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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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English

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


Episodes

Violins of Hope: A Journey of Heroism, Healing and Humanity

1/28/2020
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SPEAKERS Avshalom Weinstein Violin Maker, Restorer Rabbi Daniel Stein Congregation B’nai Shalom—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 27th, 2020.

Duration:01:03:00

Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 1/24/20

1/27/2020
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SPEAKERS Carson Bruno Assistant Dean and Adjunct Lecturer, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University Joe Garofoli Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle Molly E. McCluskey Investigative Journalist; Editor; Creator, Diplomatica; Editor-at-Large, Diplomatic Courier John Zipperer Producer and Host, Week to Week; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San...

Duration:01:09:41

Keith Hennessey and Christina Romer: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

1/26/2020
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SPEAKERS Keith Hennessey Lecturer in Economics, Stanford University School of Business; Senior White House Economic Adviser to President George W. Bush Christina Romer Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Chair, Council of Economic Advisers for President Obama Evelyn Dilsaver Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Former Executive Vice President, Charles Schwab; Former President and CEO, Charles Schwab Investment—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at...

Duration:01:09:36

State Senate Candidate Jackie Fielder

1/26/2020
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SPEAKERS Jackie Fielder Candidate, California State Senate; Educator; Community Organizer Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (TV and Radio); Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors John Zipperer Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club; Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 23rd, 2020.

Duration:01:02:54

The Crusade for Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Institutions

1/26/2020
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SPEAKERS Susan Bartlett Foote Author, The Crusade for Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Institutions, 1946–1954 This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 21st, 2020.

Duration:01:04:31

Your Body Says “Yes”: How to Easily Activate Your Body–Health–Nature Intelligence to Optimize Your Health and Well-Being

1/26/2020
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SPEAKERS Rachel Carlton Abrams M.D., MHS, ABoIM, Physician, Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic; Author, BodyWise: Discovering Your Body's Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 22nd, 2020. ** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Duration:00:54:42

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