Atheists. Angie’s May 9, 2015, Editorial.

http://lftlc.com/carriage/FM/Editorial_150509_H2.mp3 This is In Deep; I’m Angie Coiro. In a moment, a conversation with Claire Bidwell Smith about her book, After This: When Life is Over, Where Do We Go? But first … Why would we at In Deep delve into this topic – the afterlife, even if there is one? With all these hard-edged issues awaiting like homelessness and what’s in front of the Supreme Court? Why go so far afield? It is unusual for us, but in common with all our topics, this grew out of a societal shift that bears scrutiny. In this case, it’s the increasingly loud discord between believers and non-believers. From PR-driven atheist-vs-believer “battles” (with tickets for sale, of course) to the internet, where so much of American society pastes bits of its unglossed id – it’s been getting uglier for years. Legendary WW2 correspondent Ernie Pyle declared “There are no atheists in foxholes”. The phrase lives on, but it’s changed. Now it sneers at the legitimacy...
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Appearances. Angie’s Hour 2 Editorial, May 2, 2015.

http://lftlc.com/carriage/FM/Editorial_150502_H2.mp3 HOUR TWO I’m Angie Coiro, and this is In Deep. In a moment you’ll hear this week’s conversation at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park: a meandering, wonderful chat with talented actor and clown, Geoff Hoyle. But first – some thoughts on this week’s news. Appearances are everything, in a world saturated in imagery of unattainable perfection. And within that frame are some of the best and worst stories of this week. Wednesday this week the death of Leelah Alcorn, born Joshua Ryan Alcorn, was ruled a suicide. That’s no big surprise. The 17 year old transgender student made it clear in a long suicide note published on tumbler – automatically posted after she deliberately walked into traffic. Leelah used both her preferred and birth name, banishing any doubt that no matter who you were and how you saw her, here she was speaking her truth. Her truth incorporated her life’s progression, from knowing at the age of four that something inside her wasn’t...
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Faults. Angie’s Hour 1 Editorial, May 2, 2015,

http://lftlc.com/carriage/FM/Editorial_150502_H1.mp3 HOUR ONE I’m Angie Coiro, and this is In Deep. In a moment you’ll hear this week’s conversation at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park: an examination of the causes, severity, and the media coverage of the drought in the American West. But first, some observations on this week’s news. Two stories have dominated the headlines for days: the heartbreaking earthquake in Nepal, and the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Both have left strife and pain in their wake. In Kathmandu and the surrounding region, as many as fifteen thousand people may be dead. More are homeless. Almost a week after the quake, some victims are still without food, water, or first aid. Meanwhile, anger at the death of yet another young black man at the hands of police has spilled over from Baltimore into city streets across the US – fires burning, buildings looted, rocks pounding into windows, protestors, and cops. One iconic picture is already a piece of...
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Book Review: Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, in the age of the global economy

http://lftlc.com/carriage/weact/GordonBookReview.mp3 The show has a new segment this week, the book review. Our friends at Kepler's Books, as well as selected guest commentators, will contribute five-minute on-air reviews of what they are currently reading. I start off the series with a take on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The recent push for presidential "fast track" authority to negotiate the Transpacific Partnership, and the cheap labor exploitation it will likely lead to, put this classic work on the facts and consequences of colonial trade in the late 19th-century back into discussion. ...
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Honor Roll

One of the nice things about executive producing In Deep with Angie Coiro is meeting and working with talented people. Over the last seven years some wonderful producers, engineers and interns have graced our studios. Here is an honor roll of the standouts. Susan O'Leary, Producer Robert Costa, Engineer Matt Fidler, Engineer Forrest Phillips, Producer Kristen Stevens, Associate Producer Jill Fidler, Studio Manager Janne Barklis, Acquisitions Producer David Gans, Composer, Closing Theme Big Troubles, Composer, Opening Theme Landra Scherer, Production Assistant Brandy Medlocke, Production Assistant Jenny Chesley, Production Assistant Meaghan Mena, Production Intern Randy Brown, Engineer Ben Hess, Digital Master And our fabulous guest hosts- Will Durst David Gans Gregg McVicar Rose Aguilar Peter B. Collins Eric Jansen David Bender Rich Wolinsky Brad Friedman Thank you, one and all, for eight memorable years, and more to come. Gordon...
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