Mercury Pollution, the other Global Environmental Crisis

Program for July 14, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301VollandONE

Craig Volland, international expert on mercury pollution and Air Quality Chair, Kansas Sierra Club.

Half of the top predatory fish in US lakes are contaminated with mercury.  This menace is analogous to climate change and has the same basic cause.

 

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CRITICAL RELIGIOUS STUDIES – Religious Literacy: Why it Matters?

Program for July 7, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

BillTammeusBill Tammeus, former Faith section columnist for The Kansas City Star; Faith Matters blog;  Author of A Gift of Meaning (2001), They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust , (2009) and Visitation: A Century of Faith, (2009)

 

weblinks referred to in Bill Tammeus’ presentation
www.landinstitute.org

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What the Frack are we doing?

Program for June 30, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

Rita Norton, Sustainable Energy Advocate, and Kenneth S Schmitz, UMKC Professor of Physical Chemistry and Environmental Studies

“Fracking” is short for “hydraulic fracturing,” a process by which vertical and, more recently, horizontal drilling with water, sand and “proprietary formulas” of chemicals are injected deep into the earth to force out crude fossil fuels, including those referred to as “natural gas.”  Ken will talk about the science of fracking.  Rita will talk about its destructive charm.

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Brain Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Their Treatment

Program for June 23, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301Swerdlow

Russell Swerdlow, M.D. Director, University of Kansas Alzheimer’s  Center; Professor of Neurology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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The Making and Breaking of an American Spy

Program for June 16, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

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James A Everett, Former CIA Intelligence agent (deep cover spy) and author of The Making and Breaking of an American Spy (Strategic Book Publishing).  Signed copies of his book will be available for sale ($15).

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Chopin’s Heart

Program for June 6, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301July 13 016

Wilfred A Arnold, Ph. D., Adjunct Professor of History and Philosophy of Medicine; and, onetime Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kansas University Medical Center  (Read the abstract of this talk by clicking here)

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CRITICAL RELIGIOUS STUDIES – “What is the Meaning and Role of the Pope in the 21st Century

Program for June 2, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301
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Larry Guillot, Interfaith Council (consultant), Creative Community Services (principal), Second Vatican Council in Rome (news corps) Ph. T., Gregorian University (Rome); Biagio Mazza,  St. Sabrina’s  Parish in Belton (Pastoral Associate) Catholic theologian, lecturer and adult educator.

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This Brave New ePublishing World

Program for May 26, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301
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Randy Attwood, Kansas City fiction author

Randy Attwood provides his experiences and views on digital publishing ebooks and print-on-demand books.

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Crossing Over: From Kenya to Kansas City

Program for May 19, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

Enock Odede, B. A. (Economics), MBA, original native of Kenya.

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LABORFEST(a little late)

Program for May 12, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301,

Bill and Judy Clause; Bill is with KKFI and a Labor activist, Judy is a retired teacher and member of a teacher’s union: Bob and Diana Suckiel, Bob worked 40 years with 4 railroads as Engineer, Conductor, Brakeman, Switchman and laid tracks. He is a retired member of the Teamsters Union.  Diana is a retired Union Plumber, Local 8. The couple performed labor shows from Bar Harbor, Vermont to a folk festival in Vancouver, Canada.
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A commemoration of the struggle for the 8-hour Day, the Hay Market Massacre and the coming of industrial unionism in spoken word and songs from 1868 to the present, featuring Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones, IWW, and the struggle for the dignity of work.

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