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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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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

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

Airs at: Tue, 10/23/2018 at 12:00am
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  On April 28th 2018, The Husayniah Islamic Society of Seattle sponsored an interfaith educational event called Husayn Day.  The event was a reflection upon Husayn, the martyred grandson of the Prophet Mohammad. Rather than bow to his oppressors, he, along with 72 family m... Read more

Arbaeen, The Walk: A Conversation with Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli

Airs at: Wed, 10/17/2018 at 12:00am
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  15 - 20 million people participate in the annual pilgrimage to Karbala, Iraq to visit the shrine of 7th century martyr, Imam Husayn. Yet few in the West know about it. Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli has written the first book about Arbaeen in English. It is called Arbaeen: The... Read more

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