© 2021 | Jefferson Public Radio
KSOR Header background image 1
a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Morality, Secularity, And Religion: Ask Phil Zuckerman

phil_zuckerman.jpg
atheistsunited.org
/

You can get all kinds of college degrees studying religion. 

But until a few years ago, there was no secular studies program by that name anywhere in the United States. 

Pitzer College in Southern California started the first such program, with Phil Zuckerman as its head. 

The program "neither applauds nor condemns" secularism, but the program's presence cheers secular segments of society.  Dr. Zuckerman visits The Jefferson Center in Ashland for a couple of events this week (March 12-13), and drops by the studio to talk about his work, including comparisons of secular vs religious morality.  
 

Stay Connected
Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.