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Anita Lustrea, Former Moody Radio Host, Announces New Weekly Program

Contact: Pamela McClure,                   

Chicago, IL – For more than 15 years, Anita Lustrea hosted Moody Radio’s award-winning “Midday Connection” talk show and earned the loyalty of listeners across the U.S. who tuned in for authentic conversations on faith. The radio program concludes September 30, but Anita’s conversations with Christian thought leaders will continue online. Beginning October 5, Anita Lustrea will host and publish a new podcast, “Anita Lustrea Faith Conversations,” on a weekly basis. Anita and guests will explore how to care for our souls as we live out our faith and respond to life’s challenges. Listeners can follow the podcast at and via iTunes. 

“I am overjoyed to continue hosting faith conversations in this new format,” Anita comments. “Podcasting allows listeners to access the show on their own schedule, so I hope our ‘Midday Connection’ listeners will join me as we welcome new listeners, both men and women. I’m expanding the breadth of our discussions, and we’ll welcome a wider range of guests. My hope is that listeners feel encouraged and challenged to thoughtfully live out their faith.”

“Anita Lustrea Faith Conversations” will publish new podcasts each Monday beginning October 5, with plans to publish new episodes twice weekly in 2016. Guests confirmed for 2015 include author/speaker Beth Booram, speaker/author Nancy Ortberg, songwriter/author Andrew Peterson, author/speaker Elisa Morgan, author/blogger Ann Spangler and author/speaker/podcaster Lisa Anderson. Early sponsors of the podcast include Northern Seminary, Intervarsity Press and Tyndale House Publishers. 

Anita Lustrea is a speaker, author, podcaster and spiritual director. She is the host of a new podcast, “Anita Lustrea Faith Conversations,” and the freshly appointed Director of Alumni and Church Relations at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL. Anita spent 31 years with Moody Radio, co-hosting the weekday “Midday Connection” radio program for the past 16 years. She is the author of What Women Tell Me: Finding Freedom from the Secrets We Keep and co-author of four other books: Shades of MercyTending the Soul: 90 Days of Spiritual NourishmentDaily Seeds from Women Who Walk in FaithCome to Our Table: A Midday Connection Cookbook. Anita and husband Mike Murphy, a pastor, live in the Chicago suburbs and are the proud parents of John, Anita’s PhD student son.

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“Anita Lustrea Faith Conversations” launches October 5, 2015
Follow the podcast at or iTunes

Mailing address: 905 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181 

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