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K-LOVE News Podcast

Summary: Expanded versions of some of the positive and encouraging stories heard each day on K-LOVE

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 K-LOVE CLOSER LOOK: Tech Careers Encouraged Among Black Youth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:11

The Hidden Genius Project began when five business and tech titans, all black men, partnered to mentor black boys for careers in science and technology in Oakland California. Not only do 95% of program participants graduate from high school, but many go on to head up other impactful social and educational outreaches in their communities. K-LOVE's Kindra Ponzio talks with founding exec. director Brandon Nicholson. (Educational Media Foundation - All Rights Reserved 2021)

 K-LOVE CLOSER LOOK: GenZ Christians Surveyed On God, Society and The Bible | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:22

GenZ Christians have questions about practical faith. They want Scripture-based solutions for the issues they face alongside their friends. “I can no longer avoid truths about racial injustice, about environmental destruction and I do not know if the Church cares about this.” For them it’s pastoral – not political. K-LOVE's Monika Kelly reports. (Educational Media Foundation - All Rights Reserved 2021)

 Running Challenge At Union Gospel Mission Helps In The Race Of Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:35

By Richard Hunt After losing a job, 24-year-old Ken Walker was low on money and confidence in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He found help and encouragement at the Union Gospel Mission. “Up and Running” - a half marathon - gives Ken Walker confidence for his life!

 K-LOVE Positive People Mark Martin Build Up Birmingham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:52

K-LOVE's Monika Kelly speaks to Mark Martin, founder and CEO of Build Up Birmingham, a non-profit organization with a path for low-income students to complete high school, an associate's degree, all the way working their way towards home ownership in their own community. Build Up students work with local construction and real estate experts, hands-on, to rehab homes, eventually leading to purchasing those homes.

 Chef Uses Talents During Pandemic To Feed Thousands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:24

Billie Branham talk with chef Michael Casper about how he manages to feed thousands of families in Portland, Oregon

 K-LOVE CLOSER LOOK: 9-11 Remembered, Heroes and Hope: Tim Carentz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:58

Tim Carentz worked as a young Air Force medic at the Pentagon crash site. He suffered his first panic attack the next year and was eventually diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After struggling with nightmares, fits of rage and suicidal thoughts, he finally reached out to a chaplain for help. Leaning on faith in Jesus and the support of his military community, he retired from the USAF as a Chief Master Sergeant and now operates Kaiserslautern Military Resiliency Center for families stationed in Germany where he currently resides. He is also the NATO Director of The Warrior's Journey. K-LOVE’s Marya Morgan reports. Closer Look weblink may be shared or posted to social media and/or organization website, but audio may not be duplicated, altered or re-broadcast without prior approval. May not be used for organizational fundraising purposes. (Educational Media Foundation - All Rights Reserved 2021)

 K-LOVE CLOSER LOOK: 9-11 Remembered, Heroes and Hope: Kevin Ellers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:59

Kevin Ellers D. Min, stood in sacred silence alongside firefighters and chaplains at Ground Zero when human remains were found in the rubble of what recovery workers called ‘The Pile.’ His experience revealed the awful truth that most first responders are not properly trained to process their own very normal human emotions in the face of tragedy. He then dedicated his life to trauma care, eventually designing curriculum with titles like Spiritual First Aid, now used to train first responders internationally. K-LOVE’s Marya Morgan reports. Closer Look weblink may be shared or posted to social media and/or organization website, but audio may not be duplicated, altered or re-broadcast without prior approval. May not be used for organizational fundraising purposes. (Educational Media Foundation - All Rights Reserved 2021)

 Mickey Stonier Served As A Chaplain At 9/11’s ‘Ground Zero’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:42

By Richard Hunt Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives as four airliners were hijacked by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001. Pastor Mickey Stonier explains, “9/11 drew us together as a nation 20 years ago. People of faith and even different faiths united together for the sake of loving one another.” He also notes America is not that way these days. In our podcast, Pastor Mickey offers advice to cope with these unusual times of pandemic and social stress – and recommends we all show appreciation for law enforcement and other first-responders who continue to risk their lives to serve others.

