Upcoming Events: North Bay

Wed 5/3

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The Creatures Within Us

Date: Wed, May 03, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Surrounded by microorganisms

Heinrich Jasper, Ph.D., Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Will Ludington, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Ludington Lab at the University of California, Berkeley

This program is sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and by an anonymous donor.

The human body is a complex ecosystem for trillions of organisms—bacteria, fungi, viruses—that live on or in our bodies. The sheer number of these microorganisms exceeds even the number of cells in a human body. Scientists are only beginning to unravel the complex interactions between these microorganisms and their human host. While many of these creatures live in our mouths, lungs and other parts of our bodies, most are concentrated in the human gut. And while we influence what lives in our gut by what we eat and how we live, our gut microbial flora influences us—modulating hunger, food preferences and overall health.

Interestingly, a new therapeutic approach to battling chronic disease and aging may be to change your gut flora. Brian Kennedy will lead a discussion with two local experts in microbiome research, Heinrich Jasper and Will Ludington.

Wed 6/7

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Journalism and the Information Civil War

Date: Wed, June 07, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Investigative journalism on the rise

Monika Bauerlein, CEO, Mother Jones
Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, the Center for Investigative Reporting

This program is sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and an anonymous donor.

Is our current social and political climate fueling a new golden age of journalism? Or is it a dark time for the media? Driven by attacks on the freedom of the press, information and disinformation, and a changing media landscape, news organizations have renewed their interest in uncovering the truth through investigative reporting.

Robert Rosenthal, executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting, and Monika Bauerlein, CEO of Mother Jones, will discuss the present and future for real news and information. The Center for Investigative Reporting is nationally respected for setting the highest journalistic standards and for their signature approach to investigative reporting and collaboration. Mother Jones is the 2017 winner of Magazine of the Year for its investigation of private prisons and for breaking the story of a spy's allegations that Russia sought to compromise Donald Trump.