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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 – 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”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Thomas Canby, Senior Science Editor of National Geographic Magazine “Soviets in Space”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Charles Chappell, Chief of the Solar Terrestrial Physics Division of the Space Science Laboratory at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama “The Solar Terrestrial Environment: A Challenge in Global Ecology and Stewardship”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist, and holder of a distinguished teaching position at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria “Performing Mozart’s Concerti”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Hilda Neihardt, daughter of former Nebraska Poet Laureate John Neihardt, author of “Black Elk Speaks” and “When the Tree Flowered” “John Neihardt: Walking the Good Red Road”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Edward Pessen, Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College at the City University of New York, and author of “The Log Cabin Myth: The Social Backgrounds of the Presidents” “Whatever Happened to the Constitutional Presidency?”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – David Soren, Professor of Classical Archeology at the University of Arizona, the Director of the University’s Exchange Program in Archeology with Cyprus and Portugal, and Guest Curator of the American Museum of Natural History in New York “Buried Alive: An Ancient Catastrophe on Cyprus”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Charles Miligan, Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado “The Beautiful and the Holy: Ambiguity and Necessity”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Meyer Friedman, Director of the Meyer Friedman Institute of Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, California “Type A Behavior and Your Heart”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Charles A. Lewis, Administrator of the Collections Program of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois ”People and Plants: Blessings and Curses”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Robert Spire, Nebraska State Attorney General, and former Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine ”The Social Responsibilities of Public Service”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Craig Vetter, freelance writer and columnist, and former Senior Editor of Outside Magazine ”Bonehead Writing: Teaching the Lame to Walk”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Susan Clark Wooley, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the College’s Clinic for Eating Disorders “Weight Gain May Be in Your Genes: Eating Disorders in College Students Today”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Panel: Richard Dienstbier, Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and a member of 100 Men Against Rape”; Leslie Hartford, Educational Coordinator and Counselor from the Lincoln Rape/Spouse Abuse Crisis Center; Suzanne Bond, Director of Mental Health at the Lincoln Correctional Center; C. Ebb Munden, Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Lincoln; Moderator: Elaine Kruze, Professor of History at Nebraska Wesleyan University “Date Rape”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM - Robert Lisensky, President of NCHEMS Management Services in Boulder, Colorado, President of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and former Executive Vice-President of the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D. C. "Liberal Education: Reform or Renewal?"

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Harold Andersen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the World-Herald Company “The Role of a Local Newspaper: Community Standards and Freedom of the Press”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – John R. Turk, Associate Professor of Music at the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University “Self-Expression: The Tuba – A Museum Piece Comes to Live Just in Time”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Panel: William Moffett, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow; Michael Harry, Senior Vice President of Crete Carrier Corporation in Lincoln; Roger Beverage, former Nebraska State Director of Banking; LaVerne Rudell, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics at Nebraska Wesleyan University; Charles Schoeder, former Nebraska State Director of Agriculture; Moderator: Loretta Fairchild, Professor of Economics at Nebraska Wesleyan University. “The Future of Small Business Ownership and the Corporate Farm”