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Muhammad Yunus: 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Founder, Grameen Bank (5/24/2010)

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Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Founder, Grameen Bank; Author, Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs Read more »

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Jonathan Safran Foer-Author, Everything Is Illuminated and Eating Animals

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Jonathan Safran Foer

Author, Everything Is Illuminated and Eating Animals

Foer looks at our dining habits, insatiable appetites and the cultural meaning of food. He explores the ethical, environmental and health risks behind commercial fishing and factory farming and discusses his journey from carnivore to vegetarian. Hear from the man that actress Natalie Portman claims changed her from a “20-year vegetarian to a vegan activist.” Read more »

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Rick Bayless, Chef-Restaurateur, Co-Founder of the Frontera Farmer Foundation (8/17/2010)

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Rick Bayless Chef; Restaurateur; Co-Founder, Frontera Farmer Foundation; Author, Fiesta at Rick’s: Fabulous Food, Luscious Libations, Great Times with Friends
In conversation with chef Joey Altman

Award winning Chef and TV Personality Bayless has spent the last 30 years putting his own delicious twist on gourmet Mexican cuisine. With successful restaurants around the country, he has cooked for everyone from Oprah Winfrey to President Obama. Read more »

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Thomas Keller: The Making of America’s Best Chef

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Thomas Keller, Owner, the French Laundry, Bouchon, Per Se, Ad Hoc; Author, Ad Hoc at Home and The French Laundry Cookbook
Clark Wolf, President and Founder, Clark Wolf Company; Consultant; Author - Moderator Read more »

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Richard Wolffe, Political Commentator; Author, Renegade and Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the White House (12/7/2010)

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Richard Wolffe, Political Commentator; Author, Renegade and Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the White House
Phil Bronstein, Editor at Large, Hearst Newspapers – Moderator Read more »

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Simon Winchester: Atlantic – The Biography of an Ocean (11/14/2010)

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Simon Winchester, Author, Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman and Atlantic: A Biography of the Ocean
Brian Hackney, Science Editor and Host of "Eye on the Bay," CBS5 - Moderator Read more »

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Dr. Michio Kaku: Physics of the Future (3/28/11)

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Physics of the Future

Michio Kaku, Host, “Science Fantastic”; Professor of Physics, City College of New York; Author, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 Read more »

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Nick Hornby, Author of High Fidelity (7/18/01)

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Nick Hornby in conversation with Barbara Lane.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on July 18, 2001.

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Phil Cousineau: Stoking the Creative Fires: Rekindling Passion and Imagination (10/6/09)

Phil Cousineau, Independent Scholar; Documentary Filmmaker; Author, The Hero’s Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell Read more »

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Book Arts Today: Amazing Intersections of All Kinds (9/15/09)

A distinguished panel of Bay Area-based book artists discusses the traditional and contemporary intersections accessible in today's world. Renowned artist Charles Hobson, whose work is archived at Stanford University Libraries, teaches at San Francisco Art Institute and operates Pacific Editions, which publishes limited-edition artist books. Penny Nii is a computer scientist who makes books. Graphic artist Michael Bartalos is working in another medium as the first artist in residence at San Francisco Center for the Book. Read more »

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