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Political Comedy for Those Who Think

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Wed, Jun 3 2015 - 7:00pm

Will Durst, American Political Satirist
In conversation with Phil Matier, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Commentator, KCBS Radio and CBS 5 Television

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Mark Bittman: A Bone to Pick

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Wed, Jun 3 2015 - 6:30pm

Mark Bittman, Author, A Bone to Pick; Food Columnist, The New York Times; Twitter @bittman
In conversation with Naomi Starkman, Founder and Editor in Chief, Civil Eats; Twitter @NaomiStarkman

Part of the Good Lit series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Gary Schlossberg: Forecasting the Economy at Mid Year

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Wed, Jun 3 2015 - 6:00pm

Gary Schlossberg, Senior Economist, Wells Capital Management; Former researcher, U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Board
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84th Annual California Book Awards Ceremony

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Mon, Jun 1 2015 - 6:00pm

The Book Awards is sponsored by Bank of the West.

Since 1931, The Commonwealth Club has honored the Golden State’s literary giants at the California Book Awards. At our special awards ceremony, we will bestow Gold and Silver medals in several categories, including fiction, non-fiction, first fiction, poetry, young adult and juvenile.  Come hear from some of California’s most gifted writers. See you at the ceremony! Read more »

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Former San Francisco Giant Bengie Molina and Joan Ryan

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Thu, May 28 2015 - 6:30pm

Bengie Molina, Former MLB Catcher (2007-2010), SF Giants; Co-author, Molina
Joan Ryan, Media Consultant, SF Giants; Co-author, Molina
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer in Sports Law, UC Berkeley Law School; Former President, Oakland A's

Good Lit event underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »

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Cuba in the 21st Century: Capitalism or Socialism?

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Thu, May 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Juan A. Triana Barros, Professor, Havana University and Polytechnic Institute of Havana Read more »

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Dr. Sylvia Earle: One Big Ocean

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Wed, May 27 2015 - 6:30pm

Sylvia Earle, Ocean Explorer; National Geographic Explorer in Residence; Founder, Mission Blue and SEAlliance
Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One – Moderator Read more »

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Richard Thaler and Hal Varian: Behavioral Economics

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Tue, May 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Richard Thaler, Behavioral Science and Economics Professor, University of Chicago; Author, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics; Twitter @R_Thaler
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google; Twitter @halvarian
George Anders, Contributing Writer, Forbes; Twitter @GeorgeAnders – Moderator Read more »

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Andrew Hodges: Alan Turing - The Man Who Inspired "The Imitation Game"

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Tue, May 26 2015 - 12:00pm

Andrew Hodges, Professor, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford; Author, Alan Turing: The Enigma

In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival Read more »

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Kelly McGonigal: The Upside of Stress

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Thu, May 21 2015 - 7:00pm

Kelly McGonigal, Health Psychologist; Lecturer, Stanford University; Author, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP - Moderator

We’ve all heard stress can make us sick, but can it be a good thing? McGonigal debunks stress myths and shares how it can make us stronger, smarter and happier.

So stop losing sleep – you don’t need to get rid of stress, she says, just learn how to embrace it.

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