Kresta in the Afternoon – July 25, 2017 – Hour 2

+  Charlie Gard’s Parents Drop Appeal

  • Description: Yesterday Charlie Gard’s parents, having determined it is too late to do anything for their son, dropped their appeal in the British courts. They are now asking that he be allowed to die at home. We’ll look at the tragic end to this story with Dr Grazi Pozo Christie.
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    • Dr. Grazi Pozo Christie
      Dr Grazie Pozo Christie is a Policy Advisor for the Catholic Association. She Writes in Spanish and English about Catholicism, Religious freedom and the intersection of faith and science. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, CNN, National Review, New York Times and other publications. In 2014 she traveled to Rome to cover the Synod on the Family. She was a featured speaker at the 2015 March for Life. Visit
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+  At Least 8 Dead in Horrific Human Smuggling Case

  • Description: Eight people were found dead, with 30 others injured, in a brutally hot semitrailer parked at a San Antonio Wal-Mart. The temperature outside the trailer topped 100 degrees and the occupants had no access to water. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus called it a human-trafficking crime, and it’s far from an isolated event. We'll get the latest with Nita Belles.
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    • Nita Belles
      Nita Belles is an author, speaker and anti-human trafficking crusader. She's the author of "In Our Backyard: Human Trafficking and What We Can Do to Stop It." She's the managing director of In Our Backyard and regional director for Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans. Visit
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    • In Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It

      In recent years, Americans have woken up to the reality that human trafficking is not just something that happens in other countries. But what most still do not understand is that neither is it something that just happens to "other people" such as runaways or the disenfranchised. The human trafficker is no respecter of faith, education, or socioeconomic status, and even kids who are raised in solid families in middle and upper class suburbs can fall victim. Likewise, labor trafficking happens in our cities, neighborhoods, and rural areas. Through true stories and years of boots-on-the-ground experience, including at the Super Bowl, anti-trafficking expert Nita Belles teaches readers everything they need to know about human trafficking in the United States and what they can do to join the fight against it. She helps concerned parents, friends, teachers, law enforcement, government officials, and other leaders understand all forms of trafficking, identify risk factors, and take practical steps to keep their loved ones and neighbors safe from predators. (learn more)

+  Is Dunkirk Nolan's best film?

  • Description: Thanks to his wildly popular Dark Knight trilogy and innovative films such as Inception and The Prestige, Christopher Nolan has become one of the most beloved directors in Hollywood. He’s now released his first war film, Dunkirk. It tells the incredible true story of Operation Dynamo, when Allied troops were surrounded on the shores of Dunkirk, France, and safely transported across the English Channel by civilian fisherman and other small boats. Steven Greydanus joins us with a review.
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    • Deacon Steven Greydanus
      Steven Greydanus is a Film critic for the National Catholic Register and writes regularly for Catholic Digest and Crux. He is the Co-host of Reel Faith for New Evangelization Television and a longtime member of the Online Film Critics Society. He's also a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Visit
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