Tuesday, July 25, 2006

We Need Your Help

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

We need your help. When we started our new schedule two weeks ago, the entire staff made a mighty effort to get two weeks ahead so that we could promote our programs and start building a wider audience. That was before the outbreak of this new wave of violence in the Middle East. Now please understand something - Here on Earth is dedicated to shining a light in the world's darkness and bringing hope and inspiration to its listeners. Finding the light in this particular situation is a huge challenge. Hence, the lag time last week. It must have seemed to some of you that we were fiddling while Rome burned. We got back on track with Joe Elder today, and tomorrow we're doing a program about a new video game called Peacemaker that teaches players about the real complexities of the conflict. Here's where you come in: if any of you have any suggestions regarding angles, organizations, individuals, or visionaries who can illuminate the current crisis, give people direction and/or hope, and suggest a possible path to peace, we'd like to hear about it. You can post your suggestions right here on my blog or send send them to hereonearth@wpr.org. Thank you so much! This is your chance to be a real collaborator.

3 comments:

naomi cochran said...

Would love to offer a suggestion, but unfortunately, I'm only a "wannabe" listener. That is, living up here in hayward (northwest wi), many, many of us are simply unable to hear you. Brule is the only station that comes in loud and clear. I became a fan of yours years ago, before Brule switched over to (news) and music. We have several radios, but only one gets Superior with an almost bearable signal. I know I could listen via computer, but with dial-up, I can't tie up my phone line for hours at a time.
Well, there is one suggestion I can offer for a program down the road. The WFOP (wi fellowship of poets) Triad contest has "peace" as the theme this year. There should be some good food for thought here (contest closes Aug 1). I'd love to hear what our state's poets are thinking.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean

Love your program. Try Robert Fisk, terrific Middle East correspondent for The Independent. He HAS LIVED in Beirut for over 20 years and reported on Middle East for over 30 years.

Anonymous said...

Ellie Hasbani
International pastor at Eastbrook Church in Milwaukee
Christian perspective on Middle East