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


Episodes

Mind Over Chatter: Exploring Climate Psychology

12/14/2018
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SPEAKERS Renee Lertzman Climate Engagement Strategist; Author, Environmental Melancholia: Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Engagement (Routledge, 2016) Leslie Davenport Psychotherapist; Author, Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change: A Clinician’s Guide (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017) Bryant Welch Clinical Psychologist; Author, State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind (2018) This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The...

Duration:00:48:48

Equality for All: Year-end Michelle Meow Special

12/14/2018
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SPEAKERS James Loduca Director of Equality Programs, Salesforce; Former Senior Vice President, San Francisco AIDS Foundation 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 This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 13th, 2018.

Duration:00:42:35

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

12/13/2018
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SPEAKERS Donna Brazile Democratic Political Strategist and Commentator; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University; Former Interim Chair, the Democratic Party; Author, Hacks and Cooking with Grease; Co-author, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics Yolanda Caraway Founder, President and CEO, The Caraway Group; Co-author, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics The Rev. Leah Daughtry Pastor; Organizer; Political Strategist; CEO, 2008 and 2016 Democratic National...

Duration:02:02:51

Adam Hochschild's Lessons from a Dark Time

12/13/2018
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SPEAKERS Adam Hochschild Journalist; Author, Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays; Lecturer, Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley John McMurtrie Book Editor, San Francisco Chronicle—Moderator * This Podcast may contain explicit language * This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Marin Outdoor Arts Club in Mill Valley on December 5th, 2018.

Duration:01:03:29

Week to Week Politics Roundtable and Holiday Social 12/11/18

12/12/2018
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SPEAKERS Carson Bruno Adjunct Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Admissions and Program Relations, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University; Twitter @carsonjfbruno Melissa Caen Political and Legal Reporter, CBS Bay Area (KPIX) Larry Gerston Ph.D., Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Twitter @lgerston This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 11th,...

Duration:01:11:34

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

The Fundamental Challenge of Planning Your Estate: What’s Fair in Family Inheritance?

11/30/2018
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SPEAKERS Ruth Dixon-Mueller Ph.D, Author; Professor Frederick Hertz Attorney; Mediator John O’Grady State Attorney; Mediator—Moderator This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on November 28th, 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