Thursday, January 26, 2017

Why Radio's 100th episode! We need questions for Gloria Steinem and Suzanne Braun Levine.

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Dear Why? Radio listeners,

As many of you know, the next episode is our 100th. To celebrate, we are lucky enough to have two incredible guests, best friends Gloria Steinem and Suzanne Braun Levine. The topic of the show is “Feminism as philosophy, politics, and friendship.”

We are prerecording the show, but we need your questions. So, please think about what you would ask Gloria and Suzanne if you got to talk to them personally, and pass the questions along to us. We’ll do our best to ask them during the show.

The deadline for questions is January 31st at 5pm, but feel free to send them sooner. And don’t forget to include your first name and your city/state, so we can give you credit for the question on the air.

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Thank you all for your loyalty to the show. We look forward to sharing this milestone with you and hope the next 100 episodes are even better.

Jack Russell Weinstein

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Download a new free book: "Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College"

Published by the University of North Dakota Digital Press

Announcing an exciting new FREE book for you to download, including an essay by PQED author/ Why? Radio host Jack Russell Weinstein. Click on the link below to get your copy!
 
Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College
Download the book here (pdf)

The 2016 presidential election has sparked an unprecedented interest in the Electoral College. To expand the conversation, Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College offers brief essays that examine the Electoral College from different disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, mathematics, political science, history, and pedagogy. Along the way, the essays address a variety of questions about the Electoral College: Why was it created? How has it changed over time? Who benefits from it? Is it just? How will future demographic patterns affect it? Should we alter or abolish the Electoral College, and if so, what should replace it? In exploring these matters, Picking the President enhances our understanding of one of America’s most high-profile, momentous issues.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Can we escape the Christian imagination?

Pictured here is St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators, librarians and encyclopedists.
This is the monologue for the most recent episode of Why? Radio: "Thinking Philosophically About the Black Church" with guest J. Kameron Carter. Click here to listen to the episode.

I am so glad December is over; I hate the holiday season. I grow weary of the alienation my Jewish family feels whenever we leave our house and I’m horrified at the stressful consumer orgy forced upon my friends. I am also really tired of reminding others that even for an atheist, Christmas is a Christian holiday.

Yes, the commemoration of the birth of Christ is and must be Christian, even for those who don’t talk about Jesus. And yes, the celebration of the second coming excludes those who are still waiting for their own messiah, even if they enjoy a cup of eggnog or display their friends’ Christmas cards on the mantle while they wait.

Friday, January 6, 2017


"Thinking Philosophically About the Black Church" - Why? Radio is live, Sunday:




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"Thinking Philosophically About the Black Church"

Guest: J. Kameron Carter
Sunday, January 8 at 5 p.m. central.

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