Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 14, 2018
4:00 – US Embassy Officially Moved to Jerusalem
The United States has officially moved its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. This date was chosen because it is the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel. A ceremony was held today at the US consular building, which will house an interim embassy until a larger site is found. Senator Chuck Schumer praised the move, calling it long-overdue, and said every nation has the right to choose its capital. Meanwhile, weeks of protests at the Gaza border culminated in violence and the deaths of at least 52 Palestinians. Francis Rooney joins us with more.
4:20 – One Doctor, One Hospital, One Million Patients
Dr. Tom Catena is the only surgeon in a war-torn region of Sudan with nearly one million people. He’s on-call 24/7, serving the sick and injured of the mountainous area. How does he do it? “I take my role model as Jesus Christ. I think Christ is really calling us to give up our baggage — whatever it is.” His incredible work is the subject of a new documentary – the Heart of Nuba. We’ll talk with producer Ken Carlson.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: Easter is incomplete without the Ascension
5:20 – Grief Counselor recounts his experience with Malaysia Flight 370
On March 8, 2014, families of passengers aboard MH370 went to the Beijing Airport pick up their loved ones and saw “delay” on the arrival boards. Within the hour, they were instructed to gather at a hotel conference room because the plane had disappeared from radar. This story has always been a favorite of ours as an example of News as Entertainment – CNN devoted weeks of coverage to the story despite knowing next to nothing, On Day 31, the network ran a segment with the headline “families frustrated by media coverage” – they didn’t seem to see the irony. Paul Yin, a prominent Chinese psychologist, spent the ensuing months with the families of the victims, helping them with their grief. His story is detailed in a new memoir with Trina Kraus, who joins us today.