September 2010

Leadership Circle

Join the Leadership Circle 

The Leadership Circle is a group of friends and supporters committed to bringing the highest quality public affairs programming to the people of the Bay Area by contributing $500 to $50,000 annually.  

Membership in the Leadership Circle offers substantial benefits as well. These members have unique opportunities to enjoy stimulating invitation-only events with our speakers, two free tickets to most of our programs in Silicon Valley, Lafayette and our San Francisco offices, and other wonderful benefits outlined below. Read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Mon, Sep 27 2010 - 12:00pm

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: Green Light or Red Light Ahead? 

Generously underwritten by PG&E

When Californians choose a successor to Governor Schwarzenegger this November, will the state stay the course on clean energy or take a new approach? Have recent energy laws brought investment capital  into the state or have they increased costs for companies and consumers? Has California’s central climate change law, AB 32, spurred new jobs and innovation or stifled business? Read more »

All Over Coffee: The Artwork of Paul Madonna

Mon, Sep 13 2010 - 10:00am

September 13 – November 04

All Over Coffee: The Artwork of Paul Madonna

Madonna combines art, comics and literature for his unclassifiable series “All Over Coffee,” published weekly in the San Francisco Chronicle, in book form by City Lights Press, and exhibited in galleries and museums. Traveling internationally to draw on location, Madonna addresses the relationship of stories through city and landscape. Read more »

Slow Food, Slow Money

Mon, Sep 27 2010 - 6:00pm

Slow Food, Slow Money

Ari Derfel, Executive Director, Slow Money

At the same time that the sustainable, local food movement grows in popularity, the economy is struggling out of recession. Is slowing our money down and bringing it back to earth part of the solution? Slow Money thinks so. Read more »

Markos Moulitsas

Mon, Sep 27 2010 - 6:30pm

Markos Moulitsas Zuniga

Founder, Daily Kos; Author, American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right

In conversation with Jonathan Weber, Editor-in-Chief, The Bay Citizen
“Think about it. The freedom that jihadists hate – freedom of thought, inquiry and lifestyle – are the very freedoms that the conservatives hate.” In Moulitsas' new book, American Taliban, he pulls out the big guns against the American conservative movement. Read more »

Cross Cultural Health Care: Caring in All Languages

Fri, Sep 24 2010 - 12:00pm

Cross Cultural Health Care: Caring in All Languages

Frank Puglisi Jr., Executive Director, Health Care Interpreter Network
Melinda Paras, President and CEO, Paras and Associates
Carolyn Wang Kong, MPH, MPP, Practice Leader, Language Access, Northern California Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
Sarah Varney, Health Reporter, "The California Report," KQED - Moderator

The increasingly critical role of interpreters in health care and the skill required to interpret in such delicate and emotion Read more »

National Debt: The Threat and Potential Solutions

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Thu, Sep 23 2010 - 6:00pm

National Debt: The Threat and Potential Solutions

David Walker, Former U.S. Comptroller General; Former Head, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Robert L. Bixby, Executive Director, The Concord Coalition
Michael Boskin, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Chairman, President George H.W. Read more »