AGENDA ACTION: CNN anchor Jake Tapper slips into town for a 6 p.m. Tuesday lecture at the Pritzker Military Library — discussing his new book, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.” The book showcases the very tough story of a camp viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents during the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh — one of the deadliest battles of the war in Afghanistan. Two U.S. soldiers earned the Medal of Honor for their actions.
†Talk show host Steve Wilkos will be back in town this week — greeting fans at the America’s Dog, 22 E. Randolph, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday.
†Howard Buffett — the son of the “Oracle of Omaha” and financial guru Warren Buffett — will be in Chicago early next week to talk about his new book, “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.” The 6 p.m. Monday event at the Renaissance Hotel on Wacker Drive is sponsored by the Feeding America organization.
The book is an outgrowth of a challenge Howard Buffett was given by his dad in 2006 — when the elder Buffett announced he was leaving the bulk of his enormous fortune to charity and philanthropic efforts. His son then decided to take the next 40 years to help nearly a billion people who lack basic food security. His goal is to raise $3 billion for the cause. His book relates 40 stories of what he’s learned so far.