Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 11, 2017

4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Birth Control Rates and Abortion 

The British Pregnancy Advisory Services have released a study showing more than half the women who had abortions were using contraception. What’s the relationship between contraception access and abortion rates? We’ll talk with Dr. Greg Popcak. 

4:20 – Undeniable: The Brave New World of Gene Manipulation

Imagine you were accused of a crime you didn’t commit. The only available evidence is DNA. You think you’ll be exonerated, but testing reveals you’re a perfect match.  It seems like something straight out of a science-fiction movie, but it could be part of the not-too-distant future. Tom Grace explores the brave new world of gene manipulation in his latest thriller novel, Undeniable. He joins us with a preview.

5:00 – UN Celebrates the International Day of the Girl

The United Nations recognizes today as the International Day of the Girl. Michele Rickett joins us to discuss her life’s work rescuing girls around the world from incredible torment and the challenges girls face.

5:40 – What is LIGO Research, and why did it win a Nobel Prize?

On September 14, 2015 the universe’s gravitational waves were observed for the very first time. The waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago, came from a collision between two black holes. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the USA. LIGO stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and is a collaborative project with over one thousand researchers from more than 20 countries. Researchers Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne were just awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their LIGO research. Dr. Anthony Rizzi is an expert in the field and he joins us to explain it.