Month: September 2013

Celebrity philanthropy overestimated?

Entertainment journalist Kelley L. Carter joins the Sex, Politics, And Religion Hour to discuss the state of celebrity generosity.

The height of the American Civil Rights Movement has long been hailed as the heyday of famous folk lending their celebrity to causes of political and social improvement. However, Carter points out that those beliefs are mostly anecdotal.

 

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Provenza, an indispensable satirist

Comedian and director Paul Provenza joins the Sex Politics and Religion Hour to celebrate the First Amendment, and the fact that protected speech need not be agreeable to all.

Jamila and Paul discuss the place for women on the comedy stage, why the jester is arguably the most important member of the court, and, most importantly, why modern American society needs more standup!

Provenza’s new show, which isn’t yet Stateside, “Set List,” kicks off the conversation.

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‘Under God’ goes to State Supreme Court

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow morning in a case challenging the mandatory recitation in the state’s public schools of the Pledge of Allegiance, because it includes the phrase “under God.”

Joining Ed Brayton and Jamila to discuss the case is executive director of the American Humanist Association, Roy Speckhardt. His organization’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center is representing a Massachusetts humanist family in the case.

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