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Faith and Reason

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March 17, 2017

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Faith? What is it and why does it matter, even to skeptics?

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  • April 21, 2017

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    Fred talks religion, Evangelicalism, and science, as well as race and immigration justice.

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  • March 31, 2017

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    Fred talks ethics and morality, religion as a source, and hurdles to a moral world.

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  • March 24, 2017

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    Fred was joined by regular guest Pete Armstrong-- they talked terrorism policies, alternative facts,  health care policies, and sanctuaries & immigration.

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  • March 17, 2017

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    Faith? What is it and why does it matter, even to skeptics?

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  • March 3, 2017

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    With guest co-host and ACLU attorney Pete Armstrong, Fred discusses DT's speech, Russians, conservatism in the age of "fake news," and fundamentalism.

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  • February 10, 2017

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    Fred discusses Trump's travel ban, the drama within his cabinet, Roe v Wade, and the fact that his voters still seem to like him!

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  • February 3, 2017

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    Trump: the gift that keeps on giving- reactions to executive orders. Also, a discussion on Evangelical support and criticism of Donalt Trump and politics.

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  • January 27, 2017

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    Listen to Fred as he reviews week one of the new Trumpocracy, and discusses the centrality of abortion to the conservative movement.

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  • January 20, 2017

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    On this gloomy inaguration day, Faith and Reason observed un-inaguration day, discussing various interesting details from inagurations past. He started off the second hour by interviewing Jan Bidwell, author of "Sitting Still: Meditation as the Secret Weapon of Activism."

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  • January 13, 2017

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    Fred discussed cupcoming inaguragion plans and the clergy appearing- that the echo Trump's views and are connected personally. He also talked about Trump's errpr ono unemployment stats, the women's march on 1/21, the different MLK observances in GR, why abortion rates will rise due to Trump and congress, and the end of Cuban immigration preference.
     

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  • January 6, 2017

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  • December 30, 2016

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  • December 23, 2016

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  • December 16, 2016

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  • November 25, 2016

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    Fred is joined by WPRR Program Director Darren Gibson and professor Randall Jelks for a discussion of Trump's cabinet picks and policies.

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  • November 18, 2016

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    Fred is joined by ACLU Attorney Pete Armstrong and by Raquel Owens of Thrive, a refugee support program in Grand Rapids.  Topics included the election of Donald Trump, refugee issues, and some proactive options for the new administration.

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  • October 28, 2016

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    Fred is joined by Lauren Yentz of Women Libs Radio.  Topics include recent political news, the Standing Rock tribe and the Dakota Access Pipeline, legal racism, Detroit Public Schools, left evangelicals, right Atheists, Halloween, and should children vote?

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  • October 21, 2016

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    Fred's guest co-host is WPRR Program Director and Southpaws host Darren Gibson.  Discussion about the debate including Trump's terminology of "bad hombres" and "nasty woman", Trump may not accept the results of the election if he loses, are there ethics in politics and if not should there be, do Christians own Jesus, and much more.

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  • October 14, 2016

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    Guests this week included Fred Stella and Joslin Monahan.  Topics included why Trump appeals to voters.  Joslin talked about the work the American Civil Liberties Union does.

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  • October 7, 2016

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    Fred was joined by guests Paula Triplett and Kyle Kooyers. Topics include the first VP debate, Donald Trump and his tax payments (or lackthereof), voting restirctions on felons, the complexities around abortion, as well as local interfaith events.

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  • September 30, 2016

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    Fred is joined by WPRR Program Director Darren Gibson and by Paula Triplett.  Topics included debate analysis, what issues aren't being discussed by the candidates, the latest officer involved shooting in El Cajon, CA, the latest school shooting taking place in Townville, SC, Fred rhetorically asks if African-Americans who protest are a threat, deeper discussions about race, technology allows for the reading of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and fewer people are turning toward religion.

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  • September 23, 2016

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    Fred is joined by Michael Johnson and by former Faith and Reason co-host Bill Freeman.  Topics included the officer involved shootings in Charlotte, NC and Tulsa, OK, racism in law enforcement, elections, and wealth and religion.

