Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 10, 2018
4:00 – What do we know about Judge Kavanaugh?
President Trump has announced his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy – Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the DC Circuit Court. What do we know about his background and judicial philosophy? How does he compare to other judges on the Court? We talk with Lee Strang.
4:20 – Leaving Cloud 9: A Story of Recovery from Drugs, Alcohol and Abuse
Abandoned by his father at age two, Rick Sylvester lived with an abusive mother whose struggles as a member of the working poor led her to drugs, alcohol, theft, and prostitution–and eventually attempted suicide. The chaos of his childhood led Rick to his own battles with depression, anxiety, PTSD, drugs, failed marriage and unemployment. How did he end up as happy husband and father? It was the Lord. His wife Ericka Andersen joins us with his story.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: The Supreme Court and Roe
5:20 – The Scopes Monkey Trial and America’s Debate on Science and Religion
On July 10, 1925, a dramatic trial began in the sleepy town of Dayton, Tennessee. Known as the Scopes Monkey Trial, it pit William Jennings Bryan and anti-Darwinists against a science teacher named John Scopes in a debate over science, religion and their place in public education – a debate that continues to this day. We’ll look back and the trial and the current state of the debate with Ed Larson.
5:40 – Changing the Terms of the Healthcare Debate
Health care coverage continues to be a divisive issue in our public discourse. Until the terms of the debate are changed, not much can be accomplished. We talk with Brad Hahn, who also gives his take on the new Supreme Court nominee.