Podcast - All Souls Forum

This podcast tracks the audio archives for the “All Souls Forum” radio show. The All Souls Unitarian Universalist Forum, Kansas City’s longest ongoing conversation, has offered a platform for the discussion of significant issues since 1943.

The Colonial Legacy: How the Culture of the Early Colonies is Still With Us.

Dr. Barbara Schowen will present her paper, “The Colonial Legacy: How the Culture of the Early Colonies is Still With Us.” She examines the origins and characteristics of the Virginia, Massachusetts, New Amsterdam, and South Carolina colonies and how these characteristics are still evident many centuries later in the Tidewater,...

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The Abortion Amendment

An amendment to the Kansas Constitution on the ballot for the August primary would explicitly end abortion as a constitutional right. Dr. Melinda Lavon, owner of Bloom Midwifery in Lawrence, will examine the implications of this vote. (Note: this presentation was recorded May 29, 2022, prior to the announcement of...

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Letters to Washington – Analysis of Day 2 Hearing of the January 6th Attack

While the All Souls Forum is on Summer Hiatus, this alternative from Morning Headlines is presented. Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties at emptywheel.net. Michael German is a Brennan Center for Justice fellow with their Liberty and National Security Program and former special agent with...

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Social construction of crime and what we can do about it

Major media everywhere shape our understanding of everything including crime.  Spencer Graves describes this.  In the early 1800s the US had more newspapers per capita than any other place or time. Today we face major problems with political polarization. Graves discusses research and recommendations by Robert McChesney for improving this. This is an...

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Solar Power in Kansas and Missouri: A Panel

Zack Pistora of the Kansas Chapter, Billy Davis of the Missouri Chapter, and Ty Gorman of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign will discuss the status of utility scale and roof-top solar power generation in Kansas and Missouri, along with the need for home energy efficiency and how we can...

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How Does Kansas City Tell Its Story?

The newly reopened Kansas City Museum took on the mission of giving the City a portrait of its past. Museum Collections Director Denise Morrison describes their process of figuring out whose stories get told. (Recorded 5/15/2022)

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“Sissyphobia”

Why does our society have so much difficulty dealing with effeminate men? Why is it that some people, including some in the LGBTQ community have problems dealing with "sissies?" Are there connections between this "sissyphobia" and misogyny? These questions and more will be explored by All Souls' own Richard Thompson....

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