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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

Naturally Wired: Getting Outside in the Digital Age

3/22/2019
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SPEAKERS Phil Ginsburg General Manager, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Rebecca Johnson Co-Director, Citizen Science at the California Academy of Sciences Nooshin Razani Pediatrician and Founder/Director of the Center for Nature and Health at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Greg Dalton Founder & Host, Climate One This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 5th, 2019.

Duration:00:50:52

California Education Chief Tony Thurmond

3/22/2019
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SPEAKERS Tony Thurmond California Superintendent of Public Instruction In Conversation with Ricardo Cano K–12 Education Reporter, CALMatters This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 21st, 2019.

Duration:01:07:10

What You Need to Know Before You’re 65: A Medicare Primer

3/21/2019
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SPEAKERS Esther Koch Founder, Encore Management; Medicare Aging Network Partner, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 20th, 2019.

Duration:01:05:49

James Lapine, William Finn, Spencer Liff and Jordan Roth: Inside 'Falsettos', on The Michelle Meow Show

3/21/2019
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SPEAKERS William Finn Musical Composer and Lyricist; Tony Award Winner (Falsettos, 1992) James Lapine Director, "Falsettos" and "Sunday in the Park With George"; Screenwriter Spencer Liff Choregrapher, "Falsettos"; Resident Choreographer, "So You Think You Can Dance" Jordan Roth President and Majority Owner, Jujamcyn Theaters; Producer, Clybourne Park (Winner, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award) Michelle Meow Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW TV); Twitter...

Duration:00:41:56

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

3/21/2019
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SPEAKERS Jackie Speier U.S. Representative for District 14 (D-CA); Author, Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back; Twitter @RepSpeier In Conversation with Barbara Marshman Former Editorial Pages Editor, The Mercury News This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto, California on March 18th, 2019.

Duration:01:02:41

Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies

3/21/2019
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SPEAKERS Sanford Levinson Professor of Law, the University of Texas, Austin; Author, Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 18th, 2019.

Duration:01:22:25

Week to Week Politics Roundtable 3/20/19

3/21/2019
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SPEAKERS Carson Bruno Assistant Dean and Adjunct Lecturer, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University; Twitter @carsonjfbruno Melissa Caen Political and Legal Reporter, CBS Bay Area (KPIX) Barbara Marshman Former Editorial Page Editor, Mercury News; Twitter @barbmarshman 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 in San Francisco on March 20th, 2019.

Duration:01:14:16

John Hope Bryant: The Path to Financial Liberation

3/20/2019
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SPEAKERS John Hope Bryant Founder and CEO, Operation Hope; Chairman, President Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability; Author, The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation Nandita Bakhshi President and CEO, Bank of the West—Moderator This program was originally recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on February 27, 2018.

Duration:01:13:36

John Lanchester and Michael Lewis in Conversation

3/19/2019
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SPEAKERS John Lanchester Author, The Wall In Conversation with Michael Lewis Author, Moneyball, The Blind Side and The Fifth Risk This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 18th, 2019. **This Program Contains Explicit Language**

Duration:01:05:43

Creating a Global Sustainable Future

3/19/2019
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SPEAKERS Chandran Nair Founder and CEO, the Global Institute For Tomorrow; Author, The Sustainable State This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 15th, 2019.

Duration:00:57:30

EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler on Cars, Coal, and Climate

3/15/2019
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SPEAKERS Andrew Wheeler Administrator, U.S. EPA Albert Cheung Head of Global Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Mary Nichols Chair, California Air Resources Board Helen Clarkson CEO, The Climate Group Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One Portions of this program were recorded at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in San Francisco on February 4, 2019.

Duration:00:51:52

Singer-Songwriter Matt Alber on The Michelle Meow Show

3/15/2019
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SPEAKERS Matt Alber Singer; Songwriter; Twitter @mattalber 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 in San Francisco on March 15th, 2019.

Duration:00:58:03

Emily Chang's Brotopia: One Year Later

3/15/2019
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SPEAKERS Emily Chang Anchor and Executive Producer, Bloomberg Technology; Author, Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley Aileen Lee Partner, Cowboy VC; Founder, All Raise—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 14th, 2019.

Duration:01:56:11

A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs and Healthy Food

3/14/2019
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SPEAKERS Bob Quinn Organic Farmer; Entrepreneur; Author Liz Carlisle Lecturer, Stanford University; Author, Lentil Underground and Grain by Grain This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 14th, 2019.

Duration:00:58:37

Alyssa Mastromonaco: Growing Up and Trusting Your Gut

3/14/2019
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SPEAKERS Alyssa Mastromonaco Author, So Here's the Thing… Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut (Forthcoming) and Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House; President of Global Communications Strategy and Talent, A&E Networks; Contributing Editor, Marie Claire; Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Operations for President Barack Obama Dan Pfeiffer Co-Host, "Pod Save America"; Former White...

Duration:01:12:48

Longevity Explorers: Exploring the Future of Aging

3/14/2019
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SPEAKERS Richard G. Caro Co-Founder, Tech-enhanced Life; CEO, Tangible Future This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 13th, 2019.

Duration:01:25:46

Andrew McCabe, Former Deputy Director of the FBI

3/14/2019
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SPEAKERS Andrew McCabe Former Deputy Director, FBI; Author, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump Audrey Cooper Editor in Chief, San Francisco Chronicle This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 13th, 2019.

Duration:01:02:37

Kara Swisher: Silicon Valley and the Challenge of Ethics

3/13/2019
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SPEAKERS Kara Swisher Executive Editor, Recode; Host, “Decode Recode” Podcast; Twitter @karaswisher Irina Raicu Director of the Internet Ethics Program, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California on March 12th, 2019. ** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Duration:01:11:30

Is the American Dream Out of Reach for Most Californians?

3/12/2019
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SPEAKERS Sarah Bohn, Ph.D. Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California Rhonda Johnson President, AT&T California Joe Speicher Director, Autodesk Foundation Minna Tao General Manager, Recology; Board Member, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; Board Member; Union Square BID 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...

Duration:01:09:18

Jeremiah's Philosophical Argument with Jehovah

3/12/2019
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SPEAKERS George Hammond Author, The Gospel According to Andrew and Conversations with Socrates This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on March 11th, 2019.

Duration:01:12:00