We talk to the interim executive director of the American Humanist Association, Nicole Carr, about her journey to Humanism, why social justice is important (it’s about church and state), and what goes into awarding the Humanist of the Year honor.
Part memoir, part step-by-step guide, ‘On Drowning Rats: How Two Women Took Down A Sexual Harasser and How You Can Too’ tells the triumphant story of Rachel Richardson and Cami Roth Szirotnyak, two women who discovered they were sexually harassed by the same man (one of Toledo’s most prominent nonprofit founders and fundraisers), and how they successfully—and publicly—sought justice.
Our guest is Rachel Laser, President & CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Saving Lake Erie with Mike Ferner
Toledo found out about algal blooms when they caused the water supply to shut down for three days in 2014. Mike Ferner, activist and former Toledo city council member, and his group, Lake Erie Advocates, have the solution to the blooms but the Ohio statehouse isn’t listening. Is it too late?
Chasing Unicorns with Camp Quest
At our January meeting, we had Jill Burdick from Camp Quest Michigan via Zoom to tell us all about the only summer camp for kids not based on religious beliefs.
Does the Government Test Your Faith?
We learn about the recent Ohio law that forces colleges and universities to do what many already do – make accommodations for religious believers. We also talk about safe affordable housing and foodstamps
Just Say No To Interfaith
We look at why Humanism doesn’t belong in Interfaith spaces and we hear a letter to the editor about addressing violent crime in Toledo. We also take time out to acknowledge a show milestone.
Critical Thinking Can Save The World
In this episode we look at critical thinking. What does it include and how do we not misuse it. Then we take a look at another church and state issue at a local school during election day. Was it on purpose?
Is there a conflict between Humanism and Intersectionality? Michael Werner believes there is and he is trying to save the UUA from it.
Fake School Assemblies and Banning Guns
Religious conservatives are performing school assemblies and funneling kids to church all at taxpayer expense and earlier this month the SHoWLE Board voted to ban weapons at meetings. Doug explains why.