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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Transgender Rights (HBO)

Published on Jun 28, 2015. This week’s gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the “T” in “LGBT."

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Love Wins: After Decades of Struggle, Marriage Equality Now the Law of the Land | Democracy Now!

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TTA Podcast 227: Abraham's Excellent Adventure

Published on Jun 23, 2015
Today's show is, simply, a reading of the biblical story of Abraham and Isaac. However, author Ed Suominen has fleshed out the story in alarming detail...and he has added a bizarre twist to the tale.

How do most people feel about Abraham's deed (or "almost deed")? His faith? His character? And after they hear this version of the Old Testament account, will they feel any differently?

No calls. No headlines. Nothing but the text, the storyteller, and a fresh journey into one of the Bible's most popular books.

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Richard Dawkins: LIVE at the Reason for Change Conference | Point of Inquiry

This week, Point of Inquiry welcomes Richard Dawkins for a special episode recorded before a live audience at the Center for Inquiry’s Reason for Change conference in Buffalo, New York on June 13, 2015. Dawkins is easily one of the world’s most influential and controversial scientists; a pioneer in evolutionary biology, science communication, and the public visibility of atheists. He is the author of several bestselling books including The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, and Unweaving the Rainbow, and he is founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

Dawkins is joined by Point of Inquiry host Josh Zepps, discusses how he found his love for science and evolution, the importance of secular values, and how we can inspire people to appreciate and embrace science. It’s not all serious and lofty, of course, as Dawkins cops to being “pretty condescending and bossy,” and displays his remarkable proficiency with an outlandish American accent.

Dawkins, who received a Life…

"Perpetrator Has Been Arrested, But Killer is Still at Large": Remove Confederate Flag | Democracy Now!

Talk Nerdy Episode 67 - Michael Lee

Cara sits down with USC graduate student Michael Lee to talk about all things astrobiology. What is it? What can it tell us about alien life? And how does studying our own ocean floor help us understand what might be lurking on Jupiter's moon Europa?

White Supremacist Views, Links to Hate Group Revealed After Charleston Church Massacre | Democracy Now!

Trans-Mountaineer - by In Autumn

A music video of In Autumn performing "Trans-Mountaineer" in the woods, on a mountain in Southern California. The song, "Trans-Mountaineer", will be available online soon, and will appear on "The Universe" E.P. coming this August, 2015. It is also the title track for the upcoming full-length album, "Trans-Mountaineer".

This film was photographed by Geneva Miller, and edited by Jonny Miller.

 In Autumn is: Jonny Miller (vox, guitar, harmonica), Mike Wilson (drums, percussion), Derrick Harvey (bass), and Adam Heller (lead guitar). 

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Real Time with Bill Maher: Bernie Sanders – June 19, 2015 (HBO)

Published on Jun 19, 2015
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Bill Maher and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discuss his presidential campaign and the Pope's recent comments on climate change.

South Carolina Massacre: Why Don’t We Call Killing of 9 Black Churchgoers an Act of Terrorism? | Democracy Now!

TTA Podcast 226: I'm a Preacher's Kid

Published on Jun 16, 2015

They're often known as PKs. Preacher's kids. Children of clergy who often grow up either embracing or condemning the often strict church cultures imposed upon them. They've seen the "ministry" from behind closed doors, and their stories are enlightening.

In this broadcast, we explore the life of a Preacher's Kid.

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