Nearing retirement age, cardiologist John Dormois decided to enroll in Divinity School at Duke University. He says he wanted to explore the spiritual side of medicine. He's now completed his studies at Duke, and preparing to become certified in end-of-life care.
Wick Sloane teaches English at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston - at midnight. He tells Dick Gordon that students in community college are among the most energized and inspiring he's ever met. Also in this show: An Attachment To Ethiopia
Every day we are faced with philosophical questions. Some questions are small, such as: what is the right thing to do when an unwanted religious proselytizer knocks on your door? And big questions like: how should we approach the painful finality of death? Lani Roberts teaches philosophy at Oregon State University. She wrestles with everyday problems of right and wrong, and happens to believe that it is okay to lie to the unwelcome person knocking on her door. Yet she loves the ideal of truthfulness, and in fact reminds Dick that the word 'philosophy' means 'the love of wisdom.' Also in this epsiode: a listener story about "Pa-Pa's Rooster."
And now, achieving flight while still on earth. We listen in to a father, Jon Carroll, and his daughter, trapeze artist Shana Carroll. She is part of that small group of people who knows what it feels like to fly. Produced by Jay Allison, a staff member at Transom.org.
When psychologist Feriha Peracha was asked to assess a handful of boys rescued from Islamic militants, she had no idea it would lead to a life changing project - a school designed to undo the training they'd gotten to be informants, fighters and suicide bombers.