February 27, 2011
Ahmed El-Sharif, Civic leader, Penn Valley Instructor of Biology and Chemistry, born in Sinai
Links www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhckDSFE6SU or www.youtube.com/video/nhckDSFE6SU
Egypt does not belong only to the Egyptian people. In Egypt, the cradle of civilization, a profound reform will echo throughout the Middle East and impact the entire world.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Sly James, Marine Veteran, small business owner and Attorney
Sly James addressed his 4E Agenda for overcoming our geographic, racial and political divisions to make Kansas City a smarter, safer and more efficient community: Efficiency, Education, Employment and Enforcement.
February 13, 2011
Ronald Pine., Ph. D., Has served as a curator at the Smithsonian Institution, a college professor, has numerous articles, one book concerning zoology, has published critiques of creationism. He has led scientific expeditions to many parts of the world and still does so in his retirement.
Dr. Pine will discuss what we think we know now about the main evolutionary pathway to modern-day humans and the dead-end “side branches” that ended in extinction. He will also discuss the history of the fossil discoveries and the changing ideas about them.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Deb Hermann, KC Councilwoman First District at Large
Having led the KC budget Process for 3 of the toughest years in the city’s history, the councilwoman believes the time is here to expand our economic base.
Deb Hermann’s website
You can view a portion of the Q and A of Deb’s talk by clicking on the following link:
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Shannon Jackson, UMKC Associate Professor of Anthropology
We will explore the social meanings that come out of the intersections of architecture and the human body.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Verle Muhrer, Philosophy Instructor, Penn Valley Community College
Related link: Black Hand Straw Man
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Airick Leonard West, Kansas City School Board President
We have the opportunity to share our thoughts on what the future of our school system could look like.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Felicia Londre, Curators’ Professor of Theater, UMKC
We’ll examine the evidence concerning the authorship of the plays and sonnets attributed to William Shakespeare and propose Edward De Yere, 17th Earl of Oxford, as the actual author.
Sunday Presentation of January 2, 2011
Doug Greer, secular humanist tree hugger & Carl Sagan fan who blames America 1st;
Kenneth S. Schmitz, UMKC Professor of Environmental and Physical Chemistry;
Don Bell, biblical scholar, debater and debate judge.
We will reflect on the experience of putting together climate change naysayers with those knowledgeable about climate change science.
Sunday presentation of December 26
Luis Flores, Longview Community College Instructor of Philosophy and Psychology
Family dynamics is discussed