 ‘Whatever It Takes’ Tennessee Church Team Says ‘Yes’ To Helping Flooded Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:15

By Richard Hunt “We’re glad and we’re proud and we’re honored to do it…but our ultimate hope – and our only hope – is in our risen Savior. And that’s what we want to offer people for healing,” declares Pastor Scott Brown of Waverly (Tenn.) First Baptist Church. In the time since the dramatic flood roared through town taking more than 20 lives, the church has served as a shelter, then developed into a feeding station, and also a base for disaster relief teams from the Tennessee Baptist Convention, the Red Cross, and Samaritan’s Purse.

 This Chaplain/Canine Duo ‘Is There’ For Law Enforcement Officers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:11

By Richard Hunt “Crime doesn’t stop just because it’s 3 in the morning, so I have to be ready to be able to go 24/7.” And Molly knows, too. Perhaps, like never before, law enforcement members need encouragement. They often deal with the dark side of humanity and see and experience things that can only be compartmentalized for so long. One man and one dog are doing their part to make a difference. Chaplain Ron Leonard and therapy dog, Molly.

 Helicopter Pilot Rescued 17 People From Floodwaters - Shares Why… And His Faith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:39

By Richard Hunt Was pilot Joel Boyers fearful? No. “Something just told me that, like, ‘it was going to be okay.’ That God was going to be with me.” Joel plucked 17 people from rooftops and other uncomfortable places. One flood survivor he helped told him about a girl clinging to a tree, with a dog. They found her, still holding that dog she had rescued, and got both to safety. It wouldn’t be fully known until some days later, but 22 lives were lost in the dramatic flood that floated cars and wrecked homes. In our podcast, Joel shares how his faith has grown as God has directly answered prayers. He also tells us how people he rescued responded, including one fellow who simply said, ‘Thanks for the ride, man.”

 Pastor Levi Lusko: During These ‘Crazy Times,’ Help Kids Understand Who God Is | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:13

By Richard Hunt Would this be a particularly good time to talk with children about God? “Absolutely. I think if we can help them to see that – even in the midst of the most crazy times – we have help, we have strength from God, then we’re setting them up for success – we can model that for them, too.” The thoughts of pastor and author Levi Lusko. “I am gravely concerned about my own mental health, and especially kids, too. These last couple of years have been tough, but all of life is hard. And I know for a fact that kids read their parents and all of us seem to be on edge…”

 Family Raises Down Syndrome Awareness With Their Own Ice Cream Truck | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:15

Hope is to teach their own 2 children with Down Syndrome basic life skills while raising awareness for special needs. Listen to K-LOVE's Rafael Sierra's report.

 K-LOVE CLOSER LOOK: Living With Chronic Illness? Advice For Faith And Family | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:05

Doctors say your disease can be treated, but it cannot be cured. Your life becomes a swirl of appointments and pills. Finances suffer. Even your faith takes a hit. You feel alone, as loved ones can often be the last to accept the diagnosis. But there's hope for living well with chronic illness. K-LOVE's Billie Braham talks with licensed clinical social worker Susan Rodriguez and Pamela Piquette, founder of Chronic Joy Ministry. Closer Look weblink may be shared or posted to social media and/or organization website, but audio may not be duplicated, altered or re-broadcast without prior approval. May not be used for organizational fundraising purposes. (Educational Media Foundation - All Rights Reserved 2021)

 Marine Recruiter, With A Heart Of Gold, Encourages Special Needs Teen After An Awkward Text | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:43

By Richard Hunt When Jennifer saw the text from the recruiter asking if her son, Peyton, would be interested in a military career, “I laughed, actually. I laughed out loud for half-a-second, then it just hit me with a little bit of sadness.” You see, Jennifer’s son is non-verbal special needs. Now while all this might have become unpleasant, it didn’t. That’s because the heart of a loving mom, and the kindness of a military professional, turned the awkward situation into a real blessing for Peyton!


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