Air Date December 5, 2013
Every day something happens in the news that affects us. On the next Midday Connection Caryn Rivadeneira and Ashanti Pettaway join us to talk about some current events as well as take a look at the medium of documentary. We’ll also review documentaries we’ve viewed and whether it is a helpful genre.
Here are some documentaries mentioned on this program:
Wild Horse, Wild Ride
Throw Down Your Heart
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Many Rivers to Cross
The Business of Being Born
Caryn is an author, editor and speaker. She earned a B.A. in English from Calvin College and attended the University of Chicago's publishing program. Caryn lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Rafael, her three kids, a rescued pit bull terrier and a bunch of goldfish. Caryn and her family are members of Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church in Elmhurst, Ill.
To learn more about Caryn, please visit her
Ashanti is a recent graduate of Moody Bible Institute, with a degree in Systematic Theology. He works with the Urban Praise online station and can also be heard early evenings on Moody Radio Chicago. Ashanti is active in his local church, working as a youth leader. He enjoys playing basketball and writing poetry. Ashanti married his wife, Amanda, in 2009 and they live in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Anita and Melinda
Anita Lustrea is a graduate
of Moody Bible Institute and has worked for Moody Radio since 1984. She is a
sought-after conference and retreat speaker and loves to connect with Midday
Connection listeners face-to-face. Anita’s first book, What Women Tell Me,released from Zondervan. Her second book, Shades of Mercy, co-authored with Caryn Rivadeneira, released from Moody Publishers. Anita lives in the Chicago suburbs with
her husband, Mike, and her son, John. To learn more about Anita, her speaking
schedule and her blog, please visit her website.
Melinda Schmidt is a
graduate of Moody Bible Institute and holds a Broadcasting/Bible degree from
Calvary Bible College. She has served with Moody Radio since 1980 in various
hosting capacities. Married with two young adult children, Melinda lives outside
Chicago, loves reading, developing her creative interests and hopes to be a