October 2010

Theodore Sorensen, JFK's Speechwriter, Passes Away

Oct 31, 2010 @ 5:45 PM

Ted Sorensen, author of some of the most famous presidential speeches of the mid-20th century, died today at the age of 82.

You can listen to the audio of his May 17, 2010, Commonwealth Club program here, or you can watch the video of the event below:
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Video of Secretary of State HIllary Rodham Clinton

Oct 27, 2010 @ 4:37 PM

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed Climate One at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on Friday, October 15, 2010. Here's the video:
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James Hansen

Thu, Oct 14 2010 - 7:00pm

James Hansen: Storms of My Grandchildren

James Hansen, Climate Scientist; Author

A pioneer in climate science, Hansen testified at Al Gore's seminal Congressional hearings on global warming in the late 1980s. Read more »

The Corporate Lattice: Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of Work

Thu, Oct 28 2010 - 6:00pm

The Corporate Lattice: Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of Work

Cathleen Benko, Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte; Author, Mass Career Customization

The old corporate ladder metaphor is dead. What has emerged in its place is the corporate lattice, says top executive Benko, which is flatter, more collaborative and in tune with the changing workplace and workforce. Read more »

Michael Krasny: Questions About God, Spirituality, and Life

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Wed, Oct 20 2010 - 6:00pm

Questions About God, Spirituality and Life

Michael Krasny, Host, KQED Radio’s “Forum”; Author, Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest

Unlike many folks who emphatically say “No!” or “Yes!” to the notion of god, Krasny is among the millions who know they don’t know. A radio host, college professor and literary scholar, he has spent decades leading conversations on every imaginable topic. Read more »

Ava Roy, Director of Hamlet on Alcatraz

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Wed, Oct 20 2010 - 6:00pm

Director Ava Roy, Hamlet on Alcatraz

In conversation with Stuart Bousel, Artistic Director of No Nude Men Productions, Founding Director of the San Francisco Theater Pub, Associate Artist of Atmostheatre

Come meet the 29-year-old, Oakland-based actor and artistic director of the We Players theater troupe. We Players presents site-specific performance events that transform public spaces into realms of participatory theater. Read more »

Prost! A Taste of Oktoberfest

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Wed, Oct 20 2010 - 7:00pm

Prost! A Taste of Oktoberfest

This program is cancelled

Don’t miss an opportunity to take in a little of Germany’s biggest festival without the airfare. You will enjoy tastings of five of the official beers of Oktoberfest and a delicious sampling of authentic German appetizers including Sauerbraten and Oatzda Bavarian cheese dip. Join us for a frothy, fun and informal evening of beer and food. Read more »

The Farallon Islands

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Thu, Oct 21 2010 - 6:00pm

The Farallon Islands

Terri Watson, Executive Director, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association

Though visible on a clear day, few people have been out to the Farallon Islands, just 27 miles off our coast. The Farallon Islands and the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary are an important and biologically diverse ecosystem, closely connected to the health of our local environment and economy. Because of this rich marine life, the U.S. commerce secretary designated this ocean wilderness as a National Marine Sanctuary in 1981. Read more »