This series explores how people make decisions about ethical, religious, and social justice issues. Guests include authors, activists, religious leaders, and other engaging thinkers from around the world. The show's two alternating hosts openly explore facts, values, and motivations with guests of various religious and non-religious backgrounds.
Inner Compass Previous Broadcasts
Burma Bound: Story of An Activist (Episode #512)
KQED World: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
When Edith Mirante travelled to Thailand to study art, she found herself distracted by stories of atrocity in Burma. She became deeply involved in raising awareness about the plight of the people she met, traversing jungles and camping with soldiers to collect eyewitness accounts. Her tales come from the two travelogues she wrote about her adventures. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
New Improved Christians (Episode #511)
KQED World: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
In a society where the term Christian is too often associated only with hypocrisy, judgmentalism, and anti-homosexuality, many young people of the faith are distancing themselves from religious labels. They say their focus is fighting FOR the world and its restoration - not fighting OFF the world. Gabe Lyons is founder of Q ideas.org, a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good. He discusses his research for his book The Next Christians: the Good News About the End of Christian America. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Creative Farming (Episode #510)
KQED World: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
"Organic is just the beginning: why stop there?" asks Joel Salatin, entrepreneur and owner of Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, known for its unique approach to sustainable farming. His home-made inventions rely on creative problem-solving and hi-tech materials to gain the most wholesome use of his land and livestock. Featured in Food, Inc. and Omnivore's Dilemma, Salatin sums it up with his latest book title--Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World. Karen Saupe hosts.
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Christian, Evolutionist, Or Both? (Episode #509)
KQED World: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
Some scientific theories seem to matter a lot more to people than others. The theory of evolution has always gotten plenty of attention, especially from those who treasure the scriptural book of Genesis. Alvin Plantinga, emeriti professor from the Notre Dame philosophy department, describes some of the main controversies between theories of evolution, intelligent design, and creationism and whether Christians can reconcile some of these differences. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 9:30 AM