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Claire Kremen, Honey Bee Pollination Crisis: Can Native Bees Take up the Slack? (1/13/2009)

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Claire Kremen, Conservation Ecologist, UC Berkeley; 2007 MacArthur Honoree

Monoculture farming leaves us highly dependent on honey bees, whose pollination affects 75 percent of fruits and vegetables and 30 percent of all food production. However, managed hives are being wiped out by colony collapse disorder at an alarming rate. Kremen will discuss how wild bees can boost the effectiveness of managed hives and play a critical role in pollinating the crops that keep California’s economy humming. Read more »

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Philip Zimbardo, Psychologist; Author, The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox (11/12/2008)

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1:15:02

The Time Paradox
 

Philip Zimbardo, Psychologist; Author, The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox Read more »

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Panel: Paths to Zero-Striving Toward a Nuclear-Free World (9/26/2008)

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1:37:43

Raymond Jeanloz, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science and of Astronomy, UC Berkeley
Sidney Drell, Professor Emeritus of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University
Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund Read more »

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Hearing Miniseries #2: Dr. Lawrence Lustig-M.D., Division Chief of Otology, Nuerotology and Skull Base Surgery, UCSF, Cochlear Implants: Where Are We in 2008? (5/22/2008)

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1:04:31

The second in a series of 3 programs produced by The Commonwealth Club's Member-Led-Forums on the subject of Hearing & Speech, as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month in May 2008.

Dr. Lawrence Lustig


M.D., Division Chief of Otology, Nuerotology and Skull Base Surgery, UCSF, Cochlear Implants: Where Are We in 2008?
 

This program was recorded in front of a live audience on May 22, 2008

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Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


Partnership for the Earth Read more »

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Author, Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandries

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1:05:51

People magazine’s "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive," Tyson will lead a tour of the mysteries of the cosmos, explaining black holes and astral life from the frontiers of astrobiology and examining the friction between science and religion in the context of history. Read more »

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Amory Lovins, Physicist; Co-founder and CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute

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1:02:57

The Escalating Energy Crisis: Principles and Progress

Amory Lovins

Physicist, energy industry consultant, and environmentalist Amory Lovins will discuss the steps necessary to break our oil dependency and create wealth, enhance choice and strengthen common security. Oil is increasingly becoming a challenge through volatile pricing, supply and transport vulnerabilities, emissions, global competition and security issues. Lovins will offer insight into the variety of market-based solutions to dependency on fossil fuels. Read more »

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Sebastian Seung: Connectome (2/13/12)

Sebastian Seung, Ph.D., Author, Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival - Moderator Read more »

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