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Dawne Knoch Anthony’s Escape from Abuse and Religion Is Paved in Song

Our guest is Dawne Knoch Anthony, a courageous survivor of domestic abuse and religious trauma, who has redefined her life with resilience and strength. Dawne openly shares her experiences from her conservative religious upbringing to her transformation into an author and advocate.

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Breaking Down Societal Norms: Henry Rollins and Release Time Religious Education

Pock rock legend has something to say about families and we look at 1st amendment violations in release time religious education in Ohio public schools

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All Our Solutions Are Incomplete with David Breeden

We have an insightful conversation with Dr. Reverend David Breeden, senior minister at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. We talk about the history of the modern Humanist movement and how the first Manifesto was a response against the growing fascism in Europe. Breeden explains what congregational humanism is about and how Mary Midgley’s idea that all solutions are incomplete fits with Humanism. David also gives his thoughts about the revision of the bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

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Ignoring The Community With St. Anthony’s Church Transformation

We have an update on a recent public records check concerning the tax dollars being spent on the reuse of the former St. Anthony’s Catholic church in Toledo. Why does it seem like the Lucas County Land Bank is ignoring the wishes of the neighborhood community?

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Guess What Happens When Christian Nationalists Write A Reproductive Rights Amendment?

In this episode we mention how much fun we had at the recent Maumee Summer Fair then we talk about how Christian Nationalists like State Senator Theresa Gaverone violated state rules to hijack the Reproductive rights amendment in order to lie about what it actually does for pregnant individuals in the state.

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The Christian Nationalist Ideologies of a Law School Professor

Professor Lee Strang is a Christian Nationalist law professor who is the go to guy for the religious extremists in the Ohio state house when they need conservative justifications for hurting the people of Ohio. Strang also founded a public charter school that is really religious. He also believes the 1st amendment doesn’t apply to atheists or secular humanists.

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The Fight for Fair Voting in Ohio: An In-Depth Look with Greer Aeschbury

Ever wonder why voting isn’t as straightforward as it seems? What if we told you that there are barriers at the polls that could limit citizen power in democracy? Join us for a robust dialogue with Greer Aeschbury, the Ohio senior campaign manager with All Voting is Local Action, as we dissect these and more on our podcast. We delve into the specifics of Issue 1, the recent voter ID law, and the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition’s efforts to make voting more accessible and fair.

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Revolutionizing Democracy: An Insight into Ranked Choice Voting with Josie Schreiber

Would you believe that one small change in our elections here in Ohio would not only end toxic political campaigns, but would make democracy more accessible and fair for everyone? We talk to Josie Schreiber, NW Ohio regional organizer with Rank the Vote Ohio, about ranked choice voting and how it can secure an actual majority vote for winning candidates and eliminate voter apathy.

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Fighting for Equality: Religious Freedom and LGBTQ Advocacy with Alison Gill

We talk to Alison Gill from American Atheists about religious freedom and the attacks on the LGBTQ community by Christian Nationalists

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Fighting for Democracy: The Work of Lucas County League of Women Voters

What happens when you combine the power of women voters with a dedication to inclusivity and advocacy? You get the incredible League of Women Voters, Toledo, Lucas County!