Month: January 2013

From Christian to Atheist, How One Man Questioned His Faith

For 30 years, Seth Andrews was a faithful Christian adherent with a loving family. Then he started asking questions and now he’s behind one of the Internet’s largest Atheist communities.

Andrews wrote a new book published in December called “Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason.”

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Andrews to discuss what made him start asking questions about his faithful past.

Report Reveals Falling Standards in Pa. Nursing Homes

A recent Public Source investigation has revealed that nursing home standards in western Pennsylvania have fallen short, leaving families and residents devastated.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Halle Stockton, the Pittsburgh-based journalist who reported the story, about what can be learned and how families may wish to protect their loved ones when the time comes to consider assisted living.

How to Find Inspiration for Living a Healthier Life

As the New Year gets underway, many are looking to find inspiration on how to live healthier. Atlanta fitness and lifestyle trainer Derek Caffe may have the secret. He’s just published a book called “4 Secrets to a Healthy Life!”

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Caffe about why small steps are the way to go when it comes to deciding to become inspired and to go for fitness gold in one’s own life.

Poetic Movement Teaches Art of Self-Acceptance

Sonya Renee Taylor is a poet and artist who created a movement of self-acceptance inspired by one of her poems. “The Body is Not An Apology” is her art and her rallying call.

Host Jamila Bey interviewed Taylor to discuss poetry as a political and personal statement.

Survivor of Giffords Shooting Wants Gun Control Action From Congress

Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that killed six and injured 20, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. On Jan. 8, 2011, Patricia Maisch helped disarm the shooter, Jared Loughner, by grabbing his second magazine clip after he was tackled.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Maisch about her hopes for action that could help put an end to mass shootings in the United States.

Grasping the Role of Sexual Violence Remains A Challenge Worldwide

Women Under Siege is an initiative documenting the ways that rape and other forms of sexualized violence have been and are still being used tools in genocide and conflict.

Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, joins Women Under Siege director Lauren Wolfe to talk about the work that is being done to put sexualized violence in conflict onto the radar of world leaders.

Mom Fortified Love for Arts for Image Award Nominee

The 44th NAACP Image Awards is less than a month away and is set to honor African Americans in the fields of film, television music and literature.

One nominee, actress Edwina Findlay, costars in the critically acclaimed independent film “Middle of Nowhere,” which won Ava DuVernay best director honors at Sundance in 2012, and also returns for the third season of HBO’s popular series “Treme.”

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Findlay to discuss her acting career and more:

Jewish Film Festival Marks 23rd Return to DC This Week

The annual D.C. Jewish Film Festival returns on Thursday at the Navy Archives Memorial for a 23rd year, featuring many themes and award-winning works.

Host Jamila Bey talked with the new film festival director, Ilya Tovbis, to discuss some of the highlights and more.