Episode 11 – American Millenials

Some come to atheism/freethought late in life while others are born into it.  Some poor few never get there at all.  Does America’s newest generation of adults, the Millenials, represent a growing body of nonbelievers or a swing back to a more fundamentalist worldview?

In this panel discussion hosted by Chauncey our Millenial panel discusses faith, the transition from it, and a new worldview which is evidence based.  Is the world becoming more rational or is the pendulum moving back toward fundamentalism?  What do the changes we see in society say about us as a people?

Learn more about pioneering atheist Madelyn Murry O’Hair.  Here is a fun montage from Youtube of some of her public speaking

Richard Dawkins and The God Delusion keep coming up over and over on The Hubcast, for some reason

Check out Tracie Harris, Matt Dillahunty and the rest of the Atheist Community of Austin

The Secular Hubcast:  the Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub

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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Host: Chauncey Williams

Millenials:  Elizabeth, Mike, Sam,

Token Gen Xer: Tristan

 

Episode 10 – Military Members

The Secular Hub hosts a very diverse group of nonbelievers and freethinkers including those who have a military background.  Choosing to serve one’s country and think for one’s self at the same time is how this week’s guests choose to live.  Join us as we speak to Robin and Bill, veterans of the US Navy and a US Army respectively.

These two veterans speak about the years they served, where their travels in the service took them, and what it was like being a nonbeliever while in uniform.  How has it been to get back to civilian life after the order and camaraderie they were previously accustomed to?  What does community and belief mean now?

The Secular Hubcast:  the Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub

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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Guest(s):  Robin, Bill

Host: Jesse Gilbertson

Dr. Justina Ford – Medical Pioneer of Colorado

As the first African-American woman to be licensed as a physician in Colorado, Dr. Justina Laurena Ford overcame both gender and racial barriers to practice her profession. Even in 1950, she was still the only black woman physician in Colorado.

As the first African-American woman to be licensed as a physician in Colorado, Dr. Justina Laurena Ford overcame both gender and racial barriers to practice her profession.  Even in 1950, she was still the only black woman physician in Colorado.

Dr. Ford was born Justina Laurena Warren in Knoxville, Illinois in 1871.  In 1892, she married Baptist minister John Ford and moved to Chicago, where she graduated from the Hering Medical College in 1899.
Justina Ford
In 1902, Dr. Ford moved to Denver’s Five Points neighborhood and applied for a medical license.  When she applied for her license to practice medicine, she was told by the clerk, “I feel dishonest taking a fee from you. You’ve got two strikes against you to begin with. First of all, you’re a lady, and second, you’re colored.” Ford often referred to this double barrier to her career. In her later years, she said, “I fought like a tiger against those things.”  She set up a private practice in her home, since African-Americans were barred at the time from working in hospitals or joining the Colorado Medical Association.

Dr. Ford managed to establish a long and notable practice from her home, specializing in gynecology, obstetrics, and pediatrics, despite all the obstacles.  Ford continued caring for patients until two weeks before her death on October 14, 1952 and by the end of her life she had delivered almost 7,000 babies. In 1950, she was allowed to join the the Colorado and American Medical Associations and practice at the Denver General Hospital and was admitted to the Denver Medical Society.
Dr. Ford's home
Dr. Ford was admitted to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 1985 and was named a “Medical Pioneer of Colorado” by the Colorado Medical Society in 1989. In 1998, a sculpture of Ford holding a baby, made by Jess E. DuBois, was erected outside her house. The home (3091 California St.) where Dr. Ford lived and worked has been turned into the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center where you can find out more about this amazing woman.