Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - June 13, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 13

4:00 – The Church and Urban Education
Research shows that inner-city churches are the second greatest predictor of education success for at-risk youth after parents in eliminating the black/white achievement gap. Anthony Bradley joins us to explore why churches are more successful than non-profits and what specific actions inner-city churches can take to overcome low-performing schools.

4:20 – The Amateur: Barak Obama in the White House
Think you know the real Barack Obama? You don’t—not until you’ve read The Amateur. In this stunning exposé, bestselling author Edward Klein pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive White Houses in history. He reveals a callow, thin-skinned, arrogant president with messianic dreams of grandeur supported by a cast of true-believers, all of them united by leftist politics and an amateurish understanding of executive leadership. The Amateur is a reporter’s book, buttressed by nearly 200 interviews, many of them with the insiders who know Obama best. The result is the most important political book of the year. Ed joins us.

5:00 – The Economic Teaching of the Parables
The parables are among the most powerful mediums by which Christ communicated his teaching. This lecture identifies and discusses some of the more-strictly economic lessons that may be found in these Scriptural passages. Fr. Robert Sirico joins us to talk about the economic teaching of the parables.

5:40 – The Federalist Debate: Liberty and Order
A free society needs both liberty and order. One cannot be free without order, but a commitment to order can subtly undermine freedom. This lecture examines the treatment of these issues through the lens of the Federalist Debate that did not so much shape the American experiment of ordered liberty. We talk with Dr John Pinheiro.

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