Faith & Spirituality
- May 21
A San Diego trauma nurse sings original songs for his patients at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Many are in comas or sedated, but Rod Salasay believes they can all hear him.
- May 11
Traumatic Brain Injury has been called the signature injury of the Iraq war. Nationwide, studies suggest 300,000 returning veterans experience the symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. In San Diego, the V.A. Medical Center reports about 50 veterans a month present at the TBI clinic for testing.
- May 4
Proponents of same-sex marriage fell short of the required signatures to get a measure on the November ballot that would reverse the current ban. We'll talk with a black Southern California pastor about his decision to not perform any marriages until all people have the equal right to marry in California.
- Feb. 8
As San Diegans prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day with their "one and only," there are towns in America where Valentine's Day is a lot more complicated. We'll explore the phenomenon of POLYGAMY IN AMERICA, the feature story in this month's National Geographic magazine.
- Jan. 21
Religion professor Richard Hughes critiques the powerful and potentially dangerous myth of America as a Christian nation.
- Jan. 7
We talk to San Diego author Linda Patterson about her self-published book, 'Hate Thy Neighbor: How the Bible is Misused to Condemn Homosexuality.'
- Nov. 2
What started centuries ago as a tradition among indigenous people in Southern Mexico has now become the the largest Latino celebration in the USA. We'll explore how El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, rose from obscurity to popularity in both this country and in modern Mexico.
- Oct. 19
How does fear of losing a job or growing old impact our lives? We'll talk with best selling author Rabbi Harold Kushner about his newest book "Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World."
- Aug. 24
Local journalism professor and author talks about how to see God in a chaotic world. Author Dean Nelson is the founder and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University and an award-winning reporter.
- Aug. 11
A visiting author speaks with us about his quest of self-discovery as he surfed Hawaii, traveled the world and became a Zen master.
- May 25
Hundreds of people gathered at Rosecrans National Cemetery today. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge has more on the Memorial Day celebration.
- April 22
Modern medicine can perform miracles. But it can't offer spiritual guidance or emotional support when a person is sick or dying. While doctors and nurses work to cure the body, hospital chaplains try to heal the soul.
- April 15
What does it mean to be a Catholic today? And what role has America played in shaping the Church and world religion? We'll talk with author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll about his new book Practicing Catholic.
- March 26
One of the most popular books in the world, the Christian Bible continues to be a source of spiritual inspiration and guidance for many people. We'll explore the history of the Bible and the people who read and cherish it with the author of "The Bible and The People."
- March 16
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist who has imagined multiple versions of the afterlife, and none of them resemble a devil in a big chair surrounded by flames, or pearly gates that greet you when you arrive. His novel Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives is full of imaginative vignettes that say as much about life as they do the afterlife.