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Commonwealth Club of California

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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

The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers

12/12/2017
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The Hello Girls tells the captivating story of America's first women soldiers and their fight for equality. It details how these soldiers helped win World War I and earned women the right to vote. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, demanded female “wire experts” when he discovered that inexperienced doughboys were unable to...

Duration: 00:58:46


Week to Week Politics Roundtable and Holiday Social Hour 12/11/17

12/12/2017
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Join us for our year-end Week to Week and members holiday social! It's been a long year, and you deserve an opportunity to mingle with other Commonwealth Club members and guests, talk politics, and make good holiday cheer. During our political roundtable, we'll discuss the biggest, most controversial and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging...

Duration: 01:14:19


WEEK TO WEEK POLITICS ROUNDTABLE AND SOCIAL HOUR 11/27/17

12/7/2017
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Will Jeff Sessions appoint a special prosecutor to target Hillary Clinton? Who will Mueller indict next? What will the GOP do about Roy Moore? What will the Senate do about tax reform? What's behind the Feinstein-de León race? We'll discuss the biggest, most controversial and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other...

Duration: 01:04:52


DR. VICTORIA SWEET: SLOW MEDICINE

12/7/2017
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Since the turn of the century, new developments in technology have forever changed the way patients experience health care. From highly advanced surgical robots to quick and convenient telemedicine apps, the practice of medicine has become significantly more efficient than before. Indeed, the average time a doctor spends with a patient has been cut down to less than 10 minutes. Is this newfound efficiency leading to better health outcomes or lower costs for patients? Victoria Sweet, a...

Duration: 00:59:41


REZA ASLAN: UNDERSTANDING GOD

12/7/2017
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Who is God? According to Reza Aslan, our desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition. Regardless of our actions or beliefs, Aslan says the majority of us consider God to be a divine version of ourselves. We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature but also our greed, bigotry and violence. All these qualities are reflected in our religion, culture and government. Whether you believe in one God, many gods...

Duration: 01:03:18


JANET NAPOLITANO AND ERWIN CHEMERINSKY: A CONVERSATION ABOUT FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS

12/7/2017
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It seems hardly a week goes by without another controversy over free speech on college campuses. On one side, there are increased demands to censor hateful, disrespectful and bullying expression and to ensure an inclusive and nondiscriminatory learning environment. On the other side, traditional free speech advocates charge that recent demands for censorship coddle students and threaten free inquiry. In his new book, Free Speech on Campus, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky argues that campuses must...

Duration: 00:58:09


KHIZR KHAN: HOPE AND SACRIFICE

12/7/2017
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This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. One of the most memorable speeches from last year’s Democratic National Convention was given by Gold Star parent Khizr Khan. With his wife Ghazala by his side, Khan spoke about equality, sacrifice and the ideals symbolized by the U.S. Constitution. Khan’s son Humayun Khan, a U.S. Army captain, was killed in the line of duty in Iraq and posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. “Like many...

Duration: 01:00:23


MSNBC'S LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: PLAYING WITH FIRE

11/21/2017
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The 1968 U.S. presidential election fundamentally shaped modern American politics, and it was a transformative event in the life of a young Lawrence O’Donnell. Nothing went according to plan: Incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson believed he would easily defeat Richard Nixon, former Republican vice president and California senator, until anti-war protests forced his withdrawal. The upstart Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy quickly secured the national spotlight, only to be tragically...

Duration: 01:02:45


Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler: Money Myths

11/20/2017
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Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler explore the hidden motivations that are secretly driving our choices about money. They explain why our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances. Ariely and Kreisler cut through our unconscious fears and desires to help improve our spending habits. They offer tangible advice and lessons when it comes to credit card debt, household budgeting and holiday spending. Learn how to make better financial...

Duration: 01:03:58


An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There

11/15/2017
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Morra Aarons-Mele Founder, Women Online; Podcast Host, “Hiding in the Bathroom”; Creator, The Mission List; Author, Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home) Gina Bianchini Founder and CEO, Mighty Networks—Moderator This program is generously supported by Wells Fargo. *THIS PROGRAM CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE* This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 14, 2017.

Duration: 01:40:35


MSNBC Host Chris Matthews

11/15/2017
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Chris Matthews Host of "Hardball with Chris Matthews," MSNBC; Author, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit David M. Kennedy Donald J. McLachlan Professor Emeritus of History, Stanford University—Moderator This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 14, 2017.

Duration: 01:10:23


Week to Week Politics Roundtable and Social Hour

11/14/2017
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Dan Borenstein Editorial Page Editor, East Bay Times; Twitter @borensteindan Carson Bruno Assistant Dean for Admission and Program Relations, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University; Author, California Realpolitik Newsletter; Twitter @CarsonJFBruno Carla Marinucci Senior Writer, Politico California Playbook, Politico.com; Twitter @cmarinucci This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 13, 2017.

Duration: 01:15:02


White House Correspondent Kenneth Walsh: An Insider’s Look at the Presidency

11/14/2017
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Kenneth Walsh Chief White House Correspondent, U.S. News & World Report; Author, Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History Joseph Tuman Professor of Communication Studies, San Francisco State University—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 13, 2017.

Duration: 01:08:12


Oppressive Heat: Climate Change and Civil Rights

11/10/2017
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Rev. Gerald Durley, Ph.D. Pastor Emeritus, Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 31, 2017.

Duration: 00:51:52


Donna Brazile: The Hacking of an American Election

11/10/2017
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Donna Brazile Former Chair, Democratic National Committee; Author, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House Audrey Cooper Editor in Chief, San Francisco Chronicle—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 9, 2017.

Duration: 01:06:00


The Hacking of the American Mind

11/10/2017
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Dr. Robert H. Lustig, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, University of California, San Francisco; Director, UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program *THIS PROGRAM CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGAUGE* This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 9, 2017.

Duration: 01:30:25


Dan Buettner: Secrets of the Happiest Places on Earth

11/8/2017
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Dan Buettner Founder of Blue Zones; Author, The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People; Twitter @BlueZones Mark Zitter Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Chair, the Zetema Project—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 8, 2017.

Duration: 01:07:35


Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare and Surveillance: A Graphic History

11/7/2017
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Pratap Chatterjee Investigative Reporter on U.S. Warfare and Technology; Commentator, BBC, CNN, Fox and MSNBC; Journalist, The New Republic, the Financial Times and The Guardian; Author, Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance: A Graphic Novel Khalil Bendib Co-Author, New York Times Best Seller Zahra's Paradise; Co-Host, “Voices of the Middle East and North Africa”; Former Political Cartoonist, The San Bernardino Sun; Author, Verax: The True...

Duration: 01:53:51


Policing in America: Force, Surveillance and the Future

11/6/2017
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Barry Friedman Professor of Law, New York University; Director, The Policing Project; Author, Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission George Gascón District Attorney, City and County of San Francisco; Former Police Chief, San Francisco Jennifer Granick Surveillance and Cybersecurity Counsel, ACLU's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project In Conversation with Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Ret.) This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of...

Duration: 01:17:23


A Conversation with Amy Goodman and Kenneth Kimmell

11/3/2017
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Amy Goodman Host, "Democracy Now!" Kenneth Kimmell President, Union of Concerned Scientists Greg Dalton Founder and Host, Climate One This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 20, 2017.

Duration: 00:51:20

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