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Tom Lorentzen a.k.a John Steinbeck recently performed (twice) at the Firehouse Theater (under the auspices of the Museum on Main) in Pleasanton, California. The 220 seat theater sold out both performances. The National Steinbeck Center has requested a performance at th...

Today, he is an award-winning author and speaker on leadership, having studied and written books about Theodore Roosevelt, "Disrupt Politics, Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership" and Ronald Reagan, entitled, "Reagan on Leadership."  


His newest book,  "Serve to Lead...

Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States -- the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we've brought to the forests through a century of misguided management. What steps can we take to avoid...

Wolfgang Knorr of Sweden’s Lund University has written that the fire-reducing impact of changing land use generally outweighs the effect of rising temperatures as a cause of wildfires. 

What he is talking about is that despite the attention and devastating damage done b...

Born in Chicago, Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winning reporter and documentary filmmaker who covered the wars in Central America and economics in the Middle East. She has traveled in seventy countries and has been fascinated by the history of World War II since childh...

San Jose is a news desert. Our local news landscape continues to shrink at a time when journalism is under attack across the country. Our community needs another voice, an alternative source for high-quality, independent local news. 

Introducing San Jose Spotlight, the...

This CHQ West day brings Janine Zacharia and her presentation on "Assessing Journalism Today - Offsetting Bias." Janine Zacharia has spent her career reporting on foreign affairs with a focus on Israel and the Middle East. She is now the Carlos Kelly McClatchy Visiting...

Rear Admiral (ret) John W. Bitoff
Rear Admiral Bitoff in his talk at CHQWest on Saturday, October 20th, entitled "Restoring Civility to Our Public Discourse" struck a chord with everyone gathered in Jean Phleger's Woodside, CA home.


He included a broad range of respons...

Watch Digitell CEO Jim Parker talk about streaming at Chautauqua. This Chautauqua Press Luncheon was originally posted on August 1, 2018.

Digitell was formed in 1985 as a conference recording company. Sessions were recorded and delivered on cassette tapes. Over the last...

This CHQ West day with Tom Lorentzen is as close as you will ever get to having a conversation with John Steinbeck, and understand why he wrote from the perspective of America’s working class.

See Tom's speech from the April 14 event:


 

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