Virginia Pro to co-sponsor ‘Studio SPJ’ May 14

How do you vet a saint?

That will be one of the topics coming up when Denver journalist Bill Briggs is our guest on the next episode of Studio SPJ.

Briggs will discuss his new book “The Third Miracle – An Ordinary Man, a Medical Mystery and a Trial of Faith” during a live Internet radio broadcast on Saturday May 14 at noon Eastern.

Ann Augherton, a former SPJ Region 2 director and managing editor of the Arlington Catholic Herald, will serve as moderator of the 30-minute program which is co-sponsored by the Virginia and Washington DC pro chapters.

Here’s a link to the blog site that hosts the program.

To dial in during the live broadcast with a question, call 347-857-2441.

Briggs writes for MSNBC.com where he writes about business, travel and heath. He has previously worked as a reporter for The Denver Post, The Financial Times, The Miami Herald and the Nashville Banner.

“The Third Miracle” tells the story of how the Catholic Church examined an Indiana handyman’s sudden and unexplained recovery from a serious eye problem in the context of a possible sainthood candidate.

Studio SPJ is a series of conversations with journalists on topics of interest to journalists.