Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
About This Show
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. Our website archive features audio of our recent programs, as well as selected speeches from our long and distinguished history. This podcast feed is usually updated twice a week and is always un-edited.
Most Recent Episode
Health Equity at Birth: What Will It Take? With Lateefah Simon
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In association with UC San Francisco’s Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi)
Racism affects all aspects of health. For women, mothers, children and babies, the devastating effects of racism can create vastly unequal starts to life. What can be done to create stronger systems for equity, beginning at birth?
Join Lateefah Simon, president of the Akonadi Foundation, as she shares her personal experiences and her hopes for health equity. Simon, who was born prematurely, is now a mother herself; she’ll discuss how racism affects the health and experiences of individuals and families. She will also share her thoughts on what communities, organizations and individuals can do to level the playing field.
Simon stepped into her role as Akonadi Foundation's president in August 2016. A nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice, Simon brings over 20 years of executive experience, advancing opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities in the Bay Area. Prior to joining Akonadi, she served as program director for the San Francisco-based Rosenberg Foundation.
President, Akonadi Foundation; BART Board Director for District 7; Member, Board of Trustees at California State University
Michael McAfee, Ed.D.
Episodes of This Show
6 days ago
6 days ago
Rated 5 out of
I miss California!
I have been listening to the Commonwealth Club on and off for many years. Now that I have Stitcher, I can store them in "Listen Later" and have a feast. Always intellectually stimulating. Wonderful guests and great questions from the audience.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of
Informative and Thought-Provoking
My top 3 from this year: George Shultz: Achieving a Better Future for the U.S. and the World (7/23/13), Sir Ken Robinson: Revolutionizing You (6/19/13) and Jeremy Scahill’s War on War (5/9/13)
Date published: 2013-09-02
Rated 4 out of
Love to listen to the knowledgeable comments and views about interesting topics. Thought-provoking! Keep yourself informed and open to ideas.
Date published: 2013-10-23