Music, Politics, Religion, Life (Sort of like this blog, except it’s audio from my appearance on radio)

Music, Politics, Religion, Life (Sort of like this blog, except it’s audio from my appearance on radio)

You may remember that two Friday’s ago, I was on a radio show called “A Lawyer and a Cop.” It’s hosted by –you guessed it– a lawyer and a cop. It airs every Friday morning on KNON radio here in Dallas. I’ve got some audio of my appearance on the show and thought I’d post it for your listening enjoyment…

The main reason I was on the show was to play my song, “The Don’t Shop,” for one of the cohosts, Arnaldo Rivera (the cop). The lawyer, Charles Geilich, thought it’d be funny. (’cause of the line about cops at the shop, I suppose…)

Anyway, once they had me there, the discussion turned to more serious things like terrorism and Islam.

So, here you go:

Part One: Stream/Download.
I get introduced, play “The Don’t Shop,” and banter with the hosts.

Part Two: Stream/Download.
Back from a break, we talk about Islam, terrorism, religion, and anything else that floats into our heads at the moment.

It was a fun radio appearance. Really the first time I’ve connected my clergy role with my folk music role on the radio. Kind of a mind-bender at 7 am on a Friday. But overall, I thought it was GREAT interview.

Thanks, Charles, Arnaldo, and all the great KNON folks.

BTW, Charles is the “Charles” who got me and Dennise great Maverick’s tickets earlier this year. And the main reason I mention this now is so you’ll read this cool blog entry from a while back.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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