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“Journeys in Partnership & Hope,” by Kelly Crocker, Minister of Congregational Life

Ninety-five years ago this June, Norbert Capek created the Flower Ceremony in his Prague congregation. Each year, we call to mind the beauty to be found in our diversity and the strength in our togetherness. This past summer, 24 UUs travelled to Romania to visit with our partners. We will share some of their stories and reflect on how life with our international partners brings us renewal of faith and a great deal of hope. This sermon was delivered on May 20th and 21st, 2017.

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Thank You, Politicast Producers!

Happy Tuesday, listeners Alejandro Alonso Galva (with co-producer Sarah Hopefl) will be taking a break from The Politicast until further notice to work on other projects. We are very grateful to Alejandro and Sarah for all their work on The Politicast. For now, we will be broadcasting Truth, Power, and Politics with Neal Conan every Tuesday at 6 am and noon. Thanks again, Alejandro and Sarah!  

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“In Good Hands,” by Eric Severson, Ministerial Intern

Happy Monday, listeners In the latest sermon from the First Unitarian Society, Ministerial Intern Eric Severson reflects on the importance of supporting one another. From fusmadison.org: “Receiving support, being held in good hands, is more than just an insurance slogan. Becoming fully present to one another is a task not only for professional and lay ministers, but everyone. Reliably trusting and depending on others is the bedrock of society. Celebrate with us some of the rituals human beings have created for maintaining strong connections.”

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A Space for Poetry – Episode Six – Adam Gregory Pergament

Happy Friday, listeners, WMUU contributor James Roberts talks with Madison poet Adam Gregory Pergament about flow poetry, Adam’s many collaborations with musicians, and why poetry is essential as in independent voice for protest.

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“The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War” by Doug Bradley and Craig Werner – Madison Literary Society

Happy Wednesday, listeners, Doug Bradley and  Craig Werner are UW-Madison professors who co-teach a class called The US in Vietnam: Music, Media, and Mayhem. They are also the co-authors of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War. They gave a presentation hosted by the Madison Literary Society and recorded at the First Unitarian Society on May 8th, 2017. Bradley and Werner have appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio and WORT numerous times to talk about the music of the Vietnam War era, so we are pretty excited to have them make an appearance on WMUU as well.    

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Maury Smith and Kevin Clarke at James Reeb UU Church

Happy Tuesday, listeners It’s been a while since we’ve been able to share a Sustainable Saturday presentation from our friends at James Reeb UU Church on Madison’s east side. On April 22nd (Earth Day), an ensemble of folk musicians led by Maury Smith and Kevin Clarke performed original songs about climate change and environmentalism. Check it out!

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“Bad Karma: Is UUism a White Supremacist Movement?” by Michael Schuler, Senior Minister

The April 29th and 30th sermon from the First Unitarian Society of Madison is now available. “It is customary to affix the label “white supremacist” to hate groups like the KKK and Aryan Nation. But UU’s are now being challenged by people of color and their allies to explore whether this shoe fits us as well. We will be one of as many as 500 congregations grappling with this issue. At our own services I will try explain why this question has arisen, whether the history of our denomination supports the contention and how we at FUS might respond to it.”      

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“Longing for Belonging,” by Kelly Crocker, Minister of Congregational Life

Happy Monday, listeners, After a brief hiatus, we are back to bringing you sermons from the First Unitarian Society of Madison. In this sermon from April 22nd and 23rd, Rev. Kelly Crocker reflects on the importance of belonging. “Belonging is the sense that one is accepted, maybe even appreciated and loved. Sounds simple, but, as with so many things, it is not. Psychologists tell us that belonging is a basic human need. Folks prosper more when they have well-developed sources of belonging and we suffer when we lack the connections that come with belonging. Coming together as we do each week as a faith community is an expression of our desire to be together; to belong to something bigger than any of us.”

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Interstices – Liminal Moments

In the latest episode of Interstices, WMUU contributor Brett Schlough talks with Madison artist Anders Zanichowsky about solargraphy, printmaking, and making art in remote Arctic settings.

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