Ruth Institute Podcast
Ruth Institute Podcast
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
Billboards in Atlanta

(February 23, 2010) Billboards have been popping up all over Atlanta, Georgia, and their content has people upset.  Why?  One of the open secrets of Planned Parenthood (along with the eugenics nature and of its founding and the "racial preferences" expressed in the writings of its founders) is that it performs a disproportionately high number of abortions on the black community.  To point this out is, apparently, "racist"--no accompanying word on whether targeting ethnic communities for death is "racist."  Todd Wilken and Dr J have more of the details.

Direct download: Feb24_10.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 12:30pm PST

Is Capitalism Compatible with Christianity?

(February 2, 2010) Dr J travels to Stanford University, where she and Yaron Brook (of the Ayn Rand Institute) debate the question "Is Capitalism Compatible with Christianity?"  Some of the issues they explore include the definitions of reason and faith, human nature, individualism, freedom, Catholic teaching over a period of several centuries, the definition of capitalism, and the phenomina of love and altruism.

Direct download: Feb23_10.mp3
Category:debates -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Toxic: The Debate over Same-Sex Marriage

(February 9, 2010) Dr J appears at Socrates in the City, a lecture club in Manhattan, to discuss the toxicity of the debate over same-sex marriage.  Why is it suddenly so charged a subject that to question to homosexual marriage often means the questioner is insulted or silenced?  Dr J has some insights and fields questions on the subject afterward.  This podcast is a little over an hour long.

Direct download: Feb22_10.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 11:15am PST

Prop 8 Update

(February 16, 2010) The San Francisco Chronicle broke the story last week: Justice Walker, presiding over the Prop 8 federal court case on whether to overturn the decisive will of the voters of California, is a homosexual.  Frustratingly, the news on the case up to this point has been about all the leniency and powers of intrusive investigation Judge Walker has granted to the pro-gay-marriage side of the case (which have been struck down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, of all places).  Dr J has more on the issue...

Direct download: Feb17_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Is Marriage Equality Possible?

(February 9, 2010) Columbia University's Federalist Society hosts a debate between Dr J and Professor Katherine Franke based on the question "Is Marriage Equality Possible?"  About an hour of audio includes opening position (Dr J), arguments (Prof. Franke), and rebuttal (Dr J), as well as a brief question-and-answer period.

Direct download: Feb11_10.mp3
Category:debates -- posted at: 7:05am PST

A Few Mornings After...

(February 8, 2010) Dr J snatches a minute between speaking engagements in New York City to appear with Todd Wilken on Issues, Etc., where they discuss Focus on the Family's pro-life ad with Tim Tebow that generated so much pre-game controversy.  She also discusses Gen Y's views on abortion and other axioms of the feminist movement.

Direct download: Feb10_10.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 9:00am PST

Values Voters

(September 22, 2009) Dr J returns from the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., to share some of the topics discussed there.  What does it mean to be a "values voter?"  Dr J touches on economics, morals, culture, and marriage in her explanation.

Direct download: Feb05_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05am PST

The Myth of Overpopulation

(January 26, 2010) Dr J appears on The Drew Mariani Show to discuss the dramatic population decline occurring in the world's industrialized countries.  She also references a two-part documentary (Demographic Winter and Demographic Bomb, in which Dr J herself appears), available here.

Direct download: Feb02_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25am PST