Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on December 9th, 2014
4:00 – A Quick Word: What do our Most Popular Searches Reveal about our Culture?
4:10 – Eric Garner’s Wife: “I don’t feel like it’s a black and white thing.”
Protests continue across the nation after a New York police officer was not indicted for the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Many professional athletes, including Lebron James, printed the words “I Can’t Breathe” on their warmup jackets and sneakers during this weekend’s games. It has been suggested that Garner would still be alive today if he were white. His wife Esaw has a different opinion. She said in an interview that she doesn’t think her husband’s death was racially influenced. Al has his reaction to Esaw’s comments.
4:20 – What Are the Girls on The Sisterhood Discerning?
Last month we interviewed the Mother Superior of a Kentucky convent that is being featured on the new Lifetime show The Sisterhood. The show follows five young women to three different convents as they try to discern whether they are being called to religious life. How did the show find the five girls? Were they seriously discerning the religious life before going on the show? We talk to Francesca DiPaola, one of the five girls, about her experiences.
4:40 – Rescued from Prison: An Innocent Man Accused of Murder Fights to Protect Others
When Jeffrey Deskovic was 16, he was accused of raping and murdering a classmate. He was questioned without a lawyer present and threatened until he made a confession. Despite DNA evidence at his trial that should have exonerated him, Mr. Deskovic was convicted and spent the next 17 years in prison. The case was eventually reopened and he was freed in 2007 after DNA evidence was linked to another prisoner who later confessed to the murder. After he was released, he founded the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, which fights to free wrongfully convicted prisoners and help them integrate back into society. Jeffrey joins us.
5:00 – A Quick Word: What do our Most Popular Searches Reveal about our Culture?
5:10 – Eric Garner’s Wife: “I don’t feel like it’s a black and white thing.”
5:20 – Delivering Food, Shelter and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor
Cross-Catholic International Outreach is a charity that provides food, medical services, education and other forms of aid to poverty-stricken people around the world. A donation of $30 provides a family with two goats for food and income, and a donation of $15 can feed a child for 30 days. Jim Cavnar, the president of Cross Catholic International, joins us.
5:40 – Living Advent: The Infancy Narratives
The four Gospels each include different details on the story of Christ’s birth. How are they connected? How are they different? What unique revelations does each Gospel account contain? Dr. Ed Sri, professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute’s Master’s in Catechetics and Evangelization program, is here to talk about the birth of Christ as it is told in the Gospels.