Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 5, 2018
4:00 – The Top Pro-Life Stories of 2017
On the policy level, 2017 was a very good year for pro-lifers. President Trump showed support for the March for Life in a way no other president has and has also nominated several federal judges who are Pro-Life. There were also several tragic stories on the pro-life front, most notably the death of Charlie Gard. Jeanne Mancini joins us with the top Pro-Life stories of the year.
4:20 – The Top Religious Liberty Stories of 2017
A major victory for religious liberty this year was the major changes to the HHS mandate that allowed broad exemptions for religious groups. It’s an example of how the new administration has shown its commitment to the protection of religious liberty. We’ll look at the biggest religious liberty stories of the year with Rob Muise.
5:00 – The Top Terrorism Stories of 2017
Despite losing massive amounts of territory this year, ISIS’s ideology is yet to be defeated. The terror group claimed responsibility for a Palm Sunday bombing that killed more than 40 churchgoers and a bus attack that killed another 29 Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt. There was also the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 and scores of other attacks that left countless dead. Raymond Ibrahim joins us with a review of the top terrorism stories of the year.
5:20 – The Top Science Stories of 2017
2017 saw a number of fascinating scientific breakthroughs and discoveries. Astronomers found several planets orbiting a star 235 trillion miles away. The planets share some characteristics with Earth, renewing the debate over whether there is life elsewhere in the universe. This is just one of the stories we’ll be looking at with Stacy Trasancos.
5:40 – The Top Financial Stories of 2017
Regardless of one’s opinion of Donald Trump’s mannerisms or personality, there’s no denying that the stock market has been on the rise, with the DOW Jones reaching 25,000 for the first time ever. We’ll look at the biggest financial stories of 2017 with Brian Milligan.