abc_110105_besser_wg   Our big fall season-opener features this former acting director of the Centers for Disease Contol who went on to become the Health and Medicine editor for ABC News and currently serves as CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Plus music from Walter Hawkes. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 6:00
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
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9/11 Bill Persky – TV writer
Writers Guild of America East

9/14 Fred Krupp – environmentalist
Environmental Defense Fund

9/24 Francine Prose – writer
Bowery Poetry Club

10/10 NSangou Njikam – playwright
Flea Theater

10/18 Chieh Huang – CEO, Boxed
Museum of Chinese in America

10/20 Jack Kleinsinger – jazz impresario
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

10/22 Miriam Horn - journalist, environmentalist
Bowery Poetry Club

11/1 Jami Floyd – journalist
JCC Harlem

11/8 Loudon Wainwright III - musician
KGB Bar, for Humanities NY

11/13 Mary Travis Bassett – NYC health commissioner
Van Alen Institute

11/19 Paula Vogel & Daniel Alexander Jones – playwright, performer
Park Venue Armory (to be confirmed)

11/20 F. Murray Abraham – actor
Friar’s Club (to be confirmed)

11/26 Jane Alexander – actor, environmentalist
Bowery Poetry Club

12/9 Noah Brody, Ben Steinfeld – actors, Fiasco Theater
Classic Stage Company

12/13 Gail Simmons – food writer
JCC Manhattan

1/31 Andre Aciman – writer
JCC Manhattan