Thursday, April 30, 2009

Today on Kresta - April 30, 2009

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

3:00 – The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue and Vice for Box Office Success
How is a successful film created? Stan Williams argues that The Moral Premise is the single fundamental element that is found in all successful movies. His book explains how the Moral Premise creates great motion pictures that resonate with large audiences. He joins us in studio to discuss it.

3:40 – Kresta Comments

4:00 – MI Congressman Thaddeus McCotter Condemns “Cruel, Forced Bankruptcy” of Chrysler
Chrysler will file for bankruptcy after talks with a small group of creditors crumbled just a day before a government deadline for the automaker to come up with a restructuring plan, President Barack Obama said today. The Obama administration said it had hoped to stave off bankruptcy for the nation's third largest automaker, but it became clear that a holdout group wouldn't budge on proposals to reduce Chrysler's $6.9 billion in secured debt. Clearing those debts was a needed step for Chrysler to restructure. We talk to US Congressman Thaddeus McCotter of MI to look at what this means and what the future holds for Chrysler.

4:20 – Seeing Through Cynicism: A Reconsideration of the Power of Suspicion
We live in a cynical age. Cynicism is in the air we breathe; it is a cultural norm; it is the default setting and lens through which many of us view the world. Why is cynicism so pervasive? What does it promise? How does it work? And what does it deliver? Dick Keyes probes the intellectual and cultural underpinnings of cynicism in its modern and postmodern manifestations. In analyzing our cynicism toward individuals, institutions and God, he gives cynicism the scrutiny it deserves, arguing for its merits as a tool for discernment while pointing out its limitations.

5:00 – 3,562 Miles – Across America – 12 States - Souly Walking
Jon Leonetti and Jesse Weiler believe there is no greater life to be lived than a life in God. Where we no longer set our gaze on the world, but rather embrace the love and peace that our God is continually offering us. A life immersed in the love of God is important. So important that they have decided to walk over 3,500 miles, Ocean to Ocean, across America, stopping to speak at church’s, school’s and youth gatherings a long the way. They are walking to raise awareness in the hearts of young people all across America on the importance of living this life in Christ. They are asking their generation to live life in a new way. A life no longer focused on the empty promises of this MTV generation, but a life now that is focused on the promise of fulfillment, immersing ourselves in the Love of God. We catch up with them in Denver, CO.

5:20 – Month of Mary Begins Tomorrow / Praying the Rosary for Inner Healing
With the Month of Mary beginning tomorrow, we turn our attention to the Blessed Mother and the power of the rosary. Fr. Dwight Longenecker is here to help us discover the parallels between our lives and the Mysteries of the Rosary while experiencing the healing graces of Our Lady. Where our lives are characterized by trauma, stress, pain, or sadness, this ancient contemplative prayer can bring acceptance, understanding, and joy.

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