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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

The College Dropout Scandal

1/25/2020
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SPEAKERS David Kirp Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley; Author, The College Dropout Scandal This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 23rd, 2020.

Duration:00:55:51

SV Reads 2020: Women Making It Happen

1/24/2020
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SPEAKERS Mary Jane Elmore Member, Broadway Angels Julian Guthrie Author, Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime Sonja Hoel Perkins Founder and Managing Director, The Perkins Fund In Conversation with Sal Pizarro Columnist, The Mercury News This program was recorded in front of a live audience at DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center in Cupertino, CA on January 23rd, 2020.

Duration:00:58:30

Rick Wilson: Saving America from Trump (and Democrats from Themselves)

1/23/2020
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SPEAKERS Rick Wilson Republican Political Strategist; Columnist, The Daily Beast; Author, Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump—and Democrats from Themselves; Twitter @TheRickWilson In Conversation with Melissa Caen Journalist and Lawyer This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Marine's Memorial Theatre in San Francisco on January 22nd, 2020. ** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Duration:01:09:29

Daniel J. Levitin: Successful Aging

1/22/2020
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SPEAKERS Daniel J. Levitin Founding Dean of Arts and Humanities, the Minerva School; Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience, McGill University; Author, Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives In Conversation with Alison Gopnik Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 21st, 2020.

Duration:00:59:49

Ayesha and Stephen Curry: The Commonwealth Club Equality Series

1/18/2020
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SPEAKERS Ayesha Curry Restaurateur; Chef; Author, The Seasoned Life; Host, "Fempire", Ellentube; Co-founder, Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation Stephen Curry Point Guard, Golden State Warriors; Founder, Unanimous Media; Co-founder, Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" on Radio and KBCW/KPIX TV; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California...

Duration:01:10:34

Journalist David Talbot: A Life-Changing Year

1/17/2020
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SPEAKERS David Talbot Founder, Salon; Author, Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of My Stroke; Twitter @davidtalbot 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 Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 16th, 2020.

Duration:01:02:48

Patrick Kennedy and an Expert Panel: Mental Health, Youth and the Justice System

1/17/2020
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SPEAKERS Anton Nigusse Bland M.D., Director of Mental Health Reform, San Francisco Department of Public Health Nicole Elmore Community Youth Activist; Program Assistant, Opportunities for All (Mayor London Breed’s Youth Initiative for Workforce Development, Partnered with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission) Patrick Kennedy Former U.S. Congressman (D–RI), Mental Health Advocate Marina Tolou-Shams Ph.D., Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry; Director, Division of Infant,...

Duration:01:10:01

Exclusion as the American Experience: The Chinese Exclusion Act

1/17/2020
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SPEAKERS David Lei Community Advocate Watch the video referenced in the first half of this podcast at: https://vimeo.com/263167752/c555110813 This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 16th, 2020.

Duration:01:08:54

Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children

1/17/2020
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SPEAKERS Robert L. Klitzman, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Academic Director, Master of Science in Bioethics Program at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 15th, 2020.

Duration:00:54:19

Former VA Secretary David Shulkin: It Shouldn’t Be This Hard to Serve Your Country

1/16/2020
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SPEAKERS David Shulkin M.D., MBA, Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Author, It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country: Our Broken Government and the Plight of Veterans In Conversation with Mark Zitter Chair, The Zetema Project; Member, Board of Governors, The Commonwealth Club This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 15th, 2020.

Duration:01:00:48

The Power of Critical Thinking

1/15/2020
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SPEAKERS Leland Faust Former Chairman, CSI Capital Management; Author, A Capitalist's Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America Richard Conn Managing Partner, Innovate Partners; International Attorney; Russia Expert; Board Member, International Crisis Group; Adviser to Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen; Author, The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise Your Little Angels Without Religion This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of...

Duration:01:04:56

Smart Cities, Smart Cars, Smart People: Hope or Hype?

1/15/2020
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SPEAKERS Shekar Ayyar VMware Executive Vice President and General Manager, Edge/IoT, Dell Technologies Joxel García M.D., CEO, Ambitna; Chairman of the Board and Chief Health Strategy Officer, Aegis Health Analytics; Former Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, American Express; Four-Star Admiral (Ret.), U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; 14th Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Paul Gupta Cybersecurity and IP Litigation...

Duration:01:15:03

Imperfect Union: Jessie and John Frémont

1/15/2020
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SPEAKERS Steve Inskeep Co-Host, NPR's “Morning Edition”; Author, Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 14th, 2020.

Duration:00:59:41

Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State

1/14/2020
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SPEAKERS Michael R. Pompeo 70th U.S. Secretary of State In Conversation with Carl Guardino CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 13th, 2020.

Duration:00:51:05

Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have

1/10/2020
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SPEAKERS Miranda Ballentine CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Rebecca Burgess Founder and Director, Fibershed Gary Cook Senior Corporate Campaigner, Greenpeace Amina Razvi Executive Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition Tatiana Schlossberg Author, Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One

Duration:00:50:52

Today’s Great Need: Radical Politics, Conservative Culture

1/10/2020
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SPEAKERS Peter Dale Scott Poet; Professor Emeritus of English, UC Berkeley; Author, Nonagenarian This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 9th, 2020.

Duration:00:57:30

Henry Puna, Prime Minister, The Cook Islands

1/9/2020
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SPEAKERS The Honorable Henry Puna Prime Minister, the Cook Islands; Chancellor, South Pacific University James Moore World Affairs Trustee; Former SVP Corporate Development, GM International Operations at Rfxcel Corporation—Program Chair Duane Silverstein Executive Director, Seacology—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 8th, 2020.

Duration:01:10:03

The Power of Parlay, with Anne Devereux-Mills

1/8/2020
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SPEAKERS Anne Devereux-Mills Author, The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World Dhaya Lakshminarayanan Comedian; Storyteller—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 7th, 2020. ** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Duration:01:36:52

How to Be a Calm, Effective Changemaker During Troubled Times

1/8/2020
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SPEAKERS James Baraz Co-Founder, Spirit Rock Meditation Center; Co-Author, Awakening Joy This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 7th, 2020.

Duration:01:06:28

Dr. Robert Bullard: The Father of Environmental Justice

1/7/2020
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SPEAKERS Robert Bullard Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University Adrianna Quintero Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Energy Foundation 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 December 12th, 2019.

Duration:00:51:11