Commonwealth Club Presents Belva Davis, Author, and Host of This Week in Northern California
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The last date listed for KQED Television Host and Author Belva Davis was Thursday February 10, 2011 / 6:00pm.
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Think you've been doing all the right things by "cooking light"? In her book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reports that everything we thought we knew about dietary fats is wrong. For decades, we've been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fats -- especially saturated fats -- and that those of us not getting healthier or thinner aren't trying hard enough. Turns out that the very foods we've been denying ourselves are in fact the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. And it turns out the "healthy" foods you've been eating aren't so healthy after all. Hear Teicholz discuss how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community as well as our collective imaginations, and how recent findings dispute those beliefs. She'll also address audience questions and, if you stick around afterward, she'll sign your book. Learn More
Per my companion, the white wine was "fair" there was no foodDeborah Tannen (Author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation) info • Mar 15 2013 star this tip starred
BART or after 6 p.m. parkingDeborah Tannen (Author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation) info • Mar 15 2013 star this tip starred
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Featured review from FranciaRed Velvet
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Belva is an inspirational icon for women around
the world. Her quiet manner of speaking, even
about earth shaking issues subdues the noise that comes
with conflicts; be it personal, political,
gender or race. Ray T. moderated and Vicki added
to the delights of the evening's talk.
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Belva Davis is a wonderful writer and her personal journey is well worth reading and sharing with others. Get the book.!!! Her live event, Thursday
Feb 10th was excellent, and co-host Ray Taliaferro was the perfect
moderator. Her co-author,...continued
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Belva Davis has earned dozens of awards for her journalism, including seven local Emmys and three honorary doctorate degrees.
Raised in a dysfunctional family in Louisiana and the Bay Area, Davis rose through the black radio industry, became the first black female reporter west of the Mississippi with her hiring at KPIX, and eventually anchored KQED’s “Evening Edition,” the station’s nightly news show. Davis will discuss her extraordinary journey, personal and professional.
About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.