Appalachian Coal Mining: Fears and Dreams (7/24/09)

Patricia Adams, Environmentalist; Writer
Jen Gilomen, Documentary Film Director
Sally Rubin, Documentary Film Director Read more »


Michael Krasny Talks off Mike (4/20/09)

Michael Krasny, Host and Senior Editor, KQED’s “Forum”; Professor of English, SFSU; Author, Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life

Krasny talks books, teaches literature, and for more than 65,000 people in the Bay Area he is the one to whom they tune their radio dials. Though he once dreamed of being a novelist, Krasny discovered that reality is often more exciting than fiction. Krasny delves into his life on and off the microphone. Read more »


Joe Kennedy: The Man Behind the Myth (4/17/09)

Cari Beauchamp, Author, Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years

Though remembered more for his role in politics and for the famous children he fathered, Joe Kennedy was once hailed as the “coming Napoleon of the movie business.” From running three studios to his famous affair with Gloria Swanson, Kennedy completely immersed himself in Hollywood before leaving abruptly, with millions of dollars. Beauchamp shares her extensive research on a Kennedy presence outside of politics. Read more »


Ocean Adventures: Call of the Killer Whale (4/16/09)

Jean-Michel Cousteau, Explorer; Environmentalist; Educator; Producer

“I’ve always said, if you protect the ocean, you protect yourself,” says Cousteau. The son of Jacques travels to the most extreme locations on Earth, combining science with storytelling, to reveal how the ocean is connected with our own lives. His "Ocean Adventures" series and killer whale documentary bring to light the threats to sea life because of human activity, and ways we can protect these important creatures. Read more »


Ending the Illegal Trade in Wildlife (3/17/09)

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Bo Derek, Board Member, WildAid; President, Bless the Beasts; Actress, 10
Peter Knights, Executive Director and Co-founder, WildAid Read more »


The Darwin Awards

Wendy Northcutt, Author, The Darwin Awards Series
In conversation with Mike Sugerman, Reporter, CBS-5 and KCBS All News 740-AM Read more »


Renovating from Old to Green: A Homeowner’s Fable

Robert Emery Smith, Director of Technology Services, Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute, Stanford; Video Engineer Read more »


How Games Can Make a Better World

Jane McGonigal, Director of Game Research and Development, the Institute for the Future; Author, Reality Is Broken

Can problems like poverty and climate change by fixed through games? Visionary game designer McGonigal thinks it can. With more than 174 million gamers in the United States, McGonigal explores how we can save the world through the power of gaming. McGonigal is helping pioneer the fasting-growing genre of games that turns gameplay to achieve socially positive outcomes. Read more »

Past event

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Deviance, Justice & Art

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Wed, Aug 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Cathy B. Glenn, PhD; Author; Advocate; Consultant
Sister Mary Juanita High, Board Secretary & Mistress of Archives, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Francisco House
Sister Zsa Zsa Glamour Read more »

Past event

Your Guide to Festivals Live

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Thu, Jul 10 2014 - 6:30pm

George Ridgely, SF Pride
Marian Goodell, Burning Man
Dawn Holliday, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
In conversation with Chip Conley, Fest300 Read more »

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