RRUUC’s contemporary issues forum, Coffee, Controversy & Conversation (CC&C) has been informing our members and guests for the past 35 years with over 30 programs per season. The weekly programs often focus on social justice issues, but also include an eclectic range of topics including foreign relations, U.S. security, state and federal government policy, art, history, nature and more. The weekly CC&C programs are held mid-Sep. through May at 10:25 – 11:10 am (between worship services.) This season is looking to be very diverse with many topical issues.

April 28

Resonance Matters
Brock Holmes, Teacher, Lecturer, RRUUC Member

Brock Holmes leads workshops on Resonance, how to experience it, and how to create it. He’ll explain how power, coherence, damping, and tuning combine to make up resonance. The audience will get to experience the resonance of crystal bowls, complex rhythms, polyrhythmic music, and movement. Brock has been researching the effects of resonance for over 20 years and gave his first Contemporary Issues Forum (CC&C) presentation on resonance in 2009. He’ll also outline his special “Mothers’ Resonance Matters” event celebrating the resonance of motherhood on Mothers’ Day, May 12 at RRUUC.

May 5

Opioids, Cannabis & Alcohol: Treatments for Our Brain’s Addictions
George Kolodner, M.D., Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers

The opioid addiction is our major health crises and solutions are urgently needed. Medical marijuana is becoming more popular since legalization, but addiction still remains a concern. And alcohol addiction is always with us. Dr. Kolodner, an addiction psychiatrist, designed and implemented the first intensive outpatient addiction treatment program in the early 1970’s. He will share observations in all aspects of addiction, including the current “third wave” of the opioid epidemic; the neurologic cross-over between opioid and alcohol addiction; new discoveries about the endogenous cannabinoid system in the brain, and the genetics of addiction.