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Lectures, book interviews and thought provoking programming that goes beyond the traditional Sunday media extravaganzas of religion, politics and sports.

Lead news story today available courtesy Topeka Capital Journal's reporter Tim Carpenter.

Program Summary, 27 April 2014

New Books Network summary written by host Annie Sapucaia: 

Coming out atheist isn’t always easy,  but Greta Christina, atheist activist and blogger, has tips to make it easier for those who struggle.  After scouring hundreds of coming-out-atheist stories, she comes to the conclusion that difficult as it may be, very few atheists regret coming out.  Most people report feeling happier and more liberated after telling their social circle that they don’t believe in God – even if, in the beginning, that may cause strains in important relationships.   In addition, coming out can help other atheists by letting them know that they are not alone and that it is possible to live a good godless life.   Greta does make the important caveat that coming out is not feasible or even safe for everyone – those who might lost their jobs, custody of their children, or even their lives may have very good reasons for staying in the closet.

2nd Hour: Bristol Coop pubic radio (U.K.) "Friday Drivetime" with Tony Gosling Investigative reports: Phil Pope, one of the organisers of Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, discusses anarchism and how he thinks society could improve as well as anarchist ideas about the state, government, community and policing.

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