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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

LGBTQI Leaders: Picking the Democratic Presidential Candidate

2/24/2020
SPEAKERS David Campos Chair, San Francisco Democratic Party; Former Supervisor, San Francisco; Former Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco; Twitter @davidcampossf Terry Beswick Executive Director, GLBT Historical Society; Co-Founder, ACT UP San Francisco; Co-Founder, Castro LGBTQ Cultural District Peter Gallotta Corresponding Secretary, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee; Former President, Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club; Twitter @petergallotta Honey Mahogany Member,...

Destination Health: Preventing Gun Violence

2/21/2020
SPEAKERS Kyleanne “Ky” Hunter Ph.D., Vice President for Programs, Brady—United Against Gun Violence; Combat Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps Thea James M.D., Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine; Associate Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Mission; Director of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, Boston Medical Center Steve Kerr Head Coach, the Golden State Warriors; Survivor of Gun Violence; Advocate for Gun...

Duration:01:06:19

Is California’s Climate Progress Going Up in Smoke?

2/21/2020
SPEAKERS Rachel Becker Environmental Reporter, CalMatters Kate Gordon Director, California Governor's Office of Planning and Research Noel Perry Founder, Next 10 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 23rd, 2020.

Duration:00:51:06

Age Is the New Designer Drug: How to Redefine Age in Our Anti-Age Culture

2/21/2020
SPEAKERS Barbara Rose Brooker Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at San Francisco State University; Founder, Age March; Author, Love, Sometimes This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 19th, 2020.

Duration:00:58:30

Club Birthday Party and Week to Week Political Roundtable

2/19/2020
SPEAKERS Melissa Caen Political Analyst; Lawyer Carla Marinucci Senior Writer, Politico California Playbook Tim Miller Founder, Light Fuse Communications; Contributor, The Bulwark; Communications Director, Jeb Bush 2016; Founder, America Rising 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 Francisco on February 18th,...

Duration:01:04:05

Building a Resilient Tomorrow

2/18/2020
SPEAKERS Sherri Goodman Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center; Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security Alice Hill Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy, Council on Foreign Relations Janet Ruiz Strategic Communication Director, Insurance Information Institute 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 27th, 2020.

Duration:00:50:50

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: Medicare for All and the Progressive Fight

2/18/2020
SPEAKERS Pramila Jayapal U.S. Representative (D–WA); Co-Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus In Conversation with Clara Jeffery Editor in Chief, Mother Jones Magazine This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 15th, 2020.

Duration:01:07:35

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