Pagan Weekly News, week of 24 July 2014
The Pagan Weekly News is, as the name implies, a weekly news program from a Pagan perspective. Over the years the show has moved around a lot on the weekly calendar, but RevKess and Zaracon strive to bring the listener the news in a timely manner. At its current day of the week, PWN is trying to settle into a new routine. The time of the live broadcast may continue to fluctuate, but for now it will be on Thursdays.
Just in time for Throw-Back Thursdays, KaliSara has been posting links to past episodes of programming on the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel. You can follow those listings through our Facebook page of the channel or by following RevKess on Twitter. This week’s TBT episode is Herbs and Some of Their Uses from 6 February 2010. Might be time to revisit the topic.
Pagan Pride Day season is about to start. It officially runs from August 1 through October 31st. With events all around the country, some states having more than one event, and reaching across the globe, PPD is quickly becoming one of the largest and most popular Pagan outreach celebrations. One of the largest PPD events in the world is held the first Sunday of August every year since 2009. the UK’s PPD is in Central Nottingham with over 1500 Pagans attending and more coming every year. With any luck maybe one or more of the PMPChannel hosts can make it to one of their local PPD events.
Links to topics covered
- One aspect of PPD is something akin to interfaith outreach. In the interest of interfaith work, Dr. Karl E.H. Seigfried guested on a Muslim, A Hotchpotch Hijabi in Italy. Dr. Karl writes the award winning Norse Mythology blog.
- KiVo instructor and musician Lis Addison has a big announcement. Learn more about how you can help further her good works.
- Extremist Christians in the United States stepped away from any semblance of interfaith work and disrupted a church service in New Orleans to protest abortion. Operation Save America has been visiting New Orleans this week as part of their annual conference. On Sunday the 20th of July many of them attended services at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, interrupting the service and exposing the youth of the church to disturbing images, the kind commonly used by anti-abortionists. RevKess got up on his soap box for a little while on abortion. A UU minister in Missouri wrote about the incident in NOLA.
- On Wednesday 23 July 2014 the State of Arizona executed Joseph Wood. A rather botched execution. 117 minutes from the time the lethal injection was administered Wood died, choking and gasping the whole way. RevKess got up on his soap box for a little while on the death penalty. In a dissenting opinion, one judge writes about alternatives to lethal injection – thanks to a live listener for sharing the link.
- Over on Patheos this summer there has been a conversation about environmentalism and whether Pagans are truly doing their part. Taylor Ellwood has this article on the Agora forum, you can read more through this page.
- On the news end of things, RevKess wrapped up with the story of a Colorado judge ruling the 2008 DOMA law in Colorado as unconstitutional, following suit with other judges he stayed his ruling pending appeal.
Links to stories not covered, but of interest
- George Takei talks frankly, with some humor, about his experience in the Japanese-American internment camps during WWII.
- Conflicts in the Middle East are putting priceless archaeological treasures at risk, including a recently discovered mythic temple of Musasir.
featuring brand new music from Frenchy and the Punk
- PWN intro courtesy Aetopus
- Frenchy and the Punk – Don’t Fear the Rabbit – Bonjour Batfrog
- SJ Tucker – The Great Velocipede Migration – Wonders
- Celia – Red Alabaster & Blue – Red Alabaster & Blue
- Celia – Metta Prayer – For the Asking
- Frenchy and the Punk – La Vie de Boheme – Bonjour Batfrog
- Wendy Rule – Deity – Deity
- Cernunnos Rising – Wise Old Yew – Urban Druid
- Lis Addison – My Big Community – Grace of the Green Leaf
Frenchy and the Punk will be in Omaha on 31 July 2014, Thursday. They will be performing at the Barley Street Tavern with Anonymous Henchman.
SJ Tucker and Betsy Tinney will be in Lincoln on 19 August 2014, Tuesday. They will be performing at the historic Ferguson House, a concert sponsored by KZUM and the Wayward Concert Series through the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.