Kresta in the Afternoon – July 9, 2015 – Hour 1

+  The Case of the Pro-Life Movement: On Demography and Marriage

  • Description: The future of marriage in the United States may look grim, but so did the pro-life cause look forty years ago. Should social conservatives find hope in the demographic shifts that trailed the legalization of abortion? Michael New has the answers.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Michael New
      Michael New teaches in the Economics department at Ave Maria University. He’s the author of “Using Natural Experiments to Analyze the Impact of State Legislation on the Incidence of Abortion” and other papers. Find his writings at the national review and follow him on twitter at Michael_J_New
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+  Rescue Christians: The Work of Saving Lives in the Middle East

  • Description: The focus of the work of Rescue Christians is to save the lives of Christians whom are suffering from the ‘Blasphemy Laws,’ aiding relatives of martyred families, women and children who are victims of rape. They aid the most severe cases. We talk to President Keith Davies about what they are dealing with on the ground and what we in the West can actually do to affect change.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Keith Davies
      Keith Davies is Director of the Forum for Middle Eastern Understanding and for He’s a recognized public speaker on the topic of terrorism, its roots, and how to stop it.

+  How to Have a Happy Kid

  • Description: Kelly Pease is a columnist at Catholic Mom and says she recently realized that you can’t make your kids happy. It was a revelation, she writes, because she is a true-blue, card-carrying people-pleaser and always has been. She joins us to look at parents, kids, and what makes us happy.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Kelly Pease
      Kelly Pease is a wife and mother to three kids. She is an accomplished musician with several albums of original music. Kelly has traveled for the past ten years, sharing the story of God’s faithfulness in her life. She has worked closely with LifeTeen, Franciscan University, Adore and Dirty Vagabond Ministries. She lives in Louisiana and writes about the wild world of new motherhood.
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