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  • September 16, 2016

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    Fred is joined by Michael Johnston and Lauren Yentz.  Topics include questions about the validity of political polling, education and lack of civics, race, and Islam as Eid-al-Adha ends.

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  • September 9, 2016

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    Fred is joined Michael Johnston and Paula Triplett throught the show and Jennifer Beahan, director of Center For Inquiry-Michigan, for the last half hour of the show.  Topics included San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick protesting during the national anthem, historically black colleges and universities, Donald Trump as commander-in-chief, and racism.

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  • September 2, 2016

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    Fred is joined by WPRR Program Director Darren Gibson, PaleoRadio founder and host Jeremiah Bannister, and Amy Jaramillo (Katy's mother).  Topics included a woman using religion to justify beating her child with a coat hanger, Americans and the consequences of choice, three untrue Christian cliches, and Labor Day messages.  In the last half hour, the panel is joined by Debbie Mageed.  Debbie talks about the Muslim religion and "Eid Al Adha".

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  • August 26, 2016

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    Fred is joined by special guest Michael Johnston.  Are we in the least violent times globally?  The answer may surprise you.  Other topics included France's burkini ban that was overturned, EpiPens, the regulating of capitalism, Orlando hospitals are waiving fees for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, healthcare, gendered language, double standards in politics when it comes to gender, and fear in politics.

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  • August 19, 2016

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    Fred is joined by Andy DeBraber, Director of Advancement for Heartside Ministry.  Topics included Breitbart's Stephen Bannon joining the Donald Trump campaign, should President Obama cut his vacation short to visit the flood damaged areas of Louisiana, churches and tax exempt statuses, and an update on the Flint water crisis.

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  • August 12, 2016

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    Fred's scheduled guests are Katy Jaramillo and Michael Johnston.  Topics included Donald Trump's 2nd Amendment comments regarding Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton and political slut shaming, religion and politics, the Pope and transgender folks, and the Olympics.

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  • August 5, 2016

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    Fred is joined by Katy Jaramillo and Michael Johnston.  Topics included President Obama talking about feminism on his birthday, Canada is adapting Finland's "Baby Box" model, a discussion about baby boomers and ageism (Washington Post), and the minimum wage isn't enough to live in any states.

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  • July 29, 2016

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    Fred is joined by Katy Jaramillo.  They discussed the Democratic National Convention, the United States Navy has named a warship after former San Francisco mayor Harvey Milk, Texas Attorney General sues the city of Austin to force "open carry" on them, a discussion of white male privilege, and was Jesus "queer".

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  • July 22, 2016

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    Fred is joined in the studio today by ACLU Attorney Pete Armstrong and WPRR intern Lauren Yentz.  They talked about Donald Trump accepting the GOP Presidential nomination and Trump's acceptance speech (the longest in 40 years).   Pete talks about voting rights and a federal court injunction blocking Michigan's ban on straight ticket voting, and a lengthy discussion about why do evangelicals support conservatives.

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  • July 15, 2016

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    Fred is joined in studio by ACLU Attorney Pete Armstrong.  Topics included a discussion on the truck attack in Nice, France, was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg right or wrong in criticizing GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump, a discussion of DWB (driving while black), and a discussion of gay marriage and polygamy.

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  • July 8, 2016

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    Fred Wooden was joined by Assistant Program Director April Crowe and special guest co-host Katy Jaramillo.  The main topic was a discussion of the violence this past week with officer involved shootings in Baton Rouge, LA and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and the murder of Dallas Police officers providing security to a Black Lives Matter protest over the previous two officer involved shootings.

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  • June 17, 2016

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  • June 10, 2016

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  • May 27, 2016

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    Fred is back and he's joined by ACLU attorney Pete Armstrong.

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  • May 6, 2016

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  • April 29, 2016

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    Fred is joined by Fred Stella.  In the second hour, a pre-recorded interview Fred conducted with Stephanie Sandberg.

