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May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 14, 2019

 4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Quick Fixes for a Bad Mood

 We all have our ups and downs, and some days that seem to be all down. And we all have our own ways of dealing with it – maybe we take a nap, watch our favorite comedy, or just enjoy a dish of ice cream. But new research suggests another way – turning outward on others, rather than centering on ourselves. We talk with Dr Greg Popcak.

 4:20 – The “Crime-Fighting” Cardinal Mindszenty

 In February Pope Francis announced that Cardinal Mindzenty has been declared “Venerable.” Who is this Cardinal of the Cold War and why is he remembered as a Crime Fighter? We talk with Paul Kengor.

 5:00 – Gender and Sexual Identity: How to Tackle these Tough Topics?

 For the second straight year, transgender athletes took 1st and 2nd place at the Connecticut Girls State Track Championships. Parents and others have tried to point out the obvious unfair advantages these athletes have, only to be painted as bigots. It’s another example of the state of the conversation in our culture when it comes to gender and sexual identity. We’ll talk about how to discuss such topics with our kids with Dr. Andrew Sodergren.

5:20 – Is the Future of Technology a Positive Movement?

The Transhumanist is a website and blog that monitors the latest news in transhuman technology. It boasts the slogan “Society no longer suffers its destiny. It will create it.” What is the future of transhumanism? What risks does it pose to the idea that humans are created in Gods image and possess an inherent dignity? We talk with Dr. Jacob Shatzer.