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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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KQED

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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

Contact:

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


Episodes

Star Wars: The Skywalker Journey Returns Home

12/11/2019
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SPEAKERS Chris Taylor Senior Editor, Mashable; Former San Francisco Bureau Chief, Time Magazine; Author, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe Bryan Young Author; Filmmaker; Journalist; Comics Writer; Host, “Full of Sith" Zaki Hasan Film Critic; Author—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at Marin Center/Showcase Theater in San Rafael, CA on December 10th, 2019.

Duration:01:23:48

Judicial Independence and the Public Good

12/11/2019
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SPEAKERS Dean Erwin Chemerinsky University of California at Berkeley School of Law Maura Dolan Legal Affairs Reporter, Los Angeles Times Judge Curtis Karnow Superior Court of California LaDoris Cordell Retired California Superior Court Judge —Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 10th, 2019.

Duration:01:08:42

Microsoft President Brad Smith: The Promise and Peril of the Digital Age

12/11/2019
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SPEAKERS Brad Smith President, Microsoft; Author, Tools and Weapons: The Promise and Peril of the Digital Age In Conversation with Molly Wood Host and Senior Editor, "Marketplace Tech" This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 5th, 2019.

Duration:01:07:47

Montaigne on Friendship

12/10/2019
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SPEAKERS Timothy Hampton Aldo Scaglione and Marie M. Burns Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and French, Director of the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 9th, 2019.

Duration:00:56:27

High Risk, High Hopes: A Year of Climate Conversations

12/9/2019
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SPEAKERS Isha Clarke Student Activist Ed Markey U.S. Senator (D-MA) David Gergen Founding Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School Andrew Wheeler Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Carlos Curbelo Former U.S. Representative (R-FL) Tom Steyer 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, Activist, Businessman Valencia Gunder Founder, Make the Homeless Smile David Wallace-Wells Deputy Editor at New York Magazine; Author of The Uninhabitable...

Duration:00:52:36

The Queenmakers: Women Power Brokers in San Francisco

12/9/2019
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SPEAKERS Aimee Allison—the Changemaker Founder, She the People (the National Network Elevating the Political Voice and Power of Women of Color) Johanna Silva Waki—the Strategist West Coast State and Local Director, Emily's List Anna Nti-Asare-Tubbs—the Intersectionalist First Lady of Stockton Julie Castro Abrams—the Connector CEO and Chair, How Women Lead Alida Garcia—the Advocate Director of Coalitions and Policy, FWD.us (Leading National Work on DACA and Immigrant...

Duration:01:02:07

Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment and Disability Pride

12/6/2019
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SPEAKERS Nadina LaSpina Disability Rights Activist; Author, Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 4th, 2019. ** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Duration:00:59:33

Index Funds: Launching the Revolution of Modern Investing

12/5/2019
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SPEAKERS John “Mac” McQuown Co-Founder and Director, Dimensional Fund Advisors Rick Raybin CEO, Lifetime Capital Group LLC; Author, Investing 3.0: What the Creators of Index Funds Discovered and How to Profit From It This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 4th, 2019.

Duration:01:02:09

The Real Toni Morrison, With Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

12/5/2019
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SPEAKERS Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Filmmaker; Photographer; Director, The Pieces I Am; Twitter @tgsfilm Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Online and KBCW/KPIX TV)—Co-Host John Zipperer Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Editorial & Media, 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 December 5th, 2019.

Duration:00:58:44

Women In The Workplace 2019

12/5/2019
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SPEAKERS Emily Meghan Morrow Howe Gender and Inclusion Adviser; INFORUM Advisory Board Member Alexis Krivkovich Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company’s Silicon Valley Office; Leader, Financial Services Practice, McKinsey & Company Terah Lyons Founding Executive Director, Partnership on AI; Former Policy Adviser, President Barack Obama's Office of Science and Technology Policy This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco...

Duration:01:00:52

Humanity at a Crossroads: New Insights into Technology Risks for Humans and the Planet

12/5/2019
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SPEAKERS Dolf Zantinge Former Telecom Research and Development Director; Pioneering Health Researcher on Natural and Man-Made Electromagnetic Fields Karl Maret, M.D., M.Eng. President, Dove Health Alliance; Researcher in Electromagnetic Fields and Energy Medicine Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D. Former Clinical Professor, Stony Brook Medicine; Author, Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids—and How to Break the Trance; Founder and CEO, Omega Recovery Camilla Rees, MBA Senior...

Duration:02:24:15

Joel Selvin: Altamont and the End of the 1960s?

12/5/2019
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SPEAKERS Joel Selvin Author, Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day Tabitha Soren Photographer; Former MTV VJ—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Mill Valley Community Center, in Mill Valley, CA on December 3rd, 2019. ** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Duration:01:12:59

Inside Stonewall: Outloud

12/5/2019
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SPEAKERS Fenton Bailey Co-Founder, World of Wonder Productions; Filmmaker, Stonewall: Outloud Randy Barbato Co-Founder, World of Wonder Productions; Filmmaker, Stonewall: Outloud 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 Francisco on December 4th, 2019.

Duration:01:32:19

Christine Pelosi: The Nancy Pelosi Way

12/3/2019
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SPEAKERS Christine Pelosi Democratic Political Strategist; General Counsel, We Said Enough; Author, The Nancy Pelosi Way: Advice on Success, Leadership, and Politics from America’s Most Powerful Woman In Conversation with Marisa Lagos Correspondent 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 December 2nd, 2019.

Duration:01:00:05

California Wildfires: Community and Water Supply Protection

12/2/2019
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SPEAKERS Jennifer Montgomery Director, California's Forest Management Task Force Kimery Wiltshire President and CEO, Carpe Diem West Marguerite Young Board President, East Bay Municipal Utility District This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on November 26th, 2019.

Duration:00:58:50

Shadows to Spotlight: Climate in the Media

12/1/2019
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SPEAKERS Aron Cramer President and CEO, BSR Amy Harder Energy Reporter, Axios Ellen Horne Founder, Story Mechanics; Former Executive Producer, Radiolab Patrick Temple-West Journalist, The Financial Times Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One Portions of this program were recorded at the Commonwealth Club of California in October and November of 2019.

Duration:00:51:34

Scott Adams: Loserthink

11/26/2019
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SPEAKERS Scott Adams Creator, "Dilbert"; Chief Strategy Officer, WhenHub; Author, Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America, Twitter @ScottAdamsSays Melissa Caen Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on November 25th, 2019.

Duration:01:12:17

Journalist Susannah Cahalan: Rethinking Our Understanding of Mental Illness

11/26/2019
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SPEAKERS Susannah Cahalan Author, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness and The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness In Conversation with Judge LaDoris Cordell (Ret.) This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on November 21st, 2019.

Duration:01:01:22

Malcolm Nance: The Plot to Betray America

11/25/2019
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SPEAKERS Malcolm Nance Counterterrorism Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC; Author, The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It; Twitter @MalcolmNance In Conversation with John Boland President Emeritus, KQED; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco on November 21st, 2019.

Duration:01:10:13

Lindy West: The Witches Are Coming

11/25/2019
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SPEAKERS Lindy West Contributing Opinion Writer, The New York Times; Author, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman and The Witches Are Coming This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco on November 19th, 2019. Note: This program contains explicit language.

Duration:01:00:42