Storing Wind Energy: Clean, Safe, Affordable Alternative to Coal, Gas or Nuclear Power

Program for February 24, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301,

Joe Spease, CEO of WindSoftly that develops wind/CAES projects, Chairman of theDSC00287 Hydraulic Fracturing Committee of the Kansas Sierra Club.

Wind/compressed energy storage systems (CAES) are the most important technology that makes coal, gas and nuclear power unnecessary.

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Damn Good Company

Program for February 17, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

NINTH ANNUAL DARWIN DAY TODD KELSO MEMORIAL

Luis Granados; Author, Washington Attorney, contributed articles on the history of DSC00284religion to Secular NationFree Inquiry and the Humanist

“Damned Good Company” is a book of 20 stories of heroes around the world who stood up against the power of the God experts of their time and place. In honor of Darwin Day, Luis will share the story of the battles between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, culminating in their confrontation at the Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee.

To purchase a copy of the book (or e-book) go to humanistpress.com.

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The Evolution of Flightlessness: A Three-Point Landing for the Origin of Flight, 3rd in the series

Program for February 10, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301,

David BurnhamDavid Burnham, Ph. D., Paleontologist, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas

We will discuss  the dinosaur-like birds (bird-like dinosaurs), velociraptor and bambiraptor ( discovered and named by Dr. Burnham).

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Stop Local Deal-Making for Nuclear Weapons Parts: Vote!!

Program for February 3, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Jane Stover and Rachel MacNair, members of PeaceWorks KC

Kansas City is making history with the April 2 ballot measure to prevent further financial arrangements for producing non-nuclear (but sometimes radioactive) parts for nuclear weapons.  Info and yard signs will be available.

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Teddy Roosevelt, Bully Pulpits and Social Progress Today

Program for January 27, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag

HallIMG_1509Barry Speert, Educator and broadcast journalist

Barack Obama launched the campaign for his second presidential term as a modern-day Theodore Roosevelt, reviving memories of T.R.’s advocacy on behalf of Americans struggling to survive, his personality, economic policies and place in history.  The two presidencies will be compared. 

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Seeds of the 60’s – Martin Luther King … “Django Unchained”

Program for January 20, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

FRED WHITEHEAD ACTIVISM SYMPOSIUM

DSC00135Rev.  Michael Gilgannon, Catholic Missionary in Bolivia for 38 years; and, Joe White, Community Organizer

Analysis and debate of social change, Martin Luther King’s influence, where are we today and where do we go from here.

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A Three-Point Landing for the Origin ot Flight: The Four-Winged Wonders (2nd in the Series)

Program for January 13, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall
David Burnham

David A Burnham, Ph.D., Paleontologist, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas

The four-winged gliders, supposed feathered “dinosaurs,” e.g. Microraptors, are new discoveries out of China – discoveries which confirmed old ideas.

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Animal Factories: The Poster Child for Inappropriate Technology

Program for January 6, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Craig Volland, Qualified Environmental Professional, Chair of the Agricultural Committee of the Kansas Chapter Sierra Club

The misguided and dangerous technologies utilized in the processing of meat products for human consumption will be analyzed and compared

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Freethought Looking at 2013 and Beyond: a Round Table Discussion

Program for December 30, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Everybody is welcome to join in the discussion

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Holiday Reflections Without a Deity: A Group Discussion

Program for December 23, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Everybody is welcome to join in the discussion

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