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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Listener Essay - Desperately Seeking The White Bearded Whale Of Rhinebeck

  Jackie Mercurio lives with her husband, five children, and black Lab in New York. She was recently named Winner of the Good Housekeeping Memoir Contest (2014). Her website is www.jackiemercurio.com

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Dinah Berland And 'Hours Of Devotion' At Congregation Shaara Tfille

    Fanny Neuda was a rabbi's wife living in Moravia in the 1800's. She wrote a book of prayers from a women's perspective, for women to recite on all the occasions of their lives that might require prayer. Dinah Berland happened upon a volume in a used bookstore when she was experiencing her own crisis of faith. The words brought her comfort and an answer to her prayers. She then translated the book into English, in a prose format and it was published in 2007.

Dinah Berland, editor of Hours of Devotion: Fanny Neuda's Book of Prayers for Jewish Women will be at Congregation Shaara Tfille in Saratoga Springs, NY on Sunday, December 7.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Anacondas And The Amazon - Paul Rosolie Eaten Alive To Air On The Discovery Channel This Sunday

  Over half of the world's wildlife has disappeared over the last 40 years. Paul Rosolie - a naturalist and conservationist who lives and works in the Mother of God region of the Amazon, one of the most remote areas of the rain forest - has dedicated his life to helping restore the balance.

This past summer Rosalie was swallowed by a giant anaconda - to bring attention to the region he loves. The television special detailing the journey into (and back out of the snake) will air on The Discovery Channel on Sunday, December 7th.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu December 4, 2014

12/4/14 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick, and political consultant, Libby Post.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 3, 2014

'Christ Actually: The Son Of God For The Secular Age' By James Carroll

  Critically acclaimed and bestselling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ except this central one: What can we believe about—and how can we believe in—Jesus in the twenty-first century in light of the Holocaust and other atrocities of the twentieth century and the drift from religion that followed?

In Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age, Carroll explores how one can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed December 3, 2014

'Fields Of Blood: Religion And The History Of Violence' By Karen Armstrong

  For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11 perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness—something bad for society. But how accurate is that view?

In her book, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world’s great traditions, taking us on an astonishing journey from prehistoric times to the present.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed December 3, 2014

'Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most' By Timothy Shriver

  Timothy Shriver’s journey begins close to home, where the quiet legacy of his aunt Rosemary, a Kennedy whose intellectual disability kept her far from the limelight, inspired his family to devote their careers to helping the most vulnerable. He plays alongside the children of Camp Shriver, his mother’s revolutionary project, which provided a space for children with intellectual disabilities to play, and years later he gains invaluable wisdom from the incredible athletes he befriends as chairman of the organization it inspired, Special Olympics.

His book is Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

12/3/14 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and political consultant, Libby Post.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

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