Noon Forum

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This week on Noon Forum:


Monday, February 19 – DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Gayle Lynds, a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, co-founder, with David Morrell, and former Co-President of International Thriller Writers, Inc., and award-winning author of ten international political novels, including her most recent novel, “The Assassins” “The ‘Top Secrets’ of Storytelling: Creating Espionage Thrillers for the Masses” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, February 20 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Sewing, Singing, Suits, and Cemeteries” Stories by George Dawes Green, Tim Gunn, Warren Holleman and Natalie Chanin; hosted by Catherine Burns

Wednesday, February 21 – RADIOLAB – “Who Am I?”

Thursday, February 22 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – Daniel Ellsberg, author of “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner”

Friday, February 23 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Matthew Desmond

Last week on Noon Forum:


Monday, February 12 – OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Frank Lamere, Vice-Chairman of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission, recipient of the Award of Excellence from Project Extra Mile for his work at Whiteclay “The Whiteclay Closure Prophecy” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, February 13 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “In The Name of Love” Stories by Suzie Afridi, Dan Larson, Gabriel Shea and Jim Obergefell; hosted by Meg Bowles

Wednesday, February 14 – RADIOLAB – “Big Little Questions”

Thursday, February 15 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – Erwin Chemerinsky, author of “Free Speech on Campus”

Friday, February 16 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Reza Aslan


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

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Dave Fowler, violinist; Steve Hanson and Caroline Johnson, accompanists “The Evolution of the Plains Fiddle Style”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Benny Hochman, Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camp survivor, former President of the Sidney, Nebraska Junior Chamber of Commerce, and author of “From Hell to Here: A World War II Autobiography” “From Hell to Here”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – William Kloefkorn, Nebraska State Poet, Professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University, and author of “Drinking the Tin Cup Dry” and “Where the Visible Sun Is” “Drinking the Tin Cup Dry”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – William Penn Mott, Special Assistant to the United States National Park Service, and President Emeritus for the California State Park Association “The Challenge of the Twenty-First Century: Preserving Our Natural and Cultural Values”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Robert McAfee Brown, Professor Emeritus in Theology and Ethics at the Pacific School of Religion, and author of “Spirituality and Liberation: Overcoming the Great Fallacy” “Central American Report: What Hope for Democracy?”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Richard Taylor, Resident Distinguished Philosopher at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, and author of “Reflective Wisdom: Richard Taylor on Issues that Matter” “The Ethics of Duty, the Ethics of Virtue”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Richard Morin, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine the University of Nebraska College of Medicine “The Many Facets of AIDS”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Ken Takeda, former President of Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan “The Japanese: Who They Are, What They Are”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Norris Alfred, Editor and Publisher of The Polk Progress in Polk, Nebraska “Progress Polk Style”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Tatiana Yankelevich, Step-Daughter of Novel Peace Laureate Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner of the Soviet Union “Glasnost, Perestroika, and Human Rights”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Eleanor Maccoby, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University, and author of “Sex Differentiation during Childhood Development” “Co-Parenting Before and After Divorce”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – John Walker, Professor of Philosophy at Nebraska Wesleyan University “The Aesthetics of Country Music”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Paul Loeb, author of “Hope in Hard Times” and “Nuclear Culture” “Hope in Hard Times”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Mary Gray, Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at American University in Washington, D.C., and Founding President of the Association for Women in Mathematics “Sex and Mathematics”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Dale Van Atta, co-writer of “The Washington Merry-Go-Round” for The Washington Post “Scandals, Scoundrels, and Saints”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Said Arikat, Executive Director of The Palestine Congress of North America “Palestine: An Update”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Elizabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity at the Harvard University School of Divinity, and author of “In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins” and “Bread Not Stone: The Challenge of Feminist Biblical Interpretation” “Feminist Interpretation of the Gospels”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Joel Gajardo, former Director of the South American Department of the National Council of Churches, and Chairman of the Committee on United States/Latin America Policy Study at Cornell University “The Search for Peace under United States Policy in Central America”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Vard Johnson, Omaha attorney, and former Nebraska State Senator “Ethics and the Legislative Process”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Duke Engel, Assistant Director of the Independence Center at Lincoln General Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska “A Look at Attitudes toward Alcohol”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Rose Hayden, Vice-President of Educational Products and Services for Gem Communications in New York “International Studies: Where in the World Are We?”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Sarah Weddington, former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Austin, Texas, and former Assistant on Women and Minority Affairs in the Carter Administration “You Can Make a Difference”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics at the Duke University School of Divinity, and author of “The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics” “How to Live When Peace and Justice Do Not Embrace”

NEBRASKA WESLAYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Warren Urbom, District Judge for the District of Nebraska “The Unfolding Constitution”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Myra and David Sadker, Professors of Education at American University in Washington, D.C., and authors of “Sexism in School and Society” “Sex Bias: From Classroom to Boardroom”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – William Holland, Vietnam veteran and author of “Let a Soldier Die: The Story of a Helicopter Gunship Pilot during the Vietnam War” “The Fictional Vietnam: The Art and Reality of War”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Tshenuwani Farisani, Dean of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa, and author of “Diary from a South African Prison” “Voice from a South African Prison”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Tex Sample, Professor of Church and Society at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, and author of “Blue Collar Ministry” “When You Get So Far Out in Front, they Mistake You for the Enemy and Shoot You”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Norman Ramsey, Professor Emeritus of Physics at Harvard University, and author of “Experimental Nuclear Physics”, “Nuclear Moments”, “Molecular Beams” and “Quick Calculus” “Time and the Physical Universe”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Richard Lamm, former Governor of Colorado, and author of “The Angry West: A Vulnerable Land and Its Future” “Making a Greater Future for America”