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This week on Noon Forum:

WEEK OF MARCH 27, 2017

Monday, March 27 – 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” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, March 28 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Facing the Dark” Stories by Kate Braestrup, John Turturro and Daniella Schiller; hosted by George Dawes Greene

Wednesday, March 29 – RADIOLAB – “La Mancha Screwjob”

Thursday, March 30 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA/ONE OMAHA PANEL – “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 (CDs and transcripts NOT available) http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2012/0314.php

Friday, March 31 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Viet Thanh Nguyen

Last week on Noon Forum:

WEEK OF MARCH 20, 2017

Monday, March 20 – 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” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, March 21 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Chess, Romance, and Kathmandu” Stories by Maurice Ashley, Bokara Legendre and Cynthia Riggs; hosted by Jenny Allen and Jay Allison

Wednesday, March 22 – RADIOLAB – “Epic Battles”

Thursday, March 23 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – George Schultz, 1989 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and one of only two men to have served in four federal cabinet posts

Friday, March 24 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Atsuro Riley and Kay Ryan

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

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements.  Panel: Debora Wisneski, John Langan Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Spielbound Board Member; Michael Fryda, Science Teacher at Westside High School and Spielbound Teacher Outreach Coordinator.  Moderator: Kaleb Michaud, Spielbound Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Co-Director of the Arthritis Research Center Foundation

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Fritz Klein, Abraham Lincoln Interpreter “The Last Full Measure”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Michael Bryant, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Social Sciences at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and author of “Confronting the ‘Good Death’: Nazi Euthanasia on Trial, 1945-53” “Eyewitness to Genocide: The Operation Reinhard Death Camp Trials, 1955-1966”

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY GREAT CONVERSATIONS LECTURE – Alex Kava, College of Saint Mary Alumna, and New York Times and International Best-Selling author of the Maggie O’Dell and Ryder Creed books, including “Stranded”, “The Soul Catcher”, and “Fireproof” “This Is What I Know”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Joe Starita, Associate Professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln “I Am A Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Tunette Powell, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Truth Heals, and author of “From Daddyless to Destiny: Finding Freedom in Your Story”, “The Other Woman”, and a fourth-grade history book for the Omaha Public Schools “The Truth Heals: One Woman’s Journey to Wholeness”

AT EASE U.S.A. LUNCHEON – Col. Lee Ellis (Ret.), highly-decorated veteran of the war in Vietnam

Omaha Press Club, 5/18/15

May 18, 2015

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Nebraska Second District Congressman, Democrat Brad Ashford “First Ninety Days in Office”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSTIY LECTURE – THE 17TH ANNUAL LAWLER LECTURE IN THEOLOGY – John Kenney, Professor of Religious Studies at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, and author of “Contemplation and Classical Christianity: A Study in Augustine” “The Mysticism of Saint Augustine”

PATRIOTIC PRODUCTIONS LECTURE – David Clarke, Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and regular commentator for the Fox News Network ”Protectors of Freedom”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Sybil Rosado, Professor of Social Science and Coordinator of Sociology at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina “Nappy Hair in the Diaspora: Exploring the Meaning of Hair Among Women of African Descent”

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF OMAHA LUNCH FOR THE GIRLS LUNCHEON – Twin daughters of President George W. Bush – Barbara Bush, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Global Health Corps; and Jenna Bush Hager, Editor-at Large for Southern Living Magazine, and author of “Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope” “In Conversation”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – 2014 RICHARD DEAN WINCHELL HISTORY LECTURE – Christopher Browning, Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and author of “Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp” “Survivor Testimony and Holocaust History: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps”

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Members of the British National Debate Team – Kate Brooks and Alice Coombes Huntley vs. Members of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Speech and Debate Team – Adam Blood and Jonathan Carter “Are Social Media a Threat to Human Creativity?”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – HENRY W. CASPER, S.J. HISTORY LECTURE – Karen Lystra, Professor of American Studies at California State University at Fullerton, and author of “Searching the Heart: Women, Men and Romantic Love in Nineteenth-Century America” and “Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years” “Love Letters: Revealing the Intimate Past”

Omaha Press Club, 3/23/15

Mar 23, 2015

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – John Crook, retired principal of Westside High School; Cherie Larson, Director of Instructional Service at the Plattsmouth Community School District “Common Core – The Pros and Cons”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Assaf Gavron, American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Visiting Scholar “How Do You Say ‘Bananafish’ in Hebrew?”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE– Christian Piatt, Director of Premium Content for the Interfaith Website, Patheos, and the Director of Growth and Development for First Christian Church in Portland, Oregon “Post Christian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein, identical twins, and authors of “Identical Strangers”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Mark Braverman, Co-Founder of Friends of Tent of Nations North America, and Program Director for Kairos USA “Interfaith Politics and the Failure of Global Diplomacy: The Israeli-Palestine Conflict”

Omaha Press Club, 2/16/15

Feb 16, 2015

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Charles Ellison and Virginia Maynes from Justice for Our Neighbors “Implications of Obama’s Executive Orders Dealing with Immigration”

GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON – Michael Corbat, Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup “The Role of the Financial Sector in Supporting the United States and Global Economies – 2015 and Beyond”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Wynema Morris, Member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, and Independent Scholar and Associate Fellow at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln “Social and Political Structures of the Omaha Tribe”

OMAHA TOWN HALL LECTURE – Timothy Egan, author of “The Worst Hard Times: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the American Dust Bowl” and “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach with Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries, and author of “King Rules: Ten Rules for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Survive” “How Can the Dream Survive?”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Lillian Daniel, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and author of “When Spiritual but Not Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church” “When Spiritual but Not Religious Is Not Enough”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Deirdre Mullen, Director of the Mercy Global Concern, as well as the Executive Director of the Partnership for Global Justice, both at the United Nations “There’s a Girl Out There Who Needs You: Empowering Girls through Education One Girl at a Time”

GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON – Bruce Katz, Vice-President, Brookings Institution and Founding Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program “Insights on The Metropolitan Revolution”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Michael Neufeld, Senior Curator in the Space History Department of the National Air and Space Museum in the Smithsonian Institution “An Evening with the Smithsonian: The Apollo 8 Mission”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Running from Crazy. Panel: Mindy Eggert, parent of a son who committed suicide; Howard Liu, Child Psychiatrist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; Ciara Warden, Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa and a full-time member of the University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Social Work; Erin Grace, moderator

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