The Cheese School of San Francisco is the only independent institution of its kind devoted entirely to helping people maximize their enjoyment and appreciation of cheese. Inspired by The Commonwealth Club’s October 9-14 travel program to the Burgundy region of France, the school’s expert instructors will lead us through a tasting of cheeses and wines primarily from that region. Read more »
Monday Night Philosophy explores the disruptive force of the Internet throughout the established news media. The future of newspapers is in doubt, broadcast news is being splintered into niche markets, and no one knows who will pay for relatively objective but labor-intensive international reporting. Into the breach steps Facebook and other social media, with blogs and personal reporting. But where is the editorial control? Read more »
Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land
Joel Brinkley, Professor of Journalism, Stanford University; Former Reporter and Editor, The New York Times
More than a generation after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia shows many signs of having overcome its devastating history. But under this facade lies a country still haunted by terror. As many as two million Cambodians, one-third of the nation’s population, were killed during the Khmer Rouge regime. Read more »
Sustainable Brands and the New Consumer Relationship
This program is postponed
Josh Dorfman, Author; Radio/TV Personality, The Lazy Environmentalist; CMO, GoodGuide.com Seth Farber, Chief Marketing Officer, the GAP Bill Morrissey, VP Sustainability, The Clorox Company Judi Shils, Founder and Executive Director, Teens Turning Green KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Life Media – Moderator
Liz Lipski, Ph.D. and C.C.N. Richard Auld, M.D. Len Saputo, M.D.
Three experts will discuss the most common maladies of the digestive tract, such as belching, bloating and flatulence, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and dietary fiber intake, absorption of nutrients, and the effects of aging and medication on the digestive tract.
MLF: Health & Medicine Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »