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Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" – July 25, 2013

Talking about the “things that matter most” on July 25

4:00 – Scythian in Concert
Rousing and raucous, Scythian plays kicked-up Celtic and world music with hints of Gypsy and Klezmer, all infused with a touch of punk-rock sensibility. Take a pair of classically trained dueling fiddlers, toss in a rhythm guitar and the occasional funky accordion, then power it with the driving rhythm of a jazz percussionist, and you’ve got the ingredients for a show you won’t soon forget. Their high-energy, adrenaline-peddling, interactive brand of music has one goal in mind: to get people on their feet and dancing. Their repertoire ranges from traditional and contemporary Celtic and folk music to the alluring and dramatic strains of Gypsy and Eastern European tunes, and then crosses back over the border to pick up some good old-fashioned bluegrass licks. Their latest release is It’s Not Too Late. We talk to band members Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka who are here in Ann Arbor for a concert.

5:00 – Kresta Comments

5:20 – “Moms’ Night Out”
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong? It’s a description of the film Moms’ Night Out – is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting. Recently Ave Maria Radio was invited to visit the set of the film and Kathy Schiffer is here to share the experience.

5:40 – The College Hook-Up Culture’s Effect on Young Women
The NYTimes last week ran an article about the effect of the college hook-up culture on young women and their potential for happiness in life and relationships.  It is a poignant and painful look at what happens to a culture when it defines itself by its ability to produce instead of the quality of its character and depth of its relationships. The title of the article is, “Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game Too.” The implication, of course, is that men have been having casual sex for centuries and it’s worked out OK for them, certainly women can succeed at the same game. Dr. Greg Popcakis here to analyze.

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