Kresta in the Afternoon – November 22, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Obamacare Enrollments Skyrocket – What are the Alternatives?

  • Description: Enrollments in the Obamacare healthcare exchanges this month have been 46% higher than in the same period last year. Brad Hahn joins us to talk about where we are in the enrollment process and what options we have.
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    • Brad Hahn
      Brad Hahn is a deeply committed Catholic who helped found Solidarity Healthshare with Chris Faddis. He now serves as the ministry's CEO and secretary. He's a member of the Arizona Bar, the Canon Law Society of America, the Catholic Medical Association and is an Allied Attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom. Visit solidarityhealthshare.org.
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+  Cheap Sex and the Decline in Marriage (2 segments)

  • Description: Marriage in the US is in open retreat. As recently as 2000, married 25- to 34- year olds outnumbered their never-married peers by a margin of 55% to 34%. But just 15 years later those estimates had nearly reversed, with never-marrieds outnumbering their counterparts by 53% to 40%. Why are young Americans so wary of marriage? We’ll talk with Mark Regnerus.
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    • Mark Regnerus
      Mark Regnerus is the author of Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage and Monogamy
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    • Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy

      Sex is cheap. Coupled sexual activity has become more widely available than ever. Cheap sex has been made possible by two technologies that have little to do with each other - the Pill and high-quality pornography - and its distribution made more efficient by a third technological innovation, online dating. Together, they drive down the cost of real sex, and in turn slow the development of love, make fidelity more challenging, sexual malleability more common, and have even taken a toll on men's marriageability. Cheap Sex takes readers on an extended tour inside the American mating market, and highlights key patterns that characterize young adults' experience today, including the timing of first sex in relationships, overlapping partners, frustrating returns on their relational investments, and a failure to link future goals like marriage with how they navigate their current relationships. Drawing upon several large nationally-representative surveys, in-person interviews with 100 men and women, and the assertions of scholars ranging from evolutionary psychologists to gender theorists, what emerges is a story about social change, technological breakthroughs, and unintended consequences. Men and women have not fundamentally changed, but their unions have. No longer playing a supporting role in relationships, sex has emerged as a central priority in relationship development and continuation. But unravel the layers, and it is obvious that the emergence of "industrial sex" is far more a reflection of men's interests than women's. (learn more)

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