March 2012

"The Swerve" by Stephen Greenblatt

Mon, Mar 5 2012 - 5:30pm

The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt

Connie McNeil, Group Member – Moderator

Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for nonfiction, unearths the story of an Italian book hunter named Poggio Bracciolini, who, one fateful day in 1417, stumbled across what was then the only known surviving copy of the Roman poet Lucretius's On the Nature of Things. Read more »

Avoiding Over-Treatment: Practical Steps for Laymen

Wed, Mar 21 2012 - 12:00pm
Avoiding Over-Treatment: Practical Steps for Laymen

Mark Houston, MD; Author, What Your Doctor May not Tell You About Hypertension and What Your Doctor May not Tell You About Heart Disease
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH; Director, Center for Healthy Living and Longevity; International Speaker; Author, HRT: The Answers and Vitamins Hype or Hope
Richard Smayda, DO, Journalist; Co-Author,The Healing Nutrients Within and journal articles

The paradigm of Western medicine focuses on disease mana

Howard Rheingold: Net Smart - How to Thrive Online

Tue, Apr 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Howard Rheingold: Net Smart - How to Thrive Online

Howard Rheingold,
Lecturer, Stanford University; Author, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online

 Like it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the 21st century. How can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers? In Net Smart, author and Stanford lecturer Rheingold shows how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. Read more »

Mark Meckler: Founder of the Tea Party Patriots

Mon, Mar 12 2012 - 6:00pm

Mark Meckler: Founder of the Tea Party Patriots

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Mark Meckler, Co-founder and National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots; Co-author, Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution

In 2009, an unemployed mother of two and a politically inexperienced California attorney met on a conference call that would result in one of the largest and most controversial political organizations in the U.S., the Tea Party Patriots. Read more »

Dr. David Healy: Eclipse of Medical Care

Mon, Mar 19 2012 - 12:00pm
Dr. David Healy: Eclipse of Medical Care

David Healy
, MD, Cardiff University

We live in an evidence-based medicine world. Healy sees increasing signs of a mismatch between what is passing as evidence and the real data from studies. As a result, patients and doctors are both increasingly invisible in the clinical encounter, and doctors are losing the ability to care for patients.

Paddle to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure from the Sierras to the San Francisco Bay

Tue, Apr 17 2012 - 6:00pm
Paddle to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure from the Sierras to San Francisco Bay on the Majestic Tuolumne River

Jessie Raeder, Director, Paddle to the Sea
Eric Wesselman, Executive Director, Tuolumne River Trust

Though many are not aware, the Tuolumne, a wild and scenic designated river, is the major source of water for San Francisco and much of the Bay Area.

Susan Reverby: A Historian Walks into an Archive

Mon, Mar 19 2012 - 6:00pm

A Historian Walks into an Archive: Why It Matters that the U.S. Apologized for Medical Research in Guatemala

Susan Reverby,
Ph.D., Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College
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Make Macarons with Chez Pim

Sun, Mar 4 2012 - 1:00pm
Make Macarons with Chez Pim

Chez Pim
, Food Blogger, ChezPim.com

Through the popularity of her food blog, Pim has appeared on TV shows such as Iron Chef America and Martha Stewart. As an accomplished home cook and baker, she has been featured in publications from the New York Times to Bon Appétit. It has been said that Pim has perfected the art of making macarons, those lovely meringue-based confections sandwiched with a delectable array of fillings such as ganache, butter cream or jam.

Move Your Money!

Thu, Mar 29 2012 - 6:00pm

Move Your Money!

Diana Dykstra,
President/ CEO, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
Kristen Christian, Social Media Activist; Leader, Bank Transfer Movement

A tidal wave of cash has spilled into credit unions as consumers have revolted against bank fees and foreclosures. We’ll discuss the credit union movement with Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. Read more »

Francis Tapon: Eastern Europe 20 Years After Communism

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Thu, May 3 2012 - 6:00pm

Eastern Europe 20 Years After Communism

Francis Tapon, Author, The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us Read more »