Kresta in the Afternoon – July 11, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Biotechnology and the Human Future (2 segments)

  • Description: Researchers today are working on projects that seem straight out of a sci-fi movie. Many of these projects have enormous potential to help people live healthier lives, but others are clear violations of Moral Law. Many of these advancements in technology could happen within the next several years. We’ll talk about it with Dr. Aaron Kheriaty.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Aaron Kheriaty
      Aaron Kheriaty is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Medical Ethics at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. He serves as chairman of the clinical ethics committee at UCI Medical Center. Dr. Kheriaty graduated from the University of Notre Dame in philosophy and pre-medical sciences, and earned his MD degree from Georgetown University. He lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with his wife and five sons. He is the author of The Catholic Guide to Depression and the editor of the classic True or False Possession: How to Distinguish the Demonic From the Demented by Jean Lhermitte.
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+  Confessions of a Catholic Dad

  • Description: Bill McGurn has held many jobs over the years, but he considers fatherhood to be his primary job in life. We’ll talk with him about Catholic fatherhood.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Bill McGurn
      William McGurn is a member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board and writes the weekly "Main Street" column for the Journal each Tuesday. Previously he served as Chief Speechwriter for President George W. Bush. Mr. McGurn has served as chief editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in New York. He spent more than a decade overseas -- in Brussels for The Wall Street Journal/Europe and in Hong Kong with both the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review. And in the mid-1990s, he was Washington Bureau Chief for National Review. Bill is author of a book on Hong Kong ("Perfidious Albion") and a monograph on terrorism ("Terrorist or Freedom Fighter"). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, holds a BA in philosophy from Notre Dame and an MS in Communications from Boston University.
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