This class explains the background and the theories behind the stance of only having the Bimah(platform) in the middle of the synagogue. This was a major controversy in the 1800s but has become standard in Orthodox synagogues around the world. So much so, that it made it's way into Congregation Kol Israel's Articles of Incorporation.
This class was given by Rabbi Reinstein on March 1.
Here is the source sheet.