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  • 01:32

    "Dignity - What Are You Willing To Do To Retain or Regain It?

    in Christianity

    Queen Vashti possessed dignity. She knew what was at stake when she  refused to obey the order of her King, her Husband. Are you courageous, comfortable enough to do the unspeakable to maintain your self worth? Do you care more about your emotional, spiritual, economic and/or mental wellness or do you compromise your dignity for the selfish desires of others? Listen in today as dignity is spotlighted for the disciple.

  • 00:45

    Thriving With Dignity

    in Spirituality

    How do we move beyond survival and enjoy thriving, and do it with dignity?

  • 01:37

    Shackles an affront to 'dignity and decorum' of court, appeals panel rules

    in News




    Shackles an affront to 'dignity and decorum' of court, appeals panel rules

    By MAURA DOLANcontact the reporter

    An appeals court Tuesday struck down a policy of routinely handcuffing and shackling pretrial detainees appearing before judges in the San Diego-based federal court district.

    A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the Southern California district has not adequately justified its policy, adopted by the district judges in 2013 on the recommendation of the U.S. Marshals Service. The restraints include leg shackles and handcuffs linked to a belly band by a 15-inch chain.

  • 02:01

    "Demanding Justice and Dignity for OUR Children" ll Dignity in Schools Campaign

    in Politics Progressive

    "Demanding Justice and Dignity for OUR Children"
    Our Guest: Zakiya Sankara-Jabar
    Executive Director, Co-Founder, Co-Chair
    Dignity in Schools Campaign
    Racial Justice NOW !

    A South Carolina Black female student was brutally attacked, thrown from her seat and tossed across the room by a school police officer even though she had obeyed orders to put her cellphone away. Police intervention was employed when her teacher did not think that she put it away fast enough, Horrified students watched and video taped the incident. Where are Black children safe? How can this girl's humanity be so blantantly challenged? 

    Roxane Gay (NYT)  writes: "Far too little attention is being given to who the young girl is...When that officer saw her, sitting quietly, defiantly, she was not allowed to be human. She was not allowed to have a complex story. She was held to a standard of absolute obedience. She was not given the opportunity to explain the why of her defiance because she was a black body that needed to be disciplined by any means necessary."


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  • 01:49

    KiwK Dying with Dignity

    in Entertainment

    Today's show is a tough one, as I have a very special guest on the show to discuss her feelings about the controversial Death with Dignity program offered by Oregon as an option to terminal patients with 6months to live or less. It is a lethal dose of barbituates self administered by the patient who is looking die when THEY say, around the people THEY choose and without the pain they most certainly would face, otherwise. My guest, a close personal friend, is the widow of a man who had the same disease Brittany Maynard had, only unlike Brittany Maynard, her husband did not have that option. We will take a very emotional and painful look at the weeks leading up to and the day of her husband's death.


    I will take calls, even if you oppose Death with Dignity. HOWEVER, you better be respectful or your off air, no warning given.


    Thank you for listening.



  • 01:15

    Dying with dignity: an interview with Wanda Morris

    in Atheism

    Kevin and Karen are joined this week by Mark & Nancy, who have now becomed permanent fixtures of the show. We interviewed Wanda Morris of the Dying with dignity Canada, to explain to us where the situation is in relation with end of life care in Canada. We explore the myths and truths surrounding assisted death.


    Nancy delivers her "this day in History" segment

    Mark gives us a list of his recommended books for freethinkers and

    we have another Reformation report out of Chilliwack

    This episode was pre-recorded

  • 00:44

    Death with Dignity Movement – A Catholic response

    in Christianity

    True death with dignity is trusting in our Lord God that He is seeing to the perfect timing of our personal death. We find dignity in God’s will. Nowhere else!

    I’m afraid the so-called “death with dignity” movement has the potential to become a rapidly growing problem. We Christians and all those who wish to follow the truth of Jesus and His Church or even just the truth of natural law have a duty to do all we can to bring the light of truth to the culture on this vital life issue.

     Jesus literally put the death we fear so much to death so we can be happy with Him forever. Nothing good comes from trying to take shortcuts form the cross. 

    Our heavenly Father is bringing a great good out of our pain and suffering when we unite it to Jesus on the cross.

    As very horrible as it was I thank God for my cancer. It was a gift like no other gift that had the efficacy of bringing me closer to God than I ever would have any other way. It also brought my family closer to God. And there is no price too high to grow in union with God. I can frankly say that I would not trade my cancer journey for anything.


  • 00:35

    A Constitutional Right to Dignity

    in Politics

    The closest the Supreme Court has come to embracing the anti-humiliation principle is through its use of the term “dignity.” This link should be intuitive—what, after all, is the opposite of “humiliation” but “dignity”? Ackerman recognizes this nexus, but his discussion of it is tantalizingly brief.26 He acknowledges that the link between human dignity and the anti-humiliation principle may be unfamiliar to American constitutional lawyers, given that, in contrast to other jurisdictions, our constitutional traditions are built around the concepts of equality and liberty.

    Warren was simply calling upon judges, and the rest of us, to make common-sense judgments about the prevailing meaning of social practices. One of the greatest legal thinkers of the era, Karl Llewellyn, persuasively argued that judges couldn’t decide the most humdrum case without relying on this capacity, which he famously called “situation-sense.”It was Louis Brandeis, not Thurgood Marshall, who first used social science to convince courts to consider the real-world impact of their doctrines. As early as 1908, the Supreme Court relied heavily on his famous “Brandeis Brief” in upholding maximum-hours laws for women. During the following decades, the law schools became centers of sociological and economic critique of the regnant legal formalism The Anti-Humiliation Principle and Same-Sex Marriage Kenji Yoshino

  • 01:11

    Dying with Dignity (with Wanda Morris)

    in Education

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    This week's special guest is Wanda Morris, CEO of the organization, "Dying with Dignity." 

    Wanda has been on the front lines of the Right to Die Movement in Canada for many years, educating the public, challenging government officials and fighting for patients' rights regarding end-of-life choices.

    In this podcast, we explore death, the fear of death, and the question of how humanity should approach life, death, suffering, compassion and dignity.






    Speech at IMAGINE NO RELIGION 4:  http://youtu.be/M3-6BIMkjRA

  • 00:16

    Pain Awareness Month Series Session 4-- BASIC RIGHTS part 1 Dignity

    in Current Events

    Just because you’re a person in pain or disabled does not mean that you are less of a person. While the public "TV" view of those with pain, disabilities or special needs is championed there is a different application given to us every day. Where it is fun to do a social event for us and get all kinds of credit from other "normal" people, when it comes to the everyday care for a majority of those with pain we are not considered worth the extra effort needed to take care of us in a busy world.

    In a busy world you must take responsibility for your own care.

    You need to know what can help you, whiners are not listened to because they are more fixed on their troubles rather than the solution to their problems. With so many individuals in need and a major portion of those individuals positioning themselves for a pity party that is difficult to sort out what is being said to healthcare providers.

    Healthcare providers need proactive patients that know who they are, that understand their own situation before they get to the office to be one of many individual patients.

     That said; we do have a set of basic rights that provide healthcare professionals tools to provide better service, better care to us.

    We will talk about the three kinds of how to act assertive at the same time we talk about our basic rights..

    Assertiveness acts in a non-hostle way, is not aggressive.....Assertiveness does not hold back- never acts in a non-assertive way, is not aggressive

    Good Assertiveness  ---   states positively, affirming, declares with assurance

  • 00:45

    What Dignity Means To Me?

    in Spirituality

    What does the word dignity mean to each of us, and why is it important enough to be part of the title of the show?