Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, "Democracy Now!"; Co-author, Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America David Goodman, Host, "The Vermont Conversation"; Contributing Writer, Mother Jones; Co-author, Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America; Twitter @democracynowRead more »
This program is underwritten by The California Wellness Foundation.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 23 million people in America live in what’s known as food deserts. These areas, mostly lower income communities in urban neighborhoods and rural towns, don’t have easy access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other nutritious foods. As a result, their populations suffer from a myriad of preventable health problems, including higher levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Read more »
Plants have been used for thousands of years to prevent and cure diseases. Join Dr. Donald Abrams, chief of Hematology and Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and a leading cancer and integrative medicine specialist at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion, and Dr. Brian Kennedy, CEO & president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, as they review what we know and don’t know about botanical therapies, medical cannabis, integrative medicine and aging well. Read more »
Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus, International House, UC Berkeley; Author
The Commonwealth Club is offering an encore performance of Joe Lurie's recent sold-out program in San Francisco. Inspired by a West African proverb that says “The stranger sees only what he knows,” Joe Lurie shares a feast of cross-cultural stories and misadventures, exploring the deeper cultural messages that escape people who hear largely what they’re used to hearing and see mostly what they’re used to seeing. Read more »
Robert Holleyman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
Enhancing The Digital Economy Through Trade
Ambassador Holleyman will speak to the urgency around efforts to preserve a single, global digital marketplace. He will describe these new rules in detail and explain how he believes the Trans Pacific Partnership underpins policy efforts to drive the growth of the technology sector. Read more »
Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.