FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam. Panel: Kael Sagheer, Project Interfaith board member; Nashad Qureishi, Project Interfaith board member; Bridget Bloomfield, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Jasmine Farhat, member of the Muslim Student Association at UNO. Moderator: Beth Katz, Executive Director of Project Interfaith.
E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Chuck Hagel, former two-term Republican United States Senator from Nebraska, and Zhang Yesui, Ambassador from the Peoples Republic of China to the United States “China Rising; Good News or Bad News for United States Workers, Consumers and Investors?”
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Miguel Ceballos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Ethnic Studies – Latino and Latin American Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln “Is Assimilation Unhealthy for Latinos?: The Effect of Acculturation on the Health of Mexicans Living in the United States”
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Robert Glennon, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It”
Senior Producer of NPR's Toast Of The Nation discusses the broadcast.
By Mike Jacobs
Becca Pulliam is Senior Producer of NPR's JazzSet and Toast Of The Nation, the annual New Years Eve celebration from coast to coast. Pulliam has been with WBGO in Newark, New Jersey for over 20 years. She was nominated in
2009 for The Willis Connover- Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting by the Jazz Journalists Association. Mike Jacobs talked with her recently about her work on Toast Of The Nation, which airs Friday on KIOS at 7:00PM.
COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY LECTURE – Shannon Brownlee, Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, and author of “Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer” “The Cost of Health Care”
Christmas classics reinterpreted by four jazz pianists.
NPR Music is onstage again at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for another live incarnation of one of the most popular holiday programs on public radio. Every year, NPR invites a handful of great jazz keyboardists to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. They take turns playing their unique renditions of holiday classics for live audiences, and the results are collected for this special program, hosted on stage by NPR's Felix Contreras.