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The Haze Clears: The Checkered Past & Brilliant Future of Medical Marijuana in California

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Fri, Sep 19 2014 - 12:00pm

Michael Backes, Author, Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana; Consultant Read more »

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Powering Innovation

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Mon, Sep 15 2014 - 6:00pm

Katie Fehrenbacher, Reporter, GigaOm
David Crane, CEO, NRG
Adam Lowry, Co-Founder and Chief Greenskeeper, Method Products
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Still Got It, Still Doing It: Sexuality and Intimacy in Older Adults

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Mon, Sep 15 2014 - 5:15pm

Rick Nizzardini, LCSW; Clinical Counselor & Faculty, San Francisco State University; Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare and the CSU-East Bay Educational Psychology Program; Former Attorney Read more »

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What Makes a Perfect Loaf?

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Fri, Sep 12 2014 - 12:00pm

Samuel Fromartz, Author, In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey; Blogger, ChewsWise; Twitter @fromartz,
In conversation with Chad Robertson, owner Tartine, Bar Tartine; Author, Tartine Book No. 3: Modern, Ancient, Classic, Whole; Twitter @tartinebaker
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Climate on the Brain

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Fri, Sep 12 2014 - 12:00pm

George Marshall, Author, Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley

Abundant scientific evidence demonstrates that climate disruption is happening in all 50 states now and many Americans are directly experiencing impacts. Yet many people are failing to do all they can to reduce carbon pollution and build a resilient future. Are we mad? Or are we simply human? Read more »

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What Is It to Redeem Your Past? Some Lessons from Nietzsche and Kundera

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Mon, Sep 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Lanier Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University Read more »

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Driven: Saudi Arabian Women Leaders

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Mon, Sep 8 2014 - 12:00pm

Philippa Kelly, Ph.D., Educator, UC Berkeley; Author; Dramaturg Read more »

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Book Discussion: The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

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Tue, Sep 2 2014 - 5:30pm

Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a compelling book to discuss during this 100th anniversary of the inception of World War I. The first world war was the signal event of the modern era: without it, no Hitler, no Holocaust, no World War II, no Bolshevik Revolution, no Cold War (including the Korean and Vietnam Wars), and no nuclear weapons. The book discussion will focus on the first 158 pages. Anyone not interested in the minutiae of military history after hostilities opened can stop at page 158, which completes Ms. Read more »

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Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

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Fri, Aug 29 2014 - 12:00pm

Donna Sachet, Media Personality; Actor; Community Activist
Jan Wahl, Film Critic, KRON 4

Donna Sachet has been a San Francisco performer and icon for decades, from being elected Empress of San Francisco to serving as Grand Marshal for the SF Pride parade. In 2009, Sachet became the first drag performer to sing the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game. Donna Sachet and film critic Jan Wahl "dish-cuss" the LGBT journey in Hollywood, past and present. Read more »

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Marriage, the Movement and More: A Political and Legal Understanding of What LGBT Families Are Facing

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Mon, Aug 25 2014 - 6:00pm

Deb Kinney, Partner, Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP
Juan Barajas, Development Director, Freedom to Marry
Deb Wald, Founder & Senior Partner, The Wald Law Group
Ignatius Bau, Health Care Policy Consultant - Moderator Read more »

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