Friday, November 30, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - November 30, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Nov. 30

4:00 - A Victory in the War on Christmas: Nativity Display Will Stay in Warren, MI
After four years of litigation by the Thomas More Law Center, John Satawa will once again be able to erect a Nativity display on a public median in Warren, Michigan—a tradition that his family and neighbors have been observing every Christmas since 1945. The Nativity display had been erected and maintained by members of the Satawa family and their neighbors every Christmas since 1945 without a single complaint. However, in December 2008 the Macomb County Road Commission received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation which claimed the presence of the Nativity display on the public median violated the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. Richard Thompson of the Thomas More Law Center joins us.

4:20 – Kresta Comments

4:40 – Massive Human Trafficking Ring Broken Up By Feds
Authorities on Tuesday broke up a $7 million, three-state prostitution and money laundering ring, rescuing two human trafficking victims and arresting more than a dozen people. The crackdown was the result of a 16-month investigation. So far, 17 people have been arrested in connection with running the prostitution ring. We talk to Linda Smith, Founder of Shared Hope International which exists to rescue and restore women and children in crisis about a recent report they released which analyzes how effective different states are in combating human trafficking.

5:00 – 10 Things You Need To Know About Advent
Advent begins this Sunday. Most of us have an intuitive understanding of Advent, based on experience, but what do the Church's official documents actually say about Advent? Jimmy Akin is here with some basic questions and (official!) answers about Advent. Some of the answers are surprising!

5:20 – Lincoln / The Life of Pi / Rise of the Guardians
It’s holiday time and that – among many things – means opportunities to head to the movie theater. Film critic Steven Greydanus is here to look at Lincoln, The Life of Pi, The Rise of the Guardians and more.

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