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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 19, 2015

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 19, 2015


4:00 – Why St. Joseph is not the Father of Jesus

St. Joseph is one of the most important, yet least known characters in Scripture. The man entrusted with the task of raising Christ only appears in a few scenes and is not mentioned after Jesus is found in the temple. It’s important to remember that Joseph was not Jesus’ actual father. We discuss the importance of St. Joseph’s role with Fr. Steve Grunow.

4:20 – The Donkey that No One would Ride

Anthony DeStefano gives us a dramatic reading of his children’s story about the humble life of the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.


4:40 – Do You Believe?

The creators of “God’s Not Dead” now bring you a film that will really make you consider your commitment to Christ. A variety of characters must face one simple, yet fateful question: Do You Believe? Nick speaks with the film’s director, Ted McGinley.


5:00 – Gallup Poll Shows Jump in People who are “Greatly Concerned” about Terrorism

A new Gallup poll shows that 51% of Americans worry a “great deal” about the possibility of a terrorist attack, a 12 percentage point climb from last year. John Kerry claimed last month that the world is safer now than it has been for years, a claim that contradicts US intelligence assessments showing that 2014 was the deadliest year for terrorism in the 45 years data has been collected. Meanwhile, at least 21 people were killed yesterday in Tunisia’s deadliest terrorist attack in years. We discuss the current state of international terrorism with Robert Spencer.


5:20 – Starbucks Brews Controversy with “Race Together” Campaign

Starbucks has encouraged its baristas to write “Race Together” on customer’s cups in the hopes that it will open the door to better discussions on race. There’s no doubt that race relations in the US are a far cry from where they should be, but what is the best strategy? We’ll discuss this with Harry Stein.

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