Kresta in the Afternoon – August 13, 2020 – Hour 1

+  Hundreds of Sick Canadians Euthanized over Loneliness

  • Description: We are told that euthanasia is “compassion.” But how compassionate is it when last year in Canada, hundreds of sick people were euthanized because of loneliness? The country's annual report found that nearly 14% of the more than 5600 Canadians killed by doctors asked to be lethally injected due to "isolation or loneliness." Wes Smith joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Wes Smith
      Wes Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and a consultant to the Patients Rights Council. He’s the author of 13 books, most recently “Culture of Death: The age of Do-Harm Medicine.” Check out his Humanized blog at the discovery institute.
  • + Articles Mentioned:

  • + Resources Mentioned Available in Our Store:

    • Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine

      Culture of Death reveals how more and more doctors have withdrawn from the Hippocratic Oath and how “bioethicists” influence policy by posing questions such as whether organs may be harvested from the terminally ill and disabled. This is a passionate yet coolly reasoned book about the current crisis in medical ethics by an author who has made “the new thanatology” his consuming interest. (learn more)

+  EWTN Celebrates 39 Years of Catholic Truth

  • Description: This month EWTN is celebrating 39 years since Mother Angelica "flipped the switch," launching EWTN with these words: “May this first Catholic satellite television Network be a tribute to the beauty of Your Church!” As the world continues to reject the moral law and as we head into another tumultuous election season, the need for Catholic truth is great. Doug Keck joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Doug Keck
      Doug Keck is the President and Chief Operating Officer at EWTN.
  • + Articles Mentioned:

+  Is Camden, NJ an Example of Successful "Defunding" of Police?

  • Description: Since the death of George Floyd we have heard calls to "defund" the police and there have already been concerted efforts in Minneapolis and Seattle to do so. Many are citing Camden, New Jersey as an example of a city that successfully "defunded" its police. But is that what really happened? We'll talk with Sean Kennedy.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Sean Kennedy
      Sean Kennedy is a visiting fellow at the Maryland Public Policy Institute where his research focuses on education reform, tax and budget, opioid abuse, criminal justice, and urban renewal policies. His writings and work have been featured in major national publications including The Washington Post,, Politico, The Chicago Tribune, and The Baltimore Sun. He has testified before both the District of Columbia Council and Maryland General Assembly on pending legislation. Visit
  • + Articles Mentioned:

Comments are closed.