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Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns. Fresh Air Weekend collects the best cultural segments from the week's programs and crafts them together for great weekend listening. Stations have the flexibility to carry weekday and weekend programs together or separately.
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. We bring over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 15,000 members.
The Club has offices in San Francisco and San Jose, with regular events in both cities, as well as programs in Lafayette in the East Bay.
For members outside the Bay Area, The Club's weekly radio broadcast—the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924—is carried across the nation on public and commercial radio stations. Our web site archive features audio of our recent programs, as well as selected speeches from our long and distinguished history.
For more than two decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) have been America's funniest auto mechanics. By making more than 4 million weekly listeners* laugh, they have become the defining voices of public radio weekends. Their mixture of honesty, authenticity, knowledge, and humor has won them numerous awards (including a Peabody), accolades from every major national publication, and the loyalty of millions of public radio listeners, who continue to reward their stations with good will, listener hours, and fundraising dollars.
Sit down with celebrated host Bob Edwards as he talks with the most fascinating entertainers, newsmakers, writers and regular folks with a story to tell. Al Gore, Yo-Yo Ma, John Updike and George Clooney have all dropped by the show, which features in-depth conversation, performance and the occasional documentary from Bob and his staff. Spend your weekend with Bob and his guests.