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Kresta in the Afternoon

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – February 9, 2015 – Hour 1

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Kresta Comments: Was Chris Kyle Called or Driven?

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Obama and the Crusades

  • Description: On Friday we took calls about Obama’s ignorant and misleading claim that Christians shouldn’t be too quick to criticize terrorists because the Crusades were done in the name of Christ. We follow up on this topic with Steve Weidenkopf. Steve is an expert on Church history and has more reasons why there is no comparison between the Crusades and the ongoing scourge of ISIS.
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Death with Dignity is Eliminating the Suffering, not the Sufferer

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – February 9, 2015 – Hour 2

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Brian Williams: When Exaggeration becomes Lying

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The Best Lent Ever

  • Description: Steve Lawson invites you to join Matthew Kelly and the Dynamic Catholic team on a life-changing journey through your Best Lent Ever. Participants in this special email course will receive weekly videos and inspiration that explain the genius of Catholicism to empower them to become the best version of themselves. Steve joins us to preview this program, which is sure to enrich your faith life and help you get the most out of your Lenten journey.
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Papal Smackdown! Did Pope Francis Recommend Spanking?

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – February 6, 2015 – Hour 1

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Kresta Comments: Obama Equates Isis with the Crusades and Inquisition

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Direct to My Desk: American Sniper, Brian Williams and Religious Violence

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Direct to My Desk: American Sniper, Brian Williams and Religious Violence

  • Description: We’re opening the lines today to talk to you. Our topics will include the controversy surrounding the hit movie American Sniper, NBC’s Brian Williams’ false claim that he was in a helicopter hit by an RPG in Iraq and Obama’s claim that violence has been done in the name of Christ, so Christians must avoid chastising terrorists. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – February 6, 2015 – Hour 2

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Direct to My Desk: American Sniper, Brian Williams and Religious Violence

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Direct to My Desk: American Sniper, Brian Williams and Religious Violence

  • Description: We’re opening the lines today to talk to you. Our topics will include the controversy surrounding the hit movie American Sniper, NBC’s Brian Williams’ false claim that he was in a helicopter hit by an RPG in Iraq and Obama’s claim that violence has been done in the name of Christ, so Christians must avoid chastising terrorists. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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Direct to My Desk: American Sniper, Brian Williams and Religious Violence

  • Description: We’re opening the lines today to talk to you. Our topics will include the controversy surrounding the hit movie American Sniper, NBC’s Brian Williams’ false claim that he was in a helicopter hit by an RPG in Iraq and Obama’s claim that violence has been done in the name of Christ, so Christians must avoid chastising terrorists. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – February 5, 2015 – Hour 1

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National Prayer Breakfast Speakers include Mother Teresa, Ben Carson, Tony Blair and...Darrell Waltrip?

  • Description: Attendees at this morning’s National Prayer Breakfast included President Obama and the Dalai Lama. Previous notable keynote speakers at this event have included Mother Teresa, who spoke harshly against abortion, and Ben Carson, who slammed the Affordable Care Act with President Obama sitting just a few feet away. This year’s speaker was something different: Darrell Waltrip, a three-time NASCAR champ. Al discusses the event and asks why Waltrip, of all people, was chosen to speak
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The Grace of Yes

  • Description: Beloved Catholic blogger Lisa Hendey explores eight spiritual virtues that she believes are foundational to the Christian life. In opening windows to pivotal moments of her own spiritual journey, she helps readers learn about belief, generativity, creativity, integrity, humility, vulnerability, saying no, and starting over, and shows how these virtues lead to generous living and the ability to joyously say yes to God. Hendey reflects candidly on real-life struggles: the identity adjustment of leaving a blossoming career to become a stay-at-home mom; the temptation of Divahood as her online celebrity grew; the freedom and opportunities of empty-nest status versus the middle-aged body's pull to slow down; her encounters with spiritual community during treatment for cancer; and the contrast between the profound lingering grief she confronted at a Rwandan genocide memorial and the astounding willingness of survivors there to forgive. Readers encounter Hendey's own struggles and successes while soaking up her characteristic warmth and good advice. Hendey provides questions for personal reflection and a prayer to close the exploration of each virtue.
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Reactions to ISIS’ Latest Atrocities

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – February 5, 2015 – Hour 2

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Obama: “US is a Beacon of Religious Liberty”...Just Ask Hobby Lobby

  • Description: At today’s prayer breakfast, Obama emphasized the importance of religious freedom around the world and proudly proclaimed his commitment to its defense. What would the hundreds of religious organizations fighting the HHS mandate have to say about that? Al certainly has plenty of thoughts. We’ll also talk with Kathryn Jean Lopez, who was at the breakfast this morning.
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Keeping a Lenten Journal

  • Description: Sr. John Dominic, OP helps us get ready for Lent with a Lenten Journal. We discuss the three forms of penance and how the Stations of the Cross can be used for daily Lenten mediation.
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    • Sr. John Dominic ,O.P.

