Fall 2009

September 15 LuisĀ Alberto Urrea, Author

Magical Realism, Immigration, and Life on the Border

October 6 Marsha Ivins, NASA Astronaut; Programs Manager at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

Human Spaceflight

October 20 Meena Palaniappan, Initiative Director, Pacific Institute

Peak Water: Have We reached It?

November 3 Bill Murphy, Co-Founder and CEO, Clos LaChance Winery, San Martin

From Silicon Valley to Wine Country

November 17 Sally Denton, Author

The Pink Lady: The Many Lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas

December 1 Sam Wyche, Retired Head Coach, Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What It Was, Was More Than Football (with apologies to Andy Griffith)

January 5 Robert Sillen, Former Director of Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Local, State, and Federal Health Care in Today’s Economic Environment

January 19 Candice DeLong, former FBI profiler

Special Agent: My Life on the Front Lines as a Woman in the FBI