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Jul 11 2014

Episode 55 – Making Headlines with Dave Silverman

For the interview we are joined by David Silverman from American Atheists

CALL TO ACTION

* American Humanist Association to brief congress on need for humanist chaplains
* Secular Humanists of Everett homeless care kits

Vote Goddamnit!

INTRO

*Changing the format a bit

0:03:57 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – July 10

* 1925 – Scopes Monkey Trial
* 1962 – US Patent 3 point seatbelt
* 1985 – French Agents Sink Greenpeace Boat

0:15:04 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

* Off switch discovered for human consciousness
* Psychotropic drugs affect men and women differently
* Woman has nasal growth on back from stem cell treatment
* McCarthy and Shepherd fired from The View

0:24:57 POLITICS AND RELIGION

* Update – Rev Schaefer reinstated by Methodist Church
* Update – Meriam Ibrahim released

The Good in Recent US Jurisprudence:

* Anti-vaxers lose in court
* 9th Circuit rules that gays and lesbians require special protections

The Bad:

* Florida judge faces suspension for promoting ministry from the bench
* Greece comes home to roost

The Ugly:

* Hobby Lobby
* Hobby Lobby Hypocracy
* Wheaton College
* Senate Dems Challenge It
* Government Contractor hiring

0:49:38 INTERVIEW – David Silverman, President of American Atheists

1:50:54 FEEDBACK

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* Graham via email

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Recorded for release on 2014-07-10

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