Spiritual Discussion Series Continues

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Dear Friends,

 

Happily, "On Being" Conversations have become part of the fabric of the Walpole Unitarian Church community.  Here are titles for our next cycle.  All are welcome.

 

We have transitioned successfully to Zoom, and for the foreseeable future will be Zooming on the first, third (and fifth) Tuesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m.  Invitation links to the Zoom meeting will be sent out the preceding Monday evenings.  Please feel free to forward these invitation links to folks you know who may be interested.  

 

We will listen to the following programs on our own, then gather in cyberspace to consider them together. I look forward to being with you!   ~ Rev. Elaine

 “On Being” Conversations Turn to “Fresh Air” for the summer!

 

We meet on Zoom on alternate Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon to consider together the interview we have read and/or listened to in the previous week. All are welcome to join for conversation and deepened understanding. Come for one meeting, or come for all.

“Fresh Air,” with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs." 

https://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/archive

https://freshairarchive.org/index.php/search/collections

 

This June and July, our long-running Tuesday conversation group will take a break from “On Being” programs and delve into the “Fresh Air” interview archives. We listen to the interviews before meeting on Zoom to discuss, on the first, third (and fifth) Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to circa 11:45 a.m. Links for Zoom gatherings are sent to the Walpole Church e-mail list on Mondays preceding discussions. 

 

June 1 –– Trees Talk To Each Other. ‘Mother Tree’ Ecologist Suzanne Simard hears Lessons For People, Too.   35 minutes

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/05/04/993430007/trees-talk-to-each-other-mother-tree-ecologist-hears-lessons-for-people-too  

June 15 –– “Downton Abbey” Creator Julian Fellowes and Star Maggie Smith 36:00

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/20/762724419/downton-abbey-creator-julian-fellowes-and-star-maggie-smith

June 29 –– After Hurricane Maria, Chef José Andrés Had a “Crazy Dream” to Feed Puerto Rico  51:30

https://freshairarchive.org/index.php/segments/after-hurricane-maria-chef-jose-andres-had-crazy-dream-feed-puerto-rico

July 6 –– Louise Erdrich On Her Personal Connection To Native Peoples' ‘Fight For Survival’ 39:00

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/988007844/louise-erdrich-on-her-personal-connection-to-native-peoples-fight-for-survival

 

July 20 –– Jon Batiste On Sharing Joy In A Painful Year: ‘I Want To Reaffirm People's Humanity’ 42:00

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/11/976023961/jon-batiste-on-sharing-joy-in-a-painful-year-i-want-to-reaffirm-peoples-humanity

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Suzanne Simard

Maggie Smith

Chef José Andrés

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Louise Erdrich

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John Batiste

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