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Violence and Abuse Against Indigenous Women

Sunday, April 17 Venida Chenault, Ph. D., Social Welfare, Prairie Band Potawatomi/Kickapoo, Vice President for Academics, Haskell Indian Nations University. In her recently published book (March 2011) Weaving Strength, Weaving Power: Violence and Abuse Against Indigenous Women, Dr. Chenault exposes … Continue reading

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Energy in Sports

Michael Kruger, UMKC Chairman Physics Department Michael  reviewed  the interplay of different forms of energy in sports, with emphasis on bungee jumping, pole vaulting and baseball.

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Religion and the Critical Mind

April 3, 2011 Anton Jacobs, Ph. D. Sociology, lecturer in Philosophy and Religion at K.C. Art Institute, United Church of Christ Clergyman. Dr. Jacobs discussed his book, Religion and the Critical Mind (published in September 2010 by Lexington books) which … Continue reading

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Coming Home to Eat: Preparing for Predicted Food Disruptions

Sunday, March 27, 2011   We examined how to develop a relocalized, sustainable, self-reliant food system. Left:  Steve Mann, Squash Blossom Food Buying Club Director and Kansas City Food Policy Coalition Right:  Ben Kjelshus, Founder, Kansas City Food Circle   … Continue reading

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Present-Day Politics

March 20, 2011 Max J Skidmore, Curators’ Professor of Political Science and Thomas Jefferson Fellow An assessment of the Obama administrations’ legislative record to date.

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Baha’u’llah Enlightenment for Today and Tomorrow

Sunday, 13, 2011 Melvin Page, Jr. Why enlightenment and not the Church, has always paved the way to our brightest future

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Medical Marijuana

Sunday, March 6, 2011 Rob Amerine (Parkinson’s patient), Mark Pedersen (Fibromyalgia patient),Greg Terry (Crohn’s disease patient), Greg Preuss,  and Emi Pedersen. The group viewed and discussed the film “What if cannabis cured cancer?” along with current relevant Missouri legislation. Related … Continue reading

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The People Rise Up: Reform in the Middle East

February 27, 2011 Ahmed El-Sharif, Civic leader, Penn Valley Instructor of Biology and Chemistry, born in Sinai Links www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhckDSFE6SU or www.youtube.com/video/nhckDSFE6SU Egypt does not belong only to the Egyptian people. In Egypt, the cradle of civilization, a profound reform will … Continue reading

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Bringing KC Together to Get Things Done

Sunday, February 20, 2011 Sly James, Marine Veteran, small business owner and Attorney Sly James addressed his 4E Agenda for overcoming our geographic, racial and political divisions to make Kansas City a smarter, safer and more efficient community: Efficiency, Education, … Continue reading

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Seventh Annual Todd Kelso Memorial Darwin Day Lecture – “The Evolution of Humans: What we know and Don’t Know”

February 13, 2011 Ronald Pine., Ph. D., Has served as a curator at the Smithsonian Institution, a college professor, has numerous articles, one book concerning zoology, has published critiques of creationism.  He has led scientific expeditions to many parts of … Continue reading

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