2023 Program Schedule for the

Wider Horizons
series, 10 am Mon. to Fri.
At 5 pm we rebroadcast the same program
(or another program in the same series)


Monday 10 am
Humanism Today
(each program airs again the same day at 5 pm)
Click below to listen online.
1/2/23 Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff: Placemaking. Building Safe, Connected, and Resilient Communities1:02:105/22/22a
1/9/23 Juan Sanchez Martinez: Indigenous Languages and Non-alphabetic Writing in the Americas1:00:102/27/22a
1/16/23 Dr. Anil Verma: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-pandemic Work and Employment1:01:354/24/22a
1/23/23 Lindsay van Dijk: Chaplaincy in the UK: the Journey of a Dutch Humanist Chaplain1:02:562/24/22a
1/30/23 Low-cost housing in Canada: Past, Present, Future with Sarah Cooper, PhD1:02:133/27/22a
2/6/23 Marie-Claire Khadij: Celebrating Military Humanist Chaplaincy in Canada1:02:5011/26/22a
2/13/23 Marty Shoemaker, Martin Frith, Srishti Hukku, Mary Beaty, Nicolas Bruzzone: Humanist Chaplains: A Canadian Milestone1:14:3710/3/21a
2/20/23 Linda Kruus: Cohousing Communities: a Housing Model that Can Help Meet the Societal Needs of Today1:03:5512/18/22a
2/27/23 Jim Stanford: Technology and Future Jobs - How to Make Technology Work for Workers1:35:359/24/21a
3/6/23 Giovanni Gaetani: The Spectrum of Global Humanism and the Importance of Protecting Humanists at Risk1:05:516/28/21a
3/13/23 Dr. Rami Gabriel: The Mythology of Psychology1:18:333/6/23a
3/20/23 Milan Pandya: The Crisis of Democracy in India1:31:355/23/21a
3/27/23 Kathleen Johnson: Black History: Achievement, Purpose, Progress Ancient Africa to 20211:20:472/28/21a
4/3/23 Marc Schaus: This World First: Dispatches on Global Secular Progress1:13:004/25/21a
4/10/23 Dr. Bence Viola: All in the Human Family: Neanderthals, Denisovans and Us1:03:573/26/23a
4/17/23 Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff: Whatever Happened to Saguenay?1:06:403/21/21a
4/24/23 Shanaaz Gokool: Canada's Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Legislation1:04:483/15/20a
5/1/23 Jocelyn Downie: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) in Canada, Part II1:20:515/27/21a
5/8/23 Alvin Tedjo, Leonard Baak: A One School System in Ontario1:39:182/21/21a
5/15/23 Pía Figueroa Edwards, Tony Robinson: Why We Need Nonviolent Journalism29:555/2/23b
5/22/23 Anthony Cruz Pantojas: Revitalizing Ethics of Care: Building Sustainable Humanist Communities in Higher Education1:02:204/23/23a
5/29/23 Dr. Christopher DiCarlo, Dr. Guilherme Guzzo, Gabriel Dall'Alba: Understanding Science as a Process: Why Science is not all about Results1:35:131/17/21a
6/5/23 Elle Harris: A young Humanist49:236/1/23c
6/12/23 Srishti Hukku: Artificial Womb Technology1:03:2912/20/20a
6/19/23 Martin Frith: Intentional Communities: One Model for Nurturing Human Connection1:02:455/28/23a
6/26/23 Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff: Strategies in Reproductive Health Activism1:10:1311/29/20a
7/3/23 Farzana Doctor: Female Genital Mutilation: Religion, Culture, and Human Rights57:1610/24/20a
7/10/23 Stephanie Coontz: For Better and Worse: the Problematic Past and Uncertain Future of Marriage1:09:596/25/23a
7/17/23 Nick Schweitzer: Q&A on The Last Freie Gemeinde: The Free Congregation of Sauk County46:037/16/23d
7/24/23 Dr. Lloyd Robertson: Understanding Aboriginal Self From A Humanist Lens59:279/27/20a
7/31/23 Scott Fraser, Dr. Ajamu Nangwaya: Anti-Black Racism in Canada: Causes, Impacts and Remedies1:31:577/19/20a
8/7/23 Chris Fairweather: Are Unions a Force for Progress? Unions and Canadian Politics1:02:237/30/23a
8/14/23 Ian Bushfield: The Supremacy of God and the Rule of Law47:467/31/23e
8/21/23 Dr. Evelyn L. Forget: A Universal Basic Income?1:02:006/7/20a
8/28/23 "Unveiled" with Yasmine Mohammed1:12:285/17/20a
9/4/23 Dr. Christopher W. DiCarlo: Critical Thinking in a 'Post-Truth' World1:17:304/5/20a
9/11/23 Doug Thomas, Martin Frith: Workshop: Building Humanist Communities1:10:081/10/22a
9/18/23 Ian Bushfield, Helen Long: Ending Institutional Religious Obstructions20:338/30/23e
9/25/23 Dr. W. Y. Alice Chan: Bill 21: Understanding the different sides of the tension1:00:281/12/20a
10/2/23 Dr. Jack Jedwab: Behind the numbers: what is the primary motivation behind support for Bill 21?1:01:031/19/20a
Dr Teale Phelps Bondaroff: It's still unconstitutional: Municipal councils opening with prayers45:319/26/23e

