Interviews with music artists, entertainers, scientists, plus topics on Christianity, space exploration & more! Join Chuck for down-to-earth interviews with amazing guests who inspire us all.
Craig Smith – AWAKE IN THE DAWN devotional
New 365-day Devotional by author, pastor & musician Craig Smith
In this episode we speak with Craig Smith, pastor, musician and author of the new devotional “Awake in the Dawn”.
Craig has written and recorded over fourteen recording projects and written two books. Several songs from past projects charted nationally with some reaching within the top ten national Christian songs. He has been a Dove award nominee for best worship album category and once Sesac’s Inspirational Songwriter of the Year.
Now, his heart for encouraging others to spend the first moments of the day with Christ has inspired his debut devotional Awake In the Dawn. This new book includes 365 individual devotionals written by Craig Smith, one for every day of the year, each following one of the seven main themes of the Lord’s Prayer.
A companion musical album by the same name, with 10 songs that compliment and enhances the daily readings was previously released, and went to #1 on the Parable charts. A longer, 3 CD set for the entire devotional is currently being prepped and will release in 2023.
For more information:
https://awakeinthedawn.com/https://www.village2village.co/https://www.craigsmithmusic.co/About Craig Smith
Author Craig Smith spent his early career using music as his main platform for ministry. He wrote and recorded fourteen music projects with a myriad of songs charting the top ten national Christian charts, received a Dove nomination for “Best Worship Album,” and a nomination for SESAC Inspirational Songwriter of the Year. Now, after years of touring his music around the world, Craig is firmly rooted, leading his local church in Arkansas. Craig is also the founder of Village2Village, a faith-based non-profit that builds a culture of hope in under-served regions around the world. V2V believes that true transformation can only come from a personal relationship with Christ, and they seek to transform communities and families with the living hope of Jesus. The organization partners with local programs to create “Hope Villages” in Uganda, NW Arkansas, and Thailand, to help families to break cycles of addiction, poverty, and abuse.
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PRIVATEER SPACE: The Future of Space for the Future of Us with Dr. Moriba Jah
In today’s episode we’ll explore the growing problem of space debris and how the new company Privateer Space is working to protect the future of space for the future of us. Joining us is Dr. Moriba Jah, the Chief Scientist of Privateer. Moriba is a co-founder of Privateer along with the company’s CEO Alex Fielding and the company’s president, Steve Wozniak.
Moriba is a renowned astrodynamicist, a space environmentalist, and an associate professor and the University of Texas at Austin. As Privateer’s Chief Scientist, he is the visionary behind Privateer’s innovative technology that will help keep the space environment safe as more and more satellites are put in orbit and human spaceflights expand.
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▻ About Privateer
Privateer is creating the data infrastructure that will enable sustainable growth for the new space economy.
Privateer’s proprietary knowledge graph technology offers much-needed enhancements to how they collect and process information about space objects. Even as orbital highways become more congested, this data and the applications built on it will allow space operators to maneuver safely and effectively.
The first of many apps to be built on Privateer’s data engine is Wayfinder: an open-access and near real-time visualization of satellites and debris in Earth orbit.
For more information about Privateer, visit https://www.privateer.com/
▻ About Dr. Moriba Jah
Moriba Jah is an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin where he is the holder of the Mrs. Pearlie Dashiell Henderson Centennial Fellowship in Engineering. He’s the director for Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies (CAST), a group within the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences as well as the Lead for the Space Security and Safety Program at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Moriba came to UT Austin by way of the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to that, where he was a Spacecraft Navigator on a handful of Mars missions.
For more information about Dr. Jah, visit https://flow.page/moriba
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JOURNEY TO MOUNT SINAI – Timothy Mahoney
Searching for Mount Sinai’s True Location
The Journey to Mt. Sinai is the first in a two-film investigation following the Israelites’ journey from the parting of the sea to the mountain. Many different mountains have been proposed as the true location of Mt. Sinai. In this episode we speak with investigative filmmaker Timothy Mahoney about his next leg of the Patterns of Evidence adventure as he looks for physical evidence of the Exodus journey to Mt Sinai, where the Bible tells us that God came down upon the mountain to meet the Israelites. Did this biblical event really happen as written in the Bible? Some experts say not, yet Exodus Explorers are now claiming they have found physical evidence to support one of the greatest events recorded in the Bible.
Journey to Mount Sinai
In theaters October 17 & 18
Join investigative filmmaker Tim Mahoney in his next leg of the Patterns of Evidence adventure as he looks for physical evidence of the exodus journey to Mt. Sinai. Did this biblical event really happen as written in the Bible? Some experts say not, yet Exodus explorers claim they have found physical evidence to support one of the greatest events recorded in the Bible.
The Journey to Mt. Sinai is the first in a two-film investigation following the Israelittes journey from the parting of the sea to the mountain. Many different mountains have been proposed as the true location of Mt. Sinai. In the investigation, Mahoney will look at biblical, geographical, archaeological information pointing to clues as to the real location of the mountain. Can we find this mountain where Moses encountered a burning bush and heard the voice of God commanding him to return with the Israelites?
Buy tickets: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Patterns-Of-Evidence-Journey-to-Mount-Sinai
For more information: https://patternsofevidence.com/
ABOUT TIM MAHONEY
Investigative Filmmaker & Author
Timothy Mahoney is the founder of Thinking Man Films, which creates and distributes films on the Bible, philosophy, and science. He also is the creator of the award-winning film series Patterns of Evidence.
