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Kresta in the Afternoon

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 8, 2014 – Hour 1

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Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade

  • Description: Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, Abuse of Discretion is a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court's abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in legislation, politics, and public health. Why do the abortion decisions remain so controversial after 40 years, despite more than 50,000,000 abortions, numerous presidential elections, and a complete turnover in the Justices? Why did such a sweeping decision—with such important consequences for public health, producing such prolonged political turmoil—come from the Supreme Court in 1973? Clarke Forsythe, author of the aforementioned book, joins us.
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    • Clarke Forsythe
      Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life
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Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade (continued)

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Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 8, 2014 – Hour 2

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Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars

  • Description: Every day, thousands of children fragile, innocent, alone are abandoned. They are brutally snuffed from the world and literally left in the trash . . . and it's all legal. Monica Miller is here to tell her story of one woman's staunch and courageous defense of those children abandoned by abortion. She has pulled the bodies of thousands of unborn babies out of dumpsters and given them a proper burial. She has photographed their bodies as well. She will tell us many fascinating tales from the front-lines of the abortion battle.
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    • Dr Monica Miller , nationally known pro-life leader, a pioneer and veteran of pro-life activism dating back to 1976, and founder of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, associate professor of religious studies at Madonna University
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Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars (continued)

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Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 7, 2014 – Hour 1

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Kresta Comments - Article: "The Catholic Supreme's Court War on Women" - Utterly Ridiculous

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The Cost of Liberty: The Life of John Dickinson

  • Description: John Dickinson is a great—and greatly misunderstood—Founding Father. Bill Murchison is here to offer a sorely needed reassessment of a Dickinson. He brings to life one of the most influential figures of the entire Founding period, a principled man whose gifts as writer, speaker, and philosopher only Jefferson came near to matching. Today Dickinson is remembered mostly for his reluctance to sign the Declaration of Independence. But that reluctance, Murchison shows, had nothing to do with a lack of patriotism. In fact, Dickinson immediately took up arms to serve the colonial cause—something only one signer of the Declaration did. But he stood on principle to oppose the Declaration even when he knew it would deal the “finishing blow” to his once-great reputation. We explore John Dickinson’s life and motivations.
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    • Bill Murchison
      Syndicated columnist and a frequent contributor to Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. , A former editor of the Dallas Morning News
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The Cost of Liberty: The Life of John Dickinson (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 7, 2014 – Hour 2

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Kresta Comments - Article: "The Catholic Supreme's Court War on Women" - Utterly Ridiculous

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Jahi McMath and the Larger Question of “Brain Death”

  • Description: Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl who was declared legally dead by hospital staff and county officials after suffering complications from a routine tonsillectomy, has been released to her family to seek treatment elsewhere. The move comes after a settlement was reached Friday in Alameda County Superior Court between the girl’s family and Children’s Hospital. The family had been fighting to remove Jahi from the hospital since December 12, when hospital staff declared the girl “brain dead” after she went into cardiac arrest while recovering from surgery. We talk about this case, but also the larger question for Catholics about brain death. Dr. John Haas of the National Catholic Bioethics Center and Dr. Paul Bryne, Neonatologist and Pediatrician, have differing views on a Catholic understanding of brain death. They join us.
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Jahi McMath and the Larger Question of “Brain Death” (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 4, 2014 – Hour 1

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Kresta Comments

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A Journey to Christ Through the Art of the Passion on Stage

  • Description: The Cross and the Light, an epic theatrical experience and deeply moving musical journey through Christ's Passion, Death, and Resurrection, returns to the remarkable Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, April 10-13, 2014. Critics call it "Amazing!" "Broadway quality," "Les Miserable in Jerusalem," and the "Broadway version of the Passion of Christ!" This powerful performance will bring you to the foot of the Cross to experience Jesus's final hours in a way that becomes a personal and profound encounter with our Savior. After Jesus's death, the Risen Lord appears to His Apostles and prepares them for Pentecost. Don't miss this awe-inspiring production. It's a spiritual wake-up call; a bridge between where you are and where God wants you to be! We talk to director and creator Kelly Neito.
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    • Kelly Nieto
      Kelly is a professional speaker who combines her professional experience as a comedic entertainer with stories of her powerful conversion from Atheism and the New Age Occult to eventually becoming Catholic. Creator, scriptwriter, songwriter, lyricist, and producer of The Cross and the Light, an epic theatrical experience based on Christ’s Passion. Along with being the mother of five children aged six to eighteen, Kelly is also the Founder and CEO of Living Faith-Fine Arts Apostolate & Nieto Productions.
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A Journey to Christ Through the Art of the Passion on Stage (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 4, 2014 – Hour 2

