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 is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) 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, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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