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

    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.
    • Segment Guests:
      • 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.
      • Resources:

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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

    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)

  • Today on “Kresta in the Afternoon” – Apr. 4

    Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 4

    4:00 – Kresta Comments

    4:20 – A Journey to Christ Through the Art of the Passion on Stage
    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.

    5:00 – Dangers to the Faith in Ukraine
    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.

    5:20 – (Didn’t get to it yesterday) Kresta Comments: The New Divorce Phrase “Conscious Uncoupling” Dangerous, Ignorant and Untrue.
    Last week, celebrity couple Gwtneth Paltro and Chris Martin announced their separation. In that statement they introduced the world to a new phrase: “Conscious Uncoupling.” It didn’t take long for the news of a celebrity divorce to be quickly eclipsed by that substitute term for the D word, one virtually no one had ever heard before. The person who coined the phrase, Katherine Woodward Thomas, a New Age 56-year-old psychotherapist, had this to say: “It’s a kinder term for divorce. It is essentially a no-drama approach to separation, one that protects the children and encourages both sides to avoid pointing fingers.” Al discusses this term and its dangers.

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

    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

    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)

  • Today on “Kresta in the Afternoon” – Apr. 3

    Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 3

    4:00 – Exploring the Creed with Bach
    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.

    5:00 – “Noah” Screenwriter Discusses Controversies
    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” screenwriter Ari Handel joins us to answer the critics and explore some of the artistic license.

    5:20 – Kresta Comments: The New Divorce Phrase “Conscious Uncoupling” Dangerous, Ignorant and Untrue.
    Last week, celebrity couple Gwtneth Paltro and Chris Martin announced their separation. In that statement they introduced the world to a new phrase: “Conscious Uncoupling.” It didn’t take long for the news of a celebrity divorce to be quickly eclipsed by that substitute term for the D word, one virtually no one had ever heard before. The person who coined the phrase, Katherine Woodward Thomas, a New Age 56-year-old psychotherapist, had this to say: “It’s a kinder term for divorce. It is essentially a no-drama approach to separation, one that protects the children and encourages both sides to avoid pointing fingers.” Al discusses this term and its dangers.

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

    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.
      • Resources:
        • Book(s):

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    What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America (continued)

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

    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.
      • Resources:

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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)

  • Today on “Kresta in the Afternoon” – Apr. 2

    Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 2

    4:00 – “Heaven is For Real”
    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.

    4:20 – What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America
    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

    5:00 – What Would Ronald Reagan Say About Current Issues We Face: Russia, Religious Liberty, Debt, and More?
    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.

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

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

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    Direct to My Desk - Noah: Did you see it and what did you think?

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    Direct to My Desk - Noah: Did you see it and what did you think? (continued)

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    Direct to My Desk - Noah: Did you see it and what did you think? (continued)

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