Kresta in the Afternoon – January 4, 2017 – Hour 2

+  The Top 5 Bioethical Stories of the Coming Year (2 segments)

  • Description: We've spent the early part of this week looking back at the top stories of 2016. Now we're shifting gears to look at the coming year. What are the top bioethical concerns for 2017? In the last several months we've seen disturbing trends arise relating to assisted suicide - trends Catholics predicted years ago. We also have seen a greater push to force doctors to provide services that violate their conscience. Where can we expect these stories to go? Wes Smith joins us.
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    • Wes Smith
      Wes Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and a consultant to the Patients Rights Council. His new book, “Culture of Death: The Age of Do Harm Medicine” is out today and we’ll be discussing the book soon. Find his writings at First Things and National Review and check out his Human Exceptionalism podcast.
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+  Top 5 Financial Stories for 2017

  • Description: A new year means new changes, especially when there's a new president. Stock markets have done well in the weeks since the election and president-elect Donald Trump is touting his success in preventing companies from exporting jobs. Will the good news last? What are the top financial stories as the new year and new presidency begin? George Schwartz joins us.
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    • George Schwartz
      George is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Schwartz Investment Counsel and the Chairman and CEO of Ave Maria Mutual Fnds. He's the author of Shareholder Rebellion and Good Returns. Visit and
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