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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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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

Fire and Water: A Year of Climate Conversations

12/10/2018
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SPEAKERS Host: Greg Dalton Guests (in order of appearance): Lizzie Johnson Scott Stephens Francis Suarez Steve Benjamin Sylvester Turner Solomon Hsiang Katherine Mach Arlie Hochschild Eliza Griswold Debbie Dooley Christine Pelosi Christiana Figueres Roy Scranton Davida Herzl Gabriel Kra Lydia Dervisheva Mike Selden Patrick Brown Sanjay Dastoor Megan Rose Dickey

Duration:00:51:52

How America Exploited Japan's Biological Weapons Crimes

12/7/2018
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SPEAKERS Paul Johnson Producer, 731 — How America Exploited Japan's Biological Weapons Crimes This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 6th, 2018.

Duration:01:04:57

Denial of Justice

12/6/2018
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SPEAKERS Mark Shaw Author, Denial of Justice: Dorothy Kilgallen, Abuse of Power, and the Most Compelling JFK Assassination Investigation in History This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 4th, 2018.

Duration:01:17:52

Baseball Goes West

12/6/2018
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SPEAKERS Lincoln Mitchell Adjunct Research Scholar, Arnold A. Salesman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University; Author, Baseball Goes West: The Dodgers, the Giants, and the Shaping of the Major Leagues This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 5th, 2018.

Duration:01:08:11

High Performance: The State of the Art Sector in the Fast-Changing Bay Area

12/6/2018
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SPEAKERS Rafael Casal Bay Area Writer, Performer, and Producer, Blindspotting Marcus Anthony Shelby Composer; Bandleader; Bassist; Artist in Residence, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival; Resident Artistic Director for 2019–20 SF JAZZ Nina Simon Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Susan Medak Managing Director, Berkeley Rep—Moderator This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 5th, 2018. **...

Duration:01:16:09

The Pitcher and the Dictator

12/5/2018
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SPEAKER Averell "Ace" Smith Political Advisor; Author, The Pitcher and the Dictator This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 3rd, 2018.

Duration:00:44:11

The New Abnormal: A Town Hall on California’s Fires and the Future

12/5/2018
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SPEAKERS J. Keith Gilles Chair, California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection; Professor of Forest Economics, UC Berkeley Thom Porter Chief of Strategic Planning, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Kurtis Alexander Water, Wildfire and Climate Writer, San Francisco Chronicle Maggi Kelly Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Environmental Science, Policy and Management Department, UC Berkeley Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate...

Duration:01:17:49

Rep. Jackie Speier: Jonestown, Courage and Fighting Back

12/4/2018
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SPEAKERS Jackie Speier U.S. Representative for District 14 (D-CA); Author, Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back; Twitter @RepSpeier In Conversation with Cheryl Jennings Television News Reporter, ABC 7 This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 3rd, 2018.

Duration:01:11:08

Paris Through Expatriate Eyes

12/3/2018
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SPEAKERS Terrance Gelenter Author, Travels in France with Terrance This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on November 28th, 2018. ** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Duration:00:55:17

The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

11/30/2018
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SPEAKERS Michael David Lukas Author, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo Jonathan Curiel Journalist—Moderator This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on November 30th, 2018.

Duration:00:56:56

Just Giving

11/30/2018
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SPEAKER Rob Reich Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Graduate School of Education at Stanford University; Director, Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University; Co-Director, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University; Author, Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on November 29th, 2018.

Duration:01:12:17

A Four-Zero Climate Solution

11/30/2018
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SPEAKERS: Hal Harvey CEO, Energy Innovation, Author, Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy (Island Press, 2018) Kate Gordon Fellow, Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy Arun Majumdar Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Co-Director at the Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on October 28th, 2018.

Duration:00:49:09

Sebastian Gorka, Former Deputy Assistant to President Trump

11/30/2018
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SPEAKERS Sebastian Gorka Former Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump; National Security Strategist, Fox News; Author, Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies—With No Apologies In Conversation with Lanhee Chen Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Director, Domestic Policy Studies at Stanford University This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on November 30th, 2018.

Duration:01:07:20

40 Years after the Defeat of the Briggs Initiative: Our Power in Speaking Up and Speaking Out

11/30/2018
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SPEAKERS Michelle Meow Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and TV); Twitter @msmichellemeow John Zipperer Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host Tom Ammiano Former California Assemblymember; Former President, San Francisco School Board; President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Gwenn Craig Former Co-manager, San Franciscans Against Proposition 6; Former President, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club; Former Member, San Francisco Police...

Duration:01:06:00

The Rev. Jesse Jackson: A Conversation About the Promise of America

11/30/2018
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SPEAKERS The Rev. Jesse Jackson Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition In Conversation with Judge LaDoris Cordell (Ret.) This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on November 29th, 2018.

Duration:01:10:41

The Transformation and Purpose of Capital

11/29/2018
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SPEAKERS Jed Emerson Strategic Advisor; Senior Research Fellow, University of Heidelberg’s Center on Social Investing Donna Morton Director of Impact, LumenFarm This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on November 27th, 2018. ** This podcast contains explicit language **

Duration:01:16:37

Jose Antonio Vargas: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

11/29/2018
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SPEAKERS Jose Antonio Vargas Founder and CEO, Define American; Author, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen; Journalist; @Joseiswriting In Conversation with Raj Mathai News Anchor, NBC Bay Area This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on November 27th, 2018.

Duration:01:07:22

Course Correcting Rock History: An Evening Celebrating the Ace of Cups

11/27/2018
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SPEAKERS Denise Kaufman Bass, Vocals, Harmonica Mary Ellen Simpson Lead Guitar, Vocals Diane Vitalich Drums, Vocals Mary Gannon Alfiler Bass, Ukulele, Vocals Dennis McNally Former Grateful Dead Publicist; Historian; Author, Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead—Moderator This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Mill Valley Community Center in Marin County on November 9th, 2018. ** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **

Duration:01:06:20

How CRISPR Gene Editing Is Changing the World

11/21/2018
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SPEAKERS Jennifer Kahn Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine; Lecturer, Magazine Program at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; Former Visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism, Princeton This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on November 20th, 2018.

Duration:00:56:53

Azeem Ibrahim: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide

11/21/2018
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SPEAKERS Azeem Ibrahim, Ph.D. Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute at U.S. Army War College; Author, The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on November 19th, 2018.

Duration:01:14:04