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CSUSB & the Coachella Valley Mean Business

Two OLLI luminaries, well versed in business success, share ideas with a pair of Cal State students on entrepreneurship and why it is so popular these days with people of all ages.


An Angelino and New Yorker debate which town is tops -- from tasting a meal to falling in love. However, the conversation lands at a location far different than either Gotham or Tinseltown. 

Pinocchio’s Nose: Reading People with the Pros

Do you know how to spot a liar?  Trial lawyers Harry Schaffner and Lara Bloomquist reveal some of their courtroom techniques to get at the truth.

A Toast to Champagne…and Other Sounds, Sights, and Textures

Two OLLI food and wine connoisseurs explore how sights, sounds, and textures play a major role in flavor perception, sometimes even more than taste or aroma.

A Thing or Two about Twins

Become a twin for a time.  OLLI member, Nanci Smaby, and Program Director, Johnna Norris, invited their identical twin sisters to a virtual members coffee hour.  Surprises, secrets, and insights await.

Story Finders

Popular OLLI film instructor, Butch Epps, and gifted writer/poet, Paige Wajda, explore the art of finding stories on screen, on the page, and most unforgettably, the story within ourselves.

Food, Wine, and What Your Nose Knows

Shawn Richcreek, wine executive, and OLLI instructor shares a “sparkling” conversation about food, wine and what your nose knows with dining maven and consultant, Shawn Shepard. A delightful pairing.

Images: Political & Photographic

Two OLLI instructors, Historian Kevin Peterson and Technology Expert Gary Smaby, share an illuminating conversation about the marriage of politics and photography -- from  Lincoln's first campaign to the present.

Staying After School

In typical OLLI fashion, a conversation between a teacher and student becomes an opportunity for two women to connect as peers,  sharing some very personal details about their lives.

OLLI Goes to Washington D.C.

A young college student joins two much older OLLI members to relive their multi-generational and magical journey to Washington D.C. via the popular OLLI travel program.

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