About “The Made of Clay Report”
These radio programs are some of my efforts to make us known to one another locally as the persons we are and to explore how the issues we care about and work on flow out of our humanity and faith in something greater than ourselves. It is also about inviting us into awareness of the many communities that make our lives rich.
This sets up the conversation in a slightly different way than other radio shows.
Our time will feel more like the back and forth of a conversation, with the guest taking the spotlight, but not like an informational interview. In these shows, the listener essentially overhears our conversation, and it becomes a bit more intimate.
So, the questions for you (and all of my guests) to think about are these:
- Tell me about yourself: Who are you?
- What are the pieces of the mosaic that is your life?
- What do people need to know about you to have a balanced picture?
- What do people need to know to be respectful of you (family, friends, commitments, religious, spiritual, secular, cultural and political practices, work, hobbies, highlight a cross-section of all)?
- What major experience has most defined or shaped your life?
- What brought you here to this area? What keeps you here?
- What issues do you care about? (This is where you really frame and expand upon your concerns.)
- How have you changed?
- What have you learned that forced you to change a deeply held commitment?
- How have you learned that something you thought was true, was not?
- How have you grown suspicious of what you once held as core commitments?
- How do you let go of commitments when you become clearer about what is essential?
- How do you work with others who are not like you and whose values differ from yours, as you address, with integrity, the issues you care most about?
- What do you do to restore your sense of balance, optimism or strength? How do you deal with life, when things get you down?
Conversations will go more deeply into the issues raised over the hour, but these questions show you what I am going for as we are people in relationship with others.
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