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Jul. 27, 2013 Commonwealth Club Speakers


Here are some Commonwealth Club speakers. Pictured are Asha Agarwal, Dan Ashley, Michael Blum, Tom Brokaw, Jerry Brown, Susie Buell, Paul Carroll, Flora Castillo, Aneesh Chopra, Thomas Countryman, Martin Dempsey, Rorke Denver, Rod Diridon, Jack Dorsey, Malcolm Dougherty, Mortimer Downey, Diane Feinstein, Joseph Fink, Mariano Florentino Cuellar, Barney Frank, Timothy Geitner, Julius Genachowski, Tony Haymet, Katrina Heron, Brian Michael Jenkins, David Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Adam Lashinsky, Grace Lee, Jim Lehrer, Mark Matthews, Mark Mazzetti, Norman Mineta, Jeff Morales, Seyed Mousavian, Robert Mueller, Eli Pariser, Todd Park, Barbara Pivnicka, Colin Powell, Anita Raghavan, Cecile Richards, George Scalise, Scott Shafer, George Shultz, Mark Smith, Sonja Sotomayor, Kara Swisher, Kathryn Thomson, Carolyn Tyler, Steve Wozniak, Philip Yun.

Agrawal Asha  Thomson Kathryn Bourgeois John     Castillo Flora  Constantinovici Lina   Denver Rorke Diridon Rod  Dougherty Malcom Downey Mortimer Feinstein Diane 2   Frank Barney   Grossinger Robin Grove Deb   Jenkins Brian      Lew Jack 2 Lowe Jeremy  Matthews Chris  Mazzetti Mark 3 McNealy Scott 6 Mineta Norman Morales Jeff   Newsom Gavin copy Oconnor Philip   Pivnicka Barbara  Raghavan Anita Reaser Lynn Reich Robert 5   Shultz GeorgenShafer Scott  Sotomayor Sonia2  Thomson Kathryn Tickle Naomi  Wharton Ken Wozniak Steve 12 

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Nov. 21, 2011 Tom Brokaw Commonwealth

On Monday, November 21, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center Theatre, Tom Brokaw of NBC talked with Dan Ashley of ABC KGO talked about his new book “The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation about America.” Brokaw talked about the challenges facing Americans and thinks we have to face reality and make decisions quickly, before they are made for us.

The problems cannot be solved with the current political gridlock. The Right has a single goal of not paying taxes. The Left is trying to solve problems faced by everyone else, like food, jobs, education, and housing.

Of course, with the Right ending the American middle class, living in a McMansion with a three car garage and hoarding the world’s resources will end as well. It is quite likely the next generation will have a lower standard of living and probably rent rather than buy smaller homes.

According to the US Census Bureau, nearly half of all Americans and  a quarter of all children live in poverty. Poor, hungry children will not go to college. They may never graduate from high school. If we cannot prepare our children for a better future, we need to at least prepare them for a worse one.

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