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Progressive Spirit talks intelligently about spirituality and social justice. Listen to interviews with top scholars, authors, social justice activists, and spiritual leaders from around the world. 

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Nutritional Wisdom with Fred Provenza

Airs at: Tue, 01/08/2019 at 12:00am
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  This is the final episode of Progressive Spirit. I say my goodbyes after seven years of weekly programs that always have been available for free to the public.  In this final episode, I speak with professor emeritus Fred Provenza of Utah State University. We talk about ... Read more

Rebel in the Ranks: A Conversation with Brad Gregory

Airs at: Sun, 12/30/2018 at 12:00am
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  Martin Luther may very well turn over in his grave if he was able to see what happened to what he started 500 years ago. The Reformation. Studying its effects is not just for religious people. According to Notre Dame Professor of European History, Brad Gregory, the very ... Read more

The War on Yemen: A Conversation with Dr. Aisha Jumaan

Airs at: Tue, 12/18/2018 at 12:00am
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  The US Senate voted this week 56-41 to end US support of the war on Yemen. According to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders: “The Saudi intervention in Yemen has created the worst humanitarian disaster in the world, with millions of people facing imminent starvation. The tim... Read more

A Gracious Heretic: The Importance of Not Shutting Up

Airs at: Wed, 12/12/2018 at 12:00am
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  Connie Lee Tuttle is the pastor of Circle of Grace, a small, progressive, ecumenical, feminist, Christian house church in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary on a path to ordination within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) She was refused or... Read more

The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton: Hugh Turley Investigates His Death 50 Years Later

Airs at: Wed, 12/05/2018 at 12:00am
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  Heart failure, accident, or murder? John Shuck interviews Hugh Turley about the mysterious death of Thomas Merton. Investigative Reporter, Hugh Turley, makes the case that the conclusion that Thomas Merton died by accident cannot possibly be true. Hugh Turley and David ... Read more

The Myth of the Hero: A Conversation with Bernie Taylor

Airs at: Wed, 11/21/2018 at 12:00am
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  The myth of the hero is as contemporary as Hollywood films and as ancient as 40,000 year-old cave paintings. Bernie Taylor, naturalist and author discusses this myth and how it shapes religion and science. Bernie Taylor is a naturalist, thought leader and author whose re... Read more

The Forgotten Creed: A Conversation with Stephen J. Patterson

Airs at: Tue, 11/20/2018 at 12:00am
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  One of the earliest creeds of the Jesus Movement may be embedded in one of the letters of Paul. It is an unusual creed in that it says nothing about the nature of God or salvation, but rather what it means to be human. Historian of religion, Stephen J. Patterson, returns... Read more

Discussing the Largest Event on Planet Earth

Airs at: Fri, 11/09/2018 at 9:00am
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  Having just returned from Iraq for Arbaeen in which over 15 million people from all over the world converged on the Holy City of Karbala, John Shuck discusses his experience and the significance of the world's largest event with Iraqi refugee and Portland resident, Hanan... Read more

The Covenants of the Prophet with the Christians of the World: A Conversation with John Andrew Morrow (ENCORE)

Airs at: Tue, 11/06/2018 at 12:00am
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  Why do the powers that be try to convince us that there is a “clash of cultures” or a conflict between Islam and the West or between Islam and Christianity?   To answer that, Dr. John Andrew Morrow discusses his book, The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Chris... Read more

US - Saudi War Crimes Against Yemen (ENCORE)

Airs at: Tue, 10/30/2018 at 12:00am
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  On February 3rd, 2018, Roots of Conflict and KBOO/Portland, co-sponsored a presentation at Portland State University called US-Saudi Coalition: Bringing Peace or War? In this episode you will hear from Yemeni activist, Aisha Jumaan and Mohammad al-Nimr, son of executed ... Read more