Speaker Date Topic
Spencer Christian Oct 19, 2018
You Bet Your Life

Spencer Christian has truly lived the American Dream. Growing

up poor and black in the rigidly segregated South, he relied on his

family’s strong values—solid work ethic, commitment to education,

and Christian faith—to overcome adversity and carve out a path

to success and national visibility. As weatherman, feature reporter,

and co-host for ABC’s Good Morning America from 1986 to 1999,

he was a daily presence in the homes of millions of Americans. By

every conventional standard, he had it all—a loving wife and two

wonderful children, a beautiful home, and a rewarding and remarkable

career. He was also viewed by many as a role model—not only

by people of color, but to many other as well.

Yet, he was living a double life that was largely unknown to the

TV-viewing public. For nearly 30 years, he was a compulsive gambler—

and fully addicted to the high-roller lifestyle. By the time he

found the courage to confront his dependence, he had lost over three

million dollars, his home, his job—and most important—his family.

After what seemed like the perfect storm, he found himself divorced,

depressed, drowning in debt, and dumped by his network.

John Feece Oct 26, 2018
Aircraft Incidents and Accidents

His background is 50 yrs of flying and 37 yrs flying for the airlines, mostly international flights with  Pan Am and United Airlines.  He started my airline career with Ozark airlines at the tender age of 22 flying the legendary Douglas DC 3 out of Chicago O'Hare.

Operation Care and Comfort Nov 02, 2018
By Patti Workman
Kevin Dowling Nov 09, 2018
Habitat for Humanity

At Habitat for Humanity, we believe in a world where everyone has a decent place to call home. Within that home a family can find the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life. Unfortunately, in the Bay Area, the dream of homeownership is a farfetched idea for many families. That’s where we step in. Through innovative programs and services, We are empowering families to change their lives while strengthening our communities.

Channy Chhi Laux Nov 16, 2018
Surviving the Cambodian Genocide, a teenage girl's perspective

Channy Laux is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia.  She was thirteen-years-old when the Khmer Rouge took over the country in 1975.  From 1975 to 1979, Channy endured starvation, horrendous working conditions, sickness and repeated separations from her family.  

Red Badgers Program Nov 30, 2018
By Carol Woodard
Neil Lichtman Dec 07, 2018
Know a Vet

Neil Litchman is the President of KnowaVet,org, he is a disabled combat veteran. 

Know a vet.org is the public name of Friends of the Vet Center Inc, a California Non-Profit Corporation. It provides free service to veterans and their families including information and assistance to aid veterans in learning of more than 60 issues they have earned help for and how to access that help through government and community resources for their best possible life after deployment.

KnowAVet.org is an all-volunteer organization of mostly combat veterans. No one gets paid, so all donations go to helping veterans. Their goal is to help veterans be aware of the overwhelming amount of help available to them. 

John Lehman Dec 14, 2018
About Music and Memory