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Thursday, October 10, 2019

7:30 p.m.

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Diane Rehm

"A Conversation with Diane Rehm"

Location: Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School

Thursday, February 6, 2020

7:30 p.m.
This lecture was cancelled due to weather.


Mark Anderson

"Conserving the Southeast's Amazing Natural Resources in an Era of Climate Change"

Location: Owens Auditorium in the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center at Sandhills Community College

Diane Rehm is a native Washingtonian who began her radio career in 1973 as a volunteer for WAMU 88.5, the NPR member station in Washington, D.C. In 1979, she began hosting WAMU’s local morning talk show, which was renamed The Diane Rehm Show in 1984. The Diane Rehm Show grew grew to have an international reach and a weekly on-air audience of more than 2.8 million.


Called one of the most powerful programs in public radio, Rehm has been recognized with many honors and awards, including The National Humanities Medal and the Peabody Award. In addition, Rehm is the author of four best-selling autobiographical books. This lecture is hosted by Moore County Schools.

Mark Anderson is director of Conversation Science for the Eastern Conservation Science team with the Nature Conservancy.  He has worked for The Nature Conservancy for over 20 years and has focused on leading regional-scale science assessments to support the conservation of terrestrial, freshwater and marine systems. His research includes climate resilience, ecosystem modeling, seafloor mapping, geophysical processes, and biodiversity conservation.  In 2017, Mark received the Conservancy’s Conservation Achievement Award.  This lecture is hosted by League of Women Voters.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
4 p.m.

Barbara Claypole White

"A Crazy Little Thing Called OCD"

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
7:30 p.m.

This event was cancelled due to COVID-19


Bob Inglis

"A Free Enterprise Solution to Climate Change"

Location: Owens Auditorium in the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center at Sandhills Community College

Location: Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines

When White’s son was 4 years old, he became terrified of life. It would be several years before she and her husband received a diagnosis – obsessive-compulsive disorder – and even longer before they found the right therapist. Two decades later, she and her son both use art to process their family’s ongoing journey with this chronic condition. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College, White’s son is now an award-winning poet and musician. White’s first five novels have all won various awards and the fifth, “The Promise Between Us,” won the Nautilus Award which celebrates books that foster positive change in the world. She is working on her sixth novel and is a tireless OCD advocate. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Dr. Michael Mann

"Leaving the Madhouse: The Path to Climate Action"

Location: Owens Auditorium in the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center at Sandhills Community College

Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of, a growing group of conservatives concerned about climate change.

Inglis served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., from 1993 to 1999 and 2005 to 2011.  After leaving Congress,  Inglis founded at George Mason University to promote responsible free enterprise action on climate change.   For his work on climate change, Inglis was given the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He appears in the film "Merchants of Doubt," in the Showtime series "Years of Living Dangerously," and has given TED Talks on political courage and on his metamorphosis on climate change.  A graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Inglis has been a Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, a Visiting Energy Fellow at Duke Nicholas School of the Environment, and a Resident Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.  This lecture is hosted by the American Association of University Women.

Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center and has received numerous awards on climate science communication. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system.

Mann has received a number of honors and awards, including NOAA's outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. He contributed, along with other Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.


In addition, Mann has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and has written four books on climate change. This lecture is hosted by Sandhills Community College.

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