Talking about the "things that matter most" on Feb. 3
Live From Legatus Summit in Naples, FL
4:00 - Egypt street violence escalates: Few options for Obama administration
As Egypt’s political crisis degenerated into violent clashes between pro-democracy protesters and those supportive of President Hosni Mubarak, the United States continues to call for a speedy transition to democracy. Meanwhile Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood movement has unveiled its plans to scrap a peace treaty with Israel if it comes to power. We talk with former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense KT McFarland.
4:20 – Legatus and the 2011 Legatus Summit
Legatus is an organization for Catholic businessmen who seek to study, live and spread the Faith in their business, professional and personal lives. Legatus currently provides service to over 1,800 businesses in over 60 chapters (and growing) across the United States, and internationally on three continents. We talk with Executive Director John Hunt about Legatus, their Winter Summit, and it’s amazing line-up of speakers that we will hear over the next 3 days.
4:40 – Catholic Schools Week: The State of Catholic Education in America
In this Catholic Schools Week, we take the temperature of Catholic schools in America. Do Catholic schools matter? Do they make a difference? Where do Catholic homeschools fit into the Catholic educational paradigm? We look at all of these questions and more Sister John Dominic, Principal of Spiritus Sanctus Academy in Ann Arbor, MI.
5:00 – Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday – God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life
Ronald Reagan is hailed today for a presidency that restored optimism to America, engendered years of economic prosperity, and helped bring about the fall of the Soviet Union. Yet until now little attention has been paid to the role Reagan's personal spirituality played in his political career, shaping his ideas, bolstering his resolve, and ultimately compelling him to confront the brutal -- and, not coincidentally, atheistic -- Soviet empire. This Sunday we commemorate Reagan’s 100th birthday and Paul Kengor, author of God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life is here.
5:40 – How the Uprising in Egypt Compares to / Contrasts From the 1979 Iranian Revolution
The mounting popular demand that Egypt's all-powerful ruler step aside has suddenly forced the US to contemplate a Mideast without the guarantee of a bedrock Arab ally — and raised the specter of the anti-American revolution in Iran a generation ago. The spiraling turmoil in Egypt is confronting the Obama administration with its most acute foreign policy crisis to date, and officials are forced to toe a delicate line. We talk to Mark Bowden, author of Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam, about how the Egypt is like – and unlike – the 1979 Iranian Revolution.