Your Top 3 Shows of the Past Year
Shiraz Janjua, Associate Producer (photo: “Antony Gormley: Olympic Podium” by threefishsleeping/Flickr) Our company’s marketing folks have asked us to put together a compilation CD featuring material from the past 12 months. This CD will be used to give to public-radio programming directors who are not familiar with the program, as well as to potential funders, and for other...
CNN: "Evangelical movement touts 'Jesus for... →
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor For the last several years, we’ve presented a vast swath of Evangelical Christians who may not be so easily lumped into the voting bloc that’s often been identified with the Religious Right. The way that these voices read the Bible and live out their faith lead them to think or prioritize political and social issues differently than the previous...
How Lucky We Are As Ojibwe People →
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor This post from Ojibwemowin.com illustrates the point that David Treuer was making — the story of the Ojibwe people and Native Americans writ large is one of hope, pride, and joyfulness, which runs counter to more popular depictions of tragedy and melancholy that pervade many of our imaginations: “But what really struck me is how lucky we are as Ojibwe...
Producing "Presence in the Wild"
by Colleen Scheck, producer I love this week’s program with Kate Braestrup, chaplain to the game warden service in Maine. Simply, her practical theology just makes sense to me — a daily translation of spirituality into caring, useful, deliberate action. And I’m glad we were able to add a Unitarian Universalist voice to the many diverse religious perspectives we delve into, just in...
Alda Balthrop-Lewis, Production Intern Each day I read the e-mails you send us about how you experience the work we do here. Some days, when the inbox is flooded with generic promotional materials for authors who have published books like The Bad Breath Bible, it can feel a chore. More often, however, I am inspired by the very personal messages you send about this program (both its finest...
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News Surrounding Languages
Shiraz Janjua, Associate Producer A couple of interesting items as we approach the show on languages, in which we speak to novelist David Treuer about his efforts at the revitalization of Ojibwe. American Indians work to preserve their languages (The Guardian, UK) Harper ‘sorry’ for native residential schools (The Toronto Star) Local language recognition angers French academy (The...
Shiraz Janjua, Associate Producer Katherine Marshall, who has spent three decades in international development, sounds like a really interesting voice. Later this week, she’ll be co-moderating a panel in Washington with Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals. It’s a meeting of American Evangelicals and Moroccan Muslims who are both concerned about global warming. I...
Shiraz Janjua, Associate Producer Spending the day here at the first day of the PUSH Conference in Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center. I’m actually on the beat for our show idea on the ethics of international aid and development. PUSH, in the words of organizer Cecily Sommers, is about looking at the polarizing forces in our world, and what the space in between those poles offers (sounds...
Summer '08 Lineup
Shiraz Janjua, Associate Producer These are just some ideas we’ll be researching this summer: The ethics of international aid, the moral impulse behind it, and the relationship between wealthy and poor countries as a matter of policy Music… The “music show” idea just won’t die, but we just can’t seem to find a way to pin down such a broad topic The spiritual...
The Ethics of Aid
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor Every six weeks, we convene as a staff and talk about ideas for shows for the next two to three months. We’re never lacking in ideas, but finding knowledgeable voices that can carry an hour conversation takes some effort. One of the subjects near the top of our list is the ethics of global aid, particularly with Zimbabwe’s recent crackdown on CARE, a...