C. Everett Koop

Your Health: Fact or Fiction

Wednesday, January 8

C. Everett Koop, a pediatric surgeon and public health administrator, served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989. He was known for his work to prevent tobacco use, AIDS, abortion, and for his support of the rights of disabled children. 

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Michale Gabriel

Books Fall Open, You Fall In. This Is How the Story Begins...

Thursday, January 9

Story by Design founder Michale Gabriel has shared her finely-honed skills around the world, helping educators, students, community leaders, charities and corporations discover new ways to listen deeply, engage employees, build effective teams, discover hidden potential and develop authentic leadership skills.

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William Willimon

Resident Aliens? Being Christian Today

Friday, January 10

Bishop William Willimon is a retired Bishop of The United Methodist Church. He was ordained elder in the South Carolina Conference and served churches in Georgia and South Carolina. He joined the Duke Divinity School faculty in 1976 where he served as professor and taught courses in liturgy and homiletics. Twice he has been guest professor at universities in Germany. He is the author of more than sixty books, some of which have been translated into six different languages. 

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Kevin Phillips

The Politics of Rich and Poor: Wealth and the American Electorate in the Reagan Aftermath

Monday, January 13

Kevin Phillips is a writer and commentator on politics, economics, and history. Formerly a Republican Party strategist before becoming an Independent, Phillips became disaffected with the party from the 1990s, and became a critic. He is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Harper's Magazine, and National Public Radio.

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Henry Holstege

Christians in a Time of Greed

Tuesday, January 14

Henry Holstege, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He currently is community educator/researcher for the GRCC Older Learner Center. He received his PhD in sociology from Michigan State University and is the recipient of the Everett J. Soop Distinguished Adult Educator Award. He is the coauthor of several books on various topics in gerontology and the author or coauthor of numerous monographs on aging.

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Dinesh D'Souza

Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus

Wednesday, January 15

Dinesh D’Souza has had a prominent career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual, and has also become an award-winning filmmaker. Born in India, D’Souza came to the U.S. as an exchange student at the age of 18 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College. Called one of the “top young public-policy makers in the country,” D’Souza quickly became known as a major force in public policy through his books, speeches, and films.

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Richard Schultz

Athletics in the '90's: A Decade of Change

Thursday, January 16

Dick started his professional career as a basketball coach at Humboldt, Iowa High School and followed that endeavor for 25 years, most of it at the University of Iowa. In 1976 he left coaching to become the Director of Athletics at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. In 1981, he went to the University of Virginia as Director of Athletics and during that time became Chairman of the NCAA Basketball Tournament selection committee as well as Chair of the NCCA TV negotiating committee.  In 1987 he was named the 2nd Executive Director of the NCAA where he oversaw major changes in the organization and was charged with opening up the NCAA and making it more users friendly.

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Repertory Jazz Ensemble

Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble

John Chaffe, Banjo; Terry Waldo, Piano; Fred Starr, Clarinet

Friday, January 17

The LRJE is a nine-member group of New Orleans-based musicians who have been performing classic New Orleans jazz in absolutely authentic formats with period instruments since 1979. Members of the ensemble can trace their musical or family/musical genealogy to the earliest days of jazz. Veterans of years on Bourbon Street, Mississippi steamboats, and in local brass bands, the LRJE players are drawn form all the racial and ethnic groups that make up the New Orleans "melting pot".

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Ambassador Jack Matlock

The Democratization of Our Cold War Enemy

Monday, January 20

Jack Matlock is a career diplomat who served on the front lines of American diplomacy during the Cold War and was U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union when the Cold War ended. Since retiring from the Foreign Service, he has focused on understanding how the Cold War ended and how the lessons from that experience might be applied to public policy today.

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John Hockenberry

On the Eve of the Medieval: The Middle East as Starting Point and Destination

Tuesday, January 21

John Hockenberry is a journalist and author. He has reported from all over the world, on a wide variety of stories in several mediums for more than three decades. He has written dozens of magazine and newspaper articles, a play, and two books.

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David Schiedermayer

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night: Should Doctors Kill

Wednesday, January 22

Dr. David Schiedermayer is a palliative care doctor in Oshkosh. He provides specialized medical care for those living with serious illness, focusing on relief from symptoms. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and has been in practice for more than 20 years. 

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Christopher Lasch

The Decline and Fall of American Liberalism

Thursday, January 23

Christopher Lasch, U.S. social critic and academic, penned stinging indictments of contemporary American culture as the author of several books, most notably the 1979 best-seller The Culture of Narcissism, in which he decried a self-absorbed society that failed to develop a self-awareness and instead depended on consumer purchases, demography, opinion polls, and government to define itself. 

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Thomas Sowell

Free Market and a Free Society

Friday, January 24

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. Over the past three decades, Sowell has taught economics at various colleges and universities, including Cornell, Amherst, and the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as the history of ideas at Brandeis University. He has also been associated with three other research centers, in addition to the Hoover Institution. He was project director at the Urban Institute, 1972-1974, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, 1976–77, and was an adjunct scholar of the American Enterprise Institute, 1975-76.

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Owen Gingerich

Let There be Light: Modern Cosmogony and Biblical Creation

Monday, January 27

Owen Gingerich is an emeritus professor of astronomy and the history of science at Harvard University and an emeritus senior astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He is a leading authority on the 16th-century Polish cosmologist Nicholas Copernicus and the 17th-century German astronomer Johannes Kepler.  

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Hyesook Kim

Concert on Piano

Tuesday, January 28

Hyesook Kim joined the faculty at Calvin College in 1991, and has been teaching Piano, Accompanying, Piano Chamber music, Piano Literature, and Music Appreciation. She received her M.M. and D.M.A. from Peabody Conservatory of Music while studying with Ann Schein.

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