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September 18th, 2016 - National Cheeseburger Day

America’s favorite sandwich is honored on Sunday, September 18th, with a slice of cheese. It’s National Cheeseburger day! We're talking the history of the hamburger, and the cheeseburger specifically, the history of condiments, and the role junk food plays in our lives (and diets) as well.

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September 11th, 2016 - Defying Superstition

Tuesday, September 13th, is National Defy Superstition Day, so in this program, Jeff explores the origins of many of the most popular superstitions and figures out which ones conceal common sense and which ones are just downright silly. Plus, a look at how superstitions have been part of theatre culture since the time of Shakespeare! It's an eye-opening examination of myth and folklore that is still an integral part of modern life for many citizens around the world!

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September 4th, 2016 - Labor & Literacy

In honor of Labor Day, and International Literacy Day (coming up on Thursday the 8th), the Reverend is talking about the art of reading and writing, one of the fundamental elements of education. He discusses the modern causes of illiteracy, how we can help, why the typo is the bane of modern education, the importance of writing well in the 21st century, and then ends with a little wisdom that he passes on to his students every semester.

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August 28th, 2016 - Back to School

Imagine a large group of weary people fretting through Sunday the 28th of August. Imagine these people talking about how that day is their "last day." Who are these people? They're teachers, because SCHOOL (like Winter) is coming! :) Join the Reverend Jeff Smith (a professor himself) for a back-to-school Church of Classic Rock, where he explores the history of education, the secrets to student success, and the issues facing teachers in today's world!

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August 21st, 2016 - National Ride the Wind Day

Sunday, August 21st, is National Ride the Wind Day, so the Reverend Jeff Smith has dedicated this service to understanding the wind, including what exactly the wind is and what causes it, what to do when it turns dangerous, how important wind-generated electricity is to the nation and the world, and a few personal reminiscences about how the wind has shaped his outlook on the world.

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August 14th, 2016 - National Tell A Joke Day

Sunday, August 14th, is National Tell A Joke Day, so the Reverend Jeff Smith is attempting to get to the bottom of this whole "humor" thing. What makes something funny? Why do we laugh? Why do so-called dirty jokes amuse us? Why aren't we as funny as we think we should be? All this, plus the health benefits of laughter (which, as it turns out, are many) as well!

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August 7th, 2016 - National Friendship Day

Sunday, August 7th, is National Friendship Day, and the Reverend Jeff Smith is exploring different kinds of friendships. From work friends, to hanging-out friends, to frenemies, to those valuable good friends, they're all a part of our experience at one point or another. Today's message is about how to appreciate the good, how to remove the bad from your life, and about how to be the friend you want to have!

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July 31st, 2016 - In celebration of Girlfriends

Monday, August 1st, is National Girlfriend Day, so in this episode, the Reverend Jeff Smith discusses the elements of getting to the point of being in a relationship - Making a good first impression, the art of flirting, dating and how it's changed over time, and what men want in a girlfriend, before closing with a few personal anecdotes and lessons from his own life.

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July 24th, 2016 - Above as below? Music for Stars & Skies!

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for an in-depth look at the history of stargazing and the trials and tribulations that early astronomers and astrophysicists endured to bring us our modern understanding of the stars in the sky. Included in this week's message is the history of the planets in our solar system, a look at the latest discoveries and achievements for space-related science, and the Reverend's personal hopes for the future of space exploration.

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