What are we Breathing: Radon and Other Indoor Air Issues?

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

 Robert Dye, Environmental Scientist, B.S., Chemistry, 12 years Duane Arnold Energy Center, two decades with Environmental Protection Agency

Protecting yourself against hidden toxins in your home.

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Listening to the Dark

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

Peter Street, English working class poet. Author of Listening to the Dark

Peter will read from his recently published book, with themes of travels to Iceland, etc., and a remarkable series of poems about Plants.  Copies of his book will be available during his presentation

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What Inequality has Done to America

Program for September 16, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall


June Carbone, Smith Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society, UMKC Law School, Co-author of Red Families and Blue Families (2010); author of From Partners to Parents: The Second Revolution in Family Law (2000); Bill Black, UMKC associate professor of economics and law.  Author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One (2005)

The following are Power Point presentations related to the speakers talks

Carbone.Family Classes
Inequality.what it did to America.COR.9.16.12

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What Determines the Price of a Gallon of Gas?

Program for September 9, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Ken Stalder, Professional Geologist. Kansas and Missouri Paleontological Society president

How is gas brought from the well to the pump?  How can we conserve?  What about wind, water and solar power?

 Click here for the Power Point Ken used in his presentation:  Energy Costs Conservation and Renewables 2012

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Jobs With Justice: Putting Labor in the Pulpit

Program for September 2, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Sayra Gordillo, Campaign Projects Organizer for Missouri Jobs with Justice

Missouri Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, labor, student and religious groups committed to fighting together by taking action. The more organized Missouri and its workforce, the more powerful the pressure that can be brought to bear on behalf of progressive community and labor issues. In 2012, Missouri Jobs with Justice is coordinating with allies to pass two ballot initiatives. One would raise the minimum wage $1 to $8.25/hour. The other would limit the interest that payday loan stores can charge in Missouri to 36%.

Visit Jobs With Justice website

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Honduras: Our Next War?

Program for August 26, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag 
Hall

Judy Ancel and Alice Kitchen members of Cross Border Network, (www.facebook.com/crossbordernetwork)

On a human rights trip to Honduras in May 2012, the speakers found the DEA and an increasing U.S. Military presence in the midst of a violent and corrupt regime.

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Reason Versus Religion

Program for August 19, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

James Webb, Economics Department, UMKC

Misconceptions of “reason” and “rationality” abound among both religious believers and doubters.  Recent work of Patricia Churchland, Daniel Kahneman and Robert Wright undermine dualistic opposition between “reason” and religion.

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Persuasion: Speech for Action on Policies

Program for August 12, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Chester Boyd, M.A., Professor of Public Speaking and Theater

Countering negative political claims in this election year.

Click here to view a Power Point used in his presentation:   PERSUASIVE SPEAKING Monroe’s motivated Sequence

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Zambia: Bursting the Stereotype – The Chinese Step In

Program for August 5, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Chiluba Musonda, Master’s in Public Administration (UMKC Block School), Zambian immigrant

Imperialist alterations of culture continue.

Click here to view the Power Point used in Musonda’s presentation – zambia ppt

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The Chemistry of Vincent van Gogh

Program for July 29, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Wilfred Arnold, Ph. D., B.Sc., M.A., Adjunct Professor of History and Philosophy, KU Med Center; Professor of biochemistry at UMKC for 40 years

A Critical analysis of the underlying illness of this great artist.

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