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This week on Noon Forum:

WEEK OF MAY 1, 2017

Monday, May 1 – CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Fiona Sze-Lorrain, poet, literary translator, musician, and author of “The Ruined Elegance” A poetry reading and a performance on the gu zheng, a traditional Chinese harp (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, May 2 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “More Women in the World” Stories by Mary Kate O’Flanagan, Gail Breslow, Ally Mason, Bess Stillman, Aryana Rose and Jane Otai; hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness

Wednesday, May 3 – RADIOLAB – “Guts”

Thursday, May 4 – OMAHA PRESS CLUB – “Mayoral Debate” Jean Stothert, Mayor of the City of Omaha; Heath Mello, former Nebraska State Senator from District 5 (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Friday, May 5 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Ayelet Waldman

Last week on Noon Forum:

WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2017

Monday, April 24 – JOSLYN ART MUSEUM LECTURE – Lily Raff McCaulou, award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Atlantic, and author of “Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, April 25 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Parties, Plans, and Police” Stories by Kevin McGeehan, Bruce Feiler and Steve Osbourne; hosted by Catherine Burns

Wednesday, April 26 – RADIOLAB – “Known Unknowns”

Thursday, April 27 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – Nancy Pfund, founder of D. B. L. Partners

Friday, April 28 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Paul Auster

Archived editions of past Monday Noon Forums can be found below...

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM LECTURE – Lily Raff McCaulou, award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Atlantic, and author of “Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner”

GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LECTURE – Ari Shapiro, co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered “Young Professionals Summit Keynote Address”

Omaha Press Club, 4/10/17

Apr 10, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Darrel Draper, Omaha Re-Enactor, portraying Peter Sarpy, for whom Sarpy County is named, and author of “A Prairie Sailor: Poetry and Prose of Darrel W. Draper” “Nebraska Statehood”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Peggy Rupprecht, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism, Media and Computing at Creighton University “World War I and the Committee on Public Information”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA ELECTION SPECIAL – “Community Conversations – Omaha Mayoral Candidates” Jean Stothert, Mayor of the City of Omaha; Heath Mello, member of the Nebraska Unicameral; Ean Mikale, founder of Infinite 8

JEWISH FEDERATION OF OMAHA LECTURE – Marjorie Ingall, Tablet Magazine columnist, and author of “Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – BUSINESS, FAITH, AND COMMON GOOD LECTURE – David Cloutier, Professor of Theology at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and author of “Love, Reason, and God’s Story: An Introduction to Catholic Sexual Ethics” and “Walking God’s Earth: The Environment and Catholic Faith” “The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age”

Omaha Press Club, 3/13/17

Mar 13, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Daniel DeBehnke, Chief Executive Officer of Nebraska Medicine “How Changes in Obamacare Will Change Health Care in Nebraska”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Eva Hesse.  Panel: Angie Seykora, Instructor of Fine Arts at Creighton University; Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Independent Artist living between Lincoln and Brooklyn, and Co-Director of Fiendish Plots in Lincoln, Nebraska; David Helm, Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Moderator: Launa Bacon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Darger HQ

FRIENDS OF THE OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING KEYNOTE LECTURE – Michael Kelly, Omaha World-Herald columnist, and author of “Uniquely Omaha”

Omaha Press Club, 2/13/17

Feb 13, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Donn Seidholz, Chairman of the Missouri River Commons Steering Committee “Development of the Omaha Riverfront”

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Barry Jurgensen, History Teacher at Arlington High School; and Amber Simms, English Teacher at Arlington High School “500 Miles to Freedom: Eliza and Celia’s Story and Modern-Day Slavery”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Chenyang Li, Professor and the Founding Director of the Philosophy Program at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and author of “The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony” “Care and Justice in Confucian Ethics: Reading Mencius, Kant, and Gilligan Comparatively”

NEBRASKA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Shannon McClintock Miller, Teacher Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, and author of the award-winning The Library Voice blog “Be the Change You Want to See in the Library and the World”

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY DISCUSSION – “The G.O.P.: A Party in Transition” Panel: Aimee Melton, Omaha City Councilwoman; Jon Tucker, Douglas Party Republican Party Chairman; Dan Welch, Nebraska Republican Party Chairman; Tom Becka, KPTM Channel 42 Opinion-Editor. Moderator: Rick Galusha, Associate Professor in the Bellevue University College of Arts and Sciences

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Thomas  Reid, American reporter, documentary film correspondent, and author of “The United States of Europe” and “The Healing of America” “How Other Industrialized Nations Manage to Provide Health Care at Half Our Cost”

OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY LECTURE – Brian York, Curator of Exhibits and Collections for the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum “The Importance of the Radio in Nazi Germany and Occupied France”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Doris Royal, retired Springfield, Nebraska farm wife, and Amy Forss, Instructor in History and Human Relations at Metropolitan Community College and author of “Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989” “One Can Be an Influence: Nebraska Farm Wife Doris Royal’s Successful Campaign against the Widow’s Tax”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Renée Firestone, retired noted fashion designer, and Holocaust Survivor “A Holocaust Survivor’s Story”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Lisa Alexander, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin School of Law “Bringing Home the Right to Housing”

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Tom Miya, World War II Veteran, who was sent in March, 1942 to a processing center in Fresno, California to await assignment to a detention camp “Constitution Day: Protecting the Rights of All Americans”

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Mark Musick, retired Nebraska Air National Guard Major General, and author of “Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes” “Howard Hughes: Madman, Genius or Both?”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Taking Lena Home.  Panel: Cindy Drake, Nebraska History Library Curator and Statewide Cemetery Registry Coordinator, with the Nebraska State Historical Society; Julie Middendorf, a genealogy enthusiast who solved the mystery of Lena’s provenance; Alexandra Grant, Director of “Taking Lena Home”. Moderator: Casey Logan, Film Streams Deputy Director

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – “Clear and Unbiased Facts about Changes in Healthcare (without All the Hype)” Rowen Zetterman, Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; Lee Handke, Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Health Network; Jeffrey Bemoras, Senior Director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois; Moderator: Sean McGuire, Founder of E. D. Bellis

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES LECTURE – David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times, Professor at Yale University, and author of “The Road to Character” “It’s Better Than It Looks: Election 2016”

OMAHA PRESS CLUB SPECIAL – “Nebraska Second District Congressional Debate” Democrat candidate, Brad Ashford, Incumbent Congressman from Nebraska’s Second District; Republican candidate Don Bacon, Retired Air Force Brigadier General

OMAHA PRESS CLUB SPECIAL – “Capital Punishment in Nebraska – Yes or No?” Robert Evnen, Nebraskans for the Death Penalty; Sen. Colby Coash, Retain a Just Nebraska

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Meghan Malik, Trafficking Response Coordinator with the Women’s Fund of Omaha; Stephen O’Meara, Human Trafficking Coordinator with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office; Anna Brewer, Training Consultant with the Women’s Fund of Omaha; Alicia Webber, Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator and Project Manager with The Salvation Army’s “Fight to End Trafficking” Program “Human Trafficking in the Heartland”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Protas Okwalo, holder of the Anna and Donald Waite Chair in Jesuit Education at Creighton University, Visiting Lecturer of Pastoral Theology and Missiology at the Capuchin Franciscan Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa, and previously the Dean of Studies at Ethiopian Catholic University of St. Thomas Aquinas, and a lecturer at Hekima University College in Nairobi, Kenya “ Conversation: An Event of Faith Formation”

INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE – Agnes Schwartz and Magda Brown, Hungarian Survivors “Hungarian Holocaust Survivor Testimonies, Part 2”

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