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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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San Francisco, CA

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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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@cwclub

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English

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


Episodes

Ambassador Samantha Power

9/18/2019
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SPEAKERS Samantha Power Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations; Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Author, The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir; Twitter @SamanthaJPower In Conversation with Dan Pfeiffer Co-Host, “Pod Save America”; Author, Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump; Twitter @danpfeiffer This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Herbst Theater...

Duration:01:10:12

Kevin Bard, President of the Harvey Milk Democratic Club

9/17/2019
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SPEAKERS Kevin Bard President, Harvey Milk Democratic Club 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 September 12th, 2019.

Duration:01:01:52

S.F. Giants Manager Bruce Bochy: A Final Season Salute

9/17/2019
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SPEAKERS Bruce Bochy Manager, San Francisco Giants 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 September 14th, 2019.

From Wheels to Wings: Our Flying Car Future

9/15/2019
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SPEAKERS JoeBen Bevirt Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation Greg Deeds Chairman, Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Jennifer Richter Attorney, Akin Gump Uma Subramanian Former CEO, Voom (an Airbus company) Charlie Vogelheim Co-Host, "The Flying Car Show" 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 August 20th, 2019.

Duration:00:50:50

Sean Carroll: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Space-Time

9/15/2019
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Quantum mechanics is the most accurate and far-reaching theory in physics, yet physicists themselves readily admit that they don't understand it. But Caltech physicist and New York Times best-selling author Sean Carroll suggests that we do have a very promising way of understanding the mysteries of the quantum world. Previously featured on “The Colbert Report” and PBS’s “Nova,” theoretical physicist Carroll will explore quantum discoveries throughout history, unveiling how the atomic and...

Duration:01:01:41

Life After Liquidity

9/13/2019
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SPEAKERS Lise Buyer Founder and Partner, Class V Group Tracy Coté Chief People Officer, Genesys David Rosenthal General Partner, Wave Capital; Host, “Acquired” Podcast Dan Springer CEO and Founder, DocuSign This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 12th, 2019.

Duration:01:06:16

The Vagina Bible: Dr. Jen Gunter and Mary Roach

9/12/2019
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SPEAKERS Jen Gunter, M.D.<.strong> Ob-gyn; Pain Medicine Specialist; Women’s Health Columnist, The New York Times; Author, The Vagina Bible Mary Roach Author, Bonk, Stiff, Packing for Mars and Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 9th, 2019.

Duration:01:07:23

Reducing the Global Burden of Dementia: The First Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

9/12/2019
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SPEAKERS Dale Bredesen, M.D. Professor, UCLA; Founding President and Professor Emeritus, Buck Institute This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 10th, 2019.

Duration:01:23:51

Spin Wars and Spy Games: Global Media and Intelligence Gathering

9/12/2019
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SPEAKERS Markos Kounalakis Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Syndicated Columnist, Foreign Affairs; Author, Spin Wars and Spy Games This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 9th, 2019.

Duration:01:08:14

How to Be an Anti-Racist: Ibram X. Kendi

9/12/2019
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SPEAKERS Ibram X. Kendi Ph.D., Founding Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center at 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 (Forthcoming) Alicia Garza Principal, Black Futures Lab; Strategy and Partnership Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter This...

Duration:01:05:45

Mike Isaac: The Battle for Uber

9/11/2019
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SPEAKERS Mike Isaac Technology Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber In Conversation with Molly Wood Host, "Marketplace Tech"; Co-Host, “Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly” This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 10th, 2019.

Duration:01:00:29

Neoliberalism and Its Discontents

9/10/2019
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SPEAKERS Reed Hundt Chairman from 1993–1997, Federal Communications Commission; Founder and CEO, Coalition for Green Capital Brad DeLong Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy Under President Bill Clinton Joshua Cohen Editor, Boston Review; Distinguished Senior Fellow, UC Berkeley; Faculty, Apple University This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Marin Outdoor Arts Club in Mill Valley, CA on...

Duration:01:25:26

The Conservative Case for Universal Coverage

9/9/2019
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SPEAKERS Avik Roy, M.D. President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity; Former Policy Adviser to Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Marco Rubio; Policy Editor, Forbes In Conversation with Mark Zitter Founder and Chair, the Zetema Project This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 5th, 2019.

Duration:01:05:00

The Longevity Project

9/7/2019
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SPEAKERS Maurizio Gigola Director, Writer and Producer, The Longevity Project In Conversation with Robert Kilpatrick, Ph.D. CEO, Health Innovation for People (HIP); Co-Chair, Health & Medicine Member-Led Forum This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 4th, 2019.

Duration:01:04:18

Congressman Ted Lieu

9/7/2019
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SPEAKERS Ted Lieu U.S. Representative for District 33 (D-CA) In Conversation with Marisa Lagos Reporter for California Politics and Government, KQED This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 5th, 2019.

Duration:00:59:30

How Pro Sports Can Be a Player in Climate

9/6/2019
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SPEAKERS Dusty Baker Special Adviser, San Francisco Giants Roger McClendon Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance Jim Thompson Founder, Positive Coaching Alliance 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 August 8th, 2019.

Duration:00:50:52

Lane Hudson and the Zero for Zeros Campaign

9/5/2019
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SPEAKERS Lane Hudson LGBTQ Activist, Zero for Zeros Campaign; Twitter @tlanehudson 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 September 5th, 2019.

Duration:00:58:08

How Does an Independent Analyst Survive San Francisco City Hall?

9/5/2019
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SPEAKERS Harvey M. Rose Budget and Legislative Analyst, City and County of San Francisco: Founder, Harvey M. Rose Associates LLC; Former Auditor General, State of California This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 3rd, 2019.

Duration:00:41:42

Food and Health from the Ground Up

9/4/2019
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SPEAKERS Vince Caguin Director of Nutrition Services and Warehousing, Natomas School District Paula Daniels Founder, Center for Good Food Purchasing Daphne Miller, M.D. Clinical Professor, UC San Francisco; Author, Farmacology Tracey Patterson Director of Engagement and Strategy, California Food Policy Advocate Hope Sippola Farmer and Owner, Fiery Ginger Farm Ben Thomas Farm to Market Director, Community Alliance with Family Farmers This program was recorded in front of a live...

Duration:00:58:46

Breathwork: A Three-Week Breathing Program to Gain Clarity, Calm and Better Health

9/4/2019
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SPEAKERS Valerie Moselle Founder and Director of Adult Yoga and Teacher Training, Luma Yoga in Santa Cruz; Author, Breathwork This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on August 29th, 2019.

Duration:01:01:48