Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 5
4:00 – Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers
Outrage over the reported discovery of the bodies of almost 800 children at a former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns in Ireland prompted calls yesterday for a full investigation. The children whose remains have apparently been found in Tuam, in County Galway, are believed to have died between 1925 and 1961. We talk to Michael Kelly, editor of the Irish Catholic, who has been closely following the story.
4:20 – Kresta Comments
4:40 – First-Hand Account of Tiananmen Square Massacre: 25 Years Later
Chai Ling was a key student leader in the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement. She is now the founder of All Girls Allowed, an organization dedicated to restoring life, value, and dignity to girls and mothers and revealing the injustice of China’s one-child policy. For her work she has been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize. She joins us to talk about that day 25 years ago.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:40 – After Tiananmen
For the scattered and exiled dissidents of China’s student democracy movement, brutally crushed by the Chinese army on June 4, 1989, the annual commemorating of the Tiananmen incident has faded with the passing years. Things have moved on in the world. Younger American reporters were still in grade school when Chinese army troops and tanks smashed their way into the center of Beijing. The Chinese government itself has done an able job of consigning “June 4” to the national memory hole. Chinese students arriving in the United States are disbelieving when they first watch news videos of the crackdown. Few of them are even aware that there was an “incident.” At least five of the “21 Most Wanted” list of the government of China after the massacre have turned to the Christian faith for answers. It cannot be so argues David Aikman, former Beijing bureau chief for Time Magazine.