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From choir to bison to the Bible, Augustana alumni host podcasts

At least three Augustana alumni are hosting their own podcasts that delve into a variety of topics.

Amy Martin ’95 recently launched a natural-world inspired podcast titled, “Threshold: Stories of Life on Earth.” During the first season, she is asking listeners to “help determine the future of the American bison.” An environmental journalist, Martin currently is a Scripps Fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder.

In “Choir Chat,” Dr. John Hughes ’07, who studied music education and choral conducting at Augustana, talks with choral composers, conductors and others in the choral world. Dr. Hughes is assistant professor and director of choral activities at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.

“Pulpit Fiction” has thousands of listeners; it has been in the top 100 on iTunes and is a source of information — and inspiration — for ministers, as well as regular folks who want to know more about the Bible. It is recorded by the Rev. Robb McCoy of Two Rivers United Methodist Church, Rock Island, and his buddy from seminary school, the Rev. Eric Fistler ’03, now of Crystal Lake, Ill. Fistler studied classics, philosophy and religion at Augustana. Read more from the Quad-City Times.

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