Kresta in the Afternoon – May 24, 2018 – Hour 1

+  Abortion vote approaches in Ireland

  • Description: Tomorrow Ireland will vote on whether to repeal the 8th Amendment, which currently prohibits abortion in most cases. If the "Yes" vote wins, Irish politicians will quickly draft legislation to grant unlimited abortion access for at least the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. A few months ago, the Yes campaign appeared headed for an easy victory - but the polls are tightening and at least 1 in 5 Irish remain undecided. Kevin Turley joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • K.V. Turley
      KV Turley is a Catholic writer living in London, England. Follow his writings at Crisis Magazine, the National Catholic Register, The Imaginative Conservative and other sites.
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+  Memoir of a Juvenile Killer (2 segments)

  • Description: Mario Bueno grew up in a world of brokenness, drug abuse and violence. In his search for security, he entered the drug world and fell into the same destructive patterns that have consumed so many others. When he was 16, he robbed and killed a 27-year-old dealer and was sent to prison, where he served three years in solitary, was kicked out of nine prisons, and was classified as incorrigible. Today, he has reformed himself and has devoted his life to helping others do the same. He joins us.
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    • Mario Bueno
      Mario Bueno is a published scholar, transformational speaker, and reform expert. He's the author of Reformed: Memoir of a Juvenile Killer. After his release from prison in 2014, he graduated from Wayne State University in 2016 with a Bachelor in Business, and then spent time as a legislative aide for the Michigan House of Representatives. Today, his non-profit LUCK, Inc. employs certified, formerly incarcerated men to train and mentor at-risk youth and returning citizens in an attempt to safeguard the community. He is co-host of Main Street, a weekly TV show that pairs real main street economic challenges with tangible solutions. Visit mariobuenoreformexpert.com and luckincsolutions.org.
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    • Reformed: Memoir of a Juvenile Killer

      As a child, Mario's home life was steeped in drug abuse and violence, leaving him broken and vulnerable. In an attempt to feel secure and empowered, he entered the drug world, a move that would forever change his destiny. Falling into the same patterns of dealing, robbing and harming others as those who had destroyed his family, Mario robbed, shot, and killed a twenty-seven-year-old drug dealer at age sixteen. Charged and convicted as an adult, he spent three years in solitary before the age of twenty-two. He served nineteen years in sixteen different adult prisons. During that time, he was kicked out of nine prisons and classified as incorrigible. Through maturity, the pain of imprisonment, and the nurturing of his parents, Mario found his purpose: to help others avoid a life of crime through education and self-improvement. Reformed presents the intimate success story of one inmate's transformation from prison to purpose. (learn more)

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