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The Humanist Hour #76: Cenk Uygur

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Published on Aug 2, 2012

In this month's podcast, Jes and Todd interview the Young Turks main host and co-founder Cenk Uygur about the relationship between humanism, the media, and politics. Cenk was awarded with the Humanist Media Award at the AHA's 71st Annual Conference this past June.

Segment 1: Summer fun at Camp Quest

Camp Quest provides an educational adventure shaped by fun, friends and freethought, featuring science, natural wonder and humanist values. Activities vary from year to year and location to location of Camp Quest; however, all of our camps offer a mix of traditional summer camp activities and educational activities related to the Camp Quest mission. Each Camp Quest focuses on the same mission, and there are many similarities from camp to camp. At the same time, each location has its own feel — with different activities, facilities, and people.

Segment 2: Interview with Cenk Uygur

Cenk Uygur is host of The Young Turks on Current TV as well as the host and co-founder of The Young Turks online which is the largest news show on the Internet. The Young Turks on Current TV features Uygur and a group of progressive, outspoken journalists and commentators discussing politics and pop culture in an unscripted, no-holds-barred atmosphere that breaks the mold of traditional cable news programming.

The Young Turks (TYT) online has a verified global audience of more than 30 million views a month and over half a billion total video views of The Young Turks YouTube Channel, making it one of the most watched online news shows covering politics, pop culture and lifestyle.

The Young Turks premiered on Sirius Satellite Radio in the first quarter of 2002 as the platform's first original program before moving to XM Satellite Radio in 2006. The Young Turks is the flagship show of the TYT Network. TYT Network channels include What the Flick?!, TYT Sports, TYT University and TwenTYTwelve, among others. TYT has also recently launched a show called The Point on a new online-only channel, Town Square, as part of YouTube's new original channels initiative.

Uygur is the former host of MSNBC Live and has appeared numerous times on CNN, CNN Headline News, E! Entertainment Channel, Al Jazeera, ABC News, Voice of America, NPR and even Fox News Channel. He is one of the most popular bloggers on The Huffington Post, and also a contributor to Daily Kos and Politico.
Uygur is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Columbia University Law School. He worked as a lawyer, television writer and television host before co-founding The Young Turks.

Segment 3: Humanist Media Award

Listen to a clip of Cenk's acceptance speech from the AHA 71st Annual Conference, where he received the Humanist Media Award.

Visit http://podcast.thehumanist.org/ for more information about The Humanist Hour podcast.

RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/HNN_Podcast

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