Noon Forum

Weekdays, Noon - 1pm

This week on Noon Forum:


Monday, November 20 – OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY LECTURE – Jonis Agee, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and author of twelve books, including “The River Wife” and “Bones of Paradise” “Omaha Reads” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, November 21 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Oreos, Heaven, and America's Most Wanted” Stories by Bethany Van Delft, Bill Bernat, Breeda Miller and Josh Bond; hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness

Wednesday, November 22 – RADIOLAB – “Jurisdiction”

Friday, November 24 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Daniel Handler

Last week on Noon Forum:


Monday, November 13 – OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Jean Stothert, Mayor of the City of Omaha “Vision for Omaha” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, November 14 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “The Vietnam War” Stories by Dave Dillard, Edie Meeks and Jason Trieu; hosted by Jenifer Hixson

Wednesday, November 15 – RADIOLAB – “Oliver Sipple”

Thursday, November 16 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – Richard Branson, author of “Finding My Virginity”

Friday, November 17 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Tabitha Soren

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

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”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Tahera Aftab, Professor of History at the University of Karachi in Karachi, Pakistan “Islamic Law and Women’s Rights in Pakistan”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – George Tinker, Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministries at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado “Indian Spirituality and the American University”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Penny Gold, Professor of History at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and author of “The Lady and the Virgin: Image, Attitude and Experience in Twelfth-Century France” “A Jewish Feminist Studies Christian Monasticism”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Yoshitomo Takahashi, Assistant in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Yamanashi Medical College, in Yamanashi, Japan “Suicide Among Young Adults in Japan”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Lynne Cheney, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities “Whatever Happened to American Memory?”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Adolfo Calero, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Nicaraguan Resistance “Nicaragua: an Update”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Werner Fornos, President of the Population Institute in Washington, D. C., and author of “Gaining People, Losing Ground: A Blueprint for Stabilizing World Population” “Gaining People, Losing Ground: Can the Balance Be Equalized?”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Ursula Walsh, Director of Research and Sports Science for the National Collegiate Athletic Association “The N.C.A.A.: The Voice of College Sports”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Henry Schuman, Oboe Instructor at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, Principal Oboist of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and the Clarion Orchestra “Oboe Alone”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – H. Bruce Dull, Director of Preventive Medicine Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, and former Assistant United States Surgeon General “AIDS and You: Hard Facts and Painful Choices”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr., Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas, and author of “Psychology and the Legal System” “A Psychologically-Based Reform of the Jury System”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Margaret Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale University Divinity School, and author of “Personal Commitments: Beginning, Keeping, Changing” “Problems and Possibilities in Personal Commitment”