David Yonke

David Yonke


David Yonke is a veteran journalist and author whose work as the Religion Editor of The Toledo Blade led to his coverage of the Father Gerald Robinson murder case, including the trial and court appeals, and the book "Sin, Shame & Secrets." Among his journalistic honors is the 2003 Ohio Associated Press Investigative Reporter of the Year award for coverage of the clerical sexual abuse scandal. He also won the 2012 Explanatory Journalism Award from the Ohio chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a series on the garbage-dump workers of Guatemala City.

In 2012, Yonke founded the nonsectarian, nonprofit religion news website, Toledo Faith & Values (ToledoFAVS.com), and also runs a freelance writing, editing and consulting business, Writeminded.media. Yonke previously worked as a music critic, was an editor and reporter at The Tampa Tribune, and taught journalism at the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University.



Past Shows:

  • True Crime & Bad Cops

    Journalist and author David Yonke joined George Knapp in the first half to discuss the brutal slaying of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl. Yonke, who covered the case for the Toledo Blade, shared details of the ritual killing, and how later, Father Gerald Robinson, who presided over her...More »

Last Night

Biblical Prophecy / Geoengineering
Biblical Prophecy / Geoengineering
Financial analyst Benjamin Baruch discussed the world's current financial situation and how it reflects prophecy found in the Bible. Followed by activist Dane Wigington, who spoke about how geoengineering harms the environment.


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