Best in Reality Radio & Media Ministry Summer 2015
 
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The late Ed Lindeman was presented with a challenge many years ago! It almost seemed impossible to even think that we could send a man to the moon. Recently I met the person who faces the same sort of challenge to send humans to the planet Mars. Jim Green of NASA faces a similar challenge to what Ed did so many years ago! Listen to Ed in the Media Center below.

Bill an Army veteran from WWII tells about one bullet that grazed his neck that brought a reality to how close to death he actually came one day on Passages in the Media Center below.

Nicole is a young lady needing to come to grips with her having cancer. Listen to her story on Passages I - Stories in the Media Center below.

Burt is a school counselor who loves his job! Helping young people is a passion of his. Listen to him share about himself on Passages I - Stories 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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Survivors I-Stories Amanda "Ready for Soccer" Sports
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Passages I - Stores Mr. Fred "My Reason" TV Ministry
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Passages I - Stories "Track Star is a Life Saver" Coach Paulsen
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Passages I - Stories Nicole "Facing the Facts" Cancer
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Passages I - Stories Pat "Growing Up in Baltimore" Racism
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Survivors I - Stories Annie "Didn't Listen" Growing-Up
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Passages I - Stories Burt "Helping Students" Counselor
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Passages I - Stories Nivole "Having Cancer" Tests
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Passages I - Stories Bill "One Bullet" WWII
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Passages I - Stories Ed "Facing a Challenge" Space Travel
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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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