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Free Thinking in Kansas City and Beyond

June 5, 2011 Sarah Hargreaves, founder and Organizer of the Skeptical Woman’s Group; Veronica Houghton and Jesse Dirks, Kansas City free thinkers. Conrad Hudson, President of KU Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics KUsoma and  Representative of the Secular Student … Continue reading

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Nicolai Vavilov: A Martyr to Science Under Stalin

May 29th presentation Dr. Fred Whitehead, Free Thought Historian. Dr. Whitehead gave a brief history of a pioneer of plant genetics who starved to death in a Russian jail.

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Government Debt and Deficits: A Phony Crisis

Sunday, May 22, 2011 Stephanie Kelton, UMKC Associate Professor of Economics Understanding of the ability of the U.S. government to create money reveals the fallacy of the danger of the federal debt and deficit. For more information click on this … Continue reading

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Geology and Health

Sunday, May 15, 2011 Syed Hasan, Ph. D., UMKC Professor of Geosciences Damage and lives lost due in recent natural disasters dramatizes the importance of geologic processes for human health and well-being, a new subspeciality in the Geosciences . Dr. … Continue reading

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Neutrons-to-nihilism: Questions and Implications From the Left Hemisphere

May 8, 2011 Anthony N Caruso, UMKC Assistant Professor of Physics. This lecture/discussion uses scientific pursuit as a stage for exploring and exploiting the absolute.

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A May Day Celebration: International Worker Day

May 1, 2011 Bob Suckiel, 40 years with 4 railroads as Engineer, Conductor, Brakeman, Switchman and laid tracks. He was joined by his wife, Diana Suckiel. A commemoration of the struggle for the 8-hour Day, the Hay Market Massacre and … Continue reading

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Public Media and Political Independence’s

April 24, 2011  Tom Klammer, Host of “Tell Somebody,” a weekly public affairs show broadcast every Tuesday at 6 pm 90.1 fm KKFI American journalism is in a deep, profound and existential crisis that is also an existential crisis for … Continue reading

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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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