July 2011

Big Green

Wed, Sep 28 2011 - 12:00pm

Big Green

Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Felicia Marcus, Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Karen Topakian, Board Chair, Greenpeace USA

With the Environmental Protection Agency under attack on Capitol Hill and national climate legislation rotting in the compost pile, it is a challenging time for environmentalists. Some organizations have shifted their sights away from Washington, D.C., to states and cities, where they see better prospects, albeit on a smaller scale. Read more »

Frank Lindh

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This program features a speech & Q&A with Frank Lindh, father of John Lindh. John Lindh is also known as "The American Taliban". Mr. Lindh's speech is called "American Taliban Case"

This program was recorded live on January 19, 2006

Robert Reich

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This program features a speech and Q&A session with Robert Reich.
Robert Reich is a former U.S. Secretary of Labor and author of "The Work of Nations"

This speech is The Club's annual Walter E. Hoadley Economic Forecast.

This program was recorded live on January 13, 2006

Ambassador Nabil Fahmy

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This Program features a speech and Q&A session with Egypt's Ambassador to The United States, Ambassador Nabil Fahmy.

This program was recorded live on February 21, 2006

George Shultz (3/9/2006)

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This program features a speech and Q&A session with George Shultz.

George Shultz was U.S. Secretary of State under President Reagan and will give his views on the Iraq war, War on Terrorism and Foreign Policy post 9/11.

This program was recorded live on March 9th, 2006 in San Francisco.

Gary Hart

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This program features a speech and Q&A session with Gary Hart. Gary Hart is a former Senator (D-CO) and currently is a National Security Consultant and author. His speech is entitled "New Age of National Security"

This program was recorded live on February 23, 2006

Elizabeth Kolbert (5/8/2006)

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New Yorker climate journalist Elizabeth Kolbert offers her take on whether increasingly fierce huricanes, changing animal migration patterns, and disapperaing glaciers signal that we're headed for global melt down.
The former New York Times reporter has made it her mission to educate the public about the very real threat of Earth's rising temperature, and what can be done, if anything, to save the planet and bring the thermometer back down a notch or two.

Her new book is titled "Field Notes From a Catastrophe"
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Dan Rather

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This program features a conversation with Dan Rather and UC Berkeley Journalism Dean Orville Schell.

The American newsman who covered almost every major story of the last 40 years-- from the Kennedy assassination to the front lines in Bosnia-- Dan Rather, offers his take on the state of American media in conversation with the Dean of UC Berkeley Journalism School, Orville Schell.

This program was recorded live on April 25, 2006 in Berkeley by The Commonwealth Club of California.

Charles Murray

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This program features a speech and Q&A session with Dr. Charles Murray.

Charles Murray, author of the highly controversial book "The Bell Curve", will share his radical new vision to replace the welfare state.

This program was recorded live on April 18, 2006 by The Commonwealth Club.

Salam Pax (3/23/2006)

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This program features a speech and Q&A session with Salam Pax. Mr. Pax is an Iraqi citizen also know as The Baghdad Blogger who became famous for his internet blogs during the run and invasion of Iraq. He is the author of "The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi".

This program was recorded live on March 23, 2006 in San Jose.