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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.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Networks:

KQED

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@cwclub

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Age of Coexistence

2/17/2020
SPEAKERS Ussama Makdisi Ph.D., Visiting Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Author, Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World In Conversation with Eddy Simonian International Relations Graduate, University of San Francisco This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 14th, 2020.

Duration:00:57:09

California and Beyond: Australia, Denmark and Israel

2/17/2020
SPEAKERS Felicia Marcus Member, Water Policy Group This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 13th, 2020.

Duration:01:02:39

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin

2/14/2020
SPEAKERS Chesa Boudin San Francisco District Attorney Alicia Garza Principal, Black Futures Lab; Strategy and Partnership Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 13th, 2020.

Duration:01:37:20

Believing Women: Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman

2/13/2020
SPEAKERS Jessica Valenti Columnist, Medium; Founder, Feministing.com; Co-Author, Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World Jaclyn Friedman Founder and Former Executive Editor, Women, Action and the Media; Podcaster, “Unscrewed”; Co-Author, Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World Meena Harris Founder and CEO, Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on...

Duration:01:47:21

Zach Norris: Building an Inclusive America

2/13/2020
SPEAKERS Zach Norris Executive Director, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights; Author, We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities; Twitter @ZachWNorris In Conversation with Fred Blackwell CEO, the San Francisco Foundation; Twitter @fredgblackwell This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 12th, 2020.

Duration:01:02:54

Advancing the Science: The Latest in Alzheimer’s Research

2/12/2020
SPEAKERS Claire E. Day Chief Program Officer, the Alzheimer's Association Northern California and Northern Nevada This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 11th, 2020.

Duration:01:02:45

Seeking Asylum at the Southern Border

2/12/2020
SPEAKERS Clara Long Senior Researcher, U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch (Focusing on Immigration and Border Policy) Julie Small Reporter, Guest Anchor and Host, KQED Public Radio (Focusing on Criminal Justice and Immigration)—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 11th, 2020.

Duration:00:55:00

Franklin and Washington: The Founding Partnership

2/11/2020
SPEAKERS Edward Larson University Professor of History and Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair of Law, Pepperdine University; Author, Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 10th, 2020.

Duration:00:55:43

Global Convergence in Digital Privacy? With Elizabeth Denham

2/10/2020
SPEAKERS Elizabeth Denham U.K. Information Commissioner Chris Jay Hoofnagle Adjunct Full Professor, School of Information and School of Law, UC Berkeley—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 10th, 2020.

Duration:00:54:02

Hong Kong on the Brink

2/7/2020
SPEAKERS Jeffrey Wasserstrom Author, Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink (Forthcoming); Professor of History, UC Irvine; Twitter @jwassers In Conversation with Helen Zia Journalist; Author, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 6th, 2020.

Duration:01:09:10

What can self-love and self-led gender affirmation look like for transgender people? Much of the literature and thoughts on transgender people are rooted in the physicality of transgender people.But what about digging deeper—beyond physicality—to become y

2/7/2020
SPEAKERS Breonna McCree Advocate; Clinical Research Coordinator, UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health Aria Sa’id Transgender Advocate; Co-Founder/Executive Director, Compton’s Transgender Cultural District Diamond Stylz Lifestyle Influence;, Activist; Executive Director, Black Trans Women’s Inc. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 7th, 2020.

Duration:01:22:26

Driving Forces: How Climate Fuels Human Migration

2/7/2020
SPEAKERS Paul Salopek Journalist and National Geographic Fellow Dina Ionesco Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) Division at the UN Migration Agency (IOM) Francesco Femia Co-Founder, The Center for Climate and Security Oscar Chacon Co-Founder and Executive Director, Alianza Americas Lauren Markham Author, The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One This is an interview-only...

Duration:00:51:06

Ezra Klein: Why We're Polarized

2/7/2020
SPEAKERS Ezra Klein Editor-at-Large and Co-Founder, Vox; Author, Why We’re Polarized In Conversation with Anna Sale Host, WNYC's "Death, Sex & Money" This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 6th, 2020. ** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Duration:01:09:21

Nonviolence: The Fierce Urgency of Now

2/6/2020
SPEAKERS The Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. President, the University of San Francisco Clarence B. Jones Director, the USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice; Former Lawyer, Strategic Adviser and Draft Speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr. Jonathan D. Greenberg Senior Associate Director and Scholar in Residence, the USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice Program—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California...

Duration:01:04:15

Harvard’s Laura Huang: Turning Adversity into Success

2/6/2020
SPEAKERS Laura Huang Associate Professor, Harvard Business School; Author, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage; Twitter @LauraHuangLA In Conversation with Tracy Chou Founder and CEO, Block Party; Twitter @triketora This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 5th, 2020.

Duration:01:06:52

Renaissance Artist Sofonisba Anguissola

2/6/2020
SPEAKERS Donna DiGiuseppe Author, Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 4th, 2020.

Duration:00:50:50

Daniel J. Levitin: Successful Aging - Marin Conversations

2/6/2020
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 This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the The Buck Institute on Aging in Novato, CA on February 5th, 2020.

Duration:01:18:43

An Evening with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

2/5/2020
SPEAKERS Nicholas Kristof Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times, Co-Author, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope Sheryl WuDunn Co-Author, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope In Conversation with Lenny Mendonca Chief Economic and Business Adviser and Director of the Office of Business and Economic Development, State of California; 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...

Duration:01:06:27

Building the Transcontinental Railroad

2/4/2020
SPEAKERS Paul Giroux Dist.M.ASCE, Civil Engineer, Kiewit Corporation (Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, the Big Dig in Boston and the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge East Span) This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 3rd, 2020.

Duration:01:14:46

What Is a Just Transition?

2/3/2020
SPEAKERS Kevin de León President Pro Tempore Emeritus, California State Senate Darryl Molina Sarmiento Executive Director, Communities for a Better Environment Vien Truong Principal, Truong and Associates; Former Director, Green for All 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 January 14th, 2020, and made possible by Chris Olin and Regan Pritzker of the Chrysalis Fund.

Duration:00:51:15