Kresta in the Afternoon – February 28, 2008 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – British artist hangs herself after aborting twins

    A British artist has killed herself after aborting her twins when she was eight weeks pregnant, leaving a note saying: “I should never have had an abortion. I see now I would have been a good mum.” Emma Beck was found hanging at her home in Britain on her 31st birthday. Her suicide note read in part: “I told everyone I didn't want to do it, even at the hospital. I was frightened, now it is too late. I died when my babies died. I want to be with my babies: they need me, no-one else does.” We look at this incredibly sad story and the examine post-abortive trauma with Margaret Cuthill, Director of British Victims of Abortion, a post-abortive woman herself.

    Second Topic – C. S. Lewis, My Godfather

    With the movie trailers for The Chronicles of Narnia’s “Prince Caspian” now circulating, we thought it was the time to revisit C.S. Lewis. And we have a unique perspective. Laurence Harwood some memories of C. S. Lewis, his Godfather. His recollections include letters received from Lewis, as well as memories of and letters between Lewis and Harwood's father, Cecil Harwood, who was one of the original members of the informal group the Inklings. We get a personal look at C.S. Lewis.

    Third Topic – The “Kresta Rule of Political Hot Air”

    Do you ever sit and watch politicians make speeches and wonder why they make statements and promises that nobody could possibly disagree with. “I pledge to work to end violence against women.” “I want affordable health care for everybody.” “I will treat immigrants humanely.” Who exactly is pledging do increase violence against women, does not want affordable health care and vows to treat immigrants like dogs? Al has a new “Kresta Rule of Political Hot Air” that you won’t want to miss.

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