Kresta in the Afternoon – September 10, 2018 – Hour 2

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+  Unbroken: Path to Redemption finishes Zamperini's Story

  • Description: The new film Unbroken: Path to Redemption picks up where the 2014 film left off: after surviving a plane crash, weeks of floating on a makeshift raft in the Pacific and then years of torture as a prisoner of war, Louis “Louie” Zamperini finally returns home to California, seemingly "unbroken." The War is over, but his battle is just beginning. The world sees him as a hero, but he sees himself as anything but. The film hits theaters on Friday, and producer Matt Baer joins us with a sneak peek.
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    • Matt Baer
      Matthew Baer is the producer of Unbroken, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book. Angelina Jolie directed Unbroken, which earned $163 million worldwide. Matt has also produced the character thriller Maggie; the indie film, The Bachelors; City by the Sea with Robert DeNiro, Frances McDormand and James Franco; View from the Top with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mike Myers; Jack Frost with Michael Keaton; and The Replacement Killers, He has produced three films with first-time directors. Visit

+  Answering the Moral Questions of our Time (2 segments)

  • Description: We are born with an inherent understanding of right and wrong - it's one of the things that sets us apart from the rest of Creation. But the world we live in - one that no longer acknowledges even something as basic as the nature of gender - constantly interferes with this understanding. How can we regain our moral compass? We talk with Gerard Verschuuren about reacquainting our moral judgement.
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    • Gerard Verschuuren
      Gerard Verschuuren is the author of Matters of Life and Death: A Catholic Guide to the Moral Questions of Our Time. He is a scientist, writer, speaker, and consultant, working at the interface of science and religion, creation and evolution, faith and reason. He is a biologist by training who has studied and worked at universities in Europe and the US.
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    • Matters of Life and Death: A Catholic Guide to the Moral Questions of Our Time

      "Matters of Life and Death is a masterpiece of clarity and common sense."--PETER KREEFT Human beings are born with an innate sense of right and wrong, yet the complicated world we live in constantly interferes with our natural understanding. And so we live in a time of widely divergent opinions about right and wrong, life and death, sexuality and sex, pro-life and pro-choice, prolonging life and shortening life. What we need now more than ever is a moral compass by which to steer. In Matters of Life and Death, Gerard Verschuuren means to provide the contemporary reader with just such a moral compass by unflinchingly examining the pressing issues of today--such as abortion, genetic manipulation, infertility treatments, gender change, and aid in dying. His approach speaks to the Catholic ideal of "formation of conscience," which is sorely needed to orient ourselves in our fractured political landscape. This book does not so much introduce a new method of navigation as reacquaint the reader with the precepts the Church has long provided as a means to hone our faculties of moral judgment. (learn more)

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