Commonwealth Club Episode Line-up for February

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“The Commonwealth Club” lecture series presents a new episode every Monday on MCAET.

The mission of the Commonwealth Club of California is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation. MCAET is proud to present lectures from The Commonwealth Club, featuring a lineup of nationally renown speakers from chefs to authors, from mayors to Presidents.

Watch “Commonwealth Club” on MCAET.ORG/LIVE on the following days and times:

  • Mondays at 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Tuesdays at 1:00 AM & 7:00 AM

Here is the speaker schedule for December:

February 2nd & 3rd: Belva Davis
Raised in a dysfunctional family in Louisiana and the Bay Area, Davis rose through the black radio industry, became the first black female reporter west of the Mississippi with her hiring at KPIX, and eventually anchored KQED’s “Evening Edition,” the station’s nightly news show. Davis will discuss her extraordinary journey, personal and professional.

February 9th & 10th: General Colin Powell
Throughout his decades of service to the country, General Powell has kept his private life out of the limelight. Now, in his new book, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, Powell is opening up to reveal the important principles that guided his journey from being the son of Jamaican immigrants to becoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first African-American secretary of state. He will reveal the foundations for achievement and leadership that worked for him and can help make others’ dreams come true, too.

February 16th & 17th: Dr. Otis Brawley
Finance, Brawley asserts, is inextricably linked to health care in America’s current system. Even the very procedures patients undergo, he says, are frequently determined more by doctors’ expected payment for performing them than their actual appropriateness in mitigating the ailment with which the patient is afflicted. Brawley will discuss the extent of this problem as well as possible solutions.

February 23rd & 24th: John Hope Bryant
As a 26-year-old upstart at a thriving local business firm, Bryant realized his lifes mission as he witnessed the Los Angeles riots. Since then, his speeches have inspired many people and his personal philosophy aims to help everyone become a better leader, using love and respect. Bryant, the founder and CEO of Operation HOPE, a nonprofit organization that aims to eliminate poverty through its Silver Rights Movement, has shown how leaders can make lasting positive change. In fact, Bryant has raised more than $500 million for these causes. Through a business perspective, Bryant will explain how to lead in todays economy by combating a fear-based world and focusing on giving. He will demonstrate his five secrets to personal success by helping others. Bryants latest book and national bestseller, Love Leadership, is a testimony to his success in business by leading through love, and a call to others to do the same.

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