Juliana Chan Erikson

Juliana is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career class.

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Culture | Christian commentators and others have found wide audiences through podcasts   
by Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted 4/11/19, 03:15 pm

The most popular episode of one of the most popular religion podcasts begins with a sound check: “Check one-two, we’re ready to go.”

That Sounds Fun podcast host Annie F. Downs and her guest, comedian John Crist, are recording in her father’s office, surrounded by boxes of tax returns, forced to share one microphone. For the next hour and a half, the two drift, as close friends would, from lighthearted jabs to the deep and serious, from their complicated dating lives as Christian celebrities to their respective rehab visits.

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Conspiracy politician LaRouche has died

by Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted 2/14/19, 10:25 am

Lyndon LaRouche, an American political activist who pushed eclectic—and in his latter years mostly conspiratorial—views on American policies, died Tuesday, his political action committee confirmed. He was 96.

LaRouche grew up in Massachusetts, where he first joined the Socialist Workers Party in 1949. While teaching classes on Marxism to university students in New York in the late 1960s, he organized the National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC), a political activist network he hoped would control America’s trade unions and overthrow the government.

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Juliana Chan Erikson

Smoke signals

Health | A patchwork of state laws makes medical marijuana an imprecise practice
by Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted 7/27/18, 12:02 am

Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn and his wife Stephanie debated for years whether to open their medical marijuana dispensary on Saturday, the day Jews observe Sabbath. Some clients said it was the best day to visit, but still the Kahns hesitated.

This past April, nearly five years after opening, they decided to do it.

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