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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 8, 2021 – Hour 2

Can Life’s Best Things be Bought?

They say the best things in life can’t be bought. Is this true? As an adviser to some of America’s richest families, Richard Watts has seen the reality of being super rich and the unavoidable complications money brings. He joins us with “fables of fortune” to discuss how you may be far richer than you think.

Richard Watts

Richard Watts is the founder and President of Family Business Office. He’s the author of Entitltemania and Fables of Fortune. He’s a renowned speaker and contributor to national publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, NPR, Variety Magazine, Washington Times, and PBS. Visit and

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Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

In the words of Marilyn McEntyre, the industrialized language in contemporary America causes words to “come to us processed like cheese, depleted of nutrients, flattened and packaged, artificially colored and mass marketed.” Anyone who pays attention to mainstream news coverage, advertising, entertainment and most public debate knows just how true that assessment is. Can we redeem words? We’ll talk about it with Marilyn.

Marilyn McCentyre

Marilyn McEntyre is a writer and professor of medical humanities at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and the author of several books, including Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies. Her writing has appeared in The Christian Century, Weavings, Sojourners, Prism, Conversations, Christianity Today, Academic Medicine, Medical Humanities, Literature and Medicine, and a variety of other academic and trade publications.

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