Kresta in the Afternoon – October 11, 2017 – Hour 2

+  UN Celebrates the International Day of the Girl (2 segments)

  • Description: The United Nations recognizes today as the International Day of the Girl. Michele Rickett joins us to discuss her life’s work rescuing girls around the world from incredible torment and the challenges girls face.
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    • Michele Rickett
      Michele Rickett is founder and president of She is Safe, an international ministry mobilizing advocates to equip women against poverty, oppressio, exploitation and spiritual darkness. She is based in Atlanta and is the co-author of Forgotten Girls: Stories of Hope and Courage. Visit sheissafe.org.
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    • Forgotten Girls (Expanded Edition): Stories of Hope and Courage

      2014 Readers' Choice Award Winner Think of the little girls you know: your daughter, a niece, a friend's child. Then think about this: little girls are tossed away every day. All over the world, women and girls face troubles such as starvation, displacement, illiteracy, sexual exploitation and abuse. In fact, statistics show that the world's most oppressed people are overwhelmingly female. Moved by the plight of these neglected girls, advocates Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett took a trip across continents to interview girls and to partner with ministries working to help females in some of the most difficult places in the world. These pages hold those girls' stories: stories of deep pain and suffering, inspiring courage, and incredible hope. They are the stories of girls who have discovered their value in God's eyes, in the midst of cultures that have rejected them. They are stories of rescue and redemption by God working through compassionate people―people like you. These pages might hold pieces of your story as well, as the authors invite you to pray and speak on behalf of the millions of women and girls who still need to know how much they're worth. For each of the five sections of the book―physical suffering, education, sexual protection, prison and war, and spiritual life―the authors provide specific, practical action steps and prayer points that allow you to get involved as God leads. This expanded edition includes updated statistics throughout and a discussion guide to accompany each section of the book, as well as a new preface. (learn more)

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+  What is LIGO Research, and why did it win a Nobel Prize?

  • Description: On September 14, 2015 the universe's gravitational waves were observed for the very first time. The waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago, came from a collision between two black holes. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the USA. LIGO stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and is a collaborative project with over one thousand researchers from more than 20 countries. Researchers Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne were just awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their LIGO research. Dr. Anthony Rizzi is an expert in the field and he joins us to explain it.
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    • Dr. Anthony Rizzi
      Dr. Anthony Rizzi is the founder and director of the Institute for Advanced Physics. He's the author of The Science before Science: A Guide to Thinking in the 21st Century and other books.
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