Kresta in the Afternoon – May 16, 2016 – Hour 1

+  The Science of Disinformation (2 segments)

  • Description: Why has the Western world turned against Christianity, its founding faith? Why has radical Islam burst aflame after a long period of apparent quiescence? Why is Marxism increasingly manifesting in the US and its allies? What really happened to Russia after the Berlin Wall fell? These questions and more are rooted in the astonishingly influential Russian science of disinformation. We’ll talk about it with Ron Rychlak.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Ron Rychlak
      Ron Rychlak holds the Chair of Law and Government at the University of Mississippi, where he serves as the university’s Faculty Athletic Representative. He’s an advisor to the Holy See’s delegation to the UN and a Member of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission. Ron also serves on the advisory boards for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Ave Maria School of Law and the International Solidarity and Human Rights Institute and is the author or co-author of eight books including “Hitler, the War and the Pope.” His newest book is Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism, written with former Soviet intelligence officer Ion Pacepa.
    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism
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+  Pilgrimage Preview: Istanbul

  • Description: This fall is your opportunity to travel in the footsteps of St. Paul with Al and Steve Ray. You’ll visit Athens, Corinth, Thessaloniki and many other sites. You’ll also tour Istanbul, one of the most significant cities in history and a gateway between the West and the East. We’ll talk about it with Steve.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Steve Ray
      Steve Ray leads pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Rome and other sites. He converted to Catholicism in 1994 and is the author of “Crossing the Tiber,” “Upon this Rock” and other books. He’s the host and producer of the Footprints of God DVD series and has been to the Holy Land more than 130 times.