Sister Paula Gonzales, The Solar Nun, September 4-10

Sister Paula Gonzales is known as the “Solar Nun” for transforming a huge chicken barn into a solar home.  She is 81 years old and a Sister of Charity in Cincinnati.  She also has a Ph. D. in Biology and has given over 1900 presentations on energy, ecology, and ecospirituality.  She visited the Tri-Cities in April as a guest of Carol Landis and the Green Interfaith Network (Facebook).  I caught up with this remarkable person on Religion For Life to discuss ecospirituality.

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

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Sister Simone Campbell, A Nun on the Bus, August 28 – September 3

Religion, social justice, and public life is the tagline for Religion For Life.  The nuns on the bus are at the center of that intersection driving for faith, family and fairness.  Sister Simone Campbell of Network, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, talks to me about her bus tours to speak on behalf of the 100%.   Her book, A Nun on the Bus:  How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community is an uplifting and serious call to get off the couch, rediscover our values and reclaim our democracy.

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Thursday, August 28th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, August 30th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, August 31st at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 31st at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, August 31st at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 1st at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning September 4th.

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Kiran Singh Sirah, International Storytelling Center, August 21-27

Kiran Singh Sirah is the director of the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee.  He says his family is a mini United Nations as it is a huge mix of religions and ethnicities.  He believes in the power of story to unite and to make for peace.  He speaks with me about the power of stories, his Sikh religious tradition, and the exciting work of the International Storytelling Center.

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Thursday, August 21st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, August 23rd at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, August 24th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 24th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, August 24th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 25th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 27th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning August 28th.

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Two Friars and a Fool, Never Pray Again, August 14-20

Here is advice you don’t often hear from clergy:  never pray again!  If you have ever wondered about the point (or pointlessness) of prayer, you’ll find these friars to be fellow travelers.  My guests, Aric Clark, Doug Hagler, and Nick Larson are Two Friars and A Fool (Twitter, Facebook) and have authored a book, Never Pray Again!  Lift Your Head, Unfold Your Hands, and Get to Work!   They encourage us to turn prayer into action and they speak candidly about their own struggles with the concept of prayer.

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Thursday, August 14th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, August 16th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, August 17th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 17th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, August 17th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 18th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 20th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning August 21st.

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Laura George, The Oracle Institute, August 7-13

We are familiar with the War Pentagon on the Potomac.  In Southwest Virginia a building is under construction that could be more powerful, the Peace Pentagon.  Laura George, executive director of The Oracle Institute speaks with me about a fascinating new community that is “an advocate for peace and a vanguard for conscious evolution.”

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Thursday, August 7th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, August 9th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, August 10th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 10th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, August 10th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 11th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 13th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning August 14th.

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Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark, July 31-August 6

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, July 31st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, August 2nd at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, August 3rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 3rd at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, August 3rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 4th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 6th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning August 7th.

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Carrie Newcomer, A Permeable Life July 24-30

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, July 24th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, July 26th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, July 27th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, July 27th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, July 27th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, July 28th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, July 30th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning July 31st.

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