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2024

June 12 Gary Myers, Sports Journalist and Author; “Once a Giant: A Story of Victory, Tragedy, and Life After Football”  To be interviewed by Jim Campbell, author and host of radio show “Business Talk”
June 5 George Ubogy, RMA member and Cynthia Mackay, RMA friend; “Schubert Lieder, Irish Folk Songs, and Other Stuff”
May 29 Kelly Franco Throop, Attorney; “Getting Schooled on Baseball’s Greatest Rivalries”
May 22 Rachel Kornfeld, CEO, and Lala Addeo, Director of Volunteer Services; “Jewish Family Services of Greenwich – Overview of Refugee Resettlement Program and Volunteer Opportunities”
May 15 The Grace Notes, A Capella Singers; “Connecting through Song since 1967”
May 8 Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University; “The Illness and Death of Ludwig Van Beethoven”
May 1 Steve Gelbs, Sportscaster, SportsNet New York; “A Conversation with Steve Gelbs – Reporter and Studio Host for SNY”
Apr 24 B. H. Barry, Stage Fight Director and choreographer; “Shakespearean Theater, Broadway, Opera and Ballet”
Apr 17 Beth Evans, Greenwich Director of Environmental Affairs; “Our Greenwich Environment: Looking to the Future for Our Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.”
Apr 10 Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Director, Vatican Observatory, Author of “When Science Goes Wrong: The Desire and Search for Truth”
Apr 3 Fred Camillo, First Selectman, Town of Greenwich; “Greenwich: Knowing the way. Showing the way. Leading the way.”
Mar 27 David Richards, RMA Member, attorney, author, historian; “Collecting Shakespeare’s First Folio in America”
Mar 20 Peter Muir, musicologist; “Pioneers of Ragtime”
Mar 13 Mike Abrahams, RMA Member, Bridge Design Engineer; “Major Bridges in North America – Design and Construction Challenges”
Mar 6 Sam Romeo and Tony Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Greenwich Communities; “How Greenwich Communities Can Save Greenwich from Over-Development”
Feb 28 Phil Vitiello, Nautical Historian; “The Story of the Hunley”
Feb 21 Stuart A. Reid, Author, Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs, on his book The Lumumba Plot: The Secret History of the CIA and a Cold War Assassination”
Feb 14 David Michonski, RMA Member, CEO of Quigler, Inc.; “Greenwich Real Estate Market Review”
Feb 7 Josh Wright, Executive Director of ideas42, a non-profit that uses insights from behavioral science to improve lives, build better systems and policies, and drive social change world-wide; “Moving Beyond Nudges: The Role of Behavioral Science in Solving Some of the Most Complex Social Issues of Our Time”
Jan 31 Vice Admiral Joanna Nunan, 14th Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy; “After Eighty Years, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Looks to the Future”
Jan 24 Jennifer Homans, PhD., Author, Dance Critic for The New Yorker, and Scholar in Residence at New York University, on her book, “Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century”   To be interviewed by Travis Milliman of the Greenwich Library.
Jan 17 Odd Arne Westad, PhD., FBA, Elihu Professor of History, Yale University, Jackson School of Global Affairs – by ZOOM; “Histories of Asian Imperialism and Today’s China”
Jan 10 Rick Lawrence, PhD., Scientist; “From Search Engine to Regenerative AI: How Chat GPT Changed the World in a Few Months”
Jan 3 Susan-Masino, PhD, Neuroscientist, Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College; “Why Our Brains Need Wildlands”