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Our goal is to have healthy dialogue with people of all backgrounds, promoting open discussions between people of differing viewpoints to search for truths.

Over the past few years we have become frustrated by the lack of objective news coverage - so we decided to launch a podcast where we take a look at news from all sides of the political spectrum and try to sort through the fluff to see what is actual news and what is bias. We have guests with viewpoints from all over the political spectrum.

This is where we challenge you to research the things you see...in the news.

Research the News Ray Abel

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Our goal is to have healthy dialogue with people of all backgrounds, promoting open discussions between people of differing viewpoints to search for truths.

Over the past few years we have become frustrated by the lack of objective news coverage - so we decided to launch a podcast where we take a look at news from all sides of the political spectrum and try to sort through the fluff to see what is actual news and what is bias. We have guests with viewpoints from all over the political spectrum.

This is where we challenge you to research the things you see...in the news.

    Life and Politics in Venezuela

    Life and Politics in Venezuela

    Episode Notes
    This week, we talked with Gonzalo Veloz about what it was like to grow up in Venezuela, and what he thinks about the state of affairs in the country. Gonzalo came to the US in 2015 as a political asylum seeker, and since there have been many differing opinions on Venezuela’s economic rise and fall, we wanted to talk with someone who has first hand knowledge.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Why are Americans Leaving the Church? (w. Michael Gungor of The Liturgists Podcast)

    Why are Americans Leaving the Church? (w. Michael Gungor of The Liturgists Podcast)

    Episode Notes
    In this Episode Ray and Caitlin talked with Michael Gungor - a Grammy nominated Christian musician and founder of The Liturgists podcast who left the Christian church a few years ago. Recently, U.S. church membership fell below the majority for the first time ever so we figured this would be a great time for us to talk about why this is. Caitlin is a pastor in the Presbyterian Church who grew up in a Christian household, and Ray didn't go to church as a child but became involved as an adult so we have a few perspectives covered.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Journalism Is Broken (The Fall of the Fourth Estate)

    Journalism Is Broken (The Fall of the Fourth Estate)

    Episode Notes
    This week, Ray gives a monologue on why journalism is broken and how we're witnessing the fall of the fourth estate. Then, Gretchen joins in to talk about what it means to 'research the news' and why everyone should be digging deep into the headlines.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Transgender Athletes

    Transgender Athletes

    Episode Notes
    This week we talked with Jessica Scott about transgender athletes. Jessica is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Dr. Scott holds degrees from the University of Illinois and from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). She is widely published in peer reviewed journals dealing with issues of sexuality and gender, and she is working on the publication of her first monograph.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Disagreeing Without Hate

    Disagreeing Without Hate

    Episode Notes
    This week, Ray and Gretchen will talk with Hannah Broadway (Licensed Professional Counselor) about how people can disagree without hating each other. This seems like a lost art sometimes, but we hope to give some perspective on how we can interact in a healthy way.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Asian Race Relations

    Asian Race Relations

    Episode Notes
    This week we'll be talking with Andrew about some of the issues he's faced as an Asian American, and how he feels about the media coverage regarding the issues.

    • 1 hr 24 min

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