This week on The Bulletin, producer Clarissa Moll and Mike Cosper talk with therapist Sheila Wise Rowe and CT’s Nicole Martin about the fourth anniversary of George Floyd’s death and how race relations have shifted since 2020. Foreign affairs analyst Hadeel Oueis joins the show to talk about the death of Iran’s president and its impact on the region. Wildlife biologist Will Miller drops by to chat about H5N1 bird flu, and Jessica Hooten Wilson shares why Flannery O’Connor still matters as a new biopic about her life arrives in theaters.

Resources Mentioned:

Why African American History Matters

Remembering Steve Albini

The Bulletin Episode 57: That’s Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man

Today’s Guests:

Nicole Martin serves Christianity Today as chief impact officer after serving on its board of directors. Nicole oversees three major strategic initiatives that are shaping the future of CT including the Global Initiative, the Big Tent Initiative, and the Next Gen Initiative.

Sheila Wise Rowe is a graduate of Tufts University and Cambridge College with a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She has over 30 years of experience as a Christian counselor, spiritual director, educator, writer, and speaker. Sheila has counseled women, children, couples, and emerging and established leaders. She has also taught counseling in Massachusetts; Paris, France, virtually; and for a decade in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she also ministered to homeless and abused women and children. Sheila’s essays can be found in numerous blogs, newspapers, journals, and books. In 2020, she authored the award-winning book, Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience. Recently, she wrote Young, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration and has coauthored the soon-to-be released Healing Leadership Trauma.

Author and media personality Hadeel Oueis leads Arabic communications on behalf of The Center for Peace Communications. An advocate for liberal democracy in her native Syria during the historic uprising against Bashar al-Assad, she subsequently relocated to the United States and developed her career in Arab media as an analyst of American foreign policy. She serves as a reporter for the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh, and now hosts biweekly programs on two leading independent news networks in the region: Iraq’s Al-Sharqiya and Yemen’s ATV. She appears frequently as a commentator on some of the region’s largest indigenous outlets as well as the Arabic editions of the BBC, Deutsche Welle, and Al-Hurra. Oueis holds a BA in sociology from the University of Aleppo.

William Miller is a wildlife biologist and professor at Calvin University. His research interests include One Health, landscape ecology, and wildlife diseases.

Jessica Hooten Wilson is the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair of Great Books at Pepperdine University and previously served as the Seaver College Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University. She cohosts a podcast with Claude Atcho and Austin Carty called The Scandal of Reading: Pursuing Holy Wisdom with Christ & Pop Culture. She is the author of Flannery O’Connor’s “Why Do the Heathen Rage?”: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Work in Progress (Brazos Press), among other works.

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