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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 or 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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Kansas City Budget: Going Beyond the Cuts

Sunday, February 6, 2011 Deb Hermann, KC Councilwoman First District at Large Having led the KC budget Process for 3 of the toughest years in the city’s history, the councilwoman believes the time is here to expand our economic base. … Continue reading

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Space, Race and Identity in Cape Colonial South Africa

Sunday, January 30, 2011 Shannon Jackson, UMKC Associate Professor of Anthropology We will explore the social meanings that come out of the intersections of architecture and the human body.

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Blood, Fire and Infamy: Kansas City’s Mob History from the 70s

Sunday, January 23, 2011 Verle Muhrer, Philosophy Instructor, Penn Valley Community College Related link: Black Hand Straw Man

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We Have a Dream: The Kansas City School System

Sunday, January 16, 2011 Airick Leonard West, Kansas City School Board President We have the opportunity to share our thoughts on what the future of our school system could look like.

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The Questionable Identity of Shakespeare

Sunday, January 9, 2011 Felicia Londre, Curators’ Professor of Theater, UMKC We’ll examine the evidence concerning the authorship of the plays and sonnets attributed to William Shakespeare and propose Edward De Yere, 17th Earl of Oxford, as the actual author.

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Climate Change (Anthropogenic): A Critique of the 12/3 Debate

Sunday Presentation of January 2, 2011 Doug Greer, secular humanist tree hugger & Carl Sagan fan who blames America 1st; Kenneth S. Schmitz, UMKC Professor of Environmental and Physical Chemistry; Don Bell, biblical scholar, debater and debate judge. We will … Continue reading

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