Context with Lorna Dueck
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 (July 5, 2015 at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT): STORY
What’s your story? Everybody has one. We all share stories. Moreover, we all need stories. Ottawa’s recent “Let’s Talk TV” hearings mark a new era in Canadian media. Is it unrealistic to ‘control’ the 21st century’s storytellers, online and in broadcast? Lorna puts the question to the President of the Canadian Media Production Association. She also speaks to a professor and expert in folklore who explains the impact of stories and storytelling on your life. Then, Lorna sits down with singer, songwriter, and storyteller Steve Bell, who explains why it’s so important to choose carefully the stories that shape us.
WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE: TRAPPED IN IRAQ (Premiered Sunday, June 21, 2015) Imagine being trapped in your own country. We’ve heard the stories: ISIS is mutilating its own people in Iraq—no torture is too heinous, no child slave too young, and no execution too gruesome for the group. At minimum, the UN says 12,000 Iraqis were killed last year alone, and another 23,000 injured. In this special episode of Context, we travel to Erbil, Iraq where hundreds of thousands are fleeing persecution.
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 email@example.com.
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.