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Climate One at The Commonwealth Club is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. It brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future.

Radio Dreams and DroughtCycles of drought and rain have shaped California life since John Steinbeck’s writing seared the state’s water woes into national consciousness. Amplified by climate change, California and other western states now experience regular weather whiplash, careening between record drought and rainfall every few years.

In his new book The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California, author Mark Arax reveals the tumultuous history behind the myth of abundance in the Golden State. LA Times reporter Diana Marcum and water expert Faith Kearns explore the complex intersections between drought, climate change, and life in rural California. Can a decades-old distribution system meet the water needs of the future? Will redirecting rivers, drilling deeper wells, and building higher dams quench California’s demand for water? How will the state's robust agricultural economy — one that produces two-thirds of the country’s produce and nuts year-round — survive the next record-breaking drought? A conversation about living the California dream in a drought-prone state.

Guests:
Mark Arax, Author, The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California
Faith Kearns, Scientist, California Institute for Water Resources
Diana Marcum, Reporter, Los Angeles Times

Climate One at the Commonwealth Club can be heard Sunday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on air, online, or on the go with our FREE KRCB Mobile App from iTunes & Google Play!

Radio Fate of FoodHow do we go about feeding a planet that’s hotter, drier, and more crowded than ever? From a remote-controlled organic farm in Shanghai to famine-stricken parts of Ethiopia, innovators are seeking to reinvent the global food system to be more productive and nutritious. Does this mean the end of animal meat? Can a clean, climate-resilient food system be built to distribute calories in a way that is efficient and equitable? Join us for a conversation on how innovation and agriculture, technology, and traditional knowledge are coming together to sustain a planet of eight billion.

Guests:
Twilight Greenaway - @twyspy, @CivilEats
Contributing Editor, Civil Eats

Amanda Little - @littletrip
Professor of Journalism, Vanderbilt University; Author, The Fate of Food

Climate One at the Commonwealth Club can be heard Sunday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on air, online, or on the go with our FREE KRCB Mobile App from iTunes & Google Play!

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Radio DrawdownToday’s solutions for addressing climate change are doable but daunting: decrease global meat consumption, improve family planning, shut down coal-fired power plants, or expand solar energy – where to start? How do we best allocate resources, prioritize policies, and design economic tradeoffs as we move forward?  What are the most impactful steps we can take individually and collectively to reduce our impact on the planet?

Guests:
Kate Brandt, Sustainability Officer, Google
Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, Project Drawdown
Lois Quam, U.S. Chief Executive Officer, Pathfinder International

Climate One at the Commonwealth Club can be heard Sunday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on air, online, or on the go with our FREE KRCB Mobile App from iTunes & Google Play!

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Radio Life Meets DesignCities around the world are bracing for a growth spurt. With over half of the global population living in urban centers, and another 2.5 billion expected to join them by 2050, it’s time to rethink the traditional car-centric cityscape. How do we redesign our cities to withstand the challenges of cars, climate change and rapid population growth?

A conversation with three leaders in urban planning and design on building sustainable cities that make public life healthier, more inclusive and more dynamic on Climate One.

Climate One at the Commonwealth Club can be heard Sunday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on air, online, or on the go with our FREE KRCB Mobile App from iTunes & Google Play!

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