Inner Compass NATIONAL SEASON 6

Videos & Episode Descriptions

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#601 Comprehensive Immigration Reform

 

 

[short] Jenny Yang, Vice President of Advocacy at World Relief, describes what comprehensive reform should include, as laid out in her book Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate.

[long] Since the U.S. economy relies on immigrant workers, not to mention the $12 billion they pay in taxes, many argue there should be more avenues for them to legally come and go as needed. Jenny Yang, Vice President of Advocacy at World Relief, describes what comprehensive reform should include, as laid out in her book Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.

 

#602 X Prize: Spurring Scientific Innovation

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[short] Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation, believes human innovation can overcome any hurdle--especially when the competitive spirit gets involved.

[long] There’s nothing like some prize money to get things moving. Ask Charles Lindbergh and his Spirit of St. Louis, or Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation. Author of Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, Diamandis believes human innovation can overcome any hurdle--especially when the competitive spirit gets involved. He describes scientific breakthroughs of the past and future, incentivized by the 10 million dollar X Prize for the benefit of humanity. Karen Saupe hosts.

 

#603 Rock & Roll Women

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[short]Punk rocker turned music critic Jessica Hopper, author of The Girls’ Guide to Rocking: How to Start a Band, Book Gigs, and Get Rolling to Rock Stardom, takes us on tour with the women of rock & roll.

[long] As roles for women in contemporary music expand, everyone benefits. Punk rocker turned music critic Jessica Hopper, author of The Girls’ Guide to Rocking: How to Start a Band, Book Gigs, and Get Rolling to Rock Stardom, takes us on tour with the women of rock & roll, including a stop at the new phenomenon of girls’ rock camps. Karen Saupe hosts.

 

#604 Rootedness: Beyond Skin-Deep

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[short] Willie Jennings of Duke Divinity School,and author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, invites a return to the rootedness that communities used to enjoy.

[long] When called upon to define who we are, not many think to mention our land and neighbors. But it wasn’t always that way. Willie Jennings, Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, invites a return to the rootedness that communities used to enjoy. His book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, suggests connections should grow from shared spaces--not shared attributes such as skin color—and that Christians need to be modeling this. Karen Saupe hosts.
 
#605 Are Adolescents Abandoned?

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[short] Chap Clark of Fuller Theological Seminary, and author of Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers, says teens are on rough seas without a rudder while adults rush them around, distracted by their own agendas.

[long] Do we really know what our teens think and feel? Or do they just give us the answers we want? Chap Clark, professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers, has research that says teens are on rough seas without a rudder while adults rush them around, distracted by their own agendas. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
 
#606 Escaping North Korea

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[short] Mike Kim describes how and why thousands defect from North Korea, as related in his memoir about Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country.

[long] It’s a country where a bowl of rice is an extravagance for many citizens, and where reading the Bible or stepping on a photo of the supreme leader can land you in jail. Mike Kim knew little of North Korea when he first visited, but once he learned, he could never forget. Hear about his response and the hundreds of defectors he’s been able to help, as described in his memoir Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country. Karen Saupe hosts.

 
#607 Molestation: Breaking the Silence

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[short] Survivor Nicole Braddock Bromley discusses her efforts to break the silence in our families and in society about molestation.

[long] Molestation is a life-altering trauma that 1 in 5 American children experience, yet it rarely comes up in conversation. Survivor Nicole Braddock Bromley started an organization called OneVOICE Enterprises to break the silence in our families and in society. She discusses conversations she has had with hundreds of victims on her speaking tours, and experiences related in her books, including Hush: Moving from Silence to Healing after Childhood Sexual Abuse. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
 
#608 The New Monasticism

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[short] Shane Claiborne, co-founder of The Simple Way community in Philadelphia, describes a new style of contemplative life that is gaining traction among Christians who want to live simply and thoughtfully.

[long] A new kind of contemplative life is gaining traction among Christians who want to live simply and thoughtfully. 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.

 
#609 Protest Art

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[short] When installation artist Mandy Cano Villalobos of Calvin College learned of the mass femicides in Juarez, Mexico, she created a way to give these silenced women a voice.

[long] Thousands of women in Juarez, Mexico have been tortured and murdered because they are women. Yet the authorities have been more inclined to call these killings imaginary than emergency. When installation artist Mandy Cano Villalobos of the Calvin College art department learned of this mass femicide, she looked for a way to honor the individual victims. See what she created to give these silenced women a voice. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
 
#610 Wage Theft

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[short] Kim Bobo, executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice and author of Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Americans are Not Getting Paid—and What We Can Do About It, describes the scene.

[long] It is illegal to steal from your workplace; yet across the nation, employers are stealing from their employees every day. Practices such as withholding tips, bouncing paychecks, hiring employees as “independent contractors,” and refusing a final paycheck are surprisingly common. Kim Bobo, executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice and author of Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Americans are Not Getting Paid—and What We Can Do About It, describes the scene.

 
#611 Understanding the Refugee
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[short] Dana Doll of Lutheran Social Services describes the hurdles and stereotypes refugees face, and how volunteers can make a difference for these resilient newcomers. [long] It’s easy to think that refugees have won a golden ticket of opportunity if they can make it to the U.S. But their challenges are far from over as they learn a new language, search for work, and sustain their families. Dana Doll of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan describes the stereotypes and the hurdles they face, and how volunteers can make all the difference for these resilient newcomers. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
 
#612 Child Sex Trafficking: in Your Town Too?

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[short] Andy Soper of The Manasseh Project highlights the tragedy and what can be done to help young victims who are walking the streets of U.S. cities and towns.

[long] The most common form of slavery today is sex trafficking, with victims numbering in the millions. Although we may prefer to imagine it’s mostly happening overseas, too many young victims are walking the streets of U.S. cities and towns. When youth worker Andy Soper found himself suddenly facing this ugly truth, he started The Manasseh Project to highlight the tragedy and what can be done to help. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
 
#613 The Seven Deadly Sins

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[short] Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, author of Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and their Remedies, considers the true definitions of these timeless--and often misunderstood--pitfalls. [long] We see the “seven deadly sins” in board games and fashion magazines, but the list’s purpose through the centuries has been to direct our hearts toward the things we all long for—love, integrity, and freedom. Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, author of Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and their Remedies, considers the true definitions of these timeless--and often misunderstood--pitfalls. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.