Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 25
4:00 – Zimbabwe’s “Surprising” AIDS Success
The earnestness with which the worldwide media scrutinizes Church statements about AIDS can only mean that they are deeply interested in promoting what has been most responsible for major reductions in its prevalence. Right? Then why haven’t you heard about the plunging prevalence of AIDS in Zimbabwe? It dropped almost in half, from an astonishing 29 percent of all adults nationwide in 1997 to 16 percent in 2007, according to an important study published in February. The study was briefly summarized by the New York Times, but its findings generated little buzz because the decline did not occur the way it is supposed to. We talk to Matt Hanley, author of Avoiding Risk, Affirming Life: Science, Love, and AIDS about this “surprising” success.
4:20 – Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age
We live in a politicized time. Culture wars and increasingly partisan conflicts have reduced public discourse to shouting matches between ideologues. But rather than merely bemoaning the vulgarity and sloganeering of this era, says acclaimed author and editor Gregory Wolfe, we should seek to enrich the language of civil discourse. And the best way to do that, Wolfe believes, is to draw nourishment from the deepest sources of culture: art and religious faith. Gregory is here to make his case.
4:40 – Family Honor
In the 22 years since Family Honor, Inc. was established, the organization has grown to fill the many needs expressed by parents, decision-makers in faith communities, adolescents, young adults, and many other adults who want to do something positive in their own community. In addition to family-centered programming and a college-level course for those who are interested in becoming chastity presenters, they also offer a wider variety of educational resources than ever before. Executive Director Brenda Cerkez is here to explain.
5:00 – Kresta Comments – Will Christians Be Blamed for Oslo Shooting?
5:20 – Oslo Suspect Wrote of Fear of Islam and Plan for War
Shortly before his deadly rampage on July 22, Anders Behring Breivik did something millions of people do today — he checked in one last time with his friends on Facebook. The farewell message he posted was just as much a part of his murderous plan as the carnage he was about to unleash in Oslo. Breivik's final Facebook entry was a massive 1,516-page document and a video link to YouTube. He created the manifesto and the video long before the attacks in order to control what would be said about him in the media after he had committed his slaughter and was free to post no more. He also encouraged his more than 7,000 Facebook friends to use his manifesto as a blueprint for action. We talk with Robert Spencer.
5:40 – TBA