Monday, March 11, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - March 11, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Mar. 11
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Papal Ponderings
4:20 – The Cross and the Light: An Epic Theatrical Experience Based on Christ’s Passion
The Cross and the Light is an epic theatrical experience, making its debut at Music Hall in Detroit, March 24-31. It is a deeply moving music journey through Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Kelly Nieto, creator and songwriter for The Cross and the Light, first began developing this production in 2002, at which time it was named Living Stations. Two years ago, the production moved to the iconic Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, where it attracted more than 22,000 audience members. Kelly joins us as well as Rob Chrenko who plays the part of John, the Beloved Disciple. 
4:40 – Brain explosion: big neuroscience teams up with Obama
In the recent State of the Union address, President Obama has said he will commit the United States to a ten-year project to build a comprehensive map of the activity of the brain. He believes that the proposed Brain Activity Map is an economic gold mine, arguing that the Human Genome Project, for example, produced $141 in economic activity for every $1 invested. Our guest, Denyse O’Leary, has many reservations. She says it may not even turn out to advance the cause of science or help society and is fraught with moral peril. She makes her case.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: Papal Ponderings
5:20 – Papal Conclave: The What, The When and the Why
As we await the start of the Papal Conclave tomorrow, all attention has been focused on what will happen when the doors close and the Cardinals begin their deliberations. The Church is steeped in history and rituals, and the conclave is certainly no different. Church and Vatican expert Matthew Bunson takes us through the what, when, where and why of the conclave.
5:40 – Enemies Discover a “Higher Call” in Battle
On December 20, 1943, in the skies above war-torn Europe, two enemies—an American B-17 pilot, Charlie Brown, and a veteran German fighter ace, Franz Stigler,—met in what would become one of World War II’s most unusual encounters. The little-known true story of the fighter ace who showed mercy to his adversary by escorting the severely damaged B-17 to safety has been upheld by military historians as a testament to the valor, courage, and honor of a bygone time. What happened between them, the Air Force would classify as “top secret” and Stigler would for sure face a firing squad if the truth was ever learned. Their encounter haunted both of them for more than forty years until finally as old men, they met again, reunited in friendship and brotherhood. Catholic military historian Adam Makos tells the


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