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  • April 22, 2016

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  • April 15, 2016

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    Fred is joined by ACLU attorney Pete Armstrong.

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  • April 8, 2016

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  • April 1, 2016

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    Fred is joined by his son Steven Wooden and by WPRR Program Director Darren Gibson.  Darren talks about corporate ownership of the media and the death of the Michigan Radio Network.  Steven talks about urban policy and the illegal bank practice of "redlining".  Also, Donald Trump talks about abortion and could Trump destroy the GOP.

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  • March 25, 2016

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  • March 18, 2016

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  • March 11, 2016

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  • March 4, 2016

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  • February 12, 2016

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  • February 5, 2016

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    Fred is joined by Fred Stella, President of the Interfaith Dialogue Association.  Fred Stella discusses his New Years Eve near death involving a falling tree and just how lucky he was to escape relatively unscathed.

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  • January 29, 2016

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    Fred has returned from his three week adventure to India and is back for the first new episode of Faith and Reason for 2016.

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  • December 18, 2015

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    Fred is joined by Drive For The Dream host Tyrone Bynum.

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  • December 4, 2015

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    Fred is joined by ACLU attorney Pete Armstrong and Women Libs co-host and Assistant Program Director Mary Harrington.

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  • November 20, 2015

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    Fred is joined by ACLU attorney Pete Armstrong.  They talked for a while about the Paris terrorist attacks that took place on Friday the 13th and they also talked about a new report showing Mexicans are leaving the US more then they're entering this country.  Why are they upset?  Listen to find out.

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  • November 6, 2015

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  • October 30, 2015

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    Fred is joined by April Crowe.  Their special guest is Phil.  Phil is part of the polyamory community and he joins the show to educate listeners on polyamory, specifically about what it is and what is isn't.  It's a great conversation that starts about 45 minutes into the podcast and lasts about 45 minutes.

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  • October 16, 2015

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    Fred is joined by ACLU attorney Pete Armstrong.

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  • October 9, 2015

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  • October 2, 2015

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    Fred is joined in studio by Pete Armstrong, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union.

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  • September 25, 2015

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  • September 18, 2015

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  • September 11, 2015

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  • September 4, 2015

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  • August 28, 2015

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    Fred is joined in studio by WPRR Program Director Darren Gibson.  Topics include the Virginia reporter shooting, Planned Parenthood, and Donald Trump/

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  • August 21, 2015

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    Fred is joined by Bill Freeman and Michael Johnston.

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  • July 31, 2015

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  • July 24, 2015

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  • July 17, 2015

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  • July 10, 2015

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  • June 19, 2015

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  • June 12, 2015

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  • June 5, 2015

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  • May 29, 2015

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  • May 22, 2015

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  • April 17, 2015

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  • April 3, 2015

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  • March 27, 2015

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  • March 20, 2015

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  • March 13, 2015

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  • March 6, 2015

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  • February 20, 2015

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  • February 13, 2015

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  • February 6, 2015

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  • January 30, 2015

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  • January 23, 2015

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  • January 2, 2015

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  • December 26, 2014

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  • December 19, 2014

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  • November 28, 2014

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  • November 21, 2014

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  • November 14, 2014

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  • November 7, 2014

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  • October 24, 2014

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  • October 17, 2014

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  • October 10, 2014

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  • October 3, 2014

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  • September 26, 2014

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    DeoKwan joins Fred Wooden to discuss Isis, Buddhism, media, and politics

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  • Guest Doug van Doren

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    Doug van Doren joins Fred to talk about domestic violence and African American culture, women's rights, abortion rights, religious liberty and corporations.

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  • Guest Sunim DeoKwan

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    Sunim DeoKwan (Russell Pitts) of the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center joins Fred to discuss Ferguson, ISIS, and same sex marriage in Buddhism.

