APRIL 2024 – This month on The Facing Project Radio Show

John Noltner; photo provided.      

In partnership with Indiana Public Radio and the broader NPR network, The Facing Project Radio Show has expanded to a weekly program in 2024. We’re bringing new life to stories in our archives, and putting empathy front and center through voice actors, themed episodes, and discussions with artists, authors, and peace activists who are using their work to create a more understanding and empathetic world.

Tune-in Saturdays at 11 a.m. EST–or if you miss a Saturday, you can get us wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!

April 6, 2024 (1 hour) –

Faith, Identity, and Life-Changing Chance Encounters 

A young chaplain from a conservative, anti-LGBTQ background provides spiritual care to a dying woman whose wife sits at her bedside. Special guest: Will Grinstead, the young chaplain who shared his story.

Dying to be Perfect 

A Utah woman’s search for perfectionism leads to a battle with anorexia. Special guest: Claire Mysko, CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association and author of You’re Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self. 


April 13, 2024 (1 hour) –  

Big Changes in Small Towns 

A man in Colorado wonders what the future holds for his small community, and if the legalized cannabis industry might be the answer. Special guest: James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic and co-author of Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey into the Heart of America.

First But Never Alone

A first-generation college student in Michigan balances classes and family while working 30 hours a week. Special guest: Dr. Mary Henley, director of Pathways to Academic Student Success at the Central Michigan University.


April 20, 2024 (1 hour) –

Living While Black in the U.S.A.

The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, and the subsequent protests, brought to the forefront a renewed conversation on Black lives and the injustices faced by BIPOC communities. But this time, will there be lasting change? Special guest: WaTasha Barnes Griffin, CEO of the YWCA of Central Indiana.

A Shooting in the Heartland   

In the summer of 2019, a gunman opened fire in Dayton’s Oregon District, killing nine and injuring 27; three survivors from that night share their stories. Special Guest: Former Mayor of Dayton, Ohio, Nan Whaley.


April 27, 2024 (1 hour) –

NEW episode: Lessons on the Road to Peace with John Noltner 

Host J.R. Jamison sits down with award-winning photographer, author, and peace activist John Noltner to talk about photography as a form of storytelling that explores the common humanity that unites us, and they discuss Noltner’s latest book, Lessons on the Road to Peace, that covers his 45,000-mile journey across the U.S.

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