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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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Husayn Means Beauty: The Attraction of the Seventh Century Martyr (1 of 2) (ENCORE)

Airs at: Tue, 10/09/2018 at 12:00am
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  This is a rebroadcast of an episode that originally aired in May 2018. I will be attending the pilgrimage to Arbaeen from Najaf to Karbala, Iraq, at the end of October, with a Maulana Mohammad Baig, courtesy of the Husayniah Islamic Society of Seattle.  On April 28th 20... Read more

Climate Change or How to Defeat Medusa: A Conversation with Kathleen Dean Moore

Airs at: Tue, 10/02/2018 at 12:00am
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  Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore spoke at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Oregon, September 30th, 2018. Hear her address, Bearing Witness (starts at 4:30).  In this interview, she talked with John Shuck about her 2016 book, Great Tide Rising: Calling on Clarity an... Read more

9/11 Unmasked, Part 4: Fran Shure and the Problem of the Media

Airs at: Tue, 09/25/2018 at 12:00am
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  This is the fourth of my four-part series on the 9/11 Consensus Panel, whose work was released in book form on September 11th, 2018. [Note: Amazon, as of September 25th, now reports the book as "Temporarily out of stock" even as the publisher says Amazon has many copies ... Read more

9/11 Unmasked, Part 3: David Chandler and the Day of Magical Physics

Airs at: Tue, 09/18/2018 at 12:00am
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  In Part 3 of my four-part series on the work of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, I speak with David Chandler about the physics behind the collapse of the three World Trade Center Towers on September 11th, 2001. Why do the buildings look like they came down in controlled demolit... Read more

9/11 Unmasked, Part 2: A Conversation with Dwain Deets about Able Danger

Airs at: Tue, 09/11/2018 at 12:00am
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  This is the second of a four-part series on 9/11, specifically, the work of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, an international 23 person panel of 9/11 researchers. The panel was spearheaded by Dr. David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth. They have published a book on their wor... Read more

9/11 Unmasked: A Conversation with Elizabeth Woodworth and Graeme MacQueen about the 9/11 Consensus Panel

Airs at: Tue, 09/04/2018 at 12:00am
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  This is the first of a four-part series on the new book released by the 9/11 Consensus Panel, 9/11 Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation. 9/11 Unmasked is the result of a six-year investigation by an international review panel, which has provided 51 poin... Read more

America: The Farewell Tour -- A Conversation with Chris Hedges

Airs at: Tue, 08/28/2018 at 12:00am
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  In his latest book, America: The Farewell Tour, Chris Hedges shows how the effects of America's decline and decay affects its citizenry. As America sinks further into poverty and despotism, and as corporations and the military-industrial-media complex pirate the remainin... Read more

Kindness, Compassion, and Healthy Leadership: A Conversation with Ling Rinpoche

Airs at: Sat, 08/25/2018 at 12:00am
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  His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche is on a teaching visit through the West Coast, August 15th through September 19th (See Schedule). He will be in Portland, September 7th through the 10th at the following venues: Gala for Tibet: An Evening with HE Kyabje... Read more

On the Brink of Everything: A Conversation with Parker Palmer

Airs at: Tue, 08/21/2018 at 12:00am
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  Parker J. Palmer, Founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal, is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He has reached millions worldwide throug... Read more

Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey: A Conversation with Matthew Fox

Airs at: Tue, 08/14/2018 at 12:00am
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  Matthew Fox. Silenced by the Vatican for his views, left the Catholic priesthood in the early 1980s. Matthew Fox is a theologian and activist who has written over 30 books. He has introduced millions of people to Creation Spirituality. In 2016 he published A Way to God: ... Read more