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Fuel Me Twice …. The Pros and Cons of Mandated Ethanol in Gasoline

Program for December 16, 2012. 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Kenneth S Schmitz, UMKC Professor of Physical Chemistry and Environmental Studies

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Real World Economics: Deficit Hysteria Debunked

Program for December 9, 2012. 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall James Webb, Department of Economics, UMKC   The conventional wisdom on government deficits leads to disastrous results: facts and fallacies about  government debt and … Continue reading

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Social Security and Medicare: The Media Narrative versus Reality

Program for December 2, 2012. 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Dave Kingsley, Ph.D., Professor of Statistics at KU Med Center, Department of Health Policy and Management; Senior rights advocate; Gray Panthers national board member, … Continue reading

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Gratitude without a Deity – interactive discussion among members of COR

Program for November 25, 2012. 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN IN.

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Latin America through the Lens of Bolivia

Program for November 18, 2012. 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Rev. Michael Gilgannon, Catholic missionary in Bolivia for 38 years For the first time in 500 years, Bolivia’s president is a native Aynara Indian, who … Continue reading

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I Found My Brain in San Francisco

Program for November 11, 2012. 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Fred Whitehead, Freethought Historian, co-author Freethought on the American Frontier. Ferreting out San Francisco gems – little-known cultural and historic sites

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Prospects for a Long-overdue Viable Progressive Third Party

Program for November 4, 2012. 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Dee Berry, taught General Systems Theory at UMKC and Park University, served as coordinator for the National Clearing House for the Green Committee of Correspondence … Continue reading

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A Mormon Whitehouse

Program for October 28, 2012. 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Third Annual Woody Williams Memorial Lecture Randall Snyder,  local orthodontist and ex-Mormon.  He was a missionary, was married in a Mormon Temple and served … Continue reading

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Overcoming Stereotypes: Understanding Today’s Turkey

Program for October 21, 2012. 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Abdulbaki Agbas, Associate professor of Biochemistry, Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, Turkish born, American since 1989

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A Three-Point Landing for the Origin of Flight: The First Flier (Part 1)

Program for October 14, 2012. 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall In conjunction with the Kansas and Missouri Paleontological Society David Burnham, Ph.D., Paleontologist, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas We’ll look at the first birds in … Continue reading

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