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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

For Sama: A Mother's Tale of Syria's War

10/18/2019
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SPEAKERS Waad al-Kateab Co-director, For Sama; Twitter @waadalkateab Image - Edward Watts Hamza Al-Kataeb Subject of For Sama; Husband of Waad Edward Watts Co-director, For Sama; Twitter @watts_edward 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...

Duration:01:38:00

Tools for Finding and Defeating HIV

10/18/2019
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SPEAKERS Felipe Flores Associate Director, PrEP and HIV+ Services, San Francisco AIDS Foundation Jonathan Volk M.D., Physician and Hospital Epidemiologist, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Permanente San Francisco 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...

Duration:00:55:09

New Yorker Cartoonist Liana Finck

10/17/2019
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SPEAKERS Liana Finck Cartoonist; Contributor, The New Yorker; Author, Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self Roman Muradov Artist; Author; Designer; Professor, California College of the Arts—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 14th, 2019.

Duration:01:38:54

Scorched Earth: Culture and Climate Under Siege

10/16/2019
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SPEAKERS Corey Brinkema President, Forest Stewardship Council U.S. Tara O'Shea Director of Forest Programs, Planet Paul Paz y Miño Associate Director, Amazon Watch 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 September 24th, 2019.

Duration:00:50:50

Susan Rice: Policy, Diplomacy and Things Worth Fighting For

10/16/2019
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SPEAKERS Susan Rice Former U.S. National Security Adviser; Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Author, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For; Twitter @AmbassadorRice 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 Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco on October 15th, 2019. ** This...

Duration:00:58:58

Jonathan Safran Foer: We Are the Weather

10/14/2019
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SPEAKERS Jonathan Safran Foer Author, We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Helene York Head of Social and Environmental Responsibility, ISS Guckenheimer 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 September 24th, 2019.

Duration:00:50:58

California, Russia and the Future: A Special Event - Segment 3

10/14/2019
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SPEAKERS Vladislav Chernavskikh, Graduate Student, Nonproliferation Studies Program of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations Angelina Davydova, Director, German–Russian Office of Environmental Information in St. Petersburg, Russia Jake Hecla, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering Margo Poda, MBA/MA Student, International Policy and Development Program at the Middlebury Institute of...

Duration:00:30:47

California, Russia and the Future: A Special Event - Segment 1

10/14/2019
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SPEAKERS Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador of Russia to the United States Jerry Brown, Former Governor of California Herman Gref, Former Russian Minister of Economics and Trade; Chairman, SberBank William Perry, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Under President Clinton Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October...

Duration:01:27:50

California, Russia and the Future: A Special Event - Segment 2

10/14/2019
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SPEAKERS Jerry and Kaylee Pinola, Kashaya Pomo and Coast Miwok Tribes Ksenia Vozdigan, Leading Coordinator, Exhibition Department at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint-Petersburg, Russia This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 6th, 2019.

Duration:00:29:55

Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan: Monetary Policy and the Economy

10/14/2019
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SPEAKERS Robert Kaplan President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Former Professor and Associate Dean, Harvard Business School In Conversation with Evelyn Dilsaver Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Former Executive Vice President, Charles Schwab; Former President and CEO, Charles Schwab Investment Management This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 11th, 2019.

Duration:01:06:34

Lauren Duca: How to Start a Revolution

10/12/2019
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SPEAKERS Lauren Duca Journalist; Author, How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics Mina Kim Anchor and Host of Forum, KQED—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 9th, 2019. Note: This program contains EXPLICIT language.

Duration:01:04:19

'Daily Show' Co-Creator Lizz Winstead: Vagical Power

10/11/2019
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SPEAKERS Lizz Winstead Political Satirist; Co-Creator and Former Head Writer, "The Daily Show"; Co-Founder, Air America; Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Abortion Access Front; Author, "Lizz Free or Die" Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (online and KBCW/KPIX TV) John Zipperer Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth...

Duration:00:53:01

NSA’s Jonathan Darby: Spies, Soldiers and Hackers: National Security Threats to the U.S.

10/11/2019
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SPEAKERS Jonathan Darby Director of Operations, the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Gilbert Sanborn Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for California (Pacific North Sierras Region)—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 10th, 2019.

Duration:00:59:48

Protecting Wild Salmon Runs of the Pacific Rim

10/9/2019
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SPEAKERS Guido Rahr President, Wild Salmon Center This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 8th, 2019. Note: This program contains some EXPLICIT language.

Duration:00:57:10

Capitalism Reconsidered: What Business Can Do to Lead the Change

10/9/2019
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SPEAKERS Peter Georgescu Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam; Philanthropist; Author, Capitalists, Arise! In Conversation with Bobbi Silten Managing Director, Shared Value Initiative; Former EVP of Talent and Sustainability, Gap Inc. Introductions by Joe Epstein Past Chair, 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 October 8th, 2019.

Duration:01:11:48

Stephen Kinzer: Mind Control and the CIA

10/7/2019
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SPEAKERS Stephen Kinzer Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University; Former New York Times Bureau Chief for Nicaragua, Germany and Turkey; Author, Poisoner In Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control Robert Rosenthal Board Member and Executive Producer, The Center for Investigative Reporting—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 3rd,...

Duration:01:06:51

Chase Jarvis: A Guide to Creativity

10/3/2019
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SPEAKERS Chase Jarvis Founder and CEO, CreativeLive; Photographer; Author, Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life; Twitter @chasejarvis Jason Calacanis Investor and Entrepreneur—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Marines Memorial Crystal Ballroom in San Francisco on October 2nd, 2019. *This program contains EXPLICIT language*

Duration:01:15:17

Candace Bushnell: Is There Still Sex in the City?

10/2/2019
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SPEAKERS Candace Bushnell Author, Sex and the City and Is There Still Sex in the City? Lauren Schiller Host, "Inflection Point"—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 1st, 2019.

Duration:01:48:54

An Ecosystem of Hope: Immigrant Entrepreneurs

10/1/2019
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SPEAKERS Yery Olivares COO, Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Luz Urrutia CEO, Opportunity Fund Nayeli Maxson Velázquez CEO, the Alliance for Community Development Alicia Villaneva Founder, Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas Iliana Perez Director of Research and Entrepreneurship, Immigrants Rising—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 25th, 2019.

Duration:01:07:55

Week to Week Political Roundtable 9/30/19

10/1/2019
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SPEAKERS Malcolm Nance Assistant Dean and Adjunct Lecturer, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University Melissa Caen Political and Legal Reporter, KPIX CBS San Francisco Tim Miller Founder, Light Fuse Communications; Contributor, The Bulwark; Communications Director, Jeb Bush 2016; Founder, America Rising 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...

Duration:01:11:00