Guided Discussion: The Bill of Rights

Presented by: Burton Atkins
The Bill of Rights, Amendments One to Ten of the Constitution, are widely understood to enshrine the foundation for the liberties and rights essential[...]

Wednesday, November 30
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

The Future of the Supreme Court

Presented by: Burton Atkins
In the last several years new appointments to the Supreme Court have substantially altered its ideological balance, shifting it further to the right a[...]

Thursday, December 8
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Video Catch-up Available

Dramawise: 12 Angry Men

Presented by: Gary Cadwallader
In New York City in 1954, twelve men gather to decide the fate of a teenager on trial for murder. In this gripping classic play by Reginald Rose, the [...]

Tuesday, December 13
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dramawise: 4000 Miles

Presented by: Gary Cadwallader
Spending an unexpected month together, Leo, 21, and his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera, must learn to love and accept one another for who they are. Eve[...]

Monday, October 17
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Bibi Netanyahu's Trials

Presented by: Samuel M. Edelman
This lecture will explore how Bibi Netanyahu's trials are having an impact on Israeli politics. What has happened, what will happen and what does [...]

Tuesday, November 1
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

Enigma: Breaking Hitler's Secret Code

Presented by: Robert Feeney
During this one-time program, participants will get to view original Enigma machine parts and learn how the Allied Powers broke Germany’s top-se[...]

Monday, November 14
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Video Catch-up Available

The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan

Presented by: Ronald Feinman
President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), the 40th President of the United States, had a tremendous impact on American politics and society during his two [...]

Wednesday, November 30
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

Brooklyn:  It's a State of Mind

Presented by: Bill Gralnick
Brooklyn is iconic. Almost everyone knows where it is and its reputation. It is worthy of a book. Countless have been written! In this lecture, Gralni[...]

Monday, October 31
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

Los Edificios: The Architecture of Cuba

Presented by: Sylvia Gurinsky
From the era of Spanish colonialism to the Castro era, Cuba's architecture has often been a product of who controlled the country. Yet, many struc[...]

Tuesday, November 8
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

Secrets of the Shanghai Ghetto

Presented by: Helene Herman
By the outbreak of WWII, Shanghai sheltered more Jewish refugees than any other place in the world. This program explores the history of Jewish Shangh[...]

Monday, December 12
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

Seth Kibel in Concert: Klezmer & More!

Presented by: Seth Kibel
Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists, wowing audiences on clarinet, flute, and saxophone. In this concert presenta[...]

Thursday, November 17
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

Florida's Raging Book Wars

Presented by: Margery Marcus
Ever since the first book was banned in America by the Puritans in the 17th century, schools have been fertile ground for censors demanding the remova[...]

Friday, December 9
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Physical Activity: A Virtual “Magic Bullet”

Presented by: Drs. Charles H. Hennekens, Jennifer Caceres, Michelle Lizotte-Waniewski & Steven F. Lewis
Opening with an introduction by Julie Pilitsis MD, Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine (COM) and Vice President for Health Affairs, Flo[...]

Wednesday, December 7
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Presented by: Mehrdad Nojoumian
Cryptocurrency is becoming more mainstream, endorsed by many celebrities like Tom Brady and Matt Damon. But for many, the question remains, what is it[...]

Thursday, December 1
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

German Unification

Presented by: Ralph Nurnberger
As late as 1800, there were about 200 states within the borders of the modern Germany. In retrospect, it looks inevitable that these German principali[...]

Wednesday, December 7
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

Russian Oligarchs, the State and the Vory

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States and the European Union put the spotlight on Russian oligarchs and their relationship with the[...]

Tuesday, December 13
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Video Catch-up Available

The Mona Lisa Conspiracy: Is the Masterwork Hanging in the Louvre a Fake?

Presented by: Laura Reich
Painted in 1503 by Leonardo da Vinci, The Mona Lisa is widely regarded as the most famous painting of all time. In large part, the mysteries surroundi[...]

Thursday, December 8
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available
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The Roots of Rock & Roll

Presented by: Matthew Sabatella
To some people in the mid-1950s, rock & roll music seemed to come out of nowhere. The radio was playing hit records by Doris Day, Perry Como, and [...]

Thursday, November 3
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

"Triumph of the Will"

Presented by: Edward Shapiro
Both Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda, and Adolf Hitler were film buffs and prized movies as a means to assist them in carrying out th[...]

Thursday, December 1
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available

The Four Lives of Jackie O

Presented by: René Silvin
Join Silvin as he explores the four distinctly different phases of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’ life. The first period covers details of [...]

Monday, December 12
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Baseball in the American Culture

Presented by: Evan Weiner
Baseball first popped up in the American culture in the mid-19th century, but it was not until the mid-1880s that baseball achieved prominence away fr[...]

Friday, November 18
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We’ve Grown Accustomed to Lerner and Loewe

Presented by: Robert Wyatt
In temperament, personality, and background, Lerner and Loewe were perhaps the most dissimilar of all songwriting teams, two men who somehow accommoda[...]

Monday, December 5
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Video Catch-up Available