Citywide Radio's
2010 Broadcast Schedule for
Culture Shocks
4:20-5:00 pm Monday-Wednesday
in which Rev. Barry Lynn
examined issues and trends in today's culture wars
through conversations with key players

Barry Lynn's
Culture Shocks
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1/4/10 Ron Kessler on White House party crashers and Bishop Harry Jackson on same sex marriage in DC mp312/3/09
1/11/10 Author Jody Heymann on U.S. working conditions and Catholic League President William Donohue on gay priests mp311/30/09
1/18/10 Journalists Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe discuss what made Sarah Palin a superstar mp311/17/09
1/25/10 Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science mp312/18/09
2/1/10 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United vs FEC with law prof. Jamin Raskin, then the religious right, federal government and abstinence in the schools with ACLU attorney Naomi Shatz mp31/13/10
2/8/10 Political commentator Douglas Schoen takes us on a behind the scenes look at the corridors of power mp31/5/10
2/15/10 Haiti rescue efforts and immigration policy with Fritz Gutwein from the Quixote Center and Haiti Reborn; MA Senate election mp31/20/10
2/22/10 Talk host Michael Medved on The 5 Big Lies About American Business and Dr. Henri Treadwell on denial of public assistance to drug offenders mp31/11/10
3/1/10 Voodoo Histories with author David Aaronovitch mp32/17/10
3/8/10 Author Niels Nielsen talks about God in the Obama Era and Barry Lynn gets some things off his chest mp32/18/10
3/15/10 Charles Pelligrino takes the Last Train From Hiroshima mp32/19/10
3/22/10 Professor and author, Rebecca Sager examines how and why states have been creating faith based policies in Faith, Politics and Power mp32/22/10
3/29/10 Michael Shelden, author of Mark Twain: Man in White mp32/26/10
4/5/10 Brenda Peterson: crisis of faith; Patricia Wilkes & Devry Bruch: sisters reunited after adoption scam mp33/12/10
4/6/10 Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch mp33/25/10
4/7/10 Nate Cardozo of Electronic Frontier Foundation; former UN weapons inspector David Albright mp33/18/10
4/12/10 Homer Hickam, former miner and writer, on mine safety; the vote for felons mp34/6/10
4/13/10 Judge James Gray on Obama's marijuana policy; Alan Sipress, author of Fatal Strain mp312/29/09
4/14/10 Rob Boston, author of Why the Religious Right is Wrong mp36/27/03
4/19/10 2010 Jefferson Muzzle awards; Nebraska law to criminalize abortions mp34/15/10
4/20/10 Political commentator, Debbie Schlussel, turns on her fellow conservative, Sean Hannity mp34/8/10
4/21/10 Rogue priests uncovered in the Catholic church; the right wing Christian militia, Hutaree mp34/5/10
4/26/10 Scientific fraud; wrongful institutionalization in a mental hospital mp34/16/10
4/27/10 Richard Clarke on future cyber war; the rise of anti-government groups mp34/21/10
4/28/10 Earth Day discussion with Bill McKibben mp34/22/10
5/3/10 Bob Wynn on his memoir; weddings for same sex couples in Washington, D.C. mp33/10/10
5/4/10 Dr. Lewis M. Cohen on how we treat patients who are dying and suffering mp34/26/10
5/5/10 Depictions of dog fighting as free speach; Rob Boston on the Supreme Court "Cross" case mp34/28/10
5/10/10 A conservative political commentator and author holds the media accountable for what she says is unapologetic bigotry mp34/29/10
5/11/10 The environmental catastrophe of noise pollution mp34/30/10
5/12/10 The story of four soldiers who perpetrated one of the most heinous war crimes by U.S. forces during the Iraq war mp35/3/10
5/17/10 Are radicals running the White House? Journalist and author Robert Knight gives his view. mp35/5/10
5/18/10 Christine Stansell, historian and author, tells the story of a great democratic movements in "The Feminist Promise". mp35/12/10
5/19/10 Constitutional scholar Linda Monk talks about her objections to the Elena Kagan nomination and Ben Wildavsky argues for the globalization of higher education. mp35/13/10
5/24/10 Inside the U.S. Supreme Court; The Other Wes Moore mp35/18/10
5/25/10 Henry E. Scott's new book, Shocking True Story, provides proof that our paparazzi-prone times are nothing new. mp35/21/10
5/26/10 Miscarriage law proposal in Utah; womens' rights and political power mp33/17/10
5/31/10 Terry Bisson's satire of the bestselling Left Behind series mp35/28/10
6/1/10 Joseph Foy helps us to make sense of the American political system through popular culture in Homer Simpson Goes to Washington mp35/26/10
6/2/10 Hampton Sides follows James Earl Ray in a minute by minute account of the King assassination mp35/24/10
6/7/10 Prof. David Harrell's biography of Pat Robertson portrays him as a centrist within the Pentecostal movement and a major player in spreading American Christianity around the world. mp36/1/10
6/8/10 Wayne Karlin returns to Viet-Nam in Wandering Souls; Rita Cosby's memoir, Quiet Hero, is about her father. mp36/2/10
6/9/10 Simon Rich's wickedly funny novel, Elliot Allagash, is about all of the things that money can buy and the one or two things that it can't. mp36/4/10
