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Getting Equal and the Marriage Equality Movement

Thu, Jun 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Getting Equal and the Marriage Equality Movement: What Does President Obama's Endorsement Mean?

Stuart Gaffney, National Media Director, Marriage Equality USA
John Lewis, Legal Director, Marriage Equality USA
Robin McGehee, Director and Founder, GetEQUAL Read more »

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Clint Werner: Medical Uses of Marijuana

Thu, Jun 14 2012 - 12:00pm

Medical Uses of Marijuana

Clint Werner, Author, Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease

If using marijuana can reduce our chances for developing a variety of cancers as well as dementia from Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, asks Werner, why is it still illegal? Sixteen states have approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes, but the federal government continues to battle these efforts, claiming that there is no evidence that marijuana is safe or effective. Read more »

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South Africa's Conflict Resolution Role in Africa

Wed, Jun 13 2012 - 6:00pm

South Africa’s Conflict Resolution Role in Africa

Hon. Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, the Republic of South Africa
In conversation with Dr. Saleem Badat, Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa
Kevin O’Malley, President TechTalk / Studio - Moderator

While dramatic changes are taking place on the international scene and among the major powers, Africa continues to suffer from a multitude of violent conflicts. Read more »

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Andrew Jameson: Piracy- Ancient and Modern

Mon, Jun 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Piracy: Ancient and Modern

Andrew Jameson, Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard;  Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley (Retired)

This event has been rescheduled to October 18.

Take a realistic look at the history of high-seas theft. Read more »

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George Hammond: Love - A Rational Explanation

Mon, Jun 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Love: A Rational Explanation

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism

Monday Night Philosophy steps into the debate about whether love is irrational. The apparently inexplicable ways we fall into and out of it are the grist of the entertainment industry, but is there a clear pattern to it all after all? You be the judge after Hammond describes the elements of the emotion we all love to experience. Read more »

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Philip Howard: Is Democracy Killing Itself?

Tue, Jun 5 2012 - 12:00pm

Is Democracy Killing Itself?

Philip Howard, Attorney, Chair, Common Good; Author, Life Without Lawyers: Restoring Responsibility in America and The Death of Common Sense

Is government dysfunction inevitable, or the result of too many laws making everyone powerless? Read more »

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A Discussion of the Biography, "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson

Mon, Jun 4 2012 - 5:30pm

A Discussion of the biography, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

This program is sold out. You may add your name to the waitlist below.

This discussion will be led by Howard Crane and Barbara Massey.

This biography by Walter Isaacson is the first authorized by Steve Jobs. Consisting mostly of a series of interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, the biography also includes interviews with family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. Read more »

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Gary Karp: Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma- Adjustment to Acquired Disability

Mon, Jun 4 2012 - 5:15pm

Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma: Adjustment to Acquired Disability

Gary Karp, Author, Life on Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues and Disability & the Art of Kissing

Karp injured his spinal cord and became paraplegic in 1973 at the age of 18 in a fall from a tree. Now he is an internationally recognized voice for what he terms the "Modern Disability" experience. Read more »

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Anne Willan: Exploring the Origin of the Modern Cookbook

Mon, Jun 4 2012 - 12:00pm

Exploring the Origin of the Modern Cookbook

Anne Willan, Author, The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers and Recipes that Made the Modern Cookbook

From the opulent banquet halls of the Burgundian dukes to the tables of simple English countrymen and American settlers, Willan explores the religious, economic and political crosscurrents that influenced their meals. Read more »

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Einar Enevoldson: The Perlan Project- Climate Science and Altitude Record

Thu, May 31 2012 - 6:00pm

The Perlan Project: Climate Science and Altitude Record

This program has been moved to October 23

Einar Enevoldson, Founder and Chairman, Perlan Project

The Perlan Project is dedicated to building and flying a manned research glider to 90,000 feet in altitude, or “near space”, to study what role the strong stratospheric winds called the “polar vortex,” play in ozone depletion and how they influence global weather patterns. Read more »

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