Gloria Bruce, Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President for Economic Opportunity and Markets, Ford Foundation Tomiquia Moss, Chief of Staff, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Tony Salazar, President, West Coast Operations, McCormack Baron Salazar Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, "Truth Be Told," KQED Radio; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator Read more »
Yvon Chouinard, Founder, Patagonia, Inc.; Author, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
Chouinard is a legendary climber, surfer and environmentalist. He is also the reluctant entrepreneur who founded Patagonia, Inc., one of the most respected eco- and socially conscious companies in the world. Read more »
Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!
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 »
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 »
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 »
Ralph Nader, Activist; Author, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think; Twitter: @RalphNader 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 »