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 (Mar. 8, 2015 at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT): HOMELESSNESS Tonight, 30,000 Canadians will cope with homelessness. Fifty thousand more are among the ‘hidden homeless’- staying with friends or relatives because they have nowhere else to go. Today on Context, is homelessness a chronic social condition? In a moment, guest host Sheldon Neil speaks with a Calgary man whose organization is on a 10-year quest to end poverty in that city. Get a street-level perspective, and meet people on the front lines of this modern-day battle to end an ancient problem
WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE: THE GIFT OF LIFE (Premiered Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015) Recent debates over assisted suicide and infanticide, have called into question long-held beliefs about the high value of human life. Choice about death is becoming a pressing societal question. To begin looking for answers, I went on location, back to the family farm — Because this issue, for all of us, is personal.
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.
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