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Commonwealth Club of California on 89.5-1
The nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. The Commonwealth Club presents over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to its 15,000 members, and a nation-wide public radio audience.
December 4 Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Former Secretary of Labor
Time magazine named Reich one of the 10 most effective Cabinet secretaries of the 20th century. He is a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause.
December 11 Graham Nash, Singer; Songwriter; Author, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life
From the sounds and feelings to the girls and parties, Nash conveys the unforgettable adventures of his life through his autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life. But it's not just a relic of history. His lyrics inspired generations to "teach your children well," and Nash is a living reminder that we are the stewards of our own future. He came onto the music scene in a generation that was pushing social norms and has since become a true renaissance man. Nash co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy and lead its famous No Nukes concerts. He maintained a parallel career in photography as a collector, a pioneer of digital imaging and an artist, capturing the often overlooked elements of everyday life.
December 18 Mollie Katzen, Author, The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation and the Moosewood Cookbook
From the woman who brought you the iconic Moosewood Cookbook comes a new cookbook for a new generation. Katzen has just released The Heart of the Plate, serving up 250 recipes for hungry vegetarians everywhere.
Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the best-selling cookbook authors of all time,” Katzen is widely credited with having brought vegetarian cuisine into the mainstream.
December 25 Peter Baker, Senior White House Correspondent, The New York Times; Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine; Author, Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
Baker’s new book Days of Fire narrates two profoundly significant and conflicted presidential terms of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney marked by 9/11, Iraq, Katrina, jihad, nuclear proliferation, genocide, and economic collapse. Baker researched the book for five years and conducted interviews with more than 200 players – White House aides, cabinet secretaries, generals, senators and congressmen, relatives and friends of both men – to help reveal the truth of Bush and Cheney’s complicated and shifting relationship.