a From video posted by Humanist Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
b From Talk World Radio.
c Radio program from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
d Recording of Humanist Union of Madison program.
e BC Humanists Podcast from the British Columbia Humanist Association, Vancouver. Follow this link and scroll down for descriptive paragraph.

Tuesday 10 am
Spirit In Action   or   Song of the Soul
Length 55 min.
(each program airs again the same day at 5 pm)

Click below to listen online.
1/3/23 Billy Jonas, Steve Suffet, Sigrid Christiansen, Cris Williamson, John McCutcheon: Songs of Winter Holidays, Part 1: Cris Williamson & Friends12/24/22a
1/10/23 Paul Loomis, Peter Alsop, Leslie Evers, Spook Handy, Richard Paul Thomas, Chris Haddox: Six Songs & A Different Christmas: Part 212/31/22a
1/17/23 For Love of Glaciers & the Earth: Anita Sanchez1/14/23b
1/24/23 George Lakey's Life for Peace and Justice: Dancing with History1/21/23b
1/31/23 Creating A Preferred Future - Jan Spencer1/28/23b
2/7/23 Brenda Asterino, Bill Moyer: Pathways to Backbone & Solutionary Rail2/4/23b
2/14/23 Peterson Toscano, Adrian Rafizadeh, Nate Abercrombie, Alison Whitaker, Lilace Mellin Guinard, Natasha DeJarnett: Storytelling the World to Climate Well-being - Citizens Climate Radio2/11/23b
2/21/23 Faye Pietrokowsky: Enriching the World with Intuition & Inner Design2/18/23b
2/28/23 Jan Spencer: Journey to a Preferred Future of Permaculture & Paradigm Shift2/25/23b
3/7/23 Peterson Toscano, Nicole Diroff, Ben Yosua-Davis, Craig Santos Perez: What Do We Tell the Children About Climate Changed?3/4/23b
3/14/23 David Abazs: Strategic Plan for a Full Earth-based Life3/11/23b
3/21/21 The New Story of Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds 2/11/23a
3/28/23 Hope Leans Forward with Valerie Brown3/25/23b
4/4/23 Song-Farmer of Wood-Songs & Pete Seeger's Neighbor - Michael Johnathon4/1/23a
4/11/23 Southerner by Heart, Midwestern by Choice: Emily White 3/18/23a
4/18/23 Lincoln Rice, Don Timmerman, Cathy Deppe: Bucks for Bombs - Or Not4/15/23b
4/25/23 Lincoln Rice, Don Timmerman, Cathy Deppe: Cash or Conscience: War Tax Resistance4/22/23b
5/2/23 Andrew Boyd: Climate's Tragic Optimists, Can-Do Pessimists, and Compassionate Doomers4/29/23b
5/9/23 Best Songs for Social Change 20224/15/23a
5/16/23 Pathways to Moving Words & Sara Yamasaki5/13/23b
5/30/23 Social X Change & Hmong & Reasons To Celebrate: Sheng Elizabeth Lor5/27/23b
6/6/23 Jona Kaiser, Katharina Herz, Fee Telemann: The Heartland's Future - Germany Teaches About Changing Climate Change6/3/23b
6/13/23 Robin Wall Kimmerer & other Indigenous Women Talk Climate Changed6/10/23b
6/20/23 Peace & Women in Burundi: Parfaite Ntahuba6/17/23b
6/27/23 Helen Jaccard: Sailing Away from Nuclear Disaster: The Golden Rule6/24/23b
7/4/23 Spirituality, Activism, Reparations, Transgender Healing, & More: Quakers Today7/1/23b
7/11/23 Altar to an Erupting Sun: Chuck Collins7/8/23b
7/18/23 Peterson Toscano, Wendy Sandford, Scott Fowler, Lynn Johnson, Bleeped: Potpourri 2023 with Bubble & Squeak7/15/23b
7/25/23 Brenda Asterino, John Dear: Pathways to the Non-violent Life of John Dear7/22/23b
8/1/23 Tackling Inequalities & Justice in Faithful Sociologist Hands: Susan Cozzens7/29/23b
8/8/23 Ecotheology in Oregon: Cherice Bock8/5/23b
8/15/23 Restoring Earth Connection with Lynn Fitz-Hugh8/12/23b
8/22/23 US Democracy - Maybe/Maybe Not: Thom Hartmann & Myron Buchholz8/19/23b
8/29/23 Peterson Toscano, Kyle Meyaard Schaap, Ruth Abraham, Tamara Stanton, Lila Powell, Brandi Robinson, Peter Buck, Dane Meyers: Climate, the Bible, & Live, Laugh, and Lobby: Citizen's Climate Radio8/26/23b
9/5/23 Christine Stay, Aidan Quinn: Berkeley CA Meets Woodstock NY: Friction Farm8/12/23a
9/12/23 Paul Klinkman: Solving Climate Change with Engineering9/9/23b
9/19/23 Peterson Toscano, Nicole Diroff, Ben Yosua-Davis, Veronice Miles, Keisha McKenzie, Debra Rienstra, Ray Buckley, Shanon Shah, Susi Moser, Eileen Flanagan: Embodied Hope with Veronice Miles & Climate Changed9/16/23b
9/26/23 K. Renato Lings: Love, Gender, & Sexuality In The Bible - Reclaiming Truth9/23/23b
10/3/23 Geoffrey Gates: Final Reflections on Vietnam, the Peace Corps, Real Peace, & Terminal Cancer9/30/23b

