Freethought Radio's Second Show Airs Saturday
Don't miss the Freedom From Religion Foundation's second radio broadcast, Freethought Radio, out of Madison, Wis., which airs tomorrow morning!
Listeners can wake up Saturdays to Freethought Radio from 8 - 9 a.m. on 92.1 FM, "The Mic, Madison's Progressive Talk," in Madison (the local "Air America" station). The show is streamed live at themic921.com for those outside Madison.
Shows will be available at the Foundation's website to hear at listener convenience at: ffrf.org/radio. (The second show will be up at the website by Tuesday, May 9.) Foundation members who can listen to podcasts may subscribe to a podcasting service at: ffrf.org/radio/podcast.
Freethought Radio's second show features an interview with poet, author, journalist and feminist activist Robin Morgan ("Sisterhood Is Powerful"), an atheist whose book "Fighting Words," is a counter to the religious right, and will be published later this year. Her novel, "The Burning Times," came out in March and is based on the true case of the first woman put to death as a witch by the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Robin Morgan was named "Freethought Heroine 2005" by the Foundation.
Co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, who are co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, introduce several segments on the second show: Theocracy Watch, Freethinkers Almanac, and Pagan Pulpit. The show includes commentary on the National Day of Prayer violations.
Listeners may call in comments or questions at the Progressive Hotline, 608/663-7291.
"We have high hopes that broadcasting a show with a positive take on freethought and the separation of church and state can open minds and dispel the negative images toward both concepts," said Gaylor.
"We not only want to represent the views of the nation's secular population but 'preach to the converted'--reach out, inform, educate and attract the general public," said Barker. "Isn't it time for an alternative to religion on the public airwaves?"
The Foundation plans to "syndicate" the show on other Air America stations as finances permit."