Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. As a non-partisan forum, The Club brings to the public airwaves diverse viewpoints on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast - the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924 - is carried across the nation on public radio stations and is now podcasting. Please click the link below and visit our website to learn more about The Commonwealth Club and don't forget to become a member!

Alan Cumming, Actor; Activist; Author, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams Cleve Jones, Founder, NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt; Human Rights Activist; Author—Moderator This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. THIS PROGRAM CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on September 22, 2016.


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