Noon Forum

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

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION DOUBLE FEATURE– Films: Alive Inside and CitizenfourAlive Inside Panel: Sabra Mackey, Activities, Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteer Coordinator at the Douglas County Health Center; Linda Whitfield, Program Director for the Douglas County Health Center. Moderator: Amy Chittendon, President of the Douglas County Health Center Foundation.  Citizenfour guest: G. Michael Fenner, James L. Koley Professor of Constitutional Law at the Creighton University School of Law, Immediate Past President of the Nebraska Bar Association, and author of the article “Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – John Calvert, Professor of History at Creighton University, and author of “Sayyid Qutub and the Origins of Radical Islamism” “The Great War and the Making of the Modern Middle East”

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Cheryl Jenkins, Associate Professor in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, Associate Director of the Center for Black Studies Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi, and author “Race and News: Critical Perspectives” “Race and News in Twenty-First Century America” Post-lecture discussion panel:  Dr. Jenkins; Martha Ellen Florence, Director of Community Engagement for N. E. T. Television; Carla Kimbrough, Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln; Elmer Crumbley, moderator

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Leo Adam Biga, author of “Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film”, and co-editor of “Memories of the Jewish Mdwest: Mom and Pop Grocery Stores” “Nebraska’s Film Heritage”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Michael Grodin, Professor of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at the Boston University School of Public Health, Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Director of the Project on Medicine and the Holocaust at the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies “Jewish Medical Resistance in the Ghettos and Camps During the Holocaust”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Deborah Grassman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Opus Peace, formerly a mental health Nurse Practitioner with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and author of “Peace at Last” and “The Hero Within” “Vietnam: Untold Stories at the End of Life”

OMAHA TOWN HALL LECTURE – Howie Franklin, former Chief Steward who served five American Presidents on Air Force One, President of the North Carolina Airport Association, Director of the Brunswick County Airport in southeastern North Carolina, and author of “Yes Sir! Mr. President”

Omaha Press Club, 7/13/15

Jul 13, 2015

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – James Kimble, Associate Professor of Communications and the Arts at Seton Hall University, Book Review Editor for Presidential Studies Quarterly, and author of “Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II” “Scrapper-in-Chief: How Henry Doorly Unified a State and Helped Win a War”

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”

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