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Sep 26, 2016

Shane Claiborne is a name known to many mainline Christians, Evangelicals, and Emergent Church devotees.  Shane’s lifestyle of simplicity and solidarity with the poor echoes the lifestyle of Jesus in ways bound to make even the most devoted among us uncomfortable.

In this episode, we will talk with the always provocative Shane Claiborne, who in his latest book, takes on the American system of mass incarceration, and most notably, the death penalty.  We’ll talk with Shane about the how people of color are disproportionately sentenced to death in the United States, the problem of false convictions, and the disturbing reality that areas populated by Christians also tend to be areas most likely to hand out the death penalty.

Sep 2, 2016

Food pantries and food drives are one of the great staples of American charity.  They are everywhere, in cities big and small.  But there’s an aspect to them that never occurred to me until I started talking to our guest, Gary Oppenheimer.

Having grown a cucumber plant or two in my life, I am familiar with how one can have too much of a very good thing.  What if home gardeners had a convenient, easy way to share extra food with people in need?  Our guest has created a way to do just that.  We’ll talk to Gary and learn about the problem of food waste, the effect it has on global warming, and how we can all take a crack at solving it.  I love it when I come across a great idea, and Gary, through AmpleHarvest.org, is going to tell us all about his.

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