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Content Repeats for Two Weeks

Happy Sunday, listeners We will be airing a lot of repeated content for the next two weeks while staff are out of town. In addition we will air On Being specials in place of The Politicast. Normal programming and new content will resume Monday, May 8th. Thanks for listening! – WMUU staff

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Ministerial Intern Reflections with Eric Severson

First Unitarian Society Audio Specialist Elizabeth Delaquess talks with Ministerial Intern Eric Severson about his past nine months at FUS, what he’s learned, and what he hopes to do with his ministry in the future. This interview was recorded on April 19th, 2017.

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Don’t Trash Our Healthcare

Madison residents gathered outside the Madison Labor Temple on April 9th, 2017 to share stories from people whose lives have been positively changed by the Affordable Care Act. This event was sponsored by Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Forward Together Wisconsin, the South Central Federation of Labor, Wisconsin Friends Action Network, and the Madison-Area Urban Ministry.  

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Schedule Change Alert

Happy Wednesday, listeners Starting tomorrow, we will be airing With Good Reason on Thursdays at 6 am and noon, and Freethought Radio at 5 and 11 am on Fridays. Because Freethought Radio is produced on Thursdays, we will be airing the show on Fridays to bring you more timely content. Thanks for listening, WMUU Staff    

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Good Friday and Easter Sermons

Happy Monday, listeners We have two sermons available from Easter weekend, both delivered by First Unitarian’s senior minister, Michael Schuler. In our Good Friday sermon, “all four of the Gospel accounts agree that when Pontius Pilate offers a Jewish crowd the opportunity to choose either Jesus or the “bandit” Barabbas for release, they clamor for the latter…we explore a possible parallel between this ancient expression of populism and its rise in our own time.” In our Easter Sunday sermon, we look at tolerance in Christianity. “Shortly after he was elected Pope, Francis was queried about gays serving in the priesthood. He famously replied, “Who am I to Judge?”…we see how much Biblical support there is for such toleration and whether Jesus modeled it himself.” Both sermons are available on WMUU’s audio archive and fusmadison.org

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Programming on Easter Sunday

Happy Friday, listeners We won’t have our usual live stream from the First Unitarian Society on Easter Sunday, April 16th. Instead, we’ll hear stories about giving from the Stanford Storytelling Project at 9 and 11 am. Recordings of the Good Friday and Easter sermons will be available early next week. You can learn more about the services this weekend at fusmadison.org      

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Beyond the Walls: First Wave at FUS

Members of First Wave, a multicultural artistic program focused on urban arts and spoken word poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, perform at the First Unitarian Society, April 8th, 2017. This presentation featured stories, poems, and songs focusing on racism and incarceration in Dane County.

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A Space for Poetry – Episode Four – Rita Mae Reese

In episode four of A Space for Poetry, James Roberts talks with Madison poet Rita Mae Reese about the Arts and Literature Laboratory, Nasty Women poetry readings, and more. A Space for Poetry airs every other Friday at 2 and 8 am on WMUU. Tune in for the next episode, with Marilyn Taylor, on April 28th.

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A Journey Into the Self: Walking a Labyrinth

Listeners, have you ever walked a labyrinth? First Unitarian Society Audio Specialist Elizabeth Delaquess talks with Julie Swanson and Carolyn Micek about the benefits of this unique practice. This interview was recorded on April 6th, 2017.

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Two Interviews on Sanctuary Congregations

Happy Wednesday, listeners First Unitarian Society Audio Specialist Elizabeth Delaquess recently completed two interviews about the sanctuary congregation movement, which has emerged in the last several years in response to increased immigrant deportations. In The New Sanctuary Church Movement, Elizabeth talks over Skype with the Reverend Alison Harrington, Pastor at the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona, and one of the leaders of the nationwide sanctuary congregation movement. In The Sanctuary Congregation Movement of Dane County, Elizabeth talks with Rabbi Bonnie Margulis of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice and Mario Garcia Sierra of Voces de la Frontera about the sanctuary congregation movement in Madison. Both interviews were recorded on April 6th, 2017.  

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