a Song of the Soul from Northern Spirit Radio - interviews by Mark Helpsmeet and music selected by his guests.
b Spirit In Action from Northern Spirit Radio - interviews by Mark Helpsmeet, Eau Claire WI.

Wednesday 10 am
Science for the People,
eLife Sciences,
This is Science or
This Week in Virology
(program airs again the same day at 5 pm)
Click below to listen online.
1/4/23Rebuilding Dinosaurs and Stress from Siblings30:0412/15/22a
1/11/23Rachel Feltman: The One About Sex1:08:0712/20/22b
1/18/23Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin46:171/12/23c
1/25/23Dean Burnett: Emotional Ignorance1:02:431/16/23b
2/1/23Bora Zivkovic, Reed Esau: The Interactive Conference60:002/26/10b
2/8/23Steve Muscarella, Jim Newman, Joey Haban: Independent Investigations Group60:002/12/10b
2/15/23Adriana Barton: This is your brain on music1:18:421/30/23b
2/22/23David Quammen: Breathless1:05:102/16/23b
3/1/23John Logsdon, Don Riefler: Sex, Genes and Evolution60:023/5/10b
3/8/23Suzie Sheehy: The Matter of Everything1:06:002/27/23b
3/15/22Right handedness, and genes for hairiness36:553/1/22a
3/22/23Sabrina Imbler: Of memoir and sea creatures1:01:38 3/13/23b
3/29/23Jonathan Strickland, Tyson Wozniak: Investigating Technology60:00 3/12/10b
4/5/23Tove Danovich: What's wrong Colonel Sanders? Feeling chicken?1:09:073/27/23b
4/12/23Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin55:184/5/23c
4/19/23Ancient Genes and Trust in New Tech39:184/11/23a
4/26/23Jennifer Raff: Peopling the Americas1:11:574/11/23b
5/3/23Dan Egan: The Devil's Element52:154/24/23b
5/10/23Sharon Bertsch McGrayne, Heidi Anderson: Nobel Prize Women in Science60:023/19/10b
5/17/23Jaime Green: This one really is about aliens1:04:425/9/23b
5/24/23Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin32:145/20/23c
5/31/23Seirian Sumner: Our Friend, the Wasp1:09:435/25/23b
6/7/23Miriam Goldstein, Greg Fish: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch60:003/26/10b
6/14/23Radu Iovita, Alisha Gauvreau, Elroy White: Ancient Migrations1:12:516/5/23b
6/21/23Social media and febrile fish36:506/6/23a
6/28/23Melissa Sevigny: Brave the Wild River54:356/19/23b
7/5/23 amAmani Webber-Schultz, Jaida Elcock: Making Waves28:584/25/23d
7/5/23 pmAnnie Roth, Justin Grubb: To Hell and Back58:015/9/23d
7/12/23Rebecca Heisman: How birds go the distance1:02:557/5/23b
7/19/23 amEd Begley: Going Green? Better Call Ed!29:016/6/23d
7/19/23 pmDr. Sulgi Park, Dr. Laura Grego: Fear in a Handful of Dust28:586/20/23d
7/26/23Jess Phoenix: Under Pressure18:596/30/23d
8/2/23Peter Janiszewski, Carrie Iwan: Obesity60:004/2/10b
8/9/23Tim Blackburn: The Jewel Box1:11:187/31/23b
8/16/22How many friends for best brain health?31:027/31/23a
8/23/23Christopher J. Preston: Tenacious Beasts1:18:148/14/23b
8/30/23Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: The New Dark Ages29:018/8/23d
9/6/23Silvia Valenzuela Lamas, Richard Thomas: We are what we eat1:10:458/28/23b
9/13/23Barbara Drescher, Mike McRae, Taylor Proctor: Science Education60:004/16/10b
9/20/23Dr. Art Walaszek: Public Conversation: New Treatment Options for Alzheimer's14:459/13/23e
9/27/23Amy Brady: An Ice History54:449/14/23b
10/4/23Richard Fisher: Back to the future1:17:199/25/23b

