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Trump's First 100 Days: Part Four

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Wed, May 31 2017 - 6:30pm

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Mina Kim, Anchor and Host, KQED—Moderator Read more »

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Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture

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Tue, May 23 2017 - 6:30pm

Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-term mayor of San Francisco and legendary speaker of the California State Assembly, Brown is widely regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century. He has been at the center of California politics, government and civic life for an astonishing four decades.

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Journalist Chris Whipple: Secrets of the White House Gatekeepers

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Thu, Apr 27 2017 - 12:00pm

Chris Whipple, Documentary Filmmaker; Author, The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Can Donald Trump, the ultimate outsider, learn how to be an effective president? According to author and documentarian Chris Whipple, Trump cannot be effective unless he empowers a strong chief of staff to take charge of his White House and execute his agenda. Read more »

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Bonds of Union

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Mon, Apr 24 2017 - 6:00pm

Bridget Ford, Professor of History, California State University, East Bay; Author, Bonds of Union: Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland Read more »

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Trump's First 100 Days: Part Three

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Thu, Apr 6 2017 - 6:30pm

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Brian Watt, Morning News Anchor, KQED—Moderator Read more »

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Alyssa Mastromonaco: Running the Obama White House

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Wed, Apr 5 2017 - 6:30pm

Alyssa Mastromonaco, Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Operations for President Barack Obama; Author, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House; President of Global Communications Strategy and Talent, A+E Networks; Contributing Editor, Marie Claire; Former Chief Operating Officer, Vice Media Read more »

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Jane Mayer: Behind Dark Money

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Tue, Apr 4 2017 - 7:00pm

Jane Mayer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right; Twitter

Who are the people bankrolling our political system?

Mayer takes us behind the scenes and exposes the powerful group of individuals who are shaping our country. She traces the billions of dollars spent by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys and uncovers their influences on policies related to climate change, the economy and more. Read more »

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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: The Two Americas

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Tue, Mar 28 2017 - 7:00pm

Chris Hayes, MSNBC Host, "All in with Chris Hayes"; Editor at Large, The Nation; Author, A Colony in a Nation; Twitter Read more »

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P.J. O'Rourke: Has America Gone Crazy?

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Mon, Mar 27 2017 - 6:30pm

P.J. O’Rourke, H.L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Author, How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016; Twitter Read more »

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Trump's First 100 Days: Part Two

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Thu, Mar 23 2017 - 6:30pm

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Marisa Lagos, Reporter, California Politics and Government, KQED—Moderator Read more »

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