America's Music: From Plymouth Rock to Rock & Roll

Presented by: Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band
Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band take you on a journey that connects traditional folk songs, spirituals, work songs, fiddle tunes, Appal[...]

Tuesday, December 7
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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The Class of 1941

Presented by: Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers
The year 1941 was a banner year for music stars, with those celebrating an 80th birthday in 2021 including Little Anthony (of the Imperials), Joan Bae[...]

Wednesday, December 8
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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A Preview of the Metropolitan Opera HD Series 2021

Presented by: Giuseppe Albanese
This program will provide thought-provoking and enlightening commentary on the encore operas scheduled to be shown in the 2021 Metropolitan Opera HD s[...]

Friday, December 10
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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The Least Dangerous Branch:  Has the Supreme Court Become Too Political?

Presented by: Burton Atkins
Writing in Federalist No. 78 Alexander Hamilton described the judiciary as the “least dangerous branch” of government. To some, Hamilton&r[...]

Monday, December 6
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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The Myth of National Purity:  Who Writes the Story of Who Belongs?

Presented by: Cora Bresciano
The stories we're told about various groups of people can have a profound effect on our opinion and treatment of those people. That's why gove[...]

Monday, December 13
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Dramawise: The People Downstairs

Presented by: Gary Cadwallader
Anne Frank's diaries give a detailed, daily account of her family's life in their cramped attic, but how did they survive for two years? In an[...]

Thursday, December 2
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Finding Humor in the News

Presented by: Frank Cerabino
The Palm Beach Post columnist talks about his continuing quest to find humor in the news over the past 29 years. Cerabino reprises some of hi[...]

Thursday, September 30
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Psychotherapy:  Myths and Facts

Presented by: Bert Diament
"In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy," said Johnny Carson. As a psychologist who has been practicing [...]

Tuesday, December 14
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Rising Anti-Semitism in Europe: Is History Repeating Itself Once Again?

Presented by: Claudia Dunlea
From the immigrant enclaves of the Parisian suburbs to the drizzly bureaucratic city of Brussels to the industrial heartland of Germany, Europe’[...]

Wednesday, December 15
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Antisemitism in Germany: From "Machtergreifung" to the "Night of Broken Glass"

Presented by: Claudia Dunlea
This lecture examines the anti-Semitism and persecution that led to Nazi Germany's attempts to exterminate Germany's/Europe's Jewish popul[...]

Thursday, December 9
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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A Guided Discussion with Dr. Samuel Edelman: Iran's Threat Goes Beyond Nuclear

Presented by: Samuel M. Edelman
After a brief update on the current Iranian international policies by Dr. Edelman, attendees will discuss and debate with Dr. Edelman the Iranian infl[...]

Thursday, October 21
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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A Guided Discussion with Dr. Samuel Edelman: Exploring the Current State of U.S.-Israeli Relations

Presented by: Samuel M. Edelman
After a brief update on the current state of U.S.-Israel relations by Dr. Edelman, attendees will discuss and debate the shifts and changes to U.S.-Is[...]

Thursday, October 28
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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A Guided Discussion with Dr. Samuel Edelman: The Abraham Accords: A New Approach to the Israel Arab Conflict

Presented by: Samuel M. Edelman
After a brief review of the Abraham Accords by Dr. Edelman, he and attendees will explore together the implications and long-term possibilities of thi[...]

Thursday, October 14
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Russia vs the U.S. in the Middle East:  The New Cold War?

Presented by: Samuel M. Edelman
Putin’s Russia is on the verge of supplanting the U.S. as the major force in the Middle East. Russia has eagerly stepped into the vacuum caused [...]

Tuesday, September 21
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Painting the Town:  Cityscapes of New York from Colonial Times to the Big Apple

Presented by: Wes Ervin
In the early 17th century, an anonymous Dutch artist drew a landscape scene that depicted a small shoreline settlement with a fort, windmill, and few [...]

Tuesday, December 7
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Jaqueline Kennedy's Life and Impact As First Lady

Presented by: Rose Feinberg
Jacqueline Kennedy has been called one of the most intriguing women of her time. She fascinated the world and still interests many people today. Learn[...]

Thursday, September 30
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Gloria Steinem: Her Life Story Moving Women Forward

Presented by: Rose Feinberg
Gloria Steinem is a feminist, journalist, and social-political activist who became recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the feminist movement.[...]

Thursday, November 4
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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The Timba Revolution: Unparalleled Explosion of Musical Creativity in Modern Cuban Music!

Presented by: Russell Hamer
When the Soviet Union collapsed at the turn of the 1990s, its economic support for Cuba collapsed. Thus began the "Special Period in Time of Peac[...]

Tuesday, December 14
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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The Right to Vote and the Constitution

Presented by: Astead W. Herndon
Herndon’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with FAU Political Science Professor Kevin Wagner and FAU Communications Professor[...]

