moments of the Modern Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump Moderated by George Hammond Humanities Member Led Forum Organizer

Duration:01:09:42

Big Ideas with Dan Esty and Andy Karsner

3/6/2020
SPEAKERS Andy Karsner Former Assistant Energy Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy Dan Esty Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale Law School Greg Dalton Founder and Host; Climate One This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 10th, 2020.

Duration:00:51:39