Episode 5: Michael – Muscular Dystrophy

How do you get to know someone with a very physical disability without allowing that disability to overly define that person or your relationship? “If you have a desire to get to know someone outside of their “earth suit,” that is a really good starting point.

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Episode 4: Sheryl – Schizophrenia

My fantasy was that I was the bride of Jesus Christ … I was convinced that if I did not evangelize the world in the next two hours we’re all going to go to hell.

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Gangs: Forms of love and belonging

In preparation for this podcast I watched a 2009 episode of Gangland about the Fresno Bulldogs. It was a disturbing show. The callous disregard for human life, the exaltation of violence and the desire amp up absolute fear in the general population made the Bulldogs a kind of urban terrorist organization. But watching their violent […]

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Episode 2: Ivan – Gangs

The shame of poverty, gang violence, Jim Crow in our corrections system, retributive violence, and redemption. Ivan talks about how his years in the Bulldog gang and in the penitentiary has shaped his view of reality.

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Episode 1: Emiliano – Migrants

  My Great Grandfather was an undocumented immigrant, like everyone who entered the US at that time. Most Europeans in this country are only here because they had a relative who entered the US through open borders – men and women who were looking for a better life. There were massive hurdles to overcome, but […]

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