Robert Reich, one of the nation’s leading experts on work and the economy, is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. Reich has written thirteen books, including The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet, Supercapitalism, and most recently, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. He is Chairman of the citizen’s group Common Cause and is familiar to many as a frequent commentator for Marketplace on National Public Radio and for his syndicated columns and television appearances.
Roy Eisenhardt practiced law for twelve years in San Francisco and taught at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. He was President of the Oakland Athletics and served as the Executive Director for the California Academy of Sciences. Some of his numerous interviews for City Arts & Lectures include those with Stephen King, Gene Wilder, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Desmond Tutu, and David Remnick.