2015 SEASON


Monday
Apr202015

#1509 - The New Jim Crow: Michelle Alexander

This week we take the full hour for David Dault's in-depth interview with Michelle Alexander, author of the groundbreaking 2010 book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

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Alexander will be a keynote speaker at the Chicago Theological Seminary conferennce, Selma at 50: Still Marching, April 24 and 25, 2015.

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Sunday
Apr052015

#1508 - Truth Box Tune Up: Nancy Ellen Abrams

In this wide-ranging interview, our host David Dault talks with Nancy Ellen Abrams, author of A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet, about new discoveries in cosmology and their profound effect on our understanding of the universe and religion.

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Abrams argues that new revelations in physics and cosmology overturn our traditional understandings of religion. But rather than arguing for atheism, Abrams calls for a grounding of faith in the language of science - a tune up for the "truth box" we use to describe the world.

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Sunday
Mar292015

#1401 - Emerging, Emergent, Emergence: Phyllis Tickle (Rebroadcast)

We're re-visiting our 2014 interview with Phyllis Tickle. In our conversation we explore the idea that our culture has been shaped by roughly 500-year cycles, which have helped define our major religious traditions for the past two millennia.

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According to Tickle, our present epoch - referred to by some as "The Great Emergence" - has the potential to yield a new Christianity distinct from Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy.

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Sunday
Mar222015

#1507 - See For Yourself: Jennifer Grace Bird

Like many forms of medicine, the Bible can be a tool for healing or harm, depending upon how it is used. Our guest, Jennifer Grace Bird, has written a book to encourage readers to approach the Bible with confidence and care. At every point, she urges readers to "take the Bible into your own hands."

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In this episode we discuss her new book, Permission Granted: Take the Bible into Your Own Hands, as well as the story of Dr. Bird's own journey of learning how to best read and understand the Bible.

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Tuesday
Mar172015

#1208 - Rama, Sita, and Me: Nina Paley (Rebroadcast)

We're revisiting our 2012 interview with cartoonist, filmmaker, and copyright activist Nina Paley, creator of the feature-length animated film, Sita Sings the Blues, based on the ancient epic poem, the Ramayana.

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Paley will give the keynote lecture at 6pm Thursday, March 26th, 2015, at the University of Calgary's Faith and Spirituality Center.

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