a Monthly half hour programs by Dr. Chris Smith on topics in the life and biomedical sciences from https://elifesciences.org/podcast.
b Programs from http://www.scienceforthepeople.ca/, Edmonton Alberta.
c This Week in Virology from MicrobeTV.
d This is Science with Jess Phoenix, podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
e From the 8 O'Clock Buzz on WORT-FM.

Thursday 10 am
Voices for Religious Pluralism
(each program airs again the same day at 5 pm)
Click below to listen online.
1/5/23 Jack Jenkins, Adelle M. Banks, Rev. Traci Blackmon: Religion and Politics in 202253:0612/24/22a
1/12/23 Rev. Matt Aspin: Finding balance in the New Year21:451/8/23b
1/19/23 Prof. Daniel Kapust: Paine's Revolutionary Consistency1:03:231/15/23c
1/26/23 Rev. Matt Aspin: Roe v. What's Next?23:361/22/23b
2/2/23 Rob Brink: 2022 in Review31:011/22/23c
2/9/23Robin Proud: Lucy Stone: An American Original29:452/5/23b
2/16/23 Robin Proud: After the Vote21:462/12/23c
2/23/23 Robert P. Jones: What a New Survey Reveals About White Christian Nationalism37:401/11/23d
3/2/23 Rev. Matt Aspin: Tough Love22:152/26/23b
3/9/23 Rev. Matt Aspin: Perfectly Imperfect22:253/5/23b
3/16/23 Rob Brink: How to Get Lucky24:423/12/23c
3/23/23Rachel Kleinfeld: The Looming Threat of White Nationalists' Political Violence34:293/15/23d
3/30/23 Robin Proud: Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature24:093/26/23c
4/6/23 Bruce Olsen, Meghan Salzwedel, Jennifer Torres Barrera, Mike Bruce: Heart Room: Opening Doors for All Families33:233/12/23b
4/13/23 Tom Sinsky: Braver Angels on a mission to depolarize our nation35:594/2/23b
4/20/23 Ilene Haykus: Miracles of Spring20:354/9/23b
4/27/23 James Morgan: Transforming Our Community: Let's start with me 37:133/26/23b
5/4/23 Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker: The Rising of the 'Nones' and How They Can Save Our Democracy33:154/16/23c
5/11/23 Rev. Matt Aspin, Kathy Converse, Ken Skog, Molly Plunkett, John Wunderlin: The Only Constant is Change45:154/16/23b
5/18/23 Rob Brink: Changing Your Story: Making Myths and Meaning20:095/14/23c
5/25/23 Kathryn Kuntz: Federal Funding Makes Clean Energy More Affordable for All37:514/23/23b
6/1/23 Rev. Matt Aspin: Moving Towards Peace27:485/28/23b
6/8/23 Ed Friedman: Will China Spark WWIII?31:035/21/23b
6/15/23 Towards a More Just Future with Rev Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas27:196/7/23d
6/22/23 Rev. Matt Aspin: Moving Towards Balance25:036/11/23b
6/29/23 Johanna Hatch: Trust Pregnant People31:096/25/23b
7/6/23 Rev. Matt Aspin: Moving On20:237/2/23b
7/13/23 Rob Brink: Learning From Robots: What AI Teaches Us About Humanity30:407/9/23c
7/20/23 Nick Schweitzer: The Last Freie Gemeinde: The Free Congregation of Sauk County31:377/16/23b
7/27/23 Staying Awoke with Derrick Harkins 50:497/22/23a
8/3/23 Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III: The Enduring Moral Power of MLK's Letter From Birmingham Jail55:346/21/23d
8/10/23 Ilene Haykus: What Happens When We Die?18:478/6/23b
8/17/23 Robin Proud: Scandalous Victoria28:128/13/23c
8/24/23 American Idolatry with Andrew Whitehead55:398/5/23a
8/31/23 Robin Proud: The Heroine with 1001 Faces28:138/27/23b
9/7/23 The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy with Robert P. Jones 48:108/19/23a
9/14/23 Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich, Soraya Deen, Rev. Dr. Shanta D. Premawardhana, Wendy Goldberg, Joshua Seftel, Sukhbir Singh: A Call to Conscience at the Parliament of the World's Religions1:04:448/22/23a
9/21/23 Ilene Haykus: Unitarian Universalism and the Belief in God18:579/17/23b
9/28/23 Rob Brink: How (and How Not) to Build Communities25:249/24/23c
10/5/23 Banned Books Week with Tracie D. Hall and Sabrina Baêta 56:269/30/23a

