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July 6, 2014

Gay and Muslim in America

July 3, 2014 - Segment 2 - This week marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, celebrated by Muslims worldwide, and the end of "Pride" celebrations by the LGBT community across the country. Edward Wyckoff Williams joins us to talk about his recent report for Al Jazeera America on "Gay and Muslim in America."
June 30, 2014

Israel/Palestine Update

June 30, 2014 - Segment 4 - As the Israel/Palestine conflict grows more complicated, we discuss its many sides and viewpoints with Real News Network reporter Lia Tarachansky, who will give us a live update from the area.
June 26, 2014

Middle East Roundtable: ISIS, Iraq, and Syria

June 26, 2014 - Segment 3 - As tensions in the Middle East grow, understanding the complexities of the issue grows more and more important. We discuss the ongoing conflicts with a panel of experts.
May 28, 2014

Sound Bites: Good Food Gathering on ‘Teaching Well,’ Part 2

May 27, 2014 - Segment 4 - In a new segment of our series about the food we eat, Sound Bites, we broadcast the second part of a fascinating and inspiring panel discussion and town hall meeting held two weeks ago at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore. The meeting is part of a series called Good Food Gatherings, produced in conjunction with Johns Hopkins' Center for Livable Future Food & Faith Project and Interfaith Power & Light.
April 24, 2014

Carla Woody Of Kenosis Spirit Keepers

April 24, 2014 - Segment 4 - We speak with Carla Woody, Founder of Kenosis Spirit Keepers - a nonprofit helping to preserve indigenous wisdom traditions - and author of Portals to the Vision Serpent, Standing Stark and Calling Our Spirits Home.
April 24, 2014

Philosophical Atheism and Communities of Faith

April 24, 2014 - Segment 2 - We turn to a fascinating discussion of Philosophical Atheism and Communities of Faith, in conjunction with a conference of the same name that will be held at Morgan State University this weekend.
April 4, 2014

On The Day He Was Assassinated: The Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 4, 2014 - Segment 4 - Friday marks the 46th anniversary of the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and we take time to reflect on Dr. King's legacy, with: the Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton and Dr. Peniel Joseph.
April 4, 2014

Food And Faith Project

April 4, 2014 - Segment 3 - We check in with Darriel Harris, Program Officer of the Baltimore Food and Faith Project at the Johns Hopkins Center For a Livable Future, about their upcoming series of town hall meetings, in partnership with Interfaith Power & Light,Good Food Gatherings.
April 4, 2014

The New Black: Exploring The Campaign to Legalize Gay Marriage in Maryland

April 3, 2014 - Segment 2 - We look at The New Black, which documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage. Then, Edward Wyckoff Williams gives us a national perspective on the issues raised in the film.
April 1, 2014

Exploring ‘The Story of the Jews’ with Simon Schama

March 28, 2014 - Segment 4 - We close the show with a fascinating discussion with award-winning historian and Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University Simon Schama on his latest book - which is now a documentary series running on PBS -The Story of the Jews.
February 20, 2014

When Christians Get It Wrong

February 19, 2014 - Segment 3 - Reverend Adam Hamilton is the author of When Christians Get It Wrong and Founding Pastor at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. He joins us to discuss some of the controversial ideas that Christianity is grappling with today.
December 16, 2013

Remembering Mother Mary Lange

December 16, 2013 - Segment 4 - We hear the story of Mother Mary Lange, a Haitian-born Baltimore nun who initiated the world's first Black Catholic order in 1829. Plans are underway to canonize Sister Lange, and joining us to discuss those plans will be Sr. Marcia L. Hall, of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, and legendary musician Milton Dugger.
December 16, 2013

Were St. Nicholas And Jesus White?

December 16, 2013 - Segment 2 - We look at one of the more unusual news events of the past week--Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly's claiming that Santa Claus and Jesus were white. We are joined by Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton, Senior Pastor at the Open Church in Baltimore and Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas; and Edward J. Blum, Associate Professor of History at San Diego State University.
December 10, 2013

Good Without God: What A Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe

December 10, 2013 - Hour 1 - During the first segment we are joined by Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain of Harvard University and author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. He talks about atheism, religion and ethics.
December 5, 2013

Theatre Baltimore: “Unveiled” This Weekend at Theatre Project

December 5, 2013 - Segment 5 - We close out the show with a preview of the production running this weekend at the Theatre Project in Baltimore, Unveiled. Award-winning playwright, actress and solo performance artist Rohina Malik will discuss her one-woman play, which deals with issues of racism, hate crimes, love, Islam, culture, language, and life.
October 3, 2013

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

October 3, 2013 - Segment 2 - We are joined by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, renowned author, Muslim leader, Founder and Chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, and author of Moving the Mountain: A New Vision of Islam in America; and Thomas M. Brown, President of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies to discuss the conflicts that arise in a religiously plural world and how these conflicts demand the attention of Muslims, Jews and Christians.
August 2, 2013

Weekly Roundup: Leakers & National Security, The Pope On Gay Marriage, and Israel/Palestine Peace Talks

August 2, 2013 - Segment 1 - On this morning's weekly roundtable on national news headlines we discuss a range of topics including new NSA revelations, the Bradley Manning trial verdict, the Pope's stance on gay marriage and homosexuality, and peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
March 13, 2013

White Smoke Brings Pope Francis From Buenos Aires

March 13, 2013 - Segment 4 - We talk to Sister Mary Aquin O'Neill, Sister of Mercy, theologian, and co-founder of Mount Saint Agnes Theological Center for Women, about the newly elected Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aries, Argentina.
February 12, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

February 12, 2013 - Segment 1 - We discuss yesterday's announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he would be resigning from the papacy, citing a deterioration in "strength of mind and body." He is the first pope to resign in six centuries. We will examine what his resignation means for the Catholic Church and the world, as well as speculate upon who might be elected next.
January 2, 2013

January 2, 2013 – Hour 1

We speak with religious, ethical, and philosophical thinkers about violence in our country. Why is violence so omnipresent in our daily lives? Is the United States an exceptionally violent nation? What does it mean to create a more humane and just society?  Can it be done?  And how do we do it here? Our guests include

March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011 – Hour 1

It's been a big week in international and national news.  So many events have captured the attention of our country, from the earthquake and resulting nuclear crisis in Japan, to ongoing turmoil in Libya and Bahrain, to budget cuts at home, and workers struggling to organize.  Today on the show we take a look at how all of these stories offer an opportunity to challenge and define American id