Wayne Winkler, Walking Toward the Sunset, December 25-31

Wayne Winkler is the General Manager of WETS and the author of Walking Toward the Sunset:  The Melungeons of Appalachia.  His picture is in the December 2014 issue of Psychology Today as part of a chapter in a book on DNA and genealogy.  He speaks with me about the article, “The Past Is Written on Your Face” by Christine Kenneally, and the fascinating Melungeon history.

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Thursday, December 25th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, December 27th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, December 28th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 28th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, December 28th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 29th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 30th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning December 31st.

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Donald Wagner and Walter Davis, Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land, December 18-24

Donald Wagner (pictured) is the National Program Director of Friends of Sabeel:  North America and Walter Davis is co-chair of the education committee of the Israel-Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and professor emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary.  They have co-edited Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land that explores the theological foundations of political Zionism.    The study guide that accompanies this book, Zionism Unsettled, is available at the IPMN website.

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Thursday, December 18th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, December 20th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, December 21st at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 21st at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, December 21st at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 22nd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 24th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning December 25th.

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Amy-Jill Levine, Short Stories By Jesus, December 11-17

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University.   She is editor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament and is author of  The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus.  Her latest book is Short Stories By Jesus:  The Enigmatic Parables of A Controversial Rabbi.  She talks with me about the historical Jesus and the stories he told.

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Thursday, December 11th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, December 13th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, December 14th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 14th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, December 14th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 15th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 17th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning December 18th.

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Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark (Encore), December 4 – 10

Author of Leaving Church and An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor takes us on a tour of the dark places in her latest lyrical book, Learning to Walk in the Dark.  She explores real and metaphorical darkness and confronts the fear of that darkness.  She urges us to feel around in the dark whether that darkness be grief, doubt, or the unknown and rather than light it up, be present with it.  Join us on a journey in the dark!

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Thursday, December 4th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, December 6th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, December 7th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 7th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, December 7th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 8th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning December 11th.

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Carrie Newcomer, A Permeable Life, (Encore) November 27-December 2

Singer/songwriter/poet Carrie Newcomer has a new album A Permeable Life (Facebook).  Accompanying her cd is a book, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays. She spoke with me on Religion For Life about the cd, songwriting, what she has learned from her dog, spirituality, building community, and keeping hopeful!  You’ll love it!

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Thursday, November 27th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, November 29th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, November 30th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 30th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, November 30th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 1st at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via Podcast, December 4th

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Stephen Patterson, The Lost Way, Nov 20-26

Stephen Patterson is George H. Atkinson Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies at Willamette University.  He is Fellow of the Jesus Seminar and is the chair of the steering committee on the Jesus Seminar on Christian Origins.  His latest book, The Lost Way:  How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins shows the diversity of early Christianity and paints a portrait of Jesus as a teacher of wisdom as opposed to a martyr dying for the sins of the world.

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Thursday, November 20th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, November 21st at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, November 23rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 23rd at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, November 23rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, November 24th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, November 26th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via Podcast, November 27th

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Joel Baden, The Historical David, November 13-20

Joel Baden is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale University and is the author of The Historical David:  The Real Life of An Invented Hero.   David is portrayed in the Hebrew Scriptures as one who had a heart for God.  The Psalms are credited to him.  But the real life guy was ambitious and ruthless.  Dr. Baden reads between the lines to uncover a David far more human and thus more interesting than the idealized character of the Bible.

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Thursday, November 13th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, November 14th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, November 16th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 16th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, November 16th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, November 17th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, November 19th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via Podcast, November 20th

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