Speaker Date Topic
Carmel Jud Jul 20, 2018
Rising International

Poverty has a woman’s face. Across the world and across the street it’s women and girls who suffer the most.

At Rising International we believe ending world poverty begins at home. We enable women in America who are surviving extreme poverty, gender-based violence, homelessness, and human trafficking to connect with other survivors around the globe. Through the power of entrepreneurship, they help each other to rise.

In 2002, we became the first non-profit organization to revolutionize the home party business model by using it to alleviate extreme poverty, both locally and globally. Think Avon or Tupperware for a social cause.

John Suckow Jul 27, 2018
Flying for the US Navy in the Vietnam Era
Dr. Elliott J Krane Aug 03, 2018
The "Opioid Crisis" in America. Perspectives of a Pain Physician.
Elliot Krane, MD, pediatric anesthesiologist and professor at the Stanford Medical School, is the Chief of Pain Management. He was formerly Anesthesiology Chief for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Krane graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College and attended medical school at the University of Arizona. He completed residency and fellowship programs in pediatrics, anesthesiology, and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General and Boston Children’s hospitals.
After medical training, he began his academic career at the University of Washington and the Seattle Children's Hospital. There he and a colleague started the first (some say the second) pain clinic for children in the U.S. 
Dr. Krane holds board certification in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pain Management, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His research has led to his assisting pharmaceutical companies in developing drugs to treat pediatric pain.
Dr. Krane resides in Menlo Park with his wife Maria Amundson, a Stanford Distinguished Careers Fellow, their daughter, and two Australian terriers.