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2019

June 12 Granville Burgess on his new novel: “The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe – Black Sox Scandal”
June 5 Robert S. Wylie, World War II Veteran: “D-Day, Operation Overlord, June 6, 1944, Witness”
May 29 Professor David Blight, Professor of History at Yale University and author: “Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom”
May 22 The Melody Men, RMA’s Own Outreach Singing Group
May 15 Dr. Cynthia MacKay, Clinical Professor of Opthalmology, Columbia University College of Surgeons and Physicians (Emeritus): “Age-related Macular Degeneration – The Largest Cause of Blindness for Seniors”
May 8 Robin Bell, Ph.D., Geophysicist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, “Changing Ice, Changing Coastlines”
May 1 Saul Rothenberg, Ph.D., Psychology, “Insomnia: Sleep Disorders & Sleep Medicine”
April 24 Laura Grego, Ph.D., Physicist, Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, “Space-based Missile Defense: Back to the Future?”
April 17 Jane Condon, Comedienne, “Jane Condon on Life in Greenwich and Beyond”
April 10 Julie Jason, Financial expert & columnist. “Managing Retirement Wealth in Good Times and Bad”
April 3 Ambassador Tom Niles, formerly ambassador to Canada, the European Union and Greece, and Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Canada, “My Perspective on Foreign Affairs Today”
Mar 27 Mark Pruner, Greenwich Realtor and columnist, “The Greenwich Real Estate Market and the Trends Affecting Prices”
Mar 20 Dr. Kevin Gutzman, author, Constitutional Scholar and Professor at Western Connecticut State University, “Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary; A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America”
Mar 13 Sylvia Reiss, Collector and recorder of 18th & 19th-century New England stone walls, “The Stone Walls of Connecticut.”
March 6 Clarinda Higgins with William G. Armstrong, Jr., authors, “Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young Man’s Journey”
Feb 27 Theresa Kelleher, Ph.D., “The Silk Road….A Case of Multiculturalism in Pre-modern Times”
Feb 20 US Congressman Jim Himes, Reporting from Washington, DC
Feb 13 Moritz von Steulpnagel, “The Road to Broadway: How Hit Shows Come to Life”
Feb 6 “How School is Different in the 21st Century,” Peter Bernstein, Chairman of the Board of Education of Greenwich Public Schools, and Ralph Mayo, Interim Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools, “How School is Different in the 21st Century”.  Joined by Principals Marc D’Amico (Glenville School, Jill Flood (North Street School) and Jason Goldstein (Eastern Middle School) to further discuss return on investment and students owning their own learning.
Jan 30 Benoit and Victor Ansart, Father-and-son sailing duo who took first-place as part of the crew in the 2017-18 race, “Winning the Clipper Sailing Race Around the World.”
Jan 23 Betsy McCaughey, “Beware of Health Policies That Will Shorten Your Life”
Jan 16 William Baker, American Broadcaster and Executive, former president of WNET in NYC, “The Future of Public Media”
Jan 9 Lori Contadino, Director, Commission on Aging, Town of Greenwich, and Steven Katz, Vice-Chairman: “Age Friendly Greenwich – A Community for All Ages”
Jan 2 David Hudson, Ph.D. Chief Research Scientist at the Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT: “Long Island Sound and Beyond: Ecosystem and Resilience”