1. Creative Farming - Inner Compass

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    “Organic is just the beginning: why stop there?” asks Joel Salatin, entrepreneur and owner of Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, known for its unique approach to sustainable farming. His home-made inventions rely on creative problem-solving and hi-tech materials to gain the most wholesome use of his land and livestock. Featured in Food, Inc. and Omnivore’s Dilemma, Salatin sums it up with his latest book title--Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World.

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    • Rethinking Life After Death - Inner Compass

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      Anglican bishop N. T. Wright, who has written over 50 books on understanding New Testament scriptures and whom Newsweek calls "the world's leading New Testament scholar," discusses his conclusions about what the Bible says about heaven, hell, and what he calls "life after life after death." Karen Saupe hosts.

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      • The New Monasticism - Inner Compass

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        A new kind of contemplative life is gaining traction among Christians who want to live simply and carefully. Sometimes called the New Monasticism, this lifestyle looks for ways to expand community into neighborhood streets & homes. Shane Claiborne, co-founder of The Simple Way community in Philadelphia, and author of The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, describes this mindset and how it works. Karen Saupe hosts.

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        • All Tech'd Out: Computers in Schools - Inner Compass

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          Are students with computers getting the better education? Or do computers actually kill creativity in several important ways? Clifford Stoll, author of High-Tech Heretic, talked with host Karen Saupe in this 2004 episode of Inner Compass.

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          • An Evangelical Apology to Mormons - Inner Compass

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            What happens when an evangelical Christian and a Mormon pray together? Most people wouldn’t know, since it happens so rarely. But Fuller Theological Seminary president Richard Mouw has been meeting with Mormon leaders for years, and has been amazed at the changes he’s witnessed as the Mormon faith matures. Mouw describes the hopes and experiences detailed in his book, Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals. Karen Saupe hosts.

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            • Microfinance Miracles - Inner Compass

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              It may be hard to believe that $50 can lift a family out of poverty for life, but it’s happening every day around the world through simple microfinance lending partnerships. Robert Rooy has not only watched it happen—he has dedicated his life to helping others watch, too, through film. Karen Saupe hosts.

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              • The Power of Writing - Inner Compass

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                We hear about prisoners, but not so often from prisoners. When bestselling novelist Wally Lamb (She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much is True) started teaching writing classes inside a women's prison, he had no idea where those efforts might lead. Hear how their compelling personal stories were published after considerable opposition from the prison. Karen Saupe hosts.

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                • Navigating Conflict - Inner Compass

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                  What is your tendency when you see conflict coming—run and hide? Tackle it head-on? Bob Hall, founder of Learning to Live with Conflict, Inc., looks beyond winning and losing to suggest ways the very presence of conflict can help us learn and grow together. Karen Saupe hosts.

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                  • What's So Funny? Exploring Humor - Inner Compass

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                    Someone walking onto a stage trips and falls. Half the audience laughs, half doesn’t—and they’re even angry at the first half for laughing! Why do people respond so differently to humor, puns, and jokes? Calvin College psychology professor Paul Moes explains what happens in our brains—and our relationships—when we share a laugh. Karen Saupe hosts.

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                    • All Kinds of Minds - Inner Compass

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                      As a young adult visiting her aunt’s farm, Temple Grandin found herself able to intuit what the livestock feared as they experienced the regular stresses of farm life. Was it because of her autism? Now this Colorado State University professor is widely known both for her animal welfare research and for her many books on autism. She tells how she has dedicated her life to helping animals and people understand each other. Karen Saupe hosts.

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