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Covered California: Affordable, High-Quality Health Care Is on Its Way

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Thu, Nov 14 2013 - 6:00pm

Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, Covered California Read more »

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Mark Halperin and John Heilemann: Game Change 2012

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann: Game Change 2012
Wed, Nov 13 2013 - 6:00pm

Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst, Time; Co-author, Double Down: Game Change 2012; Twitter: @MarkHalperin
John Heilemann, National Political Correspondent and Columnist, New York Magazine; Co-author, Double Down: Game Change 2012; Twitter: @jheil
Melissa Griffin Caen, Political Analyst, "Mornings with Melissa," CBS SF; Political Writer, San Francisco Magazine; Attorney — Moderator; Twitter @melgriffincaen Read more »

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew

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Thu, Aug 22 2013 - 1:00pm

Hon. Jacob J. Lew, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Twitter: @USTreasury

Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune - Moderator; Twitter: @AdamLashinsky Read more »

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Gary Kamiya - Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco

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Wed, Oct 2 2013 - 6:00pm

Gary Kamiya, Author, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco; Co-founder, Salon.com; Columnist, "Portals of the Past, SF Chronicle

In conversation with Mark Hertsgaard, Independent Journalist and Author Read more »

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The Politics of Being Black in the Bay Area: A Town Hall Meeting

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Mon, Jul 29 2013 - 6:00pm

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
John Burris, Civil rights attorney
Kevin Epps, Filmmaker and community activist
Kanaja Hann, Student speaker, City of Dreams Read more »

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Physics vs. Time Travel

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Tue, Aug 20 2013 - 7:00pm

Ken Wharton, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, San Jose State University

Everyone loves a good time travel story, but given what we know, and don't know, about physics, is time travel in any way plausible? Using popular movies as a framework, Professor Wharton will outline several distinct categories of consistent time travel stories, and discuss possible connections with actual physics.

Also know: In association with Wonderfest

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Producer Rebecca Eaton: Inside "Downton Abbey" and "Masterpiece"

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Wed, Aug 7 2013 - 6:00pm

In conversation with Dr. Mary Bitterman, President, The Bernard Osher Foundation; Past Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Chair, PBS Foundation Read more »

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Rita Moreno: Actress, Singer, Author

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Tue, Aug 20 2013 - 6:00pm

Rita Moreno, Actress; Singer; Winner, Academy Award, Grammy, Emmy, Tony; Author, Rita Moreno: A Memoir

In conversation with Michael Krasny, Host, "Forum," KQED Read more »

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Metro Revolution

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Thu, Sep 19 2013 - 6:30pm

Ed Lee, Mayor, San Francisco
Kofi Bonner, President, Bay Area Urban Division, Lennar
Bruce Katz, Vice President, Brookings Institution; Co-author, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One - Moderator Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour #15

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Thu, Oct 24 2013 - 1:45pm

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Read more »

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