We’re making a change in the lineup for this week’s program #1951. We are replacing The Spiritual Healthcare segment with a repeat of The Boxer segment that ran in January 2016. The other segments remain the same. The revised listing is below.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1951 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on August 19, 2016 (check local listings).
Faith-Based Relief in Louisiana Flooding – Historic flooding in the greater Baton Rouge area has left tens of thousands of homes damaged and devastated communities. Kim Lawton reports from the area on how faith –based groups are mobilizing to provide immediate emergency aid and developing long-term recovery plans.
The Boxer – As the city of Baltimore continued to heal from the violence and turmoil that sprung up after the death of Freddie Gray, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly visited one church that draws young people to its ministry with a boxing gym, which teaches discipline, respect, and a sense of pride. (Originally broadcast: 01.29.16: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2016/01/29/the-boxer/28136/)
$70K Minimum Wage CEO – Dan Price, the 32 year old CEO of Gravity Payments, made national news last year when he announced he was putting in place a scaled pay policy that would raise the minimum wages of employees to $70,000 per year by 2017. The announcement led to a flood of job applicants – and many new clients. Raised by evangelical Christian parents and home schooled until he was in Junior High School, Price tells John Larson that his biblical training still shapes his ideas whether serving others or running a company.