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MennoMedia’s radio program starts third year


Mennonite Church Canada/MennoMedia joint release
December 16, 2011
-Melodie Davis

WATERLOO, Ont. and HARRISONBURG, Va.— Shaping Families, the 15-minute weekly radio program of MennoMedia, begins its third year of broadcasting in January with the following programs:

  • Jan. 7: “Finding More.” Wanda Lindsay, a member of Perkasie (Pa.) Mennonite Church, speaks of how she enjoys talking to others about dealing with mental illness.
  • Jan. 14: “Surviving Parenting.” Carol Hummel Lindquist, a clinical psychologist, marriage counsellor, and mother of two, shares her discovery that having children was much more stressful and exhausting than she ever realized.
  • Jan. 21: “Bipolar Research Helping Families.” Francis McMahon, chief of the human genetics branch at the National Institute of Mental Health Research Program talks about his long-term research for improved treatments for bipolar illness in the future.
  • Jan. 28:  “Sexual Misconduct.” David Brubaker, professor of organizational studies at the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, analyzes behaviours that lead to sexual misconduct in institutions, and how to prevent it.

Shaping Families was launched January of 2010, and is sponsored by businesses, churches, individuals, and radio stations. Burton Buller and Melodie Davis host the program.

It appears online at The programs are posted online each Friday before air date.

The program is produced by MennoMedia, an agency of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA creating faith-based print, video, radio, and web resources.

MennoMedia is a ministry of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.