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PAST COOK SERIES PRESENTERS

Elden and Patricia Erickson, State Department and U. S. Foreign Service (ret.)

Jane Renner Hood, Executive Director, Nebraska Humanities Council

Jim Halsey, Entertainment Agent, “Music as a Business”

Richard D. Lamm, Former CO Governor, Head of Public Policy and Contemporary Issues, University of Denver

Alexander Ivanko, Senior Spokesman, United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia

Gustav H. Blanke, Professor Emeritus, American Studies, University of Mainz, Germany

Charles de Vere, The Earl of Burford, Shakespearean Scholar

Howard Martin, Director of Education, Missouri Repertory Theatre

Heather McNeil, Author, Oral historian and storyteller

Donna A. Lopiano, Executive Director, Women’s Sports Foundation

Debra Vogt, Storyteller, Orphan Train profiles

We Are Your Sisters, Off-Broadway Theatre Presentation, Women in Slavery

John E. Roueche, Director, Community College Leadership, University of Texas

David Wright, Author, Fire on the Beach, Black Lifesaving Stations

Benjamin Jacobs, Holocaust Survivor, “The Dentist of Auschwitz”

Kevin Saunders, Pentathlon Gold Medalist, Wheelchair Olympics

Dr. Bradley Shaw, Director of International Studies, Kansas State University

David Bloom, NBC Correspondent, Co-Anchor Weekend Today Show

Dr. Mary Lee Cochran, Kansas State University, “Women in Ragtime”

Col. E. M. “Marty” Hauser, Reserve Advisor, Director of Air Force Public Affairs, Pentagon

Gary Staab, Sculptor and Illustrator, Hastings College, Nebraska

Pippa White, Actress, One’s Company

Angela Bates, Black Historian, “Black Women of the Wild West”

Bill Shaffer, Television Producer, KTWU PBS, Washburn University

Alborada, South American Folk Music

Decadancetheatre, Girl hip-hop dance troupe, NYC

Mont Alto Motion Picture Theatre Orchestra, Silent film classic, The Mark of Zorro

Susan Marie Frontczak, Historian, A Living History of Madame Marie Curie

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Advocate, “Every Voice Counts”, The importance of citizen participation

Thomas Frank, Author, What’s the Matter with Kansas?

Dr. Bill Simpson, Historian, “Bonnie & Clyde and the Gangs of the 1930s”

Mona Mwakalinga, Tanzanian Filmmaker, AIDS Activist

Fabulous Chinese Acrobats, Peoples’ Republic of China

Tissa Hami, Muslim Stand-up Comic, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Mosque”

Kevin Roberts, Chef-Author, “The Food Dude”

Carl Bernstein, Pulitizer Prize-winning Journalist, All The President’s Men

Peter Nestler, Performer, “The Rope Master”

Mont Alto Motion Picture Theatre Orchestra, “Fatty” Arbuckle silent classic, Leap Year

African Acrobats

Bill Self, Head Basketball Coach, KU Jayhawks, “A Night at the Phogg”

Don Lambert, Performer, “Dr. Franklin Crane:  Kansas in the Beginning”

Roderick Bremby, Secretary, Kansas Department Health and Environment

Dan Glomski, Planetarium Director, Hastings College, Nebraska

Boston’s Last Borning, Boston Corbett one-man show, Starring Kevin Seiss

Judge Joseph G. Pierron, Jr., Kansas Court of Appeals, “You Be the Judge”

Marty Essen, Global Explorer, “Around the World in 50 Minutes”

Dr. Donna Beegle, National Advocate, “Interrupting Generational Poverty”

Phillip Mentor, Caribbean Singer“My American Songbook”, Accompanied by James Pope

Jack Meister, Author & Translator, The Last Furlough

Kevin Willmott, Filmmaker, 9th Street & CSA

Chinese Culture Panel, CCCC Faculty

Fabulous Chinese Acrobats

Mont Alto Motion Picture Theatre Orchestra, The Cameraman starring Buster Keaton

Penny Musco,  Actress  & Historian, Steal Away, one-woman show

Pat Day, Hall of Fame Jockey

Jaime Fall, Workforce/Talent Dev., State of California & CCCC alum

Mont Alto Motion Picture Theatre Orchestra, Steamboat Bill Jr. starring Buster Keaton

African Dance & Drum Troupe, Senegal, Africa

Robert W. Wallace, CIA Agent (ret.)

Pippa White, "Woman's Work," One's Company 

Dr. John H. "Jack" Gordon, Robert Kennedy Assassination Archive Trustee, "Unraveling the Mysteries of the Kennedy Assassination"

"The Plow That Broke the Plains," 1936 Dust Bowl documentary with perspectives by CCCC Social Science Instructor Karl deRochefort-Reynolds

Nick Levendofsky, Kansas Farmers Union Communication and Projects Coordinator, The Farm Bill

Jake Worcester, Assistant Secretary of Kansas Agriculture, Farming in Kansas

The Peterson Farm Bros., "I'm Farming and I Grow It" YouTube sensations

Kevin Willmott, Filmmaker, Jayhawkers

Dennis Etzel, Jr., Science Fiction and Social Awareness

Bill Shaffer, A Fistful of Dollars at 50: The Impact of the Spaghetti Western

Core Ensemble, "Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance"

Mont Alto Motion Picture Theatre Orchestra, Why Be Good?

 

Michael Tougias, "The Finest Hours": The Most Daring Rescue in U.S. Coast Guard History