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“Confessions of a Book Disciple” by Harold Cobb

When he was young, Harold Cobb enjoyed the Weekly Reader and that, in turn, fueled his passion for books. It also gave him strong credentials to know what’s a good read and what’s not. Harold, our Speakers Series presenter, will reveal his Top Ten List. See Presentation   Harold’s Recommended Reading LIst

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The Science of Covid-19 by John Russell, PhD

The Parkway Speakers Series brings you presentations in real time and as they unfold. John offers his thoughts on: “Bacteria, Viruses, the Immune System, AND -Hydroxychloroquine? The Science of Covid-19.” Who knows best – Dr. Fauci or President Trump or Dr. Russell?   See our calendar for connection information.   ______________________________ Image courtesy https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-man-getting-his-temperature-by-a-thermal-scanner-4148846/

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Alzheimer’s News – Choose Your Words Carefully

Even if guided by the best of intentions, common language can inadvertently come across as insensitive or upsetting to our audiences. Phrases like “Don’t forget…” or “Remember to…” may seem like a good use of language, but consider how it might make someone feel who’s dealing with a disease that impacts memory and thinking. Whenever…

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The Law of Protests by Mark Sableman

The Parkway Speakers Series brings you presentations in real time and as they unfold. Mark explores how courts sort out the First Amendment rights of protesting Americans verses protecting the safety and welfare of the citizens and their neighborhoods.   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84898581439?pwd=V1JhZXNod1JSTjVJcm1QYWhOck9JQT09   Meeting ID: 848 9858 1439 Password: 256973 (312) 626-6799   See our calendar…

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Defender of the Poor and Oppressed by Nina Sykora

Sunday, October 18 | 11:15am | via YouTube Nina Sykora is a lawyer practicing law in St. Louis. For many years, she was an Assistant Public Defender in the City of St. Louis, trying many jury trials in the defense of the indigent. She has many stories to tell and opinions about our criminal justice…

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The Condor and the Eagle (documentary)

An exciting new award-winning film, The Condor and the Eagle is available for viewing online on Sunday, June 28 as part of Interfaith Power & Light’s summer film series! This fascinating film highlights the work of Indigenous and Hispanic environmental leaders in the Americas as they battle to safeguard their communities from the impact of…

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Alzheimer’s News

On May 28,2020 the FDA approved the first drug to image Tau pathology in patients being evaluated for Alzheimer’s Disease. This marks a significant advancement toward making more definitive assessments when using brain imaging. Tauvid (flortaucipir F18) was approved for intravenous injection to help “tau pathology” using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to estimate the…

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Remembering my Time in Atlanta (1967-1974) – Ellie Svenson

Today I have been talking with my friends in Atlanta (John and I lived there 1967-1974). On our very first night in Atlanta, we happened to ride right next to Dr. King in an elevator at the Regency Hyatt House on Peachtree Street downtown.  It was the location of perhaps the first Southern Negro Leadership…

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St Louis Metro Area Crop Walk 2020

Please visit www.crophungerwalk.org/saintlouismo» for all details. We hope to be walking in person as a group, but it may be a virtual walk. When you go to the website, enter the name of our walk, Parkway UCC and it will take you to our donation page. The need for food is HUGE this year, both…

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Teen Talks on Tuesdays!

All Middle school and Seniors are invited to join Barb on zoom for fun fellowship! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88212160204?pwd=ejFzUUdybTdrT29DSUJRUFdrUnJoZz09   Meeting ID: 882 1216 0204 Passcode: 780064

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