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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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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