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#437a Sunset Bowlawater

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Original Air Date: 3/04/00
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: Luke 16:10-11

Theme: Responsibility


Summary:

Mandy Straussberg's goldfish narrates the story of his untimely death.

 

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#437b The Long Way Home

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Original Air Date: 3/04/00
Writer: Jim Ware

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: Matthew 6:19-20

Theme: Appreciating what you have


Summary:

Aubrey Shepard is desperate to get away from the Timothy Center and attempts to earn money to go on a youth group outing.

 

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#438a The Lyin' Tale

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Original Air Date: 3/11/00
Writer: Charlie Richards

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: Proverbs 16:18

Theme: Lying


Summary:

Aubrey's tale of being scared by a cat seems to become more life-threatening with every telling.

 

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#438b The Telltale Cat

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Original Air Date: 3/11/00
Writer: Jim Ware

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Numbers 32:23

Theme: Your sin will find you out


Summary:

David Straussberg resorts to desperate measures to get rid of his sister's cat.

 

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#439 B-TV: Grace

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Original Air Date: 3/18/00
Writer: Jim Ware

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9

Theme: Grace


Summary:

Take a modernized version of the prodigal son, add free hot dogs and lemonade, and voila—you have a menu for teaching B-TV viewers a lesson about getting things we don't deserve.

 

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#440 I Slap Floor

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Original Air Date: 4/01/00
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: Proverbs 15:21

Theme: Don't believe everything you hear


Summary:

Bernard Walton tells Mandy Straussberg and her brother, David, about an extremely strange week in Odyssey.

 

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#441a What Do You Think?

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Original Air Date: 4/08/00
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Duane Harms

Scripture: Ephesians 2:10

Theme: Other people's opinions


Summary:

The Room of Consequence allows Liz Horton to hear what other people are thinking.

 

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#441b Idol Minds

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Original Air Date: 4/08/00
Writer: Charlie Richards

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Duane Harms

Scripture: Exodus 20:3

Theme: The danger of idols


Summary:

When Whit leaves town for a while, Eugene creates a Whit robot to keep the kids happy.

 

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#442a Two Roads

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Original Air Date: 4/15/00
Writer: Jim Ware

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: Proverbs 4:5-9

Theme: Eternity


Summary:

Kids' Radio tells the story of two kids who take very different paths in life and yet meet in the same place.

 

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#442b Sticks and Stones

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Original Air Date: 4/15/00
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: James 3:1-12

Theme: The impact of hurtful words


Summary:

The Rathbone family is determined to keep the Petersons from opening a competing electronics store. Doing his share to deter the newcomers, Rodney Rathbone decides to attack their son, Matthew, with mean names.

 

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#443 Changing Rodney

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Original Air Date: 4/22/00
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Ephesians 4:32

Theme: Trying to change people


Summary:

Mandy goes on a mission to turn Rodney Rathbone into a "good" guy, but it's more difficult than she thinks.

 

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#444a Career Moves

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Original Air Date: 4/29/00
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Theme: Honesty


Summary:

Nathaniel Graham works at the Electric Palace for a day, and Bart tries to teach him to be a crooked businessman.

 

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#444b The Bad Guy

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Original Air Date: 4/29/00
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Theme: Leading others into sin


Summary:

A "tough" friend of Nick Mulligan's arrives in Odyssey. Things turn unfriendly when Nick finds out that his friend has become a Christian.

 

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#444c Bethany's Flood

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Original Air Date: none
Writer: Jim Ware

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Genesis 6-8

Theme: Imagination


Summary:

Bethany Shepard dreams about a wacky version of Noah and the flood.

 

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#445 No Boundaries

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Original Air Date: 5/06/00
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Proverbs 13:1

Theme: The importance of rules


Summary:

Through the Room of Consequence, Alex Jefferson experiences what life would be like if he could do whatever he wanted—without any rules.

