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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Speaking of Faith

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with NPR’s Speaking of Faith, but it’s a wonderful weekly radio program that explores different spiritual traditions and topics. This week’s show is called "The Spirituality of Parenting", and as if that were not exciting enough, I may be on it! I definitely have a short piece (along with several other parents from different traditions) on their web site from Thursday, June 15 through Wednesday, June 21. It was an interesting exercise, trying to sum up my experience with parenting and spirituality in a paragraph. It was also fun recording my words, though I don’t yet know if my clip made the radio broadcast. With baseball playoffs and school ending, I don’t have time to figure out how to listen to a podcast tonight, but I wanted to post this now because I suspect many of you will be interested in the topic regardless of whether or not I'm on the show.

"The Sprituality of Parenting" will air in Philadelphia on Sunday, June 18, at 7:00am on WHYY, 91.0 FM. In other parts of the country, it airs between the 15th and the 21st (2006). Broadcast times and locations can be found on the Web site.

7 Comments:

Blogger Philip Jones said...

Eileen: I LOVE that show, though I don't always manage to catch it. I will certainly make a point to listen this Sunday morning, and if I can get the podcast, I'll preserve it for you. Way to go!

5:39 PM  
Blogger naturalmom said...

Cool! I love that show too. Usually I don't remember to turn the radio on first thing in the morning on Sundays, however. I'll try to catch it this week. I hope to hear your clip!

Stephanie

6:56 PM  
Anonymous crunchy said...

Hi Eileen,

Thank you for featuring this NPR program! Our local station doesn't air Speaking of Faith, but I so very much enjoyed listenign to your recorded piece, as well as teh other parents that were featured.

I very much appreciated listening about how you have grown spiritually through mothering. I hope your piece is airedon the show! Please let us know!

I submitted my own spirituality and parenting experience with the web site, too. Thank you for leting us know about this opportunity...I enjoyed exploring my own views and overall spiritual path we take woth the kids.

3:10 AM  
Blogger Eileen Flanagan said...

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I just skimmed the transcript, and my piece is not in the program, but it does look interesting.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

Thank you for this post. I listen to NPR all the time but have never heard of Speaking of Faith. Maybe my local station doesn't carry it? I will look into it. Love your blog!

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Trent Gilliss said...

Hello Eileen--

I'm the Web producer for Speaking of Faith and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your recording. We included your reading on our site at Your Voices, Your Stories page. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and read for us.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Krista Tippett will be discussing"Are the holidays really about faith?" on a womens Spirit Nov.7 2-3PM with Vanecia Wills-Lefroy on www.radiosandysprings.com/womensspirit.php Free podcast available

6:34 PM  

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