Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 6, 2018
4:00 – What “Secular” Films have the best Christ Figures?
As you’re probably aware, the Oscars took place this weekend, highlighted by “The Shape of Water” winning Best Picture. Amidst the anti-Trump wisecracks and #MeToo soliloquies, the speakers at the Oscars often waxed poetic on the ability of film to influence our emotions. But many in Hollywood overlook another power of film – its ability to evangelize, even with films that aren’t explicitly Christian or even spiritual. Jim Papandrea joins us again with a look at examples of Christ Figures in our favorite films.
4:20 – Scythian invites you to put on your dancing shoes
After seven years, fan favorite Scythian is developing its second kids’ album – one that will entertain kids but won’t drive parents crazy. Dan and Alex Fedoryka join us with a preview and the latest on everyone’s favorite folk rock band.
5:00 – What are Trump’s Tariffs, and how will they affect us?
Last week, President Trump said he would impose a 25% tariff, or tax, on steel imports and 10% on aluminum, sparking a big sell-off in stocks. The stock market drop reflected a bigger concern: a possible “trade war” if other countries hit by the tariffs impose tariffs in retaliation, sparking a back-and-forth of rising tariffs that hurt the growth of economies. The Market has climbed back since then, but many are still wondering what the future holds. We’ll talk with George Schwartz.
5:20 – I Will Not Fear: How my Faith Overcame a World of Heartbreak and Anger
In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn’t start–or end–there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun and outrunning white supremacists who were ready to kill her rather than sit beside her in a classroom. Only her faith in God sustained her during her darkest days and helped her become a civil rights warrior, an NBC television news reporter, a magazine writer, a professor, a wife, and a mother. She joins us today.