May 2011

What to expect from “A Closer Look at the CA State Budget” this June 14

May 31, 2011 @ 4:37 PM

By John Dangaran

Next 10, an independent and nonpartisan civic education , takes an interesting approach toward educating people and receiving public input about the California budget and its $20 billion deficit.

This upcoming Club event on June 14 will center on the “California Budget Challenge,” an online, interactive program that really puts California’s state budget in the hands of the people. Read more »

Salmon Odyssey

Fri, Jun 3 2011 - 12:00pm

Salmon Odyssey

Phil Isenberg, Chair, Delta Vision Task Force
James Norton, Filmmaker,  Salmon: Running the Gauntlet 
Jonathan Rosenfield, Ph.D., Conservation Biologist, The Bay Institute

The fight to restore salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest involves billions of dollars in public funds and politicking all the way up to the White House. This twisted story is captured in a new documentary airing on PBS this spring. Read more »

The Wagner Problem

Mon, Jun 20 2011 - 6:00pm

The Wagner Problem

Hans Rudolf Vaget, Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature Emeritus, Smith College

During San Francisco Opera's Ring Festival, don’t miss this chance to delve into why many knowledgeable observers believe that Richard Wagner was the most controversial artist of the modern era. Ever since he made his mark as an artist and thinker in mid-19th-century Germany, the man and his work have been viewed by discerning minds with suspicion. Read more »