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Doing the Impossible

Mon, Sep 28 2009 - 6:00pm

Doing the Impossible

Steve Hildebrand, Deputy National Campaign Manager, 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign
Sandip Roy, Host, "New America Now," KALW; Commentator, "Morning Edition," NPR - Moderator

Considered one of the premier political strategists in the nation, Hildebrand served as Barack Obama’s deputy national campaign manager during the historic 2008 campaign. When a rift appeared between the LGBT community and Obama last spring, Hildebrand mediated, explaining the position of many in the community. Read more »

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Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul

Thu, Sep 24 2009 - 6:00pm

Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul

Stuart Brown, M.D., Founder, the National Institute for Play, Co-author, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (with Christopher Vaughan)

Have you played today? Brown explores the power and importance of play, drawing from his own clinical research, as well as the latest developments in neuroscience, social science and behavioral studies. Read more »

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Taiwan's New Diplomacy

Wed, Sep 23 2009 - 6:00pm

Taiwan’s New Diplomacy

This program has been cancelled

Andrew Li-Yan Hsia, Deputy Foreign Minister, Taiwan

Since assuming office in May 2008, Taiwan’s President Ma has sought rapprochement with mainland China. His administration has called for a diplomatic truce to the struggle between Taipei and Beijing to encourage nations to switch diplomatic recognition. Taipei has also opened up direct trade, transportation and mail links. Read more »

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Alzheimer's Disease Management and Home Care

Mon, Sep 21 2009 - 5:15pm

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Case Histories in Alzheimer's Disease Management and the Best of Home Care

Jane Mahakian, Ph.D., Geriatric Care Manager

Cathy Murphy, San Francisco Franchise Owner, Home Instead Senior Care

Mahakian will present recent case studies of patients with Alzheimer's and explain how to create a successful plan of care. Murphy will discuss home care. Read more »

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Hong Kong - Building on the Past, Reaching for the Future

Thu, Sep 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Hong Kong: Building on the Past, Reaching for the Future

Note: This program has been cancelled

Anson Chan, Former Hong Kong Chief Secretary and Legislative Council Member

Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear about developments in Hong Kong since 1997 from a Hong Kong political leader and eyewitness to the region’s staggering changes. Read more »

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Medical Care is the Repair Shop-- But What Determines Who Gets Sick In the First Place?

Wed, Sep 16 2009 - 6:00pm

Medical Care Is the Repair Shop, but What Determines Who Gets Sick in the First Place?

This program has been cancelled

Paula Braveman, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, UCSF

Join Braveman as she diagnoses the problems with American health care and writes a prescription for the nation’s future. Read more »

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What Marketers Need to Know About Generation Y

Tue, Sep 8 2009 - 6:00pm

What Marketers Need to Know About Generation Y

Kit Yarrow, Co-author, Gen Buy: How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings Are Revolutionizing Retail; Professor, Golden Gate University; Consumer Research Psychologist

Based on hundreds of interviews, focus groups across the country and a 2,000-person survey, Yarrow explains how the unique psychology of today's teens and twenty-somethings has resulted in a whole new breed of consumer. Read more »

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Richard Gage: 9/11 Blueprint for Truth, Reexamining the WTC Collapses

Tue, Sep 8 2009 - 6:00pm

9/11 Blueprint for Truth: Re-examining the WTC Collapses

Richard Gage, AIA, Founder, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Five years after the 9/11 Commission published its report, some people question the official findings on what brought down the World Trade Center. In a multimedia program, Gage contends that forensic evidence and eyewitness testimony reveal explosive-controlled demolition of the WTC skyscrapers on 9/11. Fact or fiction? Read more »

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Robert Flynn Johnson: Hunted and Gathered

Thu, Sep 3 2009 - 6:00pm

Hunted and Gathered: Adventures in Collecting as Seen in “The Face in the Lens: Anonymous Photography”

This program has been postponed

Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Searching out the unexpected, Johnson has gathered images from photographers whose identities have been lost in time. Read more »

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Galvanize Your Colleagues with Powerful Storytelling

Tue, Sep 1 2009 - 6:00pm

Galvanize Your Colleagues with Powerful Storytelling

Ruth Halpern, President, Halpern & Associates

Whether you're speaking in a boardroom, a PTA meeting or an informal gathering, a business narrative that includes people, places and a specific timeline can be more persuasive than the most dazzling PowerPoint, and more memorable than a 12-point action plan. Effective stories captivate listeners and make them part of the action. Read more »

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