Progressive Spirit:Always with us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Progressive Spirit  Always with us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor   
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
John Shuck  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Politicians like to misquote Jesus to slash programs for the poor. Republican congressman, Roger Marshall of Kansas misused a quote from Jesus to support his program to reduce healthcare benefits for the poor. This is from the article on Stat from March 3rd, 2017:

Just like Jesus said, The poor will always be with us, he said. There is a group of people that just dont want health care and arent going to take care of themselves.

Did Jesus really say, The poor will always be with us? What is the exact quote? What is the context? What did Jesus really mean? How do we respond to politicians who use the Bible and Jesus to cut aid to those most in need?

Liz Theoharis is fighting back. She is the founder and co-director of the Kairos Center for religions, Rights, and Social Justice and coordinator of the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Theoharis has spent the last two decades organizing among the poor in the United States and worldwide.

She is the author of Always with us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor.  
Liz Theoharis 
Notes: Credits:
:00 - :01. Billboard
In cue: "(Music) Politicians like to misquote Jesus..."
Out cue: "Stay with us..." (music fade)

:01 - :02. Music Break Jesus Just Left Chicago ZZ Top, Tres Hombres, London, 1973

:02 " 25:49 Segment A
In cue: "For the Pacifica Radio Network..."
Out cue: "Youre Listening to Progressive Spirit."

25:49 " 26:49 Music Break Tell It Like It Is Tracy Chapman, New Beginning, Elektra, 1995
In cue: (One second silence)
Out cue: (One second silence)

26:50 " 54:00 Segment B
In cue: "This is Progressive Spirit. Progressive Spirit Dot Net.
Out cue: "Be well." (music out)
Socialism | Liberation Theology | Religion in Society | Christianity  
Version 1: PS 70 Liz Theoharis  
Total Length (HH:MM:SS)
54 minute program broadcast ready 
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  KBOO Portland  06-22-2017  English 
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PS70Theoharis  160Kbps mp3 (61.79MB) Stereo 
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