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January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 24, 2018

4:00 – World Communications Day: The Dangers of “Fake News”

In commemoration of the Feast of St Francis de Sales, Patron Saint of journalists, Pope Francis announced today the theme for the 2018 World Communications Day will be “The Truth will Set You Free: Fake News and Journalism for Peace.” Francis pointed out that the original “fake news” was the devil’s temptation of Adam and Eve and called for people who are open and ready to listen to counter the spread of fake news. Matthew Bunson joins us with more.

4:20 – The Tragic Fire that Sparked a Lifelong Friendship

On January 19, 2000, a fire raged through Seton Hall University’s freshman dormitory, killing three students and injuring 58 others. Among the victims were Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, roommates from poor neighborhoods who made their families proud by getting into college. They managed to escape, but both were burned terribly. But the story was just beginning. Robin Gaby Fisher joins us with more.

5:00 – Kresta News Roundup

5:20 – Winston Churchill’s Fight for Democracy

In June 1945, just weeks after the Nazis’ surrender, Prime Minister Winston Churchill boldly railed against the socialist system of government. His speech was met with heavy criticism and was eventually dubbed his “crazy broadcast,” and it cost his Conservative party dearly in the election a few weeks later. But it provides a snapshot of his lifelong fight to promote democracy and free government. Today is the anniversary of his 1965 death, and we’ll take the opportunity to look back at his life with Larry Arnn.