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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's largest public affairs forum. The nonpartisan and nonprofit Club produces and distributes programs featuring diverse viewpoints from thought leaders on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast — the oldest in the U.S., since 1924 — is carried on hundreds of stations. Our website features audio and video of our programs. This podcast feed is usually updated multiple times each week.

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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's largest public affairs forum. The nonpartisan and nonprofit Club produces and distributes programs featuring diverse viewpoints from thought leaders on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast — the oldest in the U.S., since 1924 — is carried on hundreds of stations. Our website features audio and video of our programs. This podcast feed is usually updated multiple times each week.

    Vivian Lee: Solving America's Health-Care Crisis

    Vivian Lee: Solving America's Health-Care Crisis

    According to Dr. Vivian Lee, health care is killing our economy and, in many cases, killing us.

    Beyond the outrageous expense, the quality of care varies wildly, and millions of Americans can’t get care when they need it. This is bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for business.

    Dr. Lee cuts to the heart of the health-care crisis and offers a blueprint that is both realistic and optimistic. She warns it may not be a quick fix, but she says her concrete action plan for reform―for employers and other payers, patients, clinicians, and policy makers―can reinvent health care, and create a less costly, more efficient, and healthier system for all.

    NOTES

    This program is generously supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and a collaborative of local funders and donors. We are grateful for their support and hope others will follow their example to support the Club during these uncertain times.

    San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Relief Coalition

    San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Relief Coalition

    Learn more about efforts to target the pandemic needs of LGBTQ+ populations.

    Celebrating API Month and Successful Lao-American Women

    Celebrating API Month and Successful Lao-American Women

    Celebrating API month and recognizing successful Lao-American women.

    NOTES

    This program was part of the Club's presentation of "The Michelle Meow Show" at The Commonwealth Club.

    Lavender Talks: The State of San Francisco's LGBTQ Cultural Districts

    Lavender Talks: The State of San Francisco's LGBTQ Cultural Districts

    Join us for the second in our new series of Lavender Talks—produced in partnership with San Francisco Pride, which is celebrating 50 years in 2020.

    In this program, we'll explore the status of San Francisco's LGBTQ cultural districts. How and why did they come into being? How are they used today? What's next?

    Our panel will feature leaders from the LGBTQ Cultural District, the Transgender District, the Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District, and the mayor's manager of cultural districts.

    NOTES

    In association with San Francisco Pride

    Made possible by the generous support of Comcast

    And thanks to San Francisco Pride Legacy Partners:
    Bud Light
    Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    KPIX 5 CBS Bay Area
    Kaiser Permanente
    Genentech
    Gilead
    GLBT Historical Society
    KBCW TV
    Parc 55 San Francisco
    Smirnoff
    Recology
    T–Mobile

    This is a free program; please consider making a donation to support our online program production.

    Supporting Girls' and Women's Empowerment Around the World

    Supporting Girls' and Women's Empowerment Around the World

    Empowering girls and women around the world is increasingly seen as an essential aspect of social justice and development. To help to break the cycle of poverty, education in many forms is a critical feature of programs that transform the lives of girls and women. Confidence and believing in oneself can help young girls and women realize their dreams and build sustainable economic growth. Building on the success and increasing the skills of students can enable young women to become successes in the future and make the world a better place. Our panelists represent significant organizations that will impact the lives of individual women and change the world.

    MLF ORGANIZER

    Frank Price

    NOTES

    MLF: International Relations

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    This program is free; please consider making a donation during registration to support production of our online programs

    The Importance of Interfaith Understanding

    The Importance of Interfaith Understanding

    Our distinguished panel—led by Michael Pappas and which includes Mahjabeen Dhala, a religious motivational speaker, who is pursuing a doctorate at the Graduate Theological Union; the Rt. Reverend William Swing, president and founding trustee of the United Religions Initiative (URI), and Sam Berrin Shonkoff, Ph.D. assistant professor of Jewish studies at GTU—will discuss the connections among the the Abrahamic faiths, the unfortunate general lack of knowledge of the others' histories, cultures, and beliefs, and how increased understanding, tolerance, acceptance, respect, etc. among all faiths could help bring about a more peaceful world.

    They will also share expressions of faith and how Interfaith communities interact in the midst of the horrendous COVID-19 crises.

    MLF ORGANIZER

    Celia Menczel

    NOTES

    MLF: Middle East

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

slimvlady ,

Horrible vocal fry

Does Tracy Chou ever listen to herself? Bright lady but sounds like a valley girl. Episode with Laura Huang was great until Ms Chou’s vocal fry became unlistenable. She should listen to Ms Huang to hear how to speak without what has become an unfortunate manner of speech.

GirlGoneGarthandWayne ,

Agreed. Great Guests but the Host has to go

All about what's in it for her. Get a true professional who has some mileage to host the Commonwealth Club. 2020 is too important.

Page Larkin ,

Benioff was great - lousy host

The woman who introduced Benioff interrupted and attempted to be funny to the point of distraction. Bad form.

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