Talking about the "things that matter most" on Nov. 16
4:00 – Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad
From the world’s most repressive state comes rare good news: the escape to freedom of a small number of its people. It is a crime to leave North Korea. Yet increasing numbers of North Koreans dare to flee. They go first to neighboring China, which rejects them as criminals, then on to Southeast Asia or Mongolia, and finally to South Korea, the United States, and other free countries. They travel along a secret route known as the new underground railroad. Their conductors are brokers who are in it for the money as well as Christians who are in it to serve God. With a journalist’s grasp of events and a novelist’s ear for narrative, Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the story of the North Koreans’ quest for liberty. She joins us.
5:00 – Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for The Soul of The West
For many Americans the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was the first time they had considered the nature of Islam. Were the terrorists motivated by the true dictates of their religion, or had they hijacked Islam as well as the planes in a political cause unrelated to the teachings of Muhammad? William Kilpatrick argues that Islam is a religion of conquest and subjugation and that in spite of 9/11 and thousands of other terrorist attacks throughout the world, many Western people still do not know or admit this truth because it conflicts with their belief in multiculturalism and its insistence on the equivalence of all cultures and religions. He says only a reawakened Christianity can defend against Islam's advance. Kirk joins us.