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Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

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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

Networks:

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

Fast Carbs. Slow Carbs.

5/27/2020
SPEAKERS David Kessler M.D., Former Commissioner, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Author, A Question of Intent and The End of Overeating; Pediatrician; Dean of the Medical Schools, Yale and the UC San Francisco 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 live via video conference, for an online audience only, and was live-streamed...

Duration:01:02:20

On the Frontline: Care Workers and the Pandemic

5/27/2020
SPEAKERS Kimberly Alvarenga Director, California Domestic Workers Coalition Amanda Steele Deputy Policy Director, SEIU Local 2015 Sam Harnett Reporter, KQED—Moderator 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 was live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on May 19th, 2020.

Duration:01:00:40

Lavender Talks: Celebrating 50 years of San Francisco Pride

5/26/2020
SPEAKERS Jacquelene Bishop CPA; Former President and Treasurer, San Francisco Pride Board Ken Jones Former Co-Chair and President, San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Parade and Celebration Committee; Host, Castro Historical Walks Michelle Meow Former President, SF Pride; Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" on KBCW TV and KPIX TV and Progressive Voices Radio; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors Teddy Witherington Deputy Director, Impact Fund; Former Executive...

Duration:00:56:04

Chronicle Food Critic Soleil Ho: Foodie with an Agenda

5/26/2020
SPEAKERS Soleil Ho Restaurant Critic, San Francisco Chronicle 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 Club—Co-Moderator In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via video conference, for an online audience...

Duration:00:52:03

Flourishing in a New Normal

5/25/2020
SPEAKERS Steven Campbell Teacher; Professor; Author, Making Your Mind Magnificent; Professional Speaker 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 was live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on April 14th, 2020.

Duration:00:48:35

History in the Present: The Pandemic and Civic Learning

5/25/2020
SPEAKERS Louise Dubé Executive Director, iCivics Anthea Hartig Ph. D., Elizabeth MacMillan Director, Smithsonian's National Museum of American History William Deverell Ph.D. Professor of History, University of Southern California; Founder, Los Angeles Civics Academy Robert Pondiscio Senior Fellow, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Civics teacher, Democracy Prep In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via video conference, for an...

Duration:00:54:06

Madeleine Albright: Hell and Other Destinations

5/25/2020
SPEAKERS Madeleine Albright Former U.S. Secretary of State; Author, Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir 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 was live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on May 14th, 2020.

Duration:00:57:44

COVID-19 and Climate: The Future of Energy

5/25/2020
SPEAKERS Jason Bordoff Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University Amy Harder Energy and Climate Change Reporter, Axios Scott Jacobs CEO & CO-Founder, Generate Capital Julia Pyper Co-Host, Political Climate Podcast Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One 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 was live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of...

Duration:00:51:53

Andy Slavitt: A Bipartisan Approach to Fighting the Pandemic

5/25/2020
SPEAKERS Andy Slavitt Former Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Obama Administration; Founder and Board Chair, United States of Care Mark Zitter Chair, The Zetema Project; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Moderator 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 was live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on May 13th,...

Duration:00:56:52

Reducing Nuclear Weapons: Stopping the War That No One Wants

5/23/2020
SPEAKERS Jerry Brown Former Governor of California Rose Gottemoeller Former Deputy Secretary General, NATO, October 2016 to October 2019 Izumi Nakamitsu Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations William Perry Former U.S. Secretary of Defense George Shultz Former U.S. Secretary of State Raymond Jeanloz Professor, Earth and Planetary Science , UC. Berkeley Dr. Gloria Duffy President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club—Moderator In...

Duration:00:59:51

Halting Bigotry in Its Tracks

5/22/2020
SPEAKERS Dr. Karen Korematsu Founder and Executive Director, Fred. T. Korematsu Institute Judge Lillian Sing (ret.); First Asian-American Female Judge in Northern California Sameena Usman Government Relations Coordinator, Bay Area Office, The Council on American-Islamic Relations; Assembly Delegate, California Democratic Party Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" on KBCW/KPIX TV and Online Radio; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors In response to the...

Duration:00:51:43

David Plouffe: How to Beat Donald Trump

5/19/2020
SPEAKERS David Plouffe Senior Adviser to the President Under Barack Obama; Head of Policy and Advocacy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Author, A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump In Conversation with Buffy Wicks California State Assemblywoman, 15th District 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 was live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on...

Duration:00:54:58

Storytelling Through the Climate Crisis

5/18/2020
SPEAKERS Jenny Offill Author, Weather Roy Scranton Author, We're Doomed. Now What? Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One 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 was live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on April 10th, 2020.

Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue: What Makes a Marriage Last

5/16/2020
SPEAKERS Marlo Thomas Actress; Co-Author, What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life Phil Donahue Former TV Host; Co-Author, What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life In Conversation with Cheryl Jennings Emmy Award-Winning Journalist 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 was...

Duration:01:13:32

Tom Ammiano's Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road

5/12/2020
SPEAKERS Tom Ammiano Former California State Assemblymember; Former Supervisor and President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Teacher; Stand-up Comic; Author, Kiss My Gay Ass: My Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road Through Activism, Stand-up, and Politics 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...

Duration:00:55:01

Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: Fighting Loneliness During COVID-19 and Beyond

5/10/2020
SPEAKERS Vivek Murthy M.D., Former U.S. Surgeon General; Author, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World” In Conversation with Lucy Kalanithi M.D. Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University; Widow of Paul Kalanithi, M.D., Author of When Breath Becomes Air 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 was live-streamed from The...

Duration:01:04:37

Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College

5/10/2020
SPEAKERS Jesse Wegman Member of the Editorial Board, The New York Times; Author, Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College In Conversation With Farhad Manjoo Columnist, The New York Times 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 was live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on May 7th, 2020.

Duration:01:04:26

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Alexis Madrigal: Racial Disparities During COVID-19

5/9/2020
SPEAKERS Ibram X. Kendi Ph.D., Founding Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center, American University; Professor of History and International Relations, American University; Author, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, The Black Campus Movement and How to Be an Antiracist Alexis Madrigal Staff Writer, The Atlantic; Founder, The COVID Tracking Project In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program took place and was...

Duration:01:21:32

Managing Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19

5/9/2020
SPEAKERS Dr. Michael A. Tompkins Ph.D., Author; Co-Director, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy 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 was live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on April 29th, 2020.

Duration:01:05:32

Zero-Emission Cities

5/8/2020
SPEAKERS Lauren Faber O’Connor Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Eva Gladek Founder & CEO, Metabolic Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via video conference for an online audience only on April 20th, 2020.

Duration:00:51:56