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Let’s Do The Numbers: 10 Years with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal

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Wed, Sep 9 2015 - 6:00pm

Kai Ryssdal, Host and Senior Editor, American Public Media’s “Marketplace”

As host and senior editor of “Marketplace,” Kai Ryssdal is one of the most recognizable voices in the country. Each day he translates the most important business and economic news for millions of listeners, from Wall Street to the Oval Office to small business owners and everyday participants in the American and global economies. Read more »

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Mozart and Masonic Semiotics

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Wed, Aug 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Steven Machtinger, Attorney; Violist; Independent Mozart Scholar

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

Steven Machtinger and the London Quintet return to The Commonwealth Club for the Music Matters series, this time exploring how Mozart expressed Masonic attitudes toward death and immortality in the third movement of his "G minor String Quintet" of 1787.  Read more »

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Country Joe McDonald: Music As a Vehicle for Social Justice

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Thu, Aug 20 2015 - 5:15pm

Country Joe McDonald, Lead Vocals, Country Joe and the Fish

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Pythagoras Thought Music Matters

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Mon, Aug 10 2015 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Conversations With Socrates and Rational Idealism

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Cracking the Music Ceiling: Why Women Matter

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Fri, Aug 7 2015 - 12:00pm

Lisa Bielawa, Music Composer; Vocalist, Philip Glass Ensemble; Artistic Director, SF Girls Chorus

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Who's Afraid of Opera? Exploring the Wonderful World of Music’s Grandest Art

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Wed, Aug 5 2015 - 6:00pm

Kip Cranna, Dramaturg, San Francisco Opera

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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A Beacon for Jazz

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Mon, Aug 3 2015 - 12:00pm

Sonny Buxton, Broadcaster; Musician; Impresario; Educator

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

A beacon for jazz since the 1960s, KCSM Jazz 91’s Sonny Buxton has been a spokesperson for how and why music matters throughout his career as a musician, nightclub impresario, talk show host, jazz historian, archivist and advocate. Read more »

Past event

Peter Coyote: On Zen, Politics and an Amazing Life

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Tue, Jun 23 2015 - 6:30pm

Peter Coyote, Actor; Activist; Author, The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education
In conversation with Phil Bronstein, Executive Chairman of the Board, Center For Investigative Reporting

Part of The Club’s Good Lit Series, Underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »

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A Sunday with Judy Blume and Molly Ringwald

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Sun, Jun 7 2015 - 6:30pm

Judy Blume, Author

In conversation with Molly Ringwald, Actress, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink; Judy Blume Enthusiast

“My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.” – Judy Blume Read more »

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