 

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#446a A Matter of Manners

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Original Air Date: 5/13/00
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: James 5:19

Theme: Speaking the truth in love


Summary:

David and Alex and are banished from Whit's End for their rude behavior.

 

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#446b The Seven Deadly Dwarves

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Original Air Date: 5/13/00
Writer: Jim Ware

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Theme: The seven deadly sins


Summary:

Bethany dreams that she's Snow DeWhite and meets up with the Seven Deadly Dwarves.

 

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#447 Potlucks and Poetry

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Original Air Date: 5/20/00
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Exodus 20:12

Theme: Appreciating your parents


Summary:

Aubrey is so embarrassed by her parents that she does everything she can to keep them from showing up at a poetry reading—including not telling them about it at all.

 

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#448 Mandy's Debut

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Original Air Date: 5/27/00
Writers: Kathy Wierenga, Charlie Richards

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Rob Jorgensen, Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Matthew 25:23

Theme: Responsibility


Summary:

Two plays that Mandy has written are performed at the Little Theatre—starring the Whit's End crew as themselves!

 

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#449 The Big Deal I

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Original Air Date: 9/30/00
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: Matthew 14:1-12

Theme: Standing up for what you believe


Summary:

Aubrey Shepard takes an Imagination Station adventure to meet the biblical John the Baptist.

 

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#450 The Big Deal II

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Original Air Date: 10/07/00
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: Matthew 14:1-12

Theme: Standing up for what you believe


Summary:

Aubrey Shepard takes an Imagination Station adventure to meet the biblical John the Baptist.

 

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#451 Life Trials of the Rich and Famous

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Original Air Date: 10/14/00
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: James 2:1-7

Theme: How you treat others


Summary:

When Nathaniel Graham's family suddenly becomes very rich, he notices that the kids start to treat him differently.

 

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#452 Missionary: Impossible

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Original Air Date: 10/21/00
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20

Theme: Mission work at home and around the world


Summary:

Alex Jefferson becomes convinced that he should become a missionary like Jason Whittaker.

 

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#453 The Great Wishy Woz I

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Original Air Date: 10/28/00
Writer: John Beebee

Director: John Beebee
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: John 14:6

Theme: The folly of humanism


Summary:

Kids' Radio features a story about a young girl named Dotty who is transported to a strange land.

 

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#454 The Great Wishy Woz II

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Original Air Date: 11/04/00
Writer: John Beebee

Director: John Beebee
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: John 14:6

Theme: The folly of humanism


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Kids' Radio features a story about a young girl named Dotty who is transported to a strange land.

 

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#455 Best Laid Plans

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Original Air Date: 11/11/00
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 16:9

Theme: God's plans sometimes differ from ours


Summary:

When Jason Whittaker is late to speak at the Timothy Center, Connie tries to keep a restless crowd calm.

 

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#456 Worst Day Ever

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Original Air Date: 11/18/00
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Kathy Wierenga
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: The book of Job

Theme: Bad days happen


Summary:

Mandy Straussberg has one of those days when one thing after another goes wrong.

 

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#457 Opportunity Knocks

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Original Air Date: 12/02/00
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Psalm 37

Theme: Relying on God even if we don't know the next step


Summary:

With the Timothy Center in a financial crisis, it seems like an answered prayer when a company called Novacom offers Tom Riley a lot of money to build a tower on his property.

 

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#458 Red Herring

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Original Air Date: 12/09/00
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Theme: Curiosity


Summary:

Alex Jefferson and his cousin, Cal Jordan, attempt to find out what Eugene is doing at Campbell College.

 

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#459 Slumber Party

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Original Air Date: 12/16/00
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Kathy Wierenga
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen

Scripture: Proverbs 17:17; 27:17

Theme: Friendship


Summary:

Mandy has a difficult time keeping control of the girls at her slumber party.

 

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The mysterious light the girls see in this episode have nothing to do with the evil workings of Novacom.

 

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