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Dangers to the Faith in Ukraine

  • Description: Ukraine's interim authorities have accused the country's ousted president of ordering snipers to open fire on protesters and getting help from Russian security agents to battle his own people — but their report yesterday provided no evidence directly linking him to the bloodbath in Kiev. Also yesterday, Ukraine sent 16 senior officers to Bulgaria to join a NATO military exercise in a very public demonstration of cooperation between the alliance and the crisis-torn former Soviet republic. The computer-simulation drills involved over 700 troops from 13 NATO members and partner nations and were being held just a few hundred miles away from Crimea. We talk to American-born Ukrainian Catholic priest Fr. Andriy Chirovsky.
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(Didn’t get to it yesterday) Kresta Comments: The New Divorce Phrase “Conscious Uncoupling” Dangerous, Ignorant and Untrue.

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(Didn’t get to it yesterday) Kresta Comments: The New Divorce Phrase “Conscious Uncoupling” Dangerous, Ignorant and Untrue (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 3, 2014 – Hour 1

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Exploring the Creed with Bach

  • Description: As we continue to progress through Lent, Al and Tom Loewe, co-host of “Notes From Above” which explores the intersection of faith and music, look at the Creed, using the music of the Bach Mass in B minor as a guide.
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Exploring the Creed with Bach (continued)

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Exploring the Creed with Bach (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 3, 2014 – Hour 2

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“Noah” Co-Screenwriter Discusses Controversies

  • Description: It’s been about 40 days and 40 nights of controversy over Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah" which opened last weekend taking in an estimated $44 million. As usual, any film involving Biblical material will generate discussion and some disagreement about faithfulness and artistic decisions. But in the Christian world a small vocal group who dislike the film are spewing hateful, vitriolic disgust and anyone who dare say anything positive about. “Noah” co- screenwriter Ari Handel joins us to answer the critics and explore some of the artistic license.
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Kresta Comments: The New Divorce Phrase “Conscious Uncoupling” Dangerous, Ignorant and Untrue.

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Kresta Comments: The New Divorce Phrase “Conscious Uncoupling” Dangerous, Ignorant and Untrue (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 2, 2014 – Hour 1

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"Heaven is for Real"

  • Description: Heaven Is for Real is the true story of a four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. He talked about looking down to see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear. In heaven, Colton met his miscarried sister whom no one ever had told him about and his great-grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born. He shared impossible-to-know details about each. It’s now a major film in theaters everywhere April 16. We talk to the real life Todd Burpo, Colton’s father.
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What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America

  • Description: Solutions ... not theories. Political progress ... not political posturing. Faith…not unbelief. Instead of the constant jockeying for political advantage, columnist Cal Thomas is here to focus on what promotes the general welfare, regardless of which party or ideology gets the credit. Thomas probes and provides answers to questions like, Why must we constantly fight the same battles over and over? Why don't we consult the past and use common sense in order to see that what others discovered long ago still works today? And why does present-day Washington too often look like the film Groundhog Day, with our elected officials waking up each day only to repeat identical talking points from previous days, months, and years? Cal joins us
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    • Cal Thomas
      Cal Thomas has been observing the dysfunction in Washington for thirty years in one of the most popular syndicated columns in the country. He writes the Common Ground column for USA Today (with his liberal Democrat friend, Bob Beckel) and regularly appears on Fox News. He began his career in radio-TV-and print at the age of 16. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of his syndicated column.
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What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 2, 2014 – Hour 2

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What Would Ronald Reagan Say About Current Issues We Face: Russia, Religious Liberty, Debt, and More?

  • Description: Perhaps no other president's name is invoked by politicians as much as Ronald Reagan's. Every election, as presidential hopefuls jockey for the Republican nomination, each one claims to be a Reagan conservative. But are these candidates truly carrying on the mantle of Ronald Reagan, or are they abusing the memory of our great president? Paul Kengor, author of many books on Reagan, looks at the principles that lie at the crux of Reagan's conservatism; Freedom, Faith, Family, Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life, American Exceptionalism, The Founders' Wisdom and Vision, Lower Taxes, Limited Government, Peace Through Strength, Anti-Communism, and Belief in the Individual. We ask Paul to tells us what Reagan would do if he was facing examples of abuse of these principles we find today.
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    • Paul Kengor
      Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College. He is the executive director of the College's Center for Vision and Values. Kengor earned his bachelor's degree and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and his master's degree from American University. He is married to Susan Kengor and has seven children.
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What Would Ronald Reagan Say About Current Issues We Face: Russia, Religious Liberty, Debt, and More? (continued)

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What Would Ronald Reagan Say About Current Issues We Face: Russia, Religious Liberty, Debt, and More? (continued)


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