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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. As a non-partisan forum, The Club brings to the public airwaves diverse viewpoints on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast - the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924 - is carried across the nation on public radio stations.

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. As a non-partisan forum, The Club brings to the public airwaves diverse viewpoints on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast - the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924 - is carried across the nation on public radio stations.
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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. As a non-partisan forum, The Club brings to the public airwaves diverse viewpoints on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast - the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924 - is carried across the nation on public radio stations.

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


Episodes

Memory Problems More Likely to Be Reported by the LGBTQ Community

7/18/2019
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SPEAKERS Jason Flatt Assistant Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing, Institute for Health & Aging Michelle Meow Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW TV); Twitter @msmichellemeow John Zipperer Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 18th, 2019.

Duration:01:04:15

Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi: 50 Years Since Our First Step

7/18/2019
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SPEAKERS Andrew Fraknoi Chair Emeritus, Astronomy Department at Foothill College; Former Executive Director, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Lisa Krieger Science Reporter, The Mercury News—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 17th, 2019.

Duration:01:02:08

Intergenerational Executive Womxn Talk Success, Age and Empowerment

7/17/2019
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SPEAKERS Emily Howe Corporate Gender Strategist Mags Baker Expert on Millennial Happiness at Work Barbara Mark, Ph.D. Midlife Women's Leadership Coach Linda Calhoun Founder, Career Girls This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 16th, 2019.

Duration:01:01:33

Shakespeare in Prison

7/17/2019
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SPEAKERS Dameion Brown Former Artist-in-Residence, Marin Shakespeare Company This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 15th, 2019.

Tom Siebel: Inside the Digital Future

7/16/2019
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SPEAKERS Tom Siebel CEO, C3.ai; Author, Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction In Conversation with Nellie Bowles Tech and Culture Reporter, The New York Times This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 15th, 2019.

Duration:01:07:13

Cities for the Future: Where Life Meets Design

7/12/2019
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SPEAKERS Liz Ogbu Founder and Principal, Studio O Laura Crescimano Co-Founder/Principal, SITELAB Urban Studio Jan Gehl Architect and Founding Partner, Gehl Architects, author, “Cities for People” (Island Press, 2010) 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 June 3, 2019.

Duration:00:51:13

Cosmological Koans

7/12/2019
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SPEAKERS Anthony Aguirre Professor of Physics, UC Santa Cruz; Co-Founder, Foundational Questions Institute, Author, Cosmological Koans This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 11th, 2019.

Duration:00:53:57

Asian Pacific Islander Equality Northern California: Sammie Ablaza Wills

7/11/2019
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SPEAKERS Sammie Ablaza Wills Director, APIENC Michelle Meow Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW TV); Twitter @msmichellemeow John Zipperer Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 11th, 2019.

Duration:00:59:01

Week to Week Political Roundtable 7/10/19

7/11/2019
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SPEAKERS Bob Butler Reporter, KCBS Radio; Twitter @bobbutler7 C.W. Nevius Columnist, Santa Rosa Press Democrat; Former Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cwnevius Mollie Reilly Assignment Editor, HuffPost John Zipperer Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Host This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 10th, 2019.

Duration:01:07:32

Esther Wojcicki: How to Raise Successful People

7/11/2019
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SPEAKERS Esther Wojcicki Educator; Author, How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results In Conversation with Roy Eisenhardt Lecturer, UC Berkeley Law School This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 10th, 2019.

Duration:00:59:39

Why Great Workplaces Are Better for Employees, Investors and Society

7/10/2019
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SPEAKERS Emilie Aries Speaker; Podcast Host; Founder; Author, Bossed Up Michael C. Bush CEO, Great Place to Work; Author, A Great Place to Work for All; Entrepreneur; Investor; Teacher; Author; Media Commentator R. Paul Herman CEO and Founder, HIP Investor: Impact Ratings + Portfolios; Higher Impact Portfolio Manager This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 9th, 2019.

Duration:01:03:58

Pride and Fatherhood: Celebrating Gay Dads and LGBTQ Families

7/10/2019
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SPEAKERS James Loduca Head of Global Inclusion and Diversity, Twitter; former Director for Equality, Salesforce Eldon Schriock M.D., Fertility Specialist, Pacific Fertility Center Jeff Titterton Chief Marketing Officer, Zendesk Michelle Meow Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW TV) John Zipperer Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San...

Duration:01:15:21

When Republicans Were Progressive

7/9/2019
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SPEAKERS Dave Durenberger U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1978–1995); Retired Chair, National Institute of Health Policy, Co-Author, When Republicans Were Progressive In Conversation with George Hammond Author, Conversations with Socrates; Son of a Wisconsin Progressive Republican Mayor This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on July 8th, 2019.

Duration:01:07:43

Giving USA 2019: A National and San Francisco Perspective

7/2/2019
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SPEAKERS Julie E. Packard Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium Lauren B. Dachs President and Vice Chair, Bechtel Jr. Foundation Roselyne Chroman Swig Civic Leader Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D. Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 20th, 2019.

Duration:01:30:12

The Incredible Slip Madigan

7/2/2019
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SPEAKERS Dave Newhouse Sports Journalist; Columnist, Oakland Tribune; Author, The Incredible Slip Madigan This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 27th, 2019.

Duration:00:58:56

The War for Kindness

7/1/2019
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SPEAKER Jamil Zaki Professor of Psychology, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab; Author, The War for Kindness This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 26th, 2019.

Duration:01:07:42

Standing Rock, Climate Change and the Green New Deal

7/1/2019
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SPEAKERS Daniel Sheehan Constitutional and Public Interest Lawyer; General Counsel, Lakota People's Law Project; President and General Counsel, the Romero Institute; Author, The People's Advocate This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 24th, 2019.

Duration:01:16:33

Tales of the City Producer-Writer Lauren Morelli

6/29/2019
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SPEAKERS Lauren Morelli Executive Producer and Writer, "Tales of the City" (2019, Netflix); Writer, "Orange Is the New Black" Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show"; Twitter @msmichellemeow—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 28th, 2019.

Duration:01:00:58

David Wallace-Wells: The Uninhabitable Earth

6/28/2019
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SPEAKERS David Wallace-Wells Deputy Editor, New York Magazine; Author, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming Katharine Hayhoe Professor and Director, Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on May 6th, 2019.

Duration:00:51:26

George Will: The Future of Conservatism

6/27/2019
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SPEAKERS George Will Columnist, The Washington Post; Author, The Conservative Sensibility In Conversation with Lenny Mendonca Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of the Office of Business and Economic Development, State of California; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Marines Memorial Theatre in San Francisco on June 27th, 2019.

Duration:00:58:55