July 2011

Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt

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This program features a speech and Q&A with Secretary Mike Leavitt. Mike Leavitt is Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and his speech is titled "The Future Of The U.S. Healthcare System"

This program was recorded live on March 14, 2006

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff (3/17/2006)

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This program features a speech and Q&A session with Michael Chertoff. Michael Chertoff is the Secretary of The Department of Homeland Security and his speech is titled: "Strengthening Preparedness And Partnerships In Homeland Security".

This program was recorded live on March 17, 2006 by The Commonwealth Club of California.

Sister Helen Prejean (2/23/2006)

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This program features a speech and Q&A session with Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Prejean is a proponent of abolishing the death penalty and is author of Dead Man Walking

This program was recorded live on February 23, 2006 by The Commonwealth Club of California.

Rita Moreno (6/20/2006)

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Actress Rita Moreno speaks to The Club about her career and about race issues in modern day Hollywood film.

After toiling for a decade in film roles she found degrading, Moreno was swept into the spotlight with her Oscar winning portrayal of "Anita" in West Side Story. Since then she has challenged stereotypes in silver-and small-screen performances. Read more »

Michael Greco, President of The American Bar Association

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President of the American Bar Association, Michael S. Greco examines the legal issue that has divided America since September 11: What can, and can't, the federal government lawfully do in the name of defending us from the threat of terrorism?

Greco tells why he believes that Americans must reject the false choice that has been offered between protecting our security and protecting our liberty. "We can and must" , he says, "protect both". Read more »

Jonathan Alter (5/16/2006)

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Jonathan Alter is Senior Editor of Newsweek Magazine, Contributing Correspondent for NBC News and Author of "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope."

Mr. Alter explains why he believes the beleaguered Bush Administration should lookd to FDR's presidential legacy for help and guidance. A correspondent for the last six presidential elections, Alter takes us through FDR's ambitious mission to resurrect a nation on the brink of collapse, and reveals how his first months in office helped shape the society we live in today. Read more »

Eric Schlosser

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Eric Schlosser is author of Fast Food Nation and Chew on This. Fast Food Nation, Schlosser's most well know work is an expose on the practices of the fast food industry, especially focusing on it's sanitary conditions and treatment of workers and nutritional content of the food. His current book, Chew On This, is a children's book that deals with the same issues.

This program was recorded live in San Jose on May 2, 2006

Francis Fukuyama (5/10/2006)

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Francis Fukuyama is professor of international Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University and author of many books including "America at the Crossroads"

Mr. Fukuyama's speech is titled "American Policy After Iraq: A Post-Bush Agenda".

This progam was recorded live on May 10, 2006

Balco Panel: Lance Williams & Mark Fainaru-Wada (7/6/2006)

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Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, long-time investigative reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle, will tell us how they uncovered the Barry Bonds/BALCO steroid scandal that recently shook America’s sports world to its core. For decades skeptics suggested that some of our most successful sports superstars were, in fact, using illegal performance enhancing drugs to maintain their competitive edge. Then, on December 3, 2004, Fainaru-Wada and Williams reported on grand jury testimony that baseball stars Jason Giambi and Barry Bonds had tested positive for steroids. Read more »

Immigration Town Hall

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IMMIGRATION REFORM, a Town Hall Panel Discussion

PATTY DIAZ, Executive Director Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
BILL ONG HING, Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, UC Davis
YEH LING-LING, Executive Director, Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America
HANS JOHSNON, Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California-MODERATOR
RICHARD KIY, President, International Community Foundation
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