Episode 11 – February 20th, 2010

February 21st, 2010

We have an update on Planned Parenthood, we discuss a teacher oppressed for not supporting religion in the classroom, the current age trends in religion, and missionaries stealing babies from Haiti.

WITH: CHRIS LACKEYBUGGS MORAN, BRUCE, KARA, & JEFF RAYMOND

LINKS:
Volunteer to be a Clinic Escort in Fitchburg, as well as learn more info on the project.
Video from Fitchburg City Council meeting on February 16th, 2010
Teacher under unpaid leave for how she handled inappropriate religious uprising in her classroom
Religion Among the Millennials: Less Religiously Active than Older Americans, but Fairly Traditional in Other Ways
Mississippians Go to Church the Most; Vermonters, Least
Info on “The Haiti Ten

Episode 10 – February 6th, 2010

February 7th, 2010

Things get pretty heated as we were divided over medieval style justice and the ban of the burka in France. We also discuss and have shocking audio from the Fitchburg City Council meeting on Planned Parenthood. This is an extra-long episode, as we didn’t want to cut anyone off during a heated but challenging conversation.  Run time is a little over an hour and a half.
MORE INFO & LINKS • VIDEO 1VIDEO 2

WITH: CHRIS LACKEYBUGGS MORAN, TINA, BRUCE, ROB BOWLIN, & JEFF RAYMOND

Links:
The Boston Globe article Justice, Medieval Style
One of many  Mail Online’s articles on the Burka ban in France
Fitchburg Access TV’s video of the Planned Parenthood City Council Meeting
Local, far-right, pro-religion coverage of the Fitchburg City Council meeting from DaTechGuy
The Rise of the Irreligious Left, the Reemergence of Republican Religious Neutrality article from Secular Right

Episode 9.5 – January 30th, 2010

February 1st, 2010

We have to skip a week to sync up our schedules, so we present a shorter-than-average episode, which we expected to be even smaller before Buggs was able to pull through and come down to record with us to make it four.

We discuss Planned Parenthood trying to open a clinic in Fitchburg, rifle scopes with bible quotes, and we review the movie Creation.

Links:
Planned Parenthood’s proposed Fitchburg clinic already being protested
Scopes with chapter and verse
Steve Doocey says, “They started it.
The movie about Darwin publishing, Creation

With: Chris Lackey, Keith MacKinnon, Buggs Moran, & Jeff Raymond

Video on UStream

Episode 9 – January 16th, 2010

January 17th, 2010

Election week. Haiti earthquake response. Illegal blasphemy. Lots to talk about as we start streaming the podcast on video on USTREAM. Yes, it amused us to no end.

WITH: CHRIS LACKEYBUGGS MORAN, BRUCE, JEFF RAYMOND, AND ROB BY SATELLITE

Episode 8 – January 4th, 2010

January 4th, 2010

On the final day of the holiday break, 6 of us got together to discuss the year that was 2009, we covered current events around the world, and we review the recent advances in the fight to legalize gay marriage and about what kind of solution may work to legalize it nationally.

Episode 7 – December 19th, 2009

December 19th, 2009

We go over some recent Massachusetts news pertaining to Christmas, the difference between trust in science and religious faith, and we clarify the current definition of Atheism.

We would love to hear your feedback here in the comments section, or leave a message at:
774-3141-GWH

Links Mentioned
David Niose’s article: Learning from Holliston’s Cross Dispute
AP News story about Harris poll we used as a source for percentage of unbelievers.

Upcoming Events:
You can view all Greater Worcester Humanist events by checking us out on meetup.com

Episode 6 – December 5th, 2009

December 6th, 2009

This week, we answer a challenge made from a listener on the last episode, and we discuss how Secular Humanists can make the most out of the holiday season.

We would love to hear your feedback here in the comments section, or leave a message at:
774-3141-GWH

Upcoming Events:
You can view all Greater Worcester Humanist events by checking us out on meetup.com

Episode 5 – November 14th, 2009

November 15th, 2009

Buggs, Bruce, Rob, Keith, Tina, and Chris are back for a new group discussion.  We discuss the feedback from the Good Without God campaign, the Catholic Church calling it OK to believe in both the Christian God and extra terrestrials, and the HUmanist response to the Fort Hood shooting.

We would love to hear your feedback here in the comments section, or leave a message at:
774-3141-GWH

Links Mentioned:
Boston Coalition of Reason
Good Without God by Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard
Death Threats Force Removal of Atheist Billboard, Examiner.com
Picture of T ad vandalized, from Zach’s (of Boston Atheists) Facebook

Upcoming Events:
You can view all Greater Worcester Humanist events by checking us out on meetup.com

Episode 4 – November 1st, 2009

November 2nd, 2009

After taking a month long hiatus, we’re back to discuss where Humanism is and where it’s going, especially in light of the new book Good Without God by Greg Epstein.  We brought in the regulars, and we are joined for the first time by fellow GWHer Keith.

We would love to hear your feedback here in the comments section, or leave a message at:
774-3141-GWH

Links Mentioned:
Boston Coalition of Reason
Good Without God by Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard
News report of the good without God movement from Chronicle, which aired here in New England.

Upcoming Events:
You can view all Greater Worcester Humanist events by checking us out on meetup.com

Episode 3 – October 3rd, 2009

October 3rd, 2009

Today we gathered up the entire Outreach Committee of the Greater Worcester Humanists and spoke late into the night about 5 ways to seem nicer, the Pope’s infallibility, and preaching masquerading as news.

We would love to hear your feedback here in the comments section, or leave a message at:
774-3141-GWH

Links Mentioned:
Rob made reference to an opinion piece on the powerlessness of the right wing media on the the podcast. Wizard of Beck found in the New York Times.

Photo gallery of the line waiting to see Glenn Beck at the Barnes & Noble in Worceser, MA

Upcoming Events

Lots of cool events in Worcester, including:
Roy Zimmerman: Real American Concert
Greg Epstein: Good Without God book signing & appearance
Dr. Jeremy DeSilva, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Boston University, presenting “Apes, Bones and Genes: The Science of Human Origins”