Kresta in the Afternoon – January 3, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Kresta News Roundup: The Top Religion Stories of the Year

+  The Top 5 Political Stories of 2016

  • Description: Politics in 2016 left many people upset, but no one can say it was boring. From Donald Trump's victory to Hillary Clinton's emails and so much more, it was a year where the only thing we could predict is that the unpredictable would happen. Paul Kengor joins us for a look at the top stories of the year.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Paul Kengor
      Paul Kengor is the Executive Director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College and a Visiting Fellow at Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace. He's the author of many books and a frequent public speaker and contributor to TV and radio news. Visit
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+  The Year in Christian Persecution

  • Description: For yet another year, Christianity was the most persecuted religion worldwide. Christians were jailed, tortured in killed in Islamic countries, by Hindu extremists in India, by atheistic governments in North Korea and China and all across the world. We'll talk about some of the most prominent stories with Dan Philpott.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Daniel Philpott
      Daniel Philpott is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on religion and global politics, emphasizing reconciliation and religious freedom. Visit
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