Items tagged with Podcasts

Immigration: Current Policy and Law

June 14, 2017

Panelists Catalina Samper Horak, Executive Director of Building One Community, and lawyers Douglas R. Penn and Aleksandr ("Alex") Y. Troyb provided a real-world, down-to-earth summary of the current state of United States immigration law, what it means for documented and undocumented immigrants, and for our communities and country. Presented at the Westport Library on June 14, 2017. 

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Wisdom from CEOs: Brian Gaffney of Allianz Global Investors

May 23, 2017
Brian Gaffney

On May 23, 2017, Brian Gaffney, retired CEO US and managing director with Allianz Global Investors, discussed the challenges he faced in integrating five independent asset management organizations into one and how he created organizational lift while avoiding the drag of disorganization at The Westport Library.

Sponsored by Bernstein Private Wealth Management & Patriot Bank

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WestportREADS 2017: Caring for Aging Parents

January 10, 2017

In Bettyville, George Hodgman returns to Paris, Missouri, to care for his ailing mother. This panel of eldercare experts will discuss the issues you might face as your parents age—the emotional, legal and practical issues of caring for your parents whether they live close by or far away. This panel took place at The Westport Library on January 10, 2017. 

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Author Lauren Smith Brody on "The Fifth Trimester"

May 2, 2017
Lauren Smith Brody

On May 2, 2017, The Westport Library welcomed author Lauren Smith Brody to dicuss her new book, "The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's GUide to Style, Sanity and Big Success After Baby."

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Award-Winning Journalist Bianca Bosker on Her Book "Cork Dork," an Exploration of the World of Wine

April 18, 2017
Bianca Bosker

Award-winning journalist Bianca Bosker discussed her book "Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obssessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live For Taste" on April 18, 2017 at the Westport Library. 

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Media Matters 2017: Media & Politics, a Panel Discussion

April 28, 2017
Media Matters 2017

On April 28, 2017, Dave Briggs, co-host of CNN'S Early Start, Nancy Newill Doniger, editor of The Easton Courier, Reuters reporter Luciana Lopez, and Dr. Bill Yousman, of Sacred Heart University's School of Communication and Media Arts joined Patricia Porio from the League of Women Voters for a panel discussion on media and politics.

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Bestselling Author Mark Kurlansky on "Havana"

April 26, 2017
Author Mark Kurlansky

On April 26, 2017, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky spoke about his new book, "Havana: A Subtropical Delirium" at The Westport Library.

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Bestselling Author Elizabeth Kostova on Her Novel, "The Shadow Land"

April 20, 2017
Elizabeth Kostova

On April 20, 2017, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova, discussed her new novel, The Shadow Land, at the Westport Library.

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Understanding ADHD

November 14, 2016
Robert Tudisco

Disability activist, attorney and motivational speaker Robert Tudisco discussed why kids with ADHD do what they do, where common myths come from and his views on medications and other interventions on November 14, 2016 at the Westport Library.

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WestportREADS: “The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home”: Homecoming in "Bettyville"

January 14, 2017

Dr. Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale College, gave a talk on the theme of homecoming in Bettyville and other works of literature and myth on January 14, 2017 at the Westport Library.

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