Kresta in the Afternoon with Special Guest Host Jerry Usher- November 13, 2015 – Hour 1

+  Filling the Need for a Catholic Presence in Social Studies and History Textbooks

  • Description: Fifty years ago, 20 major publishers (including several Catholic publishers) were producing social studies and history textbooks for American schools. Today there are five major publishers, and none is Catholic. In that time, content has steadily diminished in quality and quantity. Founded by an award-winning Catholic headmaster who had grown increasingly frustrated with the content of secular history textbooks that minimized or ignored the significant historical contributions of Catholic laity, saints and religious orders throughout 2,000 years of history, the Catholic Textbook Project provides a fresh alternative for Catholic educators and students. Accurate history, told frankly, and in a writing style that engages students. Founder Michael Van Hecke is with us to talk about the project.
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    • Michael Van Hecke
      Michael Van Hecke is the Founder and President of the Catholic Textbook Project and The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education. He’s the headmaster of St. Augustine Academy (Ventura, California) and was previously headmaster of Catholic schools in Texas and Arizona.
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+  Is a Christian-Free Iraq and Syria on the Horizon?

  • Description: Who would have ever thought that Christians would be expelled by the thousands from a land they have called home for nearly 2000 years? Yet this nightmare is becoming a reality. Joshua Landis has extensively researched the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria. He joins us today to discuss his findings.
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+  HHS Mandate and Racial Tensions n Campuses Nationwide

  • Description: Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., says her uncle would be proud to see her name on a lawsuit that seeks to protect freedom of religion, a case that is one of seven that have just been accepted by the Supreme Court for review in the current term. We talk to Alveda about this case and also the racial tensions at the University of Missouri and now spreading to other campuses around the country.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Alveda King
      Alveda King is Director of African American Outreach with Priests for Life an NAACP member,American, civil rights activist, Christian minister, conservative, pro-life activist, and author. She is a niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King. She is a Fox News Channe lcontributor. She once served as a Senior Fellow at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, a conservative Washington, D.C. think-tank. She is a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the founder of Alveda King Ministries.
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