Talking about the "things that matter most" on Apr. 16
4:00 – Tragedy in Boston
The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with metal shards, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said today. The details on the apparently crude but deadly explosives emerged as investigators appealed to the public for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to who carried out the attack. The chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find those responsible. We talk to the former Mayor of Boston and US Ambassador to the Vatican Ray Flynn
4:20 – Lions of the Faith: Saints, Blesseds, and Heroes of the Catholic Faith in the Struggle with Islam
Andrew Bieszad is here to tell us the story of the struggle between the worlds of Christendom and Islam as lived through the great men and women of the Catholic Church. He breaks ground through his chronicling the lives of great Catholics whose feats changed history but are seldom remembered today. Researched in a dozen languages and from sources across three continents and fourteen centuries, Andrew’s new book is a rare gem in weaving together the amazing and uncensored story of the Catholic Church's history with Islam. He joins us.
5:00 – Horror at the Boston Marathon
On a sunny spring day, when friends and family should have been celebrating Patriots Day by watching friends and loved ones complete the annual Boston Marathon, instead, they were all thrown into a war zone. At approximately 2:50pm local time, two bombs exploded less than 20 seconds apart near the finish line on Boylston Street. Spectators and participants of the 117th marathon alike were caught in the confusion. Justin Bell is a writer for the National Catholic Register and is on scene. He joins us to describe the scene today while investigators scour the streets of Boston to learn the perpetrator of yesterday’s atrocity, area residents rely on their faith and prayers to cope.
5:20 – Detroit Free Press Columnist / Editorial Rail on Church and Archbishop Vigneron / Canon Lawyer Ed Peters
5:40 – Meet the Real Kermit Gosnell
A Delaware woman who worked for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell recalled hearing one child “screaming” after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure at Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic. Sherry West, of Bear, said she was loyal to Gosnell — who is now facing multiple counts of murder for allegedly killing children after they were delivered alive at his clinic — but said the incident “really freaked me out.” These are the stories being told every day in the Gosnell murder trial. But until recently the mainstream media refused to cover it. So what changed? Bryan Kemper is here to discuss the trial and how he helped force the mainstream media’s hand.Show less