Best in Reality Radio & Media Ministry Summer 2016
 
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The Rev. Alex Maulana of Malawi, Africa serves as the General Secretary of the Synod of Blantyre. He talks about being called into the ministry and what that means in serving others around you, especially those people needing food. Listen to his audio segment from a new Passages show in production that will share his story.

Native Americans of the Dakotas are protesting over the concern for the land and water of the region that will be in jeopardy because of a proposed pipeline. Listen to how Native Americans think about land and water on Passages in the Media Center below.

A young woman walks along and gets hooted and whistled at by men passers-by that helps lead to her providing a support group for women. Listen to Melissa talk about women and sexual harassment on Passages in the Media Center below.

Dangerous weather hitting the Midwest, South, and Gulf Coast has people dealing with tornado damage and flooding, Listen to Lee tell about when the tornado hit his farm on Passages in the Media Center below.

Soccer like any of the major sports is big business because of cashing in on bring big entertainment. However not everyone is on the receiving end of benefiting from the money made in the end. What does it mean to live a modest life as a goaltender in soccer as a person of faith? Listen to Carlos on Passages in the Media Center below.

U.S. Women's Basketball beats France to reach the finals! We go back to a former U.S. basketball great to have her talk about having children and their playing sports on Passages. Listen to Suzie McConnell in the Media Center below.

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Stories of Hope and Faith on Passages

Passages/Survivors are heard daily and weekly on 150 radio stations! Interviews and music clips are used as a "public service" for listeners by the stations who broadcast the shows. These stories are being heard on our network of stations across the North America and into 16 foreign countries. We are hearing from folks who are downloading stories to their Ipods and mp3 players for inspiration and sharing them with others! Some clergy and church leaders are re-telling these stories as inspirational moments. The Passages programs featured here are a handful of over 3,000 stories that PMM has produced in over 25 years of providing PASSAGES & Survivors to radio stations as a gift from your Presbyterian, Mennonite, and United Methodist friends.

For more information on PASSAGES e-mail us at pmm@passages.org Executive Producer of Passages, Dennis C. Benson, can be reached at 616-510-0873

MEDIA LITERACY Notes: Recognizing the need for gender balance and positive portrayals of women and girls in the media, the Girl Scouts of the USA along with the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and The Creative Coalition hosted the Healthy Media for Youth Summit. The summit recommended the formation of a Commission to spearhead an industry-wide commitment to promote positive images of girls and women in the media. For more information on their first high level meeting google Girl Scouts to find out more information on this program. Copy and paste this link into your internet search http://www.girlscouts.org/news/news_releases/2011/seek_healthy_media_for_youth.asp

Two studies led by RAND Health behavioral scientist Rebecca Collins examined the impact of TV sex on teenagers� sexual beliefs and activities. The results supported the view that watching shows with sexual content may influence teen sexual behavior, but also found that some viewing effects can be positive. Watching TV shows with sexual content apparently hastens the initiation of teen sexual activity. What about some of the reality shows on MTV? Sexual talk on TV has the same effect on teens as depictions of sex. Shows with content about contraception and pregnancy can help to educate teens about the risks and consequences of sex�and can also foster beneficial dialogue between teens and parents. Media literacy is for everyone to use in evaluating media intake or consumption. For more info contact PMM at (412) 323-1400 ext. 311.

How does TV viewing of violent cartoons impact young children? A recent study shows that there is a good possibility of attention deficit problems to the very young watching violent cartoons.

PMM's Mission Statement: In a world of confusing and competing messages, the Presbyterian Media Mission communicates a creative and compelling witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through media. To contribute to PMM's media ministry with a financial gift please call or e-mail our office at (412) 323-1400 ext 310 or pmm@passages.org For more information on making a charitable gift to media ministry!

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Passages Story Margaret "Walking in Somebody Else's Shoes" Racism
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Passages Story Stan Freberg "Truth Telling" Communicating
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Survivors Ursula's Story "On the Way to Gold"
Length:60 seconds
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Passages Carlos Story "Working Together" Soccer
Length:90 seconds
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Passages Suzie Story "About Her Children Playing Sports"
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Passages Carlos Story "Living Modestly" Sports
Length:90 seconds
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Passages Lee's Story "When the Storm Hit" Tornado
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Passages Story Melissa "Hooted and Whistled At" Sexual Assualt
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Passages Black Beaver's Story "The Land And Water, All Nature"
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Passages Audio Segment "Called to Ministry & to Serve" Rev. Alex
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Passages Radio Program Video Clip
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The Reverend Chris Brown - Co-Pastor, The Upper Room
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Walk - Silver Remi Award Winning Video from Pittsburgh General Assembly 2012
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