      Sr. John Dominic, OP is the Co-Founder of Dominica Sister of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and the Principal of Spiritus Sanctus Academy in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Random Stuff That Matters

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – February 4, 2015 – Hour 1

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Saint Odd: The End is His Beginning

  • Description: In Dean Koontz’s latest novel, Odd Thomas is back where it all started . . . because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them—as he’s borne witness to the greatest good and darkest evil humanity is capable of. Again and again, he has gone where he must and done what he had to do—for better or worse—with his courage and devotion sorely tested, and his soul forever changed. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll. Dean joins us to discuss his new book.
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      Dean Koontz has books published in 38 languages and sold more than 450 million copies. Drean boasts 14 books on New York Times hardcover bestseller list, including “One Door away from Heaven” and “What the Night Knows.” He is hailed by Rolling Stone as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” .

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College Ratings Plans and Free Tuition: Will This Punish Religious Colleges?

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At My Funeral, Please Do Not Say...

  • Description: We’ve all thought about how we will be remembered after death. What will our tombstone say? What will people say in our eulogy? How will we be remembered in the years after our death? Fr. Pat Egan, chaplain of Ave Maria Radio, is here with a different question. What’s the one thing we don’t want said at our funeral? Fr. Pat’s answer may surprise you.
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      Fr. Pat Egan is the Chaplain of Ave Maria Radio and the Founder of Ann Arbor Catholic Men’s Movement. Fr. Pat is also the host of Fully Alive.

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – February 4, 2015 – Hour 2

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What Did the Saints Say About Islam?

  • Description: Description: In his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis said, “Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalizations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” The ongoing atrocities committed by ISIS, Boko Haram and other groups make this statement increasingly difficult to accept. What did the saints have to say about Islam and its teachings? Andrew Bieszad, an expert on Islamic relations, joins us with some examples.
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God in a Brothel

  • Description: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Protection Month. Sex trafficking is rampant, even in developed problems like the US. Thousands of people, especially young girls, suffer in sex slavery every day. We talk to Daniel Walker about his undercover investigations into sexual trafficking cases around the world.
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God in a Brothel (con't)

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“Kresta in the Afternoon” – February 3, 2015 – Hour 1

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Direct to My Desk

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Direct to My Desk

  • Description: We’re opening up the phone lines for the full show today. We have a wide variety of topics we’d like to hear your thoughts on. We have a list of five lies the culture tells us every day. We want to know if you think they’re accurate and if there are other lies for the list. We also want to hear what happens when pro-life Democrats “grow up” and how far someone will go to make Obama look bad. Our final question concerns why Obama isn’t calling Islamic terrorism by its real name, even when Egypt’s president is. We want to hear your thoughts on all these topics as well as any other questions you may have. Call us at 877-573-7825. We’re looking forward to speaking with you!

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Direct to My Desk

  • Description: We’re opening up the phone lines for the full show today. We have a wide variety of topics we’d like to hear your thoughts on. We have a list of five lies the culture tells us every day. We want to know if you think they’re accurate and if there are other lies for the list. We also want to hear what happens when pro-life Democrats “grow up” and how far someone will go to make Obama look bad. Our final question concerns why Obama isn’t calling Islamic terrorism by its real name, even when Egypt’s president is. We want to hear your thoughts on all these topics as well as any other questions you may have. Call us at 877-573-7825. We’re looking forward to speaking with you!

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – February 3, 2015 – Hour 2

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Direct to My Desk

  • Description: We’re opening up the phone lines for the full show today. We have a wide variety of topics we’d like to hear your thoughts on. We have a list of five lies the culture tells us every day. We want to know if you think they’re accurate and if there are other lies for the list. We also want to hear what happens when pro-life Democrats “grow up” and how far someone will go to make Obama look bad. Our final question concerns why Obama isn’t calling Islamic terrorism by its real name, even when Egypt’s president is. We want to hear your thoughts on all these topics as well as any other questions you may have. Call us at 877-573-7825. We’re looking forward to speaking with you!

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Direct to My Desk

  • Description: We’re opening up the phone lines for the full show today. We have a wide variety of topics we’d like to hear your thoughts on. We have a list of five lies the culture tells us every day. We want to know if you think they’re accurate and if there are other lies for the list. We also want to hear what happens when pro-life Democrats “grow up” and how far someone will go to make Obama look bad. Our final question concerns why Obama isn’t calling Islamic terrorism by its real name, even when Egypt’s president is. We want to hear your thoughts on all these topics as well as any other questions you may have. Call us at 877-573-7825. We’re looking forward to speaking with you!

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