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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 9, 2021 – Hour 2

Did you know the father of a woman killed in the Oklahoma City bombings met with the father of Timothy McVeigh? Jeanne Bishop has the story.

Finding Forgiveness after the OKC Bombings

On June 11, 2001, Timothy McVeigh was executed for his role in the Oklahoma City Bombing. Many know the story of Timothy McVeigh, but few know the stories of his victims and their families – Bud Welch, who reached out to McVeigh’s father to find forgiveness and healing. Jeanne Bishop, who has seen her own family torn by violence, joins us with their story.

Jeanne Bishop is the author of Grace from the Rubble: Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation after the Oklahoma City Bombing and Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer. She’s a prominent advocate for gun violence prevention, abolition of the death penalty, exoneration of the innocent and the role of faith in the debate over executions. She volunteers with the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence. Visit her at

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