Talking about the "things that matter most" on Feb. 7
4:00 – The Soon-to-Be Archbishop of LA Talks Immigration, Catholic Radio, and More
José Horacio Gomez was born in Monterrey, Mexico, December 26, 1951. He became a priest and immigrated to the United States where he became Bishop of Denver, Archbishop of San Antonio and now will soon be Archbishop of Los Angeles. Archbishop Jose Gomez sits down with us to talk immigration, education, and Catholic Radio.
4:20 – America’s Premiere Biographer
David McCullough is one of the premiere biographers in America and has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other widely praised books are 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, and The Johnstown Flood. He joins Al to discuss what drives him, what inspires him, and what qualifies as good literature.
4:40 – Egypt and the Financial Markets
Stocks edged up last week as investors grew hopeful that the political standoff in Egypt will be contained and resolved peacefully, while the euro eased back from three-month highs against the dollar after a ratings downgrade of Ireland. Though Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak' vow late Tuesday to not stand for president again in September has not stopped the protests, there is a feeling in the markets that a peaceful transition may be in the works. George Schwartz, President and portfolio manager of the Ave Maria Family of Funds and author of Good Returns: Making Money by Morally Responsible Investing is here to analyze the markets and how they are responding to the Middle East turmoil.
5:00 – Justice Clarence Thomas Speech
On Friday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivered a speech at the Legatus Summit where “Kresta in the Afternoon” was being broadcast. While the Justice does not do media interviews while the Court is in session, we do have his moving and candid speech that we want to share with you.