Noon Forum

Weekdays, Noon - 1pm

Weekly on Noon Forum:

Monday, 8/6 - TED Radio Hour, “The Spirit of Inquiry”

Tuesday, 8/7 - The Moth Radio Hour, “In Transit”

Wednesday, 8/8 - Radiolab, "Memories and Forgetting"

Thursday, 8/9 - Commonwealth Club of California, David Gergen

Friday, 8/3 - City Arts & Lectures, Tom Hanks

Archived editions of past Monday Noon Forums can be found below...

Omaha Press Club, 2/21/03

Feb 21, 2003

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Tom Allen, veteran Omaha World-Herald reporter, will talk about his latest book “To Bucktail and Back: A Million Miles of Memories”

Omaha Press Club, 1/24/03

Jan 24, 2003

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Mike Kelly and Rainbow Rowell, columnists for The Omaha World-Herald

Uta Halee Lecture, 11/25/02

Nov 25, 2002

UTA HALEE LECTURE – Charles Bierbauer, Senior Washington Correspondent for CNN, and Dean of the School of Communications at the University of South Carolina

Omaha Press Club, 11/22/02

Nov 22, 2002

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Lou Lamberty, Chairman of the Joint Committee to Study City-County Merger, “Committee Progress Report”

Omaha Press Club, 11/15/02

Nov 15, 2002

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Bill Ramsey and Betty Shrier, co-authors of “An Historical Journey through Council Bluffs”, the first comprehensive history of Council Bluffs, Iowa

Omaha Press Club, 11/4/02

Nov 4, 2002

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Republican Lee Terry and Democrat Jim Simon, candidates for the House of Representatives from Nebraska’s Second Congressional District

Omaha Press Club, 10/11/02

Oct 11, 2002

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Vard Johnson, Omaha attorney, and former member of the Nebraska State Legislature; Bev Traub, from the Omaha League of Women Voters “Judicial Elections: How Much Do We Really Know about the Nebraska Judges on Whether to Retain in Office?”

Omaha Press Club, 9/20/02

Sep 20, 2002

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Greg Robinson, Chairman of The Committee for Local Option Gambling; Pat Loontjer, Director of Gambling with the Good Life “Should Nebraska Voters Say Yes to Permitting Video Slot Machines in Nebraska Bars and Restaurants?”

Omaha Press Club, 8/26/02

Aug 26, 2002

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Carol Allensworth, Division Chief of the Douglas County Health Department; Steve Lee, Director of the Douglas County Emergency Management Agency; Pat Lenaghan, Chairwoman of the Omaha Metropolitan Medical Response Team; and Brian Sorensen, Battalion Chief in the Special Operations Bureau of the Omaha Fire Department “Local Preparedness for Terrorism”

Omaha Press Club, 6/24/02

Jun 24, 2002

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – James Lane, Assistant Professor in the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Medicine; and Margaret Bumann, KETV, Channel 7 Medical Reporter and an insulin-dependent diabetic “Diabetes: Treatments, Research, and the Future”

Omaha Press Club, 6/14/02

Jun 14, 2002

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Bob Greene, Chicago Tribune columnist “Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen”

Omaha Press Club, 4/22/02

Apr 22, 2002

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Lourdes Gouveia, Director of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.; and Ed Leahy, Organizer of the Iowa-Nebraska Immigrant Rights Network “The Changing Faces of Nebraska”

Uta Halee Lecture, 4/12/02

Apr 12, 2002

UTA HALEE LECTURE – Paul Duke, senior commentator for P.B.S., and former moderator for “Washington Week in Review”, P.B.S.’s longest running news program

Uta Halee Lecture, 11/19/01

Nov 19, 2001

UTA HALEE LECTURE – Financial consultant and entertainer, David Goldman, The Laughing Stockbroker, creator, producer and voice of “The Laughing Stockbroker Show” on

Emergency Pregnancy Services Lecture, 10/11/99

Oct 11, 1999

EMERGENCY PREGNANCY SERVICE LECTURE – Douglas Gresham, founder of the International Society of Centurions, and step-son of C. S. Lewis, author of “Chronicles of Narnia”

Omaha Press Club, 6/16/97

Jun 16, 1997

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Ron Hull, former General Manager of Nebraska Public Television, Special Advisor to the Public Broadcasting System’s Program Fund, and President of the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society “Mari Sandoz: The Voice She Gave to Nebraska”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 11/6/95

Nov 6, 1995

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Norman Krivosha, former Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, and currently Executive Vice-President, Secretary and Corporate General Counsel for Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation in Lincoln “The Popular Dissatisfaction with the Judicial System Revisited”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 9/26/94

Sep 26, 1994

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Barack Obama, Attorney with the Davis, Minor, Barnhill and Galland Law Firm in Chicago, Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago School of Law, and author of “Mixing Blood: Stories of Inheritance” “Community Revitalization”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 3/7/94

Mar 7, 1994

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Darryl Eure, Director of Community Service for the Urban League of Nebraska, and pastor of the Freestone Primitive Baptist Church in Omaha “A Dialogue between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 2/21/94

Feb 21, 1994

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Nancy Lieberman-Cline, United States Women’s Basketball silver medalist, network television basketball analyst “Women Supporting Women”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 11/29/93

Nov 29, 1993

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Paul Gruchow, author of “Journal of a Prairie Year”, “The Necessity of Empty Places”, “Minnesota: Images of Home” and “Travels in Canoe Country” “Thinking of Home”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 10/11/93

Oct 11, 1993

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Don Trauger, Consulting Scientist with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee “United States Energy Resources: Are We Rich or Poor?”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 9/27/93

Sep 27, 1993

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Gene Lanier, Professor of Library Science, and Director of Graduate Studies at East Carolina University “What Do We Do Before the Books Burners Arrive?”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 5/3/93

May 3, 1993

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Parker Palmer, Senior Associate of the American Association of Higher Education, and author of “The Promise of Paradox: A Celebration of Contradictions in the Christian Life” “The Violence of Our Knowledge: Toward a Spirituality of Higher Education”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 3/15/93

Mar 15, 1993

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Thomas Cronin, McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and author of “The State of the Presidency”, “Government by the People”, and “Direct Democracy: the Politics of the Initiative Referendum and Recall” “Reflections on the Clinton Presidency”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 12/21/92

Dec 21, 1992

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Fred Ormand, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Michigan School of Music, and a founding member of the Interlochen Arts Quintet and the Dusha Quartet “Clarinet Alone”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 11/23/92

Nov 23, 1992

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – William D’Antonio, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Connecticut, former Executive Officer of the American Sociological Association, and author of “Families and Religions: Conflict and Change in Modern Society” “Families and New Religious Movements”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 11/16/92

Nov 16, 1992

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Lela Shanks, former Regional Director for the Nebraska Department of Labor “Survival Strategies for Living in the 21st Century”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 10/26/92

Oct 26, 1992

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Winona LaDuke, President of the Indigenous Women’s Network, and Director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project “A Native American Perspective: Challenging the Effects of Colonialism and Industrial Thinking”

Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum, 10/19/92

Oct 19, 1992

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Millard Fuller, Founder and President of Habitat for Humanity International, and author of “The Excitement Is Building” and “No More Shacks!: The Daring Vision of Habitat for Humanity” “The Excitement of Building”