a Podcast from State of Belief.
b Talk for Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society.
c Talk for the Free Congregation of Sauk County recorded by WIDE-LP.
d From The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis.

Friday 10 am
Freethought Radio
Length 49 min. 23 sec.
(unless otherwise noted, each program airs again the same day at 5 pm)
Rebroadcast of radio programs from the Freedom From Religion Foundation
Click below to listen online.
1/6/23Cavan Concannon: Bible Museum 12/22/22869
1/13/23, 1/20/23Julia Sweeney: Meeting of the Minds 1/5/23871
1/27/23Jim Hightower: Having fun fighting the gods 1/12/23872
2/3/23Amitabh Pal, Dan Barker: Hindu Nationalism 1/19/23873
2/10/23 amJoseph Richardson, Emily Olson: The problem with prayer 1/26/23874
2/10/23 pmMegan Hunt: First Amendment champions 2/2/23875
2/17/23Jonathan Larsen: "The Family" Feud 2/9/23876
2/24/23Amy Hagstrom Miller: No more "thoughts & prayers" 2/16/23877
3/3/23Leonard Presberg: Secular elected officials 2/23/23878
3/10/23Dr. Christine Henneberg: Boundless 3/2/23879
3/17/23Black Atheist Activists 3/9/23880
3/24/23William J. Bernstein: The Delusions of Crowds 3/16/23881
3/31/23Bradley Onishi: Preparing for war 3/23/23882
4/7/23Linda Allewalt, Val Benavidez: Do mess with Texas 3/30/23883
4/14/23Stephen Zunes: Atheists Day and theocratic threats to Israel 4/5/23884
4/21/23Christopher Hitchens: God is still not great 4/13/23885
4/28/23Michelle Dowd: Surviving a cult 4/20/23886
5/5/23Evan Clark: Atheist street pirates 4/27/23887
5/12/23Bart D. Ehrman: The end is near? 5/4/23888
5/19/23Barbara Alvarez: Sex and Religion 5/11/23889
5/26/23Christine Kenneally: Ghosts of the Orphanage 5/18/23890
6/2/23Irfan Nooruddin: Everyday Crusade 5/25/23891
6/9/23Ellery Schempp: Ellery's protest6/8/23893
6/16/23Sheryl Monk, Jon Ward: Testimony 6/15/23894
6/23/23Mary Jo McConahay: Playing God 6/22/23895
6/30/23, 7/7/23Jeff Abbott: Narco-Pastors 6/29/23896
7/14/23Rebecca Markert, Liz Cavell: Bad decisions 7/6/23897
7/21/23Hector Garcia: Apes and Gods 7/13/23898
7/28/23Michael Shermer: Conspiracy theories 7/20/23899
8/4/23Rob Rogers: Ban the Bible? 7/27/23900
8/11/23Sarah Bakewell: Humanly Possible 8/3/23901
8/18/23Isabella Kasselstrand: Beyond Doubt 8/10/23902
8/25/23Lerone A. Martin: The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover8/17/23903
9/1/23David A. Hollinger: How religion became more conservative and society more secular8/24/23904
9/8/23Avinash Patil: Indian Jeopardy 8/31/23905
9/15/23R. Scott Okamoto: Asian American Apostate 9/7/23906
9/22/23Will Larkins: Do Say Gay 9/14/23907
9/29/23Robert P. Jones: Christian White Supremacy9/21/23908
10/6/22TBA 10/5/23910
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