July 2011

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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Micropollution Panel

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A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW COMMUNITIES ARE IMPACTED BY INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES

MARK DESAULNIER, Member, California Air Resources Board
BRADLEY ANGEL, Executive Director, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
MEENA PALANIAPPAN, Senior Research Associate, The Pacific Institute
RICHARD SINKOFF, MCP, AICP Acting Environmental Planning Manager
Environmental Planning and Permitting Department Engineering Division Port of Oakland KIM MULVIHILL, M.D. Reporter CBS 5 Eyewitness News—Moderator

Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator (D-CA)

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Global Warming: A Real Threat and What To Do

California’s senior Senator Dianne Feinstein will talk about critical issues facing our state and nation, including global warming, immigration, and terrorism.

Katie Couric, Anchor, "CBS Evening News", Former Co-Host, "Today" (7/17/2006)

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Katie Couric, the woman to become the network's first solo female anchor, following in the footsteps of Dan Rather and the legendary Walter Cronkite, will raise awareness about the need for cancer screening and prevention. Since losing her husband to colon cancer in 1988, Couric has become an activist and prominent spokesperson on the subject, sharing how education and community outreach can save lives. After Couric's on-air colonoscopy in March 2000, hundreds were inspired to get screened for the disease.
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Anthony Bourdain, TV host, chef, author of Kitchen Confidential (6/16/2006)

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Anthony Bourdain, TV host, chef, author of Kitchen Confidential

World traveler, chef and best-selling author Anthony Bourdain will talk about his travels and discuss his penchant for underused, inexpensive cuts of meat as outlined in his Les Halles Cookbook. In a quote from the book, Bourdain says, "Any schmo can grill a fancy steak, it takes a cook to transform a humble pig's foot into something people clamor for."
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Sanford Weill, Former Chair, Citigroup; Board Chair, Carnegie Hall; Author, The Real Deal (11/6/2006)

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Sanford Weill, Former Chairman, Citigroup

One of the business world's consummate dealmakers, billionaire Sanford Weill, looks back on corporate coups, dizzying crashes and stunning comebacks. The self-proclaimed "kid from Brooklyn" built two leading financial services companies and pursued a string of daring acquisitions that led to the creation of securities giant Shearson Loeb Rhoads. He is also responsible for resuscitating the Commercial Credit Company which he molded into Citigroup, the world's largest financial institution. Read more »

Carly Fiorina, Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard (10/20/2006)

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Carly Fiorina, former CEO, HP

Named Fortune’s “Most Powerful Woman in Business” for six years straight (until 2003) and the “10th Most Powerful Woman in the World” in 2005, Carly Fiorina will talk about her tenure at Hewlett-Packard, how she almost became President of the World Bank, and her future plans in business. She will also share her take on the current widening HP scandal involving a possibly illegal probe into media leaks.

This program was recorded live on October 20, 2006

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Former Baghdad Bureau Chief, The Washington Post; Author, Imperial Life in the Emerald City (11/9/2009)

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Assistant managing editor of The Washington Post and Bay Area-native Rajiv Chandrasekaran will describe the surreal state of affairs in Baghdad's American-occupied Green Zone. He will draw on hundreds of interviews and internal documents to paint a picture of life in what he dubs the "Emerald City." He will also elaborate on how the headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq, the Green Zone, is a ritzy enclave of palm trees, pools, and nightclubs that sorely clashes with the war and violence around it.
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