Timothy Mahoney is the award winning director of six feature films: Patterns of Evidence: Mt Sinai I & II, Patterns of Evidence: The Red Sea Miracle I & II, Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy, and Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus. Tim is the founder of Thinking Man Films and Media, a Minneapolis, Minnesota based international documentary & publishing company.
Tim has spent almost 20 years exploring some of the biggest questions of the Bible and what they mean for our world today. His insatiable curiosity led him on a journey across the world interviewing some of the world’s leading Bible scholars, archaeologists, and historians to seek answers. What he’s uncovered is an amazing pattern of evidence that matches the events recorded in the Bible.
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AIR SUPPLY interview - The Lost in Love Experience (re-release)
Interview with Graham Russell of Air Supply
Graham Russell, along with Russell Hitchcock, formed Air Supply more than 45 years ago, and recently released their latest album, THE LOST IN LOVE EXPERIENCE, an amazing compilation of their greatest songs performed live, including “The One That You Love”, “Here I am”, “Without You”, “Sweet Dreams” and many more. In this episode Graham discusses their incredible journey from how he & Russell first met and went on to write amazing chart-topping songs. Graham also discusses their incredible stage performances and even shares one of his inspirational poems.
It all began in '75
Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, on the first day of rehearsals for the Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney. They became instant friends who shared much in common, including their love of The Beatles whom they’d both seen in 1964 in England and Australia respectively.
In January 2020, the Australian newspaper, the Herald Sun, proclaimed Air Supply in the Top 5 of ”Greatest Aussie Bands” of all time in the company of AC/DC, The Bee Gees and INXS.
For Valentine’s Day, they were profiled for an In-depth interview for CBS Sunday Morning.
In this 45th anniversary year, the duo continues to tour the world, having performed in England, Ireland, Israel, the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Canada and many other countries, of course including their home, the United States.
The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple but majestic compositions created a unique sound that would be forever known as Air Supply.
For more information about Air Supply & their current tour, visit https://airsupplymusic.com/
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Actor Eric Close interview: THE MULLIGAN – A new Faith & Family film about Second Chances
THE MULLIGAN is an inspiring story about relationships, forgiveness and second chances. In this movie Paul McAllister, played by actor Eric Close, seems to have it all as a successful businessman, but his life starts to fall apart. Guided by the wisdom and advice of an old golf pro, Paul learns about playing a good game both on and off the course. Based on the popular book, THE MULLIGAN is an inspiring reminder that second chances are only one shot away.
Lead actor Eric Close joins me today to discuss this amazing new movie. Eric is best known for his roles on the CBS mystery drama “Without a Trace”, the ABC musical drama “Nashville”, and the movie “American Sniper”.
Eric Close is an actor, director, and writer. Recently he starred in the Amazon film LEGAL ACTION. He can also be seen in the war drama INDIVISIBLE. Eric is perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television series NASHVILLE and WITHOUT A TRACE which was nominated for a Golden Globe for best ensemble cast. He also starred in CHAOS and the hit series SUITS. Other credits include AMERICAN SNIPER, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, NOW AND AGAIN, DARK SKIES, MCKENNA, and the Golden Globe-nominated mini-series TAKEN among many others. Behind the camera, Eric has directed episodes of NASHVILLE and WITHOUT A TRACE. Eric also recently directed his fifth movie for Hallmark Channel, SUGAR PLUM TWIST in addition to CHRISTMAS AT GRACELAND, WEDDING AT GRACELAND, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, and A CHRISTMAS LOVE STORY. Eric married Keri Moyers in 1995 and they have two daughters, Katie and Ella.
THE MULLIGAN is now available On Demand on Amazon Prime and Apple TV, as well as DVD (Walmart). For more information:
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NASA Artemis I - Return to the Moon with SLS Booster expert Dave Reynolds
Interview with Dave Reynolds, NASA's Deputy Program Manager for SLS Booster Subsystems
In this episode we’ll discuss NASA’s upcoming Artemis 1 mission, scheduled to launch no earlier than the end of this month. The Space Launch System rocket, or “SLS” will propel the Orion spacecraft on its mission around the Moon and back to Earth. Artemis 1 will be an uncrewed flight test that will travel farther than any other human-rated spacecraft has traveled before. This mission, the first of an increasing series of complex missions, will demonstrate NASA’s capability to extend human existence to the Moon, and on to Mars.
Joining me in this episode from NASA’s Marshal Space Flight Center is Dave Reynolds, Deputy Program Manager for SLS Booster Subsystems.
Artemis I Mission Overview
Artemis I is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration and demonstrate our commitment and capability to return humans to the Moon and extend beyond.
During this flight, Orion will launch atop the most powerful rocket in the world and fly farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown. Over the course of the mission, it will travel 280,000 miles (450,000 kilometers) from Earth and 40,000 miles (64,000 kilometers) beyond the far side of the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any human spacecraft has without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.
This first Artemis mission will demonstrate the performance of both Orion and the SLS rocket and test our capabilities to orbit the Moon and return to Earth. The flight will pave the way for future missions to the lunar vicinity, including landing the first woman and first person of color on the surface of the Moon.
With Artemis I, NASA sets the stage for human exploration into deep space, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems near the Moon needed for lunar surface missions and exploration to other destinations farther from Earth, including Mars. With Artemis, NASA will collaborate with industry and international partners to establish long-term exploration for the first time.
For more information visit Nasa.gov/artemis-1
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Chuck Fields presents a wide variety of guests in an engaging manner - grab a coffee and tune in !
The episodes are short and sweet and provide awesome information!
Chuck you really should be doing this show daily. It's so fun & informational. I don't know how you get such interesting guests, but you've got me hooked. You better not retire from doing these shows, because I need my Online Coffee Break! lol