Context with Lorna Dueck is a weekly, half-hour, independently produced television program. The program presents “life beyond the headlines,” exploring news and current affairs stories from a Christian world view. Journalist and host Lorna Dueck and the Context with Lorna Dueck team dig behind the headlines to investigate those points at which news and spirituality converge, to illuminate God’s involvement in the issues and events of our day.
THIS SUNDAY ON CONTEXT (Dec. 14, 2014 at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT): SEX, LOVE AND POWER: Violence against women: What causes it, how to raise your voice against it, and what’s God’s place in the discussion? The meteoric fall of a Canadian Radio Icon has resonated through every city and town in Canada. Now, thousands of stories barely whispered in the darkness are being shared in the daylight- of sexual violence, harassment, anger and control. In a moment, former Deputy Prime Minister Sheila Copps shares her story- of two assaults she suffered- one while serving as a member of Provincial Parliament. Judy Foote, the Liberal Party whip, talks about the allegations that led to the suspension of two MP’s, as guest host Sheldon Neil explores the cause and effect of sexual violence, its prevention, and the place of God in bringing about this long-overdue attitude shift.
WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE: SUICIDE: THE FINAL CRY (Premiered Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014) The Bible has a great deal to say about life and death, and though 7 people in scripture take their own lives, it seems to have little to say about suicide. Or does it? It speaks of hope. Of love. Of caring for our neighbours. Watch our episode on Suicide featuring comedian Mary Walsh, musician Lacey Sturm, and Ross Crichton.
The program first aired as a stand-alone production in 2003, under the name Listen Up TV. Context with Lorna Dueck is a live-to-tape, interactive show with a studio audience that is part of the production. With the help of interactive polling, the studio audience votes and their responses are integrated into the episode. Viewers at home are also asked to participate in the polls. To book tickets for the studio audience, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lorna Dueck is an award winning journalist and leading analyst on faith and public life in Canada. Known for her hard-hitting faith-focused journalism, Dueck currently writes about faith and public life for the Globe and Mail and was the creator, host and executive producer of Listen Up TV from which, Context has evolved.