Tuesday, September 14
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The Tainted Legacy of Richard Wagner

Presented by: Anette Isaacs
To some, he is the creator of divine music. To others, he is history’s most controversial composer. Almost 150 years after the world premiere of[...]

Thursday, November 18
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Truman Capote: The Making and Breaking of a Celebrity

Presented by: Matt Klauza
Truman Capote is known for two of his novels: "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" and "In Cold Blood". He is even more renown[...]

Friday, December 3
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Sarah Bernhardt

Presented by: Terryl Lawrence
The sensational story of "The Divine Sarah." She was a great lady of the theater who was celebrated in both Europe and America. Her flamboya[...]

Wednesday, December 15
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Florida: A Literary Treasure Trove (Really!)

Presented by: Margery Marcus
Yes! Really! Florida has contributed to this country’s rich literary tradition. Ernest Hemingway arguably put Florida on the literary map, writi[...]

Monday, December 13
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Romeo and Juliet: Such Sweet Sorrow

Presented by: Margery Marcus
For over four centuries, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has moved audiences to tears, lamenting the deaths of young lovers whose fate w[...]

Tuesday, September 28
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Travel Tips from a Travel Lawyer 

Presented by: Jeffrey Miller
The Coronavirus has dramatically impacted the travel industry, which is the largest industry in Florida. The cruise, airline, and other suppliers canc[...]

Thursday, November 4
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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What Really Happened at Masada?

Presented by: Ralph Nurnberger
Masada is an ancient fortification located about 80 miles southeast of Jerusalem, overlooking the Dead Sea. Situated on top of an isolated rock platea[...]

Thursday, December 9
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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The Dreyfus Affair:  What Really Happened?

Presented by: Ralph Nurnberger
On January 5, 1895, a shocking spectacle took place in the courtyard of the Parisian Ecole Militaire. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer who had b[...]

Wednesday, December 8
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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Jackie Gleason: "And Away We Go!" Beyond Ralph Kramden and The Honeymooners

Presented by: Paul Offenkrantz
From his childhood in Brooklyn to his final years in South Florida, Jackie Gleason became one of the most influential and recognizable figures in ente[...]

Wednesday, December 8
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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The Mossad

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
Acting on the premise of the proverb “Where no counsel is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety,” the Mossa[...]

Tuesday, December 7
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Putin and Xi: Twin Killers or World Leaders?

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
The moment American President Joseph Biden Jr. affirmed during an interview with ABC that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a killer, whispers flood[...]

Tuesday, December 14
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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A Guided Discussion With Dr. Robert G. Rabil: Is Withdrawing from Afghanistan and Iraq Plausible?

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
After Dr. Rabil's brief review of the topic, Dr. Rabil and attendees will explore together the question of whether or not the U.S. withdrawing fro[...]

Tuesday, October 19
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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A Guided Discussion With Dr. Robert G. Rabil: Are U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities Rightly Determined and Pursued?

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
After Dr. Rabil's brief review of the topic, Dr. Rabil and attendees will explore together the question of whether or not the U.S. foreign policy [...]

Tuesday, October 26
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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A Guided Discussion With Dr. Robert G. Rabil:  Are We Winning the War Against Salafi-jihadism?

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
After Dr. Rabil's brief review of the topic, Dr. Rabil and attendees will explore together the question of whether or not the U.S. is winning the [...]

Tuesday, October 12
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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A Guided Discussion With Dr. Robert G. Rabil: Should the U.S. Reset its Priorities in the Middle East?

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
After Dr. Rabil's brief review of the topic, Dr. Rabil and attendees will explore together the question of whether or not Washington is making the[...]

Tuesday, October 5
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Fakes, Forgeries and Frauds: International Intrigue in Art Law

Presented by: Laura Reich
Fakes, forgeries, and frauds in the art world are more common than you think! "Fakes" are everywhere, but the definition of a fake v[...]

Monday, December 13
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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National Popular Vote

Presented by: Michael Steele
“I am an American, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order …"

This presentation by Michael Steele is sponsore[...]

Tuesday, November 9
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The Crystal Ball: A Deep Dive for Solutions

Presented by: Cyndi Stein-Rubin
This lecture is based on the solution-focused model of visualization. The human spirit has more potential than we might realize. In this course we wil[...]

Thursday, September 23
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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How Drugs Changed American Culture

Presented by: Robert Stutman
At the end of the 20th century, the drug problem in America drastically changed. Why did this happen, when did this happen,[...]

Tuesday, December 14
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Presidential First Year

Presented by: Kevin Wagner
This one-time lecture will explore and analyze the first year of the new presidency. Using exit polls and in-depth analysis, Wagner will explo[...]

Monday, December 6
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Video Catch-up Available