July 18, 2014
Listening In

Hosted by WORLD News Group's Warren Cole Smith, Listening In features extended conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders.

“Our goal is to explore topics as thoughtfully as possible,” says WORLD Radio Executive Producer Nick Eicher. “It’s more like NPR’s Fresh Air or public television’s Charlie Rose, but with an objective Christian perspective.”

The Listening In podcast is posted each Friday. (The program is available to radio stations via FTP download. For technical details, contact: Jonathan Bailie at jbailie@wng.org.)

Read edited transcripts of Warren’s interviews.

A conversation with radio talk host JJ Jasper

Radio talk show host J. J. Jasper had a great life.  He was a syndicated radio personality, a successful author, the happily married father of five.  His life was so good he could tell jokes about it as a stand-up comic. Then the unthinkable happened.  Following an accident on his family farm near Tupelo, Mississippi, JJ Jasper’s only son Cooper died.  That sent JJ and his wife Melanie into the depths of a grief which never fully leaves, but which over time JJ Jasper has been able to write about.  Today, five years after Cooper’s death, JJ Jasper’s account of that terrible time, and what happened afterward, has been published in the book is Losing Cooper:  Finding Hope To Grieve Well.

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