Kresta in the Afternoon – October 11, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Social Science Apologetics: Birth Control Rates and Abortion

  • Description: The British Pregnancy Advisory Services have released a study showing more than half the women who had abortions were using contraception. What's the relationship between contraception access and abortion rates? We'll talk with Dr. Greg Popcak.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is Chair of the Online Master of Pastoral Studies program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He's also Executive Director of Pastoral Solutions Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. He and his wife Lisa co-host More2Life on Ave Maria Radio. Visit and find his Faith on the Couch blog at
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+  Undeniable: The Brave New World of Gene Manipulation (2 segments)

  • Description: Imagine you were accused of a crime you didn’t commit. The only available evidence is DNA. You think you’ll be exonerated, but testing reveals you’re a perfect match. It seems like something straight out of a science-fiction movie, but it could be part of the not-too-distant future. Tom Grace explores the brave new world of gene manipulation in his latest thriller novel, Undeniable. He joins us with a preview.
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    • Tom Grace is the internationally bestselling author of Undeniable, The Liberty Intrigue, The Secret Cardinal, Fatal Orbit, Dark Ice, Quantum and Spyder Web. His books have been translated into eight languages and sold in over twenty-five countries. They have collectively appeared for one hundred weeks on USA Today and Associated Press bestseller lists, primarily in the top ten. In addition to fascinating characters, intricately woven plots and breakneck pacing, Tom Grace novels are infused with technology on the cutting edge or just over the horizon. His fascination with science and technology is drawn from his real world experience designing state-of-the-art research facilities. In the early 1990s, Tom designed the world’s first human applications laboratory for genetic therapy. Tom was born and raised in Michigan, where he resides with his family. He divides his professional life between writing and a private practice in architecture. Tom is also a member of the International Thriller Writers.
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    • Undeniable (Nolan Kilkenny)

      Ex-Navy SEAL Nolan Kilkenny receives a desperate plea for help from doctors frantic to save the life of a young boy with a deadly genetic disorder. The boy, who came to his parents through a blind adoption, has no known blood relatives. Nolan agrees to help, but as he is being prepped for surgery, the boy dies. Further genetic testing then reveals an astonishing truth: Nolan and the boy share the same biological father.  Nolan must confront his own father to find out the truth behind the discovery, and uncovers a heinous blackmail plot and desperate victims and villains. Undeniable, the sixth Nolan Kilkenny thriller from international bestselling author Tom Grace, takes Nolan into the brave new world of reproductive technology, where the building blocks of life are manipulated in a Petri dish, women lease their wombs like rental properties, and money trumps morality.  In an age of rapid advances in human genetics, cloning and stem cell research, what seemed impossible just a few years ago is now a reality. DNA has been reduced from a miraculous molecule into a data storage device, and the information it contains is as easy to hack as any computer file. Undeniable is a novel that steps beyond the traditional parent-child relationship into a chilling new reproductive reality. (learn more)

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