Sandra Tsing Loh with Julia Sweeney

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:00 pm
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Ah, 55. Gateway to the golden years! Professional summiting. Emotional maturity. Easy surfing toward the glassy blue waters of retirement…Or maybe not? Middle age, for Sandra Tsing Loh, feels more like living a disorganized 25-year-old’s life in an 85-year-old’s malfunctioning body. With raucous wit and carefree candor, Loh recounts the struggles of leaning in, staying lean, and keeping her family well-fed and financially afloat―all those burdens of running a household that still, all-too-often, fall to women.

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Dr. Vivek Murthy with Kate Hudson

Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:00 pm
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Murthy’s prescient message is about the importance of human connection, the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community. In his groundbreaking book, the 19th surgeon general of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy makes a case for loneliness as a public health concern: a root cause and contributor to many of the epidemics sweeping the world today from alcohol and drug addiction to violence to depression and anxiety. Loneliness, he argues, is affecting not only our health, but also how our children experience school, how we perform in the workplace, and the sense of division and polarization in our society.

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Rutger Bregman with D.A. Wallach

Monday, June 8, 2020 6:00 pm
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Rutger Bregman, a historian and writer at The Correspondent, is one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. His last book was Utopia for Realists. In his new book, “Humankind: A Hopeful History,” Bregman shows us that believing in human generosity and collaboration isn’t merely optimistic—it’s realistic. Moreover, it has huge implications for how society functions. When we think the worst of people, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics. But if we believe in the reality of humanity’s kindness and altruism, it will form the foundation for achieving true change in society, a case that Bregman makes convincingly with his signature wit, refreshing frankness, and memorable storytelling.

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Michael Lewis with Larry Wilmore

Monday, June 15, 2020 6:00 pm
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We welcome Michael Lewis back to our stage.  His bestsellers include The Fifth Risk, The Undoing ProjectFlash Boys, The Big Short, The Blind Side, Liar’s PokerMoneyball,  Boomerang, The New New Thing and Panic, among others.  What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system―those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

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