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Noon Forum

Programs that air during Noon Forum, weekdays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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”

INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE – Agnes Schwartz and Magda Brown, Hungarian Survivors “Hungarian Holocaust Survivor Testimonies, Part 1”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Jinmei Yuan, Professor of Philosophy at Creighton University, winner of the 2003 Unitas Literature Award, and author of “The Moon is Over the Parapet”, “Village Luokan, which won the 2009 Maotai Cup People’s Literature Award from the Chinese Writers’ Association, and, her new book, “Hustlen Hazel” “Literature as a Way of Seeking for Truth”

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Kenneth Morris, President and Co-Founder of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative, the Great Great Great Grandson of Frederick Douglass, and Great Great Grandson of Booker T. Washington “History, Human Rights and then Power of One”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Jeff Norman, Colorado-based re-enactor and impersonator, retired United States Marine, former Department of Defense technical instructor, and martial arts instructor “The Buffalo Bill Experience”

Omaha Press Club, 9/12/16

Sep 12, 2016

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Leo Biga, Omaha free-lance writer, and author of “Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film, a Reporter’s Perspective, 1998 – 2012”, “Crossing Bridges: A Priest’s Uplifting Life among the Downtrodden” and “Open Wide: Dr. Mark Manhart’s Journey in Dentistry, Theatre, Education, Family and Life” “Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford’s Trips to Africa”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, Crown-Ryan Professor of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as Senior Advisor on Interreligious Affairs to the Religious Action Center and Adjunct Faculty at the Union for Reform Judaism “Can Christians Learn about the New Testament from Jews?”

KANEKO GREAT MINDS LECTURE – Peter Abrahams, author of “Oblivion”, “End of Story”, and “The Fan”, as well as the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie Series (written under the pen name Spencer Quinn), the Echo Falls Series, including “Down the Rabbit Hole”, and the Bowser and Birdie Series, including “Woof” and “Arf”

E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Sheryl Wudunn, author of “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives” and “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – THE KENEFICK ENDOWED LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIES – Eugene McCarraher, Associate Professor of History, and a faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Augustinian Tradition at Villanova University, and the author of “Christian Critics: Religion and the Impasse in Modern American Social Thought” and “The Enchantments of Mammon: Corporate Capitalism and the American Moral Imagination” “The Sign of the Dollar: The Pecuniary Metaphysics of Neoliberalism”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – 2016 PHIL AND RUTH SOKOLOF ANNUAL LECTURE – Dennis Ross, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Middle East, William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and author of “Doomed to Succeed: The. U. S. – Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama” “The United States – Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Elizabeth Chentland, Associate Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter, and Haylee Frisbie, Program Intern with the Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter “The Effect of Alzheimer’s Disease on Women”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Stephen Buhler, Aaron Douglas Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Co-Founder and Education Director of the Flatwater Shakespeare Company in Lincoln, and author of “Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof” “Shakespeare’s First Folio – and the First Folio’s Shakespeare”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Laura Caldwell, former civil rights attorney, currently Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Director of Life After Innocence; Kristine Bunch, a woman who spent 17 years in prison for a crime she did not commit “Life after Innocence”

Omaha Press Club, 7/11/16

Jul 11, 2016

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Hal Daub, former U. S. Congressman from Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, former Mayor of Omaha, and currently a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska System “A Glimpse of Cleveland: A Crystal Ball for the Republican National Convention”

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY GREAT CONVERSATIONS LUNCHEON – Karen Gettert Shoemaker, award-winning author of “Night Sounds and Other Stories” and “The Meaning of Names”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION DOUBLE FEATURE– Films: Son of the Congo and Mimi and Dona.  Son of the Congo guests: Adam Hootnick, the Director of the film, and Koang Doluony, the Founder and Director of the Omaha Talons Academy.  Mimi and Dona Panel: Carol Miller, Kim Bainbridge, and Deb Salomon, all parents with mentally or physically disabled adult children.  Moderator: Mary McHale, President of the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities Board

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Matthew Crosston, Professor of Political Science at Bellevue University, Miller Endowed Chair for Industrial and International Security, and Director of the International Security and Intelligence Studies Program “THAAD MAD BAD: The Battle of Competing Narratives over the South China Sea”

Omaha Press Club, 6/13/16

Jun 13, 2016

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Sister Rosalee Burke, a Notre Dame nun, and Coordinator of the Order’s Social Justice Committee; and Stephen O’Meara, Assistant Nebraska Attorney General, the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator, and the Child Protection Training Coordinator “A Discussion on Human Trafficking”

CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE LECTURE – Martin Fletcher, Award-winning NBC News Special Correspondent, and author of “The List”, “Jacob’s Oath” and “The War Reporter”

AT EASE U.S.A. LUNCHEON – Chris Linford, retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces, National Ambassador for Wounded Warriors Canada, and author of “Warrior Rising: A Soldier’s Journey to P.T.S.D. and Back”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Emmanuel Katongole, Associate Professor of Theology and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and founding Co-Director of the Duke University Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation “Taking Root: On Land, the Church and the Future of Africa”

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