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Sat, Mar 24, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 -- 1:00 PM Is Obesity the Government's Business?

With 33 percent of adults and 17 percent of children obese, the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year. Should government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility? Panelists join the Oxford-style debate program to argue both sides of the issue.

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 -- 2:00 AM Commonwealth Club Climate One

Cruising 55 -- In a striking change from years past, U.S. automakers stood with President Obama last year to support the biggest increase in auto fuel economy standards ever. The new rules call for a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, which means about 43 miles per gallon in real life driving. California is joining the parade to higher efficiency this year. How will automakers meet the new requirements? Which companies have an edge? Will consumers have more choices for gas hybrids and pure electric vehicles? The show presents a discussion peering into the future of the auto industry.

Thu, Mar 22, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 -- 8:00 PM Cruising 55

In a striking change from years past, U.S. automakers stood with President Obama last year to support the biggest increase in auto fuel economy standards ever. The new rules call for a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, which means about 43 miles per gallon in real life driving. California is joining the parade to higher efficiency this year. How will automakers meet the new requirements? Which companies have an edge? Will consumers have more choices for gas hybrids and pure electric vehicles? The show presents a discussion peering into the future of the auto industry.

Thu, Mar 22, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 -- 2:00 AM Intelligence Squared U.S.

Is Obesity the Government's Business? -- With 33 percent of adults and 17 percent of children obese, the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year. Should government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility? Panelists join the Oxford-style debate program to argue both sides of the issue.

Wed, Mar 21, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 -- 8:00 PM Intelligence Squared U.S.

Is Obesity the Government's Business? -- With 33 percent of adults and 17 percent of children obese, the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year. Should government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility? Panelists join the Oxford-style debate program to argue both sides of the issue.

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