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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 18, 2021 – Hour 1

Texans struggle with lack of power and heat as another storm approaches

Texas remains in the frigid grip of winter storms as millions have endured days of no power or heat, and new storms appear to be on the way. Sandra McDevitt is there and she shares what she has been experiencing.

Sandra McDevitt

Sandra McDevitt is the host of Stories from the Heart on Ave Maria Radio.

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Live winter storm updates: Texas AG Ken Paxton says he will investigate ERCOT

Texas Catholics press through winter storm to help neighbors

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Strangers in a Strange Land: Catholics in a Post-Christian World  

How can Catholics help heal America’s deep tribal divisions? It starts with having the courage to be “Catholic first.” Former Congressman and Pro-Life Democratic leader Dan Lipinski joins us discussing his time in Washington and how Catholics can still be leaders in our contemporary American culture.

Dan Lipinski

Dan Lipinski is a former Congressman who served 8 terms as the US Representative for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. He distinguished himself in Congress as a champion of the middle class and earned a reputation as a commonsense legislator who brought people together to solve problems.  He served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  Dan authored numerous laws on transportation, research and technological innovation, the promotion of American manufacturing, restoring fiscal responsibility, and honoring America’s veterans and seniors.  He was the Democratic Chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus and the Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus.  Every year during Catholic Schools Week he introduced a resolution honoring the contributions of Catholic schools to America. He recently joined the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in an advisory role for the group’s advocacy and outreach efforts in Chicago. 

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Lipinski’s exit interview: What’s next for the departing Democratic House member

Catholic Congressman Lipinski: ‘People Make Their Political Party Their Religion’

This pro-life Democrat is worried about the next Catholic president

Dan Lipinski, myth-buster

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What is the State of the Market?

The Coronavirus continues to be the biggest factor impacting the economy, but with hospitalization rates falling and vaccination rates increasing, is there light at the end of the tunnel? And what in the world was up with that Gamestop Stock story? Chadd Garcia joins us.

Chadd Garcia

Chadd Garcia is the Portfolio Manager for the Ave Maria Focused and Ave Maria Growth Funds and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Visit or call toll-free 1-866-AVE-MARIA

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