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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 23, 2022 – Hour 1

Teresa Tomeo joins us with a look at what one model’s story can teach us about how the culture values body image and also critiques how the mainstream press failed to understand a story about baptisms.

Kresta Comments: Who are the “Russian Oligarchs?”

Is there a way to stop Russian aggression without relying on military force? Some have suggested imposing heavier sanctions on the Russian oligarchs – ultra-wealthy individuals who have a heavy influence on Russian politics. Al looks back on a conversation with Bill Browder.

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What Can One Model’s Inner Struggle Teach us about Body Image?

Last week, former supermodel Linda Evangelista said she no longer wants to live “in hiding” after a fat-reduction procedure went wrong, leaving her body disfigured and sending her into a “cycle of deep depression.” At face value, this may seem like just celebrity gossip, but it also tells us a lot about the messages our culture sends about body image. We talk with Teresa Tomeo, who also examines how the mainstream press have covered the story of a priest who incorrectly performed baptisms.

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Linda Evangelista Shares First Photos of Her Body Since Fat-Freezing Nightmare: ‘I’m Done Hiding’

Helena Christensen and Other Models Support Linda Evangelista After Sharing Alleged CoolSculpting Damage

Linda Evangelista says she’s done ‘hiding’ after CoolSculpting left her ‘disfigured’

After ‘we baptize’ scandal, have ‘we’ catechized?

Pope Francis Decries Excessive ‘Exaltation of Youth’ as He Begins Catechesis Series on Old Age

Pronoun wars? The ‘usual suspects’ quoted by the press skewed Baptism-gate coverage

CDF: Baptisms conferred with arbitrarily modified formulas are not valid

Teresa Tomeo is the author of many books and her newest is Listening for God: Discovering the Incredible Ways God Speaks to Us. She has more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper and spent 19 of those years working in front of a camera as a reporter/anchor in the Detroit market. In the year 2000, Teresa left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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