Mark Whitlock, Jr
Pastor of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church in Irvine, he worked for many years for Pastor Cecil Murray at the First AME Church in Los Angeles
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
Film, theatre, television and commercial artist
Author on costume design, fashion, and film whose works include the book Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction and the blog Cinema Style
Pentagon correspondent, and former Berlin Bureau Chief, for the Washington Post
Manager of Shakespeare & Company and daughter of owner George Whitman
Fellow with the Emerson Collective, a social justice philanthropic group, and author of several education books, including 'Why Boys Fail'
Communications Director for the Los
Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
journalist; former reporter for the New York Times and author of 'Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment'
News Director Montana Public Radio
a co-founder and editor at large of Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics and the author of 'Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World's Best Writers'
Sarah Leah Whitson
Executive director for the Middle East and North Africa Division at Human Rights Watch
Assistant Professor of Military History at West Point; she has studied the role of military chaplains during Vietnam and after
Security editor for ZDNet, covering cyber and national security
Cycling Correspondent for the Times of London and author of Le Tour : A Century of the Tour De France
Director of the New Culture Forum , a right-leaning think-tank, and commentator for several British papers, including the Telegraph , Sunday Times and Spectator magazine; author of several books, including Monarchy Matters and Being British : What's Wrong with It?
American stage, film, and television actress
Reporter for the Washington Post
Psychiatrist, and Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and author of American Mania : When More Is Not Enough
Academy Award-winning movie producer (Gladiator, 2000) co-head, with wife Lucy Fisher , of Red Wagon Entertainment
Executive Editor at the New Yorker and host of its weekly Campaign Trail podcast
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University and author of the forthcoming book, Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy
Executive Director of the American Probation and Parole Association
Director and librarian at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University and editor of the Library of America's two-volume American Speeches : Political Oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War; speechwriter for then-President Bill Clinton
Advocate of Santa Barbara City Watch
Professor of History at UC Irvine and author of How We Forgot the Cold War : A Historical Journey across America
Member of San Francisco Board of Supervisors for the 8th District (Castro, Noe Valley and the Mission), where he serves as the Chair of the Land Use and Economic Development Committee
Executive editor for Bloomberg Businessweek
Berlin correspondent for the Financial Times
Post-doctoral Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute and creator of the Global Hunger Index
Novelist; 1989 winner of an NEA grant, the Whiting Writers' Award, and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for John Dollar
Southern California Organizer for Transportation for America , which advocates for reform to federal transportation policy
Actress and writer who co-wrote and starred in Bridesmaids , and a cast member of Saturday Night Live
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”
singer-songwriter, author of “What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities—One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time”
California State Assemblyman (D-SB and Ventura Counties)
Campaign Director for the California Student Sustainability Coalition
Marketing Coordinator at the Humane Society of Ventura County
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