Del Quentin Wilber
Justice Department Correspondent for Bloomberg News.
Reporter, Los Angeles Times
American alternative rock band
Professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University
CEO of JetSuiteX
Recent appointee as assistant secretary for Salton Sea policy at the California Natural Resources Agency; former scientist with the Imperial Irrigation District
It was evident at an early age that Dan Wilcox had a passion for music – he learned how to use his parents' turntable before he could tie his shoes. Growing up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, interesting music was in short supply and Dan would frequent the college record store, comb garage sales, scan fanzines and make out-of-town trips just to satisfy his craving for intriguing and exotic tunes, both new and old. This experience serves him well to this day as both a DJ and a music supervisor.
For years, Dan was Music Director at Ten Music, a company that found commercial licensing opportunities for indie artists. He now works freelance as a music supervisor for various film, TV and ad projects.
Since 2007, Dan has hosted a weekend music program on KCRW. He hosts a musical piñata of sounds perfect for a night of partying, including new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics. In addition, he has deejayed at many of the top nightspots in Los Angeles, including The Standard Hotel, Bardot, Zanzibar, The Crocker Club and a residency at The Doheny, as well as various events at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Awards.
Adjunct Professor in Journalism at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication ; speechwriter for then- Governor Pete Wilson and former Communications Director for Rescue California, the 2003 recall of Governor Gray Davis
President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and adjunct scholar with the Middle East Institute; former Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism at the State Department , and American Chief-of-Mission in Jerusalem (1988-1991)
The soaring and ambitious music of Wild Beasts has been lauded by the BBC for its combination of theatrical falsettos and shimmering guitar work. We'll find ourselves tamed by the UK band's prowess when we are treated to a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Musical group fronted by brother and sister Elliot and Natalie Bergman
American indie rock/dream pop band formed by Jack Tatum
Graphic designer and principal of Green Dragon Office , a design firm based in Los Angeles.
Senior fellow in research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation and author of The Great Brain Race : How Global Universities are Reshaping the World
American actress, born Olivia Jane Cockburn
Los Angeles-based fashion designer
Senior editor of news for WBEZ, Chicago Public Media
Stefanie Wilder Taylor
co-host of the parenting podcast “For Crying Out Loud” and author of the book “Naptime is the New Happy Hour.”
Owner of Books on Broadway in Williston, North Dakota, which is at the center of the state's oil boom
Political reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
Author of The Rainy Season : Haiti Since Duvalier and Farewell, Fred Voodoo : A Letter from Haiti; Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine
Reporter and online editor for High Country News, covering communities of the American West
Vice President and Chief Program Officer at the Vera Institute of Justice
Manager of the 1992 Gore-Clinton presidential campaign, and now a regular spokesperson for the Obama campaign ; investment banker based in Ohio, and founder of the website FaithfulDemocrats.com
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Clarkson University
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author
Writer and TV producer , he is the son of the former owner of The Hollywood Reporter
Dr. Michael Wilkes opens your eyes to the ethical and sometimes political issues facing the medical profession.
Executive Director of the US Election Assistance Commission , which was founded after the Help America Vote Act was passed in 2002, to develop voluntary voting-system guidelines
Christina Wilkie is a national political reporter for the Huffington post
Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara
Law professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder
architect, designer, writer and strategist, and president of Clive Wilkinson Architects
Managing Director of the Americas division at Human Rights Watch and author of 'Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala'
Political reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer
Professor of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and Chairman of its Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence
International affairs correspondent and former Mexico City Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times
Senior Wildlife Advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council , she's based in Livingstone, Montana, just north of Yellowstone National Park
Spokesperson with SOS Children's Villages
Farmer and owner of T & D Willey Farms in Madera, California
Innovative producer William Orbit, who’s worked with everyone from Madonna to Beth Orton, performs for the very 1st time in the United States on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Student at Santa Monica College, who has gone through the Chamber's Hire LA program
Reporter for SurfSantaMonica.com , Santa Monica's online newspaper
Canadian musician, actress and writer. Author of "The Hope in Leaving: A Memoir"
Beau Martin Williams
Writer and star of the film 'Americons'
Former chief revenue forecaster for the California Legislative Analyst's Office , which provides nonpartisan analysis to the state legislature
Managing Director of Exchanges for Towers Watson , a global benefits consultancy; founder of one of the nation's original private health insurance exchanges almost 10 years ago
2000 Pulitzer Prize winner for Repair ; 2003 National Book Award winner for The Singing ; 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award winner for Flesh and Blood ; Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University
Senior international affairs writer, and former Moscow Bureau Chief, for the Los Angeles Times
Television writer who began with The Office , and sold a spec script for a new show, all in the same year; Creator and Co-Executive Producer of Miss Guided on ABC
Founder and Minister at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, California; civil rights activist in Kansas City, he went to Washington in 1963 as a member of the Congress on Racial Equality
Director of the Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Artistic director for the World Stage
Director of the Chemical Weapons Working Group , a national coalition of an anti-chemical weapons organizations
History professor at the University of West Georgia; Author of “Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe v Wade”
California State Assemblyman (D-SB and Ventura Counties)
Campaign Director for the California Student Sustainability Coalition
Curator of Early Medieval Coinage at the British Museum
Chair of the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence , a collaboration among ten national law enforcements groups; 40-year veteran of policing, he was police director in Newark, New Jersey for 11 years
UN Correspondent for The Nation magazine
Senior writer for the Pasadena Star-News
Principal at Dentons, a global law firm based in Washington, DC; 28-year veteran of the Federal Aviation Administration, he's former manager of the FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office
Joan C. Williams
Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings and Director of its Center for WorkLife Law
Chef and owner of the celebrated restaurant Buvette in New York and Paris
Executive Director of Democrats for Education Reform, a political-action committee working to get Democrats engaged in accountability-based reforms
American composer, conductor and pianist
Editor of the Los Angeles planning, real estate and architecture blog Curbed LA .
Four-time Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter
Senior analyst for National Public Radio News and author of Eyes on the Prize : America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965
Reporter for the Associated Press , based in Sacramento, California
Investigative reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting and California Watch; co-author of 'Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports'
Associate professor of educational inquiry and curriculum studies at Northeastern Illinois University and assistant director of the university’s Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies.
owner of Playa del Rey Florists
Freelance writer and mother of three kids living in Georgia; former also a student-athlete at Florida State University
Professor of Finance and Economics at Boston University
and a specialist in risk management; former bank regulator and examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco and Boston
Director of Sports and Entertainment Business Development at HKS Architects
Award winning singer-songwriter and guitarist from Lyttelton, New Zealand.
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Staff writer for Salon
Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of London and author of NATO, Security and Risk Management : From Kosovo to Kandahar; former head of the Transatlantic Security Program for the Royal United Services Institute
Award-winning songwriter, singer and actor ; President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Roberton 'Bob' Williams
Senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan research organization
Roger Ross Williams
Academy Award-winning filmmaker ; director of “Life, Animated" and producer of "God Loves Uganda" , a documentary about the role of American missionaries in anti-gay legislation there.
Curator of Architecture and Design, Palm Springs Art Museum
Police officer with the LAPD Valley Traffic Division, working on bicycle safety issues
Analyst with the Southern African Migration Project
Associate Professor of African American History at Fairfield University
Roving correspondent for the National Review
Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and co-author of 'The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism'
Playwright and co-creator of House of Cards
Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University; former Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at the Yale Divinity School
Climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter in the Los Angeles Times' Washington Bureau and author of The Mirage Man : Bruce Ivins, the Anthrax Attacks, and America's Rush to War
UK Business Editor for the Financial Times