Talking about the Things That Matter Most
2020 Countdown Day 5
4:00 – #15: The “Real” Fighting Irish: Notre Dame Students take on the Klan
Several professional sports teams are rethinking their mascots, which are said to be racially offensive. Some say it’s time for Notre Dame to do the same – the Fighting Irish represent a harmful stereotype of violent, drunken immigrants. The origins of the name are up for debate, but one theory is especially compelling. It’s an incredible story of Catholic students rising up to combat the KKK. Todd Tucker joins us.
5:00 – #14: Finding Forgiveness after the OKC Bombing
It’s been 25 years since the Oklahoma City Bombing, the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in our nation’s history. Many know the story of Timothy McVeigh, but few know the stories of his victims and their families – Bud Welch, who reached out to McVeigh’s father to find forgiveness and healing. Jeanne Bishop, who has seen her own family torn by violence, joins us with their story.