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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.

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Salam Pax (3/23/2006)

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This program features a speech and Q&A session with Salam Pax. Mr. Pax is an Iraqi citizen also know as The Baghdad Blogger who became famous for his internet blogs during the run and invasion of Iraq. He is the author of "The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi".

This program was recorded live on March 23, 2006 in San Jose.

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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

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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 »

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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 »

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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

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Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (7/21/2006)

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“Securing Our Borders: Immigration Reform in a Post 9/11 World” Read more »

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (7/19/2006)

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In the midst of blazing his re-election campaign trail, Governor Schwarzenegger will discuss his trade mission to China last November. He will also explain how California can invigorate its economy by focusing its attention on economic exchange and cooperation with the Pacific Rim nations. If the governor's plan for investment and economic activity with Asia strikes a chord with Californians, it could become a vital plank of his economic platform.

This program was recorded live on July 19, 2006.

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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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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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