This seven-week course will cover five blocks of time (1900-1920, 1920-1930, 1930-1940, 1940-1960, 1960-Present). Classes will be roughly one hour, and we’ll look at slides of examples of local architecture from each period, making connections to the larger architectural themes of that period. Many of the local examples will be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We’ll talk…
August 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of jazz legend Charlie Parker’s birth. Bird was the trailblazing alto saxophonist who co-founded the bebop movement and forever altered jazz. We’ll look at his life and music from the early days in Kansas City to his tragic death in 1955. We’ll also consider the question: Does Bird still matter?
In a day and age of cynicism and hyper partisanship, the story of Hubert Humphrey can teach us a great deal about what is possible and how to stand for principle and reach across the aisle, regardless of party.
While it might not seem like it as you are being bitten by mosquitoes while trying to weed the garden, insect populations are declining globally. Frank Drummond will explain what is happening and the impact it will have on us.