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Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
Same-Sex Marriage: Why Not?

(October 16, 2010) Dr J addresses the Sacramento Department of Evangelization and Catholic Schools on the question of altering the definition of marriage to include same-sex unions.  She also examines the break-down of traditional marriage and the consequences of no-fault divorce.

Direct download: Oct29_10.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 7:25am PDT

The Meaning of Sex

(October 20, 2010) Dr J appears on Dennis O'Donovan's "Religion, Politics, and Culture" to discuss whether or not sex has any meaning.

Direct download: Oct27_10.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 2:27pm PDT

Female Without Apology

(October 16, 2010) Dr J was invited to Kalamazoo this past weekend to speak at the Catholic Women's Conference of Southwest Michigan, where she gave two talks.  This is the first one: "Female Without Apology."

Her second talk, "Marriage Without Adjectives," is available here.

Direct download: Oct22_10.mp3
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Marriage Without Adjectives

(October 16, 2010) Dr J was invited to Kalamazoo this past weekend to speak at the Catholic Women's Conference of Southwest Michigan, where she gave two talks.  This is the second one: "Marriage Without Adjectives."

Her first talk, "Female Without Apology," is available here.

Direct download: Oct21_10.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 1:14pm PDT

Sex, Lies, & Videotape

(October 14, 2010) Does sex have meaning (beyond what we assign or refuse to assign to it)?  Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the question in light of the recent suicide at Rutgers University.  An 18-year-old jumped from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate posted a homosexual sex video of him online.

Direct download: Oct20_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24am PDT

And This Year's Award Goes to...

(October 7, 2010) Robert G. Edwards has just been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on in vitro fertilization.  Dr J and Todd Wilken discuss IVF's ramifications for human relationships during this segment of Issues, Etc.

Direct download: Oct13_10.mp3
Category:artificial reproductive technologies -- posted at: 12:18pm PDT

Female without Apology

(October 12, 2010) Hot off the airwaves we've got Dr J's interview with Teresa Tomeo.  Today on her show Catholic Connection they discussed Dr J's upcoming appearance in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the Catholic Women's Conference.  She's giving two talks there this weekend: "Marriage without Adjectives" and "Female without Apology."

Direct download: Oct12_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:44am PDT

Dr J will be in Kalamazoo...

(October 2010) On Saturday, October 16, Dr J will be speaking as part of the Catholic Women's Conference in southeastern Michigan (specifically, she'll be in Kalamazoo).  Al Kresta (of "Kresta in the Afternoon) interviews her on this upcoming appearance and unpacks the subject on which she'll be speaking--"Marriage without Adjectives."

Direct download: Oct09_10.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 12:17pm PDT

Dr J & Dr Gina on Reel Love Challenge

(October 4, 2010) Dr J appears on Dr Gina Louden's radio show "Truth Talk" to discuss Ruth Institute's newest project, the Reel Love Challenge.

Direct download: Oct08_10.mp3
Category:Reel Love Challenge -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Senate Blocks President Obama's Recess Appointments

(October 4, 2010) This podcast is a rebroadcast of Family New in Focus's coverage of the U.S. Senate's action to block President Obama's recess appointments.  The original is available here.

Direct download: Oct07_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Jamie Gruber on Reel Love Challenge

(September 23, 2010) Bill Brooks, president of the North Carolina Family Policy Council, interviews ourexecutive director Jamie Gruber about Ruth Institute's newest project, Reel Love Challenge.  It's a 30-second film contest aimed at college students--the films should answer the question "How is lifelong love possible?"  $4500 and 5 flip video cameras will be given out as prizes; for more information, please visit

Direct download: Oct06_10.mp3
Category:Reel Love Challenge -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Smart Sex @ the Family Life Center

(Septemer 22, 2010) Dr J delivers the keynote address at the fundraising dinner for the Family Life Center in Effingham, Illinois.  She discusses the concept of "smart sex" and how it works to attach mothers and fathers to their children and to one another.

Direct download: Oct05_10.mp3
