Schedule for Tuesday April 22

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Happy Tuesday! Here's what we have on tap for you today. (Please note that all schedules are subject to last minute changes. Check back for updates)

  • If Christian movie lovers have been hoping for more selection at mainstream theatres, it appears their prayers are being answered. The uptick in films featuring faith-based themes and stories -- from indie films (God's Not Dead, Heaven Is For Real, Son Of God) to big budget Hollywood productions (Noah, Exodus, Left Behind) -- has spurred some observers to call 2014 "the year of the biblical movie." [FULL POST]

  • Canadian novelist Miriam Toews (A Complicated Kindness, The Flying Troutmans) is known for her masterful fusion of humour and heartbreak. Her latest book, All My Puny Sorrows, is a joyful story about sisterhood and compassion, but also a somber meditation on suicidal thoughts. [FULL POST]

  • The Hold Steady's longtime vision, as described by frontman Craig Finn, was one of "smart rock that doesn't sound like grad school". Over the course of a decade, the band has delivered on that promise. The band joins Jian to discuss both their early days and their uncertain future, as well as perform from their latest album, Teeth Dreams. [FULL POST]


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