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 deficits (and other popular economic myths reconsidered).

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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, Convener of Gray Panthers of Kansas and Western Missouri.

Check the following for the power point Dr. Kingsley used during his presentation:  CENTER ON BIOETHICS (1)

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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 brought about important social and political changes.   Why do American policies ignore or oppose these changes in Bolivia and other Latin American countries?

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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 (gpus.org).  Ben Kjelshus, MSW in Community organization form UMC,  Founder of KC Food Circle

After an election cycle costing millions of dollars and trillions of shallow words, what are we left with?  If there is to be a meaningful future for our children, green values must be front and center.

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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 in official capacities until he left Mormonism in 2012.

Origins and evolution of Mormonism; and, the 2012 election

Power Point of  Randall’s presentation   Mormonism

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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 the fossil records – Archaeopteryx

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