Mark Hannah, The Best “Worst President” Oct 27 – Nov 9

President Barack Obama is concluding his second term and history will get the last word on his presidency.  From his critics Obama is everything from a Muslim, a dictator, a socialist, and simply “the worst.”  Today’s guest wants to get in some words of defense for President Obama.

Mark Hannah is a veteran of the Kerry-Edwards and Obama for America presidential campaigns. As a public affairs and media analyst, Mark blogs for PBS and the Huffington Post and appears frequently on cable news programs such as Fox News.  He is adjunct faculty member of New York University, The New School and Queens College.

We talk about his latest book, The Best Worst President: What the Right Gets Wrong About Barack Obama.

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Pacifica Radio Network
WETS, 89.5, Johnson City, TN- Th 8p and Su 2p (Eastern)
WPVM, 103.7, Asheville, NC- Su 8a (Eastern)
WEHC, 90.7, Emory, VA- Su noon, M 1p
KBOO, 90.7, Portland, OR- TBA — Beloved Community 2nd Fr 9-10a (Pacific)
KZAX, 94.9, Bellingham, WA- Su 8a (Pacific)
KCEI, 90.1, Taos, NM-TBA
Via podcast Sunday, November 6th.

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Lisa Sharon Harper, The Very Good Gospel, Oct 20 – Nov 2

Lisa Sharon Harper is the Chief Church Engagement Officer with Sojourners.

Lisa has been leading trainings and helping mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good, with a focus on racial justice. Prior to joining Sojourners, Lisa was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice — an organization at the hub of a new ecumenical movement to end poverty in New York City.

She has written five books including Left, Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics and Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican.. or Democrat.

Her latest book is called The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right.

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Pacifica Radio Network
WETS, 89.5, Johnson City, TN- Th 8p and Su 2p (Eastern)
WPVM, 103.7, Asheville, NC- Su 8a (Eastern)
WEHC, 90.7, Emory, VA- Su noon, M 1p
KBOO, 90.7, Portland, OR- TBA — Beloved Community 2nd Fr 9-10a (Pacific)
KZAX, 94.9, Bellingham, WA- Su 8a (Pacific)
KCEI, 90.1, Taos, NM-TBA
Via podcast Sunday, October 30th.

David Galston, God’s Human Future, Oct 13-26

David Galston is a university chaplain, adjunct professor of philosophy at Brock University in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, Academic Director at Westar Institute, and speaker at the Quest Learning Centre.

David was on Progressive Spirit about three years ago. We discussed his book Embracing the Human Jesus: A Wisdom Path for Contemporary Christianity.

Today we are discussing his newly released book, God’s Human Future: The Struggle to Define Theology Today.  Check out his piece on Christian Atheism.

We are thrilled to welcome David along with Joseph Bessler to Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton (Portland), Oregon, November 4th and 5th for a Jesus Seminar on the Road. The topic will be The Future of Religion.

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Pacifica Radio Network
WETS, 89.5, Johnson City, TN- Th 8p and Su 2p (Eastern)
WPVM, 103.7, Asheville, NC- Su 8a (Eastern)
WEHC, 90.7, Emory, VA- Su noon, M 1p
KBOO, 90.7, Portland, OR- TBA — Beloved Community 2nd Fr 9-10a (Pacific)
KZAX, 94.9, Bellingham, WA- Su 8a (Pacific)
KCEI, 90.1, Taos, NM-TBA
Via podcast Sunday, October 23rd.

Beloved Community: Election 2016

This is the election episode of the Beloved Community. I speak with Laurence Leamer author of The President’s Butler, a fictional account of a billionaire who decides to run for president.

Afraid of Trump becoming president? Well, don’t be too thrilled about the alternative. Professor Mark Lewis Taylor of Princeton Seminary has written a couple of articles for Counterpunch in which he lays out the case for defeating both Trump and Clintonian Neo-Liberalism.  Here is a transcript of this conversation created by Professor Taylor.

It’s about money.  Corporations are spending over 16 million in Oregon to defeat measure 97. I speak with Oregon PTA Legislative Director Otto Schell about what Measure 97 will and will not do.

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Friday, October 14th 9-10 am KBOO 90.7
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Pacifica Network Syndicated Version (Amy Livingstone replaces Otto Schell)

Amy Livingstone, Sacred Art and Spiritual Ecology, Oct 6 – 19

Amy Livingstone is the proprietor of Sacred Art Studio in Portland. Amy explores the intersection of theology, ancestral ways of knowing, environmentalism, and spiritual ecology. Her work is informed by her love for the earth and engagement with many forms of creative expression that include painting, sculpture, installation, and ceremony. We discuss the role of spirituality and sacred art in activism for the earth.

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Pacifica Radio Network
WETS, 89.5, Johnson City, TN- Th 8p and Su 2p (Eastern)
WPVM, 103.7, Asheville, NC- Su 8a (Eastern)
WEHC, 90.7, Emory, VA- Su noon, M 1p
KBOO, 90.7, Portland, OR- TBA — Beloved Community 2nd Fr 9-10a (Pacific)
KZAX, 94.9, Bellingham, WA- Su 8a (Pacific)
KCEI, 90.1, Taos, NM-TBA
Via podcast Sunday, October 16th.