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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

Uber Whistleblower Susan Fowler

2/28/2020
SPEAKERS Susan Fowler Writer; Engineer; Author, Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber (Forthcoming); @susanthesquark 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 February 27th, 2020.

Duration:01:31:57

Oil and Opioids on Trial

2/28/2020
SPEAKERS Ann Carlson Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law; Faculty Co-Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Ellen Gilmer Senior Legal Reporter, Bloomberg Environment Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Scott Segal Partner, Bracewell Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One Portions of this program were recorded at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, CA in January and February of 2020.

Duration:00:51:45

Proving Ground, with David Maisel

2/28/2020
SPEAKERS David Maisel Photographer, Guggenheim Fellow (2018); Author, Proving Ground Virginia Heckert Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Marin Outdoor Arts Club in Mill Valley, CA on February 25th, 2020. ** This Podcast May Contain Explicit Language **

Duration:01:13:40

E.J. Dionne and Barbara Boxer: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite America

2/27/2020
SPEAKERS E.J. Dionne Jr. Columnist, The Washington Post; Author, Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country In Conversation with Barbara Boxer Former U.S. Senator (D–CA) This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 27th, 2020.

Duration:01:08:11

Rethinking Homo Sapiens: The Brain Plasticity Revolution

2/27/2020
SPEAKERS Michael Merzenich Professor Emeritus, UC San Francisco This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 25th, 2020.

Duration:01:22:08

Brian Greene: Mind, Matter and the Search for Meaning

2/27/2020
SPEAKERS Brian Greene Director, Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics; Author, Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe In Conversation with Kishore Hari Science Correspondent, Tested.com This program was recorded in front of a live audience at Villa Ragusa in Campbell, CA on February 26th, 2020.

Duration:01:06:27

Katy Butler: The Art of Dying Well

2/25/2020
SPEAKERS Katy Butler Journalist; Author, The Art of Dying Well Celine Marquez M.D., Radiation Oncologist; Palliative Care Advocate; Adviser, the End Well Foundation—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on February 24th, 2020.

Duration:01:08:30

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