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  • Guest Joe Jones

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    Fred and guest Joe Jones discuss the recent events in Ferguson, MO

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  • August 8, 2014

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    Fred Stella co-hosts. Fred and Fred discuss India, the meeting of Modi with Kerry and the history Modi has with the BJP and what that is, and how his visa privileges were revoked in 2005 by the USA.  They also talked about religion in politics in Gaza/Israel, the federal same-sex marriage hearing in Cincinnati, the North Carolina restaurant that discounts diners who pray over their meal, the decline and fall of rock star preachers, and the messy victory speech of Justin Amash which got national coverage.  

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  • Cannabis and Communism

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    Host Fred Wooden is joined by David Fletcher and Michael Johnston.  Topics include: Gaza, Cannabis in the NYTImes, America's refugee crisis, a Utah man fired for using the term 'homophone,' Paul Robeson and socialism, then communism as a cultural bogeyman.

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  • Farewell, Bill!

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  • July 18, 2014

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  • July 11, 2014

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  • May 23, 2014

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  • May 16, 2014

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  • April 11, 2014

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  • April 4, 2014

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  • March 28, 2014

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  • March 21, 2014

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  • March 14, 2014

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  • March 7, 2014

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  • February 28, 2014

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  • February 21, 2014

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  • January 17, 2014

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  • January 10, 2014

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  • January 3, 2014

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  • December 27, 2013

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  • December 6, 2013

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  • November 22, 2013

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  • November 15, 2013

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  • November 8, 2013

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  • October 25, 2013

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  • September 27, 2013

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  • September 13, 2013

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  • August 30, 2013

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  • August 23, 2013

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  • August 16, 2013

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  • August 2, 2013

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  • July 26, 2013

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  • July 19, 2013

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  • June 28, 2013

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  • June 14, 2013

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  • June 7, 2013

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  • May 31, 2013

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  • May 17, 2013

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  • April 11, 2013

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  • April 5, 2013

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  • March 29, 2013

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  • March 15, 2013

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  • March 1, 2013

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  • February 15, 2013

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  • December 7, 2012

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  • November 30, 2012

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  • November 16, 2012

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  • November 9, 2012

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  • November 2, 2012

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  • October 26, 2012

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  • October 19, 2012

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  • October 5, 2012

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  • September 7, 2012

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  • August 24, 2012

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  • August 10, 2012

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  • August 3, 2012

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  • July 27, 2012

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  • July 20, 2012

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  • June 15, 2012

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  • June 8, 2012

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  • June 1, 2012

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  • May 18, 2012

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  • May the 4th Be With You

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  • April 27, 2012

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  • Racism is Alive and Well

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  • March 30, 2012

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  • March 16, 2012

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  • Better to Condom than Condemn

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  • March 2, 2012

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  • February 24, 2012

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  • February 3, 2012

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  • Friday the 13th

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  • January 6, 2012

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  • Merry Holidays

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  • With Jeremiah Bannister, the Paleocrat

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    Jeremiah Bannister, host of PaleoRadio joins Bill and Fred to discuss his journey away from religion and the news of the day.

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  • December 9, 2011

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    Guest Michael Johnston

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  • Interracial Relationships in Kentucky, Newt on the Rise, and the Crackdown on OWS

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    Topics include: Newt Gingrich, Occupy Wall Street, the drop in unemployment, Bill, Fred and guest Dave Fletcher are communists who don't belong in this country, a Kentucky church bars interracial couples and more.

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  • Penn State and Civil Disobedience

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    Topics include: Penn State, Republican candidates, Bill's act of civil disobedience and more.

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  • With Bill not-so-Freeman

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    Topics: BIll gets arrested; Gay Rights; The 99%; and What is Truth?

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  • Cain's 9-9-9, the 99% and Who is a Christian?

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  • October 7, 2011

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  • September 23, 2011

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  • September 16, 2011

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  • September 9, 2011

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  • September 2, 2011

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  • August 26, 2011

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  • August 12, 2011

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  • August 5, 2011

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    Topics include: Bill gets arrested; Gay Rights; the 99%; and What is Truth?

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