Special Call-In Show on “Right Wing Dogmatic Thinking”
We’d like to welcome our new listeners and longtime fanbase to our new day and time with a special Call-In program on this second week at our new timeslot! Matthew LaClair will be at the helm, and the theme will revolve around trying to better understand our right wing brothers and sisters, their tendencies to be caught up in dogma (both religious and political), and what humanists need to do about this if we are to bring about progressive social change.
Radio Free Eireann’s Sandy Boyer, and former IRA prisoner, Anthony McIntyre
To inaugurate Equal Time for Freethought’s new time and day, and move to a one-hour format, we have invited Sandy Boyer, producer and host of WBAI’s Radio Free Eireann (which will now air two hours before us on a regular basis) to talk with us about religion, politics, and humanist ethics concerning Ireland (past and present), and the lives of the Irish outside of Ireland (including here in the USA).
Joining Sandy will be a favorite guest of his, former IRA prisoner turned journalist. Anthony McIntyre. McIntyre spent 18 years in Long Kesh, 4 years on the blanket and no-wash/no work protests which led to the hunger strikes of the 80s. He completed a PhD at Queens upon release from prison, and left the Republican Movement at the endorsement of the Good Friday Agreement, going on to become a journalist. He is the Co-founder of The Blanket, an online magazine that critically analyzed the Irish peace process, and author of the book, Good Friday: The Death of Irish Republicanism.
A World Without Islam w/ Graham Fuller
Is Islam a religion of Peace as many Muslims argue?
Is Islam, and other religions, really what poisons everything, as many atheists argue?
Can we answer the ‘chicken and egg’ question as regards religion and political economy?
How should we best understand and heal the violence done in the world today in the name of God?
Equal Time for Freethought had the privilege of speaking with former vice-chair of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA, Graham Fuller, on his new book: ‘A World Without Islam.’ We aired excepts of this interview on our Fund Drive Program a few Tuesdays ago, and thought it important enough to play in its entirety for our regular listeners.
*This program aired in two parts on 11/7 & 11/14 in 2010