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Urban Heroes

Urban Heroes


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This show features people who do important work in urban areas, along with the work at the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Going back to school is a big step and requires many adjustments to a student's work, family, and ministry schedule. Karla and John talk with two students, Mark Duffy and Brandi Rawls, who began school this term, and discuss what the first... more

Every May, the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry holds their annual graduation when students receive their hard-earned associate degree. On today's show, Karla and John talk to Nicole Harber, who has completed a certificate... more

In two weeks, John will be in Kenya with several CUBM alumni. Karla herself has made the trip to Kenya on three occasions, and she maintains a relationship and financially supports some of the people she met while on those trips. Today... more

Pastor Andrew and Helen Jackson are both CUBM graduates who have gone on to get an additional degree (or two). They rejuvenated a ministry called The Marriage Works a number of years ago, and that led to their latest endeavor, a... more

(The first three minutes of the show are silent due to technical difficulties.) Valetta Ford has been an instructor at CUBM for many years, most recently focusing on courses that lead to the Human Services degree. Last fall, Mrs. Ford returned to... more

It sounds strange that people have to be taught how to think, but it's true. Cognitive and social learning theories are proving accurate in that a person's thinking controls their behavior, thus directly impacting their ability to learn, earn,... more

Today's show is divided into two parts. The first will feature Dionna Rojas, who is a student in the CUBM Human Services program, and Val Ford, the faculty member who heads up the Human Services associates degree program.

Karla and John discuss plans for a new satellite location for CUBM, scheduled to open this January. After Karla and John talk, you will hear a re-broadcast of John's Saturday morning show with Lisa Thorpe-Vaughn from last Saturday,... more

Rev. Dr. Richard Wingfield rejoins the show today to talk about his journey since graduating from CUBM 20 years ago. After Dr. Wingfield, current student Justin Eidinger calls in to talk about his CUBM experience.

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