Kresta in the Afternoon – February 11, 2010 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Iranian Revolution – 31 Years Ago Today

    As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Thursday that Iran had produced a higher grade of nuclear fuel, opposition protesters clashed with security forces on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution. Some say this year’s anniversary rallies would be a showdown that could shape the future of Iran. Opposition protesters have challenged Iran’s government since weeks of chaos last summer, when the government violently cracked down on those protesting the results of Iran’s presidential election, which they claim was marred by fraud. We look at the current political situation in Iran and look at the history as well. Mark Bowden, author of Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam is our guest.

    Second Topic – “A Song for Haiti”

    The Motor City Lyric Opera will present a benefit performance “A SONG FOR HAITI”  on Sunday February 14, 2010 at 3: 00 PM at Holy Name Church in Birmingham, MI. Renowned flutist Alexander Zonjic will perform along with The Motor City Lyric Opera Children’s Chorus, soprano Mary Callaghan Lynch & various esteemed Detroit entertainers.  All donations will go to The Gosder Cherilus Foundation or The Catholic Relief Services.  Gosder a first round draft pick for the Detroit Lions, created this foundation for his homeland, Haiti. Mary Callaghan Lynch joins us.

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