Kresta in the Afternoon – February 4, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Stem Cell Therapy: The Catholic Impact

  • Description: Stem Cell Therapy is one of the most controversial and misunderstood issues in modern bioethics. Dr. Theresa Deisher is a leading researcher in adult stem cell therapy and was the first person to discover adult cardiac derived stem cells. She joins us today with an in-depth Catholic look at stem cell therapy.
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    • Dr. Theresa Deisher
      Dr. Theresa Deisher is the President of Sound Choice. Her career has focused on discovering new therapies for grievous human illnesses. She has spent more than 19 years in commercial biotechnology, is an inventor on 23 issued US patents, discovered adult cardiac derived stem cells and is a champion of adult stem cell research.
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+  From Success to Significance: Making the Most of your Second Half

  • Description: The life expectancy of previous generations was only about 50 years. Modern medicine has dramatically changed life expectancies, and we now have “Two Lifetimes.” Life I occurs before halftime, and Life II occurs after. How can you make the most of your “Second Half,” which was unavailable to our predecessors? We’ll sit down with Lloyd Reeb to discuss how we can do the “good works God prepared in advance for us to do.”
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    • Lloyd Reeb
      Lloyd Reeb is the primary spokesperson for the Halftime Institute and the author of From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn’t Enough.
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+  A Look at the State of the Church

  • Description: Anne Hendershott is with us to take a look at current triumphs and challenges facing the Church.
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    • Anne Hendershott
      Anne Hendershott is a Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University, where she directs the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life. She’s the author of several books, including “Status Envy: The Politics of Catholic Higher Education.”
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