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February 17, 2020

February 17, 2020

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 17, 2020 

4:00 – How do Depression and Faith go Together?

In the United States, more than 16 million adults are diagnosed with some form of depression every year. And those are only the ones who seek help. According to one study by Harvard Medical School, only 1 in 5 depressed adults pursue treatment for depression. That means, in any given year, there could be as many as 80 million people in the U.S. who are experiencing some form of depression with 64 million receiving no treatment whatsoever. Many of those who struggle are people of Faith. Does this affect how they seek treatment? We take a look with Dr Greg Popcak.

4:20 – Where Things Are Going Right: Students Celebrate Ice Masses

When snow falls on the campus of Michigan Tech University, Catholic students don’t stay boarded up in their dorm rooms with cups of hot chocolate. Instead, they build snow churches and celebrate Mass outdoors. How did the tradition start? We talk with Fr Ben Hasse.

4:40 – Indonesia Locks Out Former ISIS Fighters

You may remember the story of Hoda Muthana, an American-born woman who went to Syria and married an ISIS fighter who has since been slain. Late last year a Federal judge ruled she is no longer a US citizen and denied entry to the US for her and her 2-year-old son. Last week, Indonesian president Joko Widodo issued a similar ruling, and this one applies to hundreds of Indonesians who left the country to join the caliphate. We’ll look at the story with Robert Hefner.

5:00 – The Faith of the Presidents

The 44 men who have served as President of the United States have held a wide variety of beliefs about religion, faith, God and Christianity. And these beliefs have greatly influenced their approach to policy. On this president’s day we’ll discuss it with Gary Scott Smith.