2009

October 17-18, 2009

  This weekend on State of Belief, host Welton Gaddy speaks with one of the most important and prolific writers on religion in the modern world.  Karen Armstrong is the author of more than 20 books and she returns to State of Belief for a lively conversation about her latest best-seller, The Case For God.

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October 10-11, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, host Welton Gaddy takes a look inside the world of conservative Christian homeschooling with Robert Kunzman, author of the new book, Write These Laws on Your Children. And, from “the Dude” to A Serious Man, what the films of the Coen brothers say about spirituality.

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October 3-4, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, tune into to hear host Welton Gaddy’s conversations with two very different guests who each in their own way will leave an impact on American society.  Gay rights activist Judy Shepard joins Welton to talk about her new memoir, The Meaning of Matthew: My Son’s Murder in Laramie, and […]

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September 26-27, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, a look inside the lives and work of the Religious Right’s key players.  Host Welton Gaddy speaks with journalist Max Blumenthal about his best-selling book Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party. 

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September 19-20, 2009

  This weekend on State of Belief, is religion reporting an endangered beat? Host Welton Gaddy speaks with The Boston Globe’s Michael Paulson about the future of religion coverage in newspapers around the country. Plus, pollster Robert Jones shares the results of his recent survey on clergy attitudes and gay and lesbian issues.

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September 12-13, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, host Welton Gaddy discusses President Obama’s health care speech with Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. And, Welton shares his own thoughts on the level of incivility in public discourse.

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September 5-6, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, who is footing the bill for Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s trips to church services around his state?  Host Welton Gaddy speaks with journalist Mark Ballard from The Advocate (Baton Rouge) about the controversy heating up down south.  Plus, a look at top-secret religious organization The Fellowship.

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August 29-30. 2009

  This weekend on State of Belief, host Welton Gaddy reflects on the legacy of Senator Ted Kennedy.  And, Mike Papantonio, host of Ring of Fire, joins Welton for a look at how health care reform will fare without one of its chief supporters.  

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August 22-23, 2009

  This weekend on State of Belief, Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency weighs in on the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s supposed remarks about Jewish American officials.   And don’t miss host Welton Gaddy’s take on the health-care debate. 

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August 15-16, 2009

This weekend on State of Belief, a documentary filmmaker introduces us to a Jewish pioneer of early television who has been called, “the most famous woman in America you’ve never heard of.”  Plus, are the culture wars coming to an end? Find out more….

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