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Robert Lang: Origami — Between the Folds of Art and Technology

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Wed, Oct 26 2016 - 7:00pm

Roberg Lang, Origami Artist; Physicist

Origami is the centuries-old Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Lang, a world-renowned origami artist, has taken this traditional art form one step further.

Lang is one of the pioneers of cross-disciplinary origami that combines mathematics, science, technology, engineering and design with origami. His applications have been used on medical devices, air bag designs and expandable space telescopes. Read more »

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Senator Barbara Boxer: The Art of Tough

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Wed, Oct 26 2016 - 12:00pm

Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator (D-California); Author, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life; Twitter
Holly Kernan, Executive Editor, News, KQED—Moderator

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

"One goal of this memoir is to inspire people to fight for change. It takes what I call the Art of Tough and I've had to do it all my life." —Senator Barbara Boxer Read more »

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How to Make a Spaceship! (without NASA)

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Mon, Oct 24 2016 - 6:30pm

Julian Guthrie, Journalist; Author, How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight
Mike Melvill, World's First Commercial Astronaut
Matt Stinemetze, Engineer and Project Manager, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne
Erik Lindbergh, Grandson of Aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Supporter of Private Race to Space
Brian Hackney, Electrical Engineer and Meteorologist, KPIX-TV CBS San Francisco—Moderator Read more »

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Mary Ellen Hannibal: How to Be a Citizen Scientist

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Fri, Oct 21 2016 - 7:00pm

Mary Ellen Hannibal, Science Writer; Author, Citizen Scientist

Digging deeply, Mary Ellen Hannibal traces today’s tech-enabled citizen science movement to its roots: the centuries-long tradition of amateur observation by writers and naturalists. Combining original reporting, meticulous research, and memoir in impassioned prose, Citizen Scientist is a literary event, a blueprint for action, and the story of how one woman rescued herself from an odyssey of loss—with a new kind of science. Read more »

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McKibben and Tamminen: Disruptive Climate and Politics

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Fri, Oct 21 2016 - 12:00pm

Bill McKibben, Co-founder, 350.org
Terry Tamminen, CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Read more »

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Ralph Nader: Fighting for Democracy

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Thu, Oct 20 2016 - 7:00pm

Ralph Nader, Activist; Author, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think; Twitter:  
Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, Rockit Fuel Radio Podcast; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator

In this unprecedented election year, Nader makes an inspired case about how he thinks our country can—and must—be democratically managed by communities guided by the U.S. Constitution, not by big business or the wealthy few. Read more »

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Election Education: An Evening with Rep. Eric Swalwell

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Thu, Oct 20 2016 - 6:30pm

Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative (D, CA-15)
Nellie Bowles, Silicon Valley Correspondent, HBO'S "Vice News Tonight"—Moderator

Congressman Eric Swalwell has quickly made a name for himself as the voice of the millennial generation in Congress. The first person in his family to go to college, Rep. Swalwell is fighting for student loan reform and advocating for affordable housing and paid family leave. Read more »

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Exploring Mars with Pascal Lee, Andy Weir and Mary Roach

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Wed, Oct 19 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr. Pascal Lee, Co-founder, Mars Institute; Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute; Principal Investigator of the Haughton-Mars Project, NASA Ames Research Center; Author, Mission: Mars
Andy Weir, Author, The Martian
Mary Roach, Author, Packing for Mars—Moderator Read more »

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Marcus Samuelsson in Conversation with Chris Cosentino

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Wed, Oct 19 2016 - 6:30pm

Marcus Samuelsson, Chef; Author, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem; Twitter:
In conversation with Chef Chris Cosentino

This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

When Chef Samuelsson opened Red Rooster in Harlem, he envisioned more than just a restaurant. He wanted to create a melting pot that would highlight Harlem’s vibrant multicultural history with food, art and music. Read more »

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Presidential Debate Watch Party 10/19

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Wed, Oct 19 2016 - 5:30pm

Join INFORUM, Brigade and KQED at the swanky Hotel Zetta to watch all three 2016 presidential debates! Read more »

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