Kresta in the Afternoon – October 30, 2017 – Hour 2

+  The Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Story Ever Told

  • Description: In the upcoming film The Star: a small donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the local mill. One day he breaks free and befriends a young newlywed couple named Mary and Joseph and begins the adventure of his dreams. As we approach the Advent season, we'll discuss the film with Timothy Reckart.
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    • Timothy Reckart
      Academy Award nominee Timohty Reckart is making his feature directing debut on The Star. He's a graduate of Harvard University and earned a master's in Directing Animation from the National Film and Television School. Visit thestarmovie.com

+  Social Science Apologetics: Parenting in the Age of Weintstein

  • Description: In the last month more than 60 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, sexual assault and harassment. Several other Hollywood leaders have also been accused, most notably James Toback, who has been accused by more than 200 women. How can we raise our boys to not act like this? How can we protect our girls from this culture? Dr. Greg Popcak joins us.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is Chair of the Online Master of Pastoral Studies program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He's also Executive Director of Pastoral Solutions Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. He and his wife Lisa co-host More2Life on Ave Maria Radio. Visit CatholicCounselors.com and find his Faith on the Couch blog at Patheos.com.
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+  Abortion Advocates Send Young Teen to Clinic Marred with Health and Safety Issues

  • Description: Last week an undocumented 17-year-old had an abortion in Texas after a drawn-out court fight between the ACLU and the Trump administration. The clinic that performed the abortion was none other than Whole Woman's Health, which successfully fought health and safety regulations in a 2016 Supreme Court Case. Abby Johnson has uncovered the extent of violations at this clinic, which include improper sterilization and rusty machinery. She joins us with more and also reports on what she saw at the Women’s Conference in Detroit.
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    • Abby Johnson
      Abby Johnson is the Founder and CEO of And Then There Were None, which ministers to abortion workers and helps them leave the industry. She’s a former Planned Parenthood official who became pro-life after assisting with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She’s the author of “Unplanned” and “The Walls are talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell their Stories” Visit abbyjohnson.org and abortionworker.com
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    • The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories

      This book narrates the harrowing and life-changing experiences of former abortion clinic workers, including those of the author, who once directed abortion services at a large Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas. These individuals, whose names have been changed to protect their identities, left their jobs in the abortion industry after experiencing a change of heart. They have come forward with their stories, not for fame or notoriety, but to shed light on the reality of abortion. They want their stories to change the lives of others for the better. These stories are difficult to read, because an abortion is an act of violence, harming not only the obvious victim--the unborn child-- but also the mother, the father, the doctor, and everyone else involved. But these stories also offer hope, for they show that anyone, no matter what part the person has played in an abortion, can start anew, can make amends for past mistakes. They demonstrate that the first step on that journey is telling the truth, as these courageous individuals do in these pages. (learn more)

    • Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line

      Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012 Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in an actual abortion procedure for the first time, walked down the street to join the Coalition for Life. Unplanned is a heart-stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby’s story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies. Now updated with a new chapter covering the latest events in Abby’s journey, in the news, and in changing legislation . . . and revealing the impact Abby’s story has had in the most surprising places. (learn more)

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