6/14/10 Primary wins for women; adultery and prostitution in the US mp36/9/10
6/15/10 The many causes of the recent financial crisis mp36/10/10
6/16/10 Jane Fonda and the myth of Hanoi Jane mp36/11/10
6/21/10 Freedom Summer in Mississippi, 1964 mp36/14/10
6/22/10 How religious fundamentalists have begun promoting creationism outside the U.S. mp36/15/10
6/23/10 Chronicles of George Carlin's life and career mp36/17/10
6/28/10 Freedom Summer in Mississippi, 1964 [repeat] mp36/14/10
6/29/10 U.S. Supreme Court rules that a law school in California can deny recognition to a Christian student group that bars admission to homosexuals mp36/28/10
6/30/10 Killing of a seventeen-year-old Tibetan nun fleeing to India by Chinese border guards. mp36/25/10
7/5/10 New social studies standards approved by Texas State Board of Education; city council prayer mp36/23/10
7/6/10 Billboard on Billy Graham Parkway promoting atheism vandalized mp36/30/10
7/7/10 Medea Benjamin of CodePink on Afghanistan; medical marijuana mp37/1/10
7/12/10 Erotion of our freedoms by global terrorism and other threats mp36/29/10
7/13/10 Retired Episcopal priest and pre-eminent voice for progressive Christianity , John Shelby Spong on his new book "Eternal Life: A New Vision" mp39/8/09
7/14/10 Austin Ruse, president of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute on the UN Feminist Conference; sex therapist Dr. Marty Klein mp33/8/10
7/19/10 Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity mp33/5/10
7/20/10 An Emmy award winning TV reporter tells us what broadcast journalists are not telling us mp31/4/10
7/21/10 Is there a thin line between church and state? Hear Regent University's Dr. Charles Dunn, author of The Future of Religion in American Politics mp31/16/09
7/26/10 In Surrender, author Bruce Bawer claims that silence, fear and political correctness in our media, government and academic institutions threaten our most valuable civil right - free speech. mp37/19/10
7/27/10 John Atlas' book, Seeds of Change, describes what really happened in ACORN's massive voter registration drives and why the community organizing group triggered a conservative assault by Fox News and the Republican Party. mp37/20/10
7/28/10 In The Eyes of Willie McGee Alex Heard tells a moving story of race and retribution in the deep South that says as much about Mississippi today as it does about the past. mp37/21/10
8/2/10 In A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy Wesley J. Smith argues that humans matter more than animals. mp37/26/10
8/3/10 What happened in the rape convictions of a polygamous sect leader? mp37/28/10
8/4/10 American soldiers who were on the frontline of the "war on terror" reveal how their Abu Ghraib orders came from the top. mp37/29/10
8/9/10 "Rapture Ready!" author Daniel Radosh looks at Christian pop culture. mp38/2/10
8/10/10 Attorney, professor and author Andrea Lyon argues that, no matter their guilt or innocence, death row inmates deserve a chance at redemption in "Angel of Death Row". mp38/3/10
8/11/10 The economics editor of the Wall Street Journal explores what, if any, Federal Reserve policies have worked and why it didn't see disaster coming. mp38/6/10
8/16/10 An author looks at the daily lives of five survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bombing. mp38/9/10
8/17/10 Robert Walker of the Population Institute is critical of those who take a Pollyanna approach to population growth. mp38/10/10
8/18/10 Widespread courtroom failures and how the professionals who work in the system fail to see the harm they are doing to the people they serve. mp38/11/10
8/23/10 New York Times Magazine writer examines oil's indelible impact on the countries that produce it and the people who possess it. mp38/13/10
8/24/10 The true story of a man who helped the Woodstock music festival take place; new video game aimed at preventing violence against women. mp38/17/10
8/25/10 Expert on terrorism and post-traumatic stress disorder examines the horrors of trauma and denial. mp38/18/10
8/30/10 Have Bush's wars become Obama's? mp38/20/10
8/31/10 Is there a revolution in the air? Are the rich in America drifting to the left? mp38/24/10
9/1/10 The details behind Glenn Beck's rise to prominence and what he stands for. mp38/25/10
9/6/10 Author Jon Krakauer reveals the real Pat Tillman. mp38/19/10
9/7/10 A look at homelessness in San Francisco and poverty in the United States. mp38/31/10
9/8/10 Why do top universities cost so much and is it worth it? mp39/1/10
9/13/10 The constitutionality of moving the NYC mosque to state property; religious intolerance. mp39/9/10
9/14/10 How Hispanics are revitalizing our declining economy and energizing our distressed troops. mp39/8/10
9/15/10 How the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. mp39/10/10
9/20/10, 9/27/10 A look inside the Tea Party movement. mp39/15/10
9/21/10, 9/28/10 A sociologist and historian looks at the mythology of the Old South. mp39/13/10
9/22/10 Does a light skin give a black presidential candidate an advantage? mp39/14/10
9/29/10 Gay Americans in the armed forces. mp39/22/10
10/4/10 Nixon White House conspiracy to assassinate a journalist; Bible politics. mp39/28/10
10/5/10 Cell phone radiation and cell phone industry cover-up. mp39/29/10
10/6/10 Elements of religious beliefs that are incompatible with high public office. mp39/30/10
10/11/10 C Street House in Washington home to efforts to transform the very fabric of American democracy. mp310/4/10
10/12/10 Over the last few decades, the Supreme Court and federal appellate courts have undergone a dramatic shift to the right due to a determined effort by right-wing lawmakers and presidents to reinterpret the Constitution by reshaping the judiciary. mp310/6/10
10/13/10 Historian Thaddeus Russell demonstrates that those on the fringes of society with subversive lifestyles helped legitimize the taboo and made America the land of the free. mp310/7/10
10/18/10 How white Americans can develop a commitment to racial justice. mp310/12/10
10/19/10 Political patronage - awarding discretionary favors in exchange for political support. mp310/13/10
10/20/10 Could our ability to manipulate genes soon mean the end of the human race as we know it, but perhaps the beginning of something better? mp310/15/10
10/25/10 A former FBI Chief Negotiator gives a behind the scenes view of some famous hostage crises. mp310/18/10
10/26/10 The accomplishments of organized labor in the twentieth century and its role in our social, political, economic, and cultural evolution. mp310/19/10
10/27/10 "Waiting for Superman", a movie-inspired book in which educational reformers explore how to fix our broken public school system. mp310/20/10
11/1/10, 11/8/10 The effect of television on politics, religion, race, and sex. mp310/21/10
11/2/10, 11/9/10 The violent rhetoric of Glenn Beck and other media figures that fuels extremists to carry out heinous acts. mp310/25/10
11/3/10 The Patchwork Nation project and "Good Kids, Tough Choices". mp310/26/10
11/10/10 A comprehensive history of the Christian Right movement, examining how evangelicals came to see the Republican Party as the vehicle through which they could reclaim America as a Christian nation. mp311/1/10
11/15/10 Who made our world so dangerous, so polluted, so stupid? Matthew Vincent name names. mp311/2/10
11/16/10 Is the military feeding traumatized soldiers in need of counseling to proselytizing evangelical chaplains, instead of mental health professionals? Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation says yes. mp311/8/10
11/17/10 Michael Wolraich, founder of, dissects the myths that underlie the right's growing reliance on the politics of persecution, from Joe McCarthy to the Tea Party movement. mp311/11/10
11/22/10 Wendell Potter takes us behind the scenes to show how a huge chunk of health care spending actually bankrolls a propaganda campaign and lobbying effort focused on protecting one thing: profits. mp311/17/10
11/23/10 If we care about effective laws and civilized society, the powers of conscience can't be ignored. mp311/18/10
11/24/10 How Bob Dylan has drawn upon and reinvented the landscape of traditional American song, its myths and choruses, heroes and villains. mp311/19/10
11/29/10 The rise of the grifters in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding. mp311/22/10
11/30/10 Religion, politics, and taxes are involved in the controversy over houses of worship engaging in electoral political speech. mp311/23/10
12/1/10 Author David Loye provides a new grounding in historical, political, economic, moral, spiritual, and environmental reality for the theory and story of evolution. mp311/29/10
12/6/10 Inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. mp311/30/10
12/7/10 How the U.S. government permitted the illegal entry of Nazis into North America following World War II. mp312/2/10
12/8/10 How the NY Times' obsessions with diversity and "soft" pop cultural news have set it at odds with its journalistic mission. mp312/3/10
12/13/10 A co-director of Military Operations with Outserve, an underground network of gays actively serving in the military, talks about repealing the military's policy of don't ask don't tell. mp312/6/10
12/14/10 An art display at the National Portrait Gallery with ants crawling on a crucifix has been removed after complaints; is this censorship? mp312/7/10
12/15/10 Limits on Medicaid coverage of abortion care; retired USAF Lt.Colonel on what should be done to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. mp312/9/10
12/20/10 Children - the forgotten victims of domestic abuse. mp312/13/10
12/21/10 Federal judge in Virginia declares part of the health care bill unconstitutional. mp312/14/10
12/22/10 An investigative reporter's ten year study of unexplained UFO phenomenon. mp312/15/10
12/27/10 A biography of liberal Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. mp312/17/10
12/28/10 Author Brad O'Leary claims there is a war raging in America between religion and freedom and atheism and Satanism. mp312/20/10
12/29/10 Magicians will allow scientists to study their techniques for tricking the brain. mp312/21/10