Kresta in the Afternoon – January 28, 2016 – Hour 2

+  1965: The Dawn of the Current Age (2 segments)

  • Description: 1965 was one of the most important and tumultuous years of the century and it is often regarded as a watershed time of cultural shift. Policies started by President Johnson’s Great Society were in full effect, legal prohibition of contraception was declared unconstitutional, race riots flared up in multiple cities, Vatican II ended…and that’s only a few of the most significant events. Stephen Krason joins us to talk about the impact 1965 continues to have on the country.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Stephen Krason
      Dr. Stephen M. Krason is Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies, Director of the Political Science Program, and Chairman of the Department of Political Science (which includes the Human Life Studies, Humanities and Catholic Culture, Legal Studies, and Political Science Programs). He is also Associate Director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the University. He earned his J.D. and Political Science M.A. and Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds an M.A. in Theology/Religious Education from Gannon University. In 1997, he was the recipient of the University’s “Campus Leadership and Teaching Award.” He joined the University’s faculty in 1986, after serving for three years as Eastern Director of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He is admitted to the bars of Massachusetts, Nebraska, the District of Columbia, and certain federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. He was co-founder (in 1992) and since that time has served as the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, and in that capacity is also Publisher of its scholarly journal, The Catholic Social Science Review. He also serves as Director of the Society’s online/tutorial M.Th. program in Catholic Social Thought.
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+  Kresta Comments: Who are the Poor?

  • Description: Al continues his examination of Scriptural teaching on the poor by asking who the poor are.

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