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Dee Dee Myers, Former Press Secretary; Author, Why Women Should Run the World

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Why Women Should Run the World



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Shelley Lapkoff, Ph.D., Demographer

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The Surprising History of the Pledge of Allegiance


Shelley Lapkoff, Ph.D., Demographer


We memorize it at an early age and repeat it at public gatherings, but few know the real story behind the Pledge of Allegiance. In this national election year, when words and phrases like “patriotism” and “under God” invoke heated discussion, Lapkoff provides an intriguing and insightful glimpse of our broader social, economic and political history through the lens of this enshrined collective oath.
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Steve Forbes, Chairman/CEO, Forbes, Inc.; Editor-in-Chief, Forbes; Author, A New Birth of Freedom (8/7/2008)

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Elections and the Credit Crisis: What’s Next for the U.S. Economy

Steve Forbes, Chairman/CEO, Forbes, Inc.; Editor-in-Chief, Forbes; Author, A New Birth of Freedom Read more »

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Richard Kovacevich, Chairman, Wells Fargo & Company (10/21/2008)

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“Now and Then” with Dick Kovacevich: Leadership in a Time of Financial Crisis


Richard Kovacevich, Chairman, Wells Fargo & Company Read more »

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Problems with Progress: A Historical Perspective on the Presidency (1/15/2009)

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Leon Litwack, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian; Professor, UC Berkeley (retired); Author, How Free Is Free
James Taylor, Associate Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco Read more »

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Carol A. Fleming: A New Birth of Eloquence: What We Can Learn About Powerful Speaking from the Gettysburg Address

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Carol A. Fleming, Ph.D., Speaking Coach

What makes Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address the most admired speech in American history? In just two minutes (and 272 words), this speech changed a nation and the course of history. Fleming helps us learn the techniques of eloquence and inspiration from Lincoln in one of the most-quoted speeches in U.S. history.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on February 12, 2009.

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Frank McCourt: Author of Angela's Ashes (11/28/2007)

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Frank McCourt, Author 
In Conversation with Sandip Roy, Host, KALW's "Upfront" Read more »

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Litquake: CA History Panel (10/6/2009)

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Frances Dinkelspiel, Author, Towers of Gold
Ethan Rarick, Author, Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey
Rick Wartzman, Author, Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
Julia Flynn Siler, Author, House of Mondavi - Moderator Read more »

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Wallace Stegner Centennial: A look at the legacy of legendary author Wallace Stegner (2/18/2009)

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Philip Fradkin, Author, Wallace Stegner and the American West
Page Stegner, Author; Professor of Literature, UC Santa Cruz
Nancy Packer, Writer; Professor Emerita of Creative Writing, Stanford University Read more »

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Panel: The San Francisco Beer Story (1/25/2008)

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Justin Crossley, Radio Host, ”Brewcaster,” The Brewing Network and CBS Radio
John Foster, Co-host, Beerschool.com Webcast
Nico Freccia, Beer Journalist; Co-owner, 21st Amendment Restaurant and Brewery
Dan Gordon, Co-founder and Master Brewer, Gordon Biersch Read more »

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