Kresta in the Afternoon – April 24, 2019 – Hour 1

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  • Description: Al has some more thoughts on terror acts against Christians and looks ahead to the conversation with Sr Mary Gianna about the Columbine massacre.
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    • Columbine

      A masterpiece of reportage, this is the definitive account of the Columbine massacre, its aftermath, and its significance, from the acclaimed journalist who followed the story from the outset.
      "The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . ."
      So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders." It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Parkland, Charleston, Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year.
      What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror of Columbine left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong. It wasn't about jocks, goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book -- widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, Cullen draws on mountains of evidence, insights from the world's leading forensic psychologists, and the killers' own words and drawings -- several reproduced in a new appendix for the paperback.
      In this New York Times bestselling work, Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers, who stand in stark contrast against the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors of the Columbine massacre.
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+  How the Tragedy of Columbine Forced me to consider God

  • Description: Sr. Mary Gianna was a Sophomore at Columbine High School in 1999, the year of the massacre. She usually spent her lunch period in the library but on that fateful day, she suddenly had an overwhelming urge to leave the building. Up to that point, she had never really considered the existence of God – but the tragedy forced her to ask why she was spared. She joins us with her story.
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    • Sr. Mary Gianna
      Sr Mary Giana is a sister with Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a sophomore at Columbine High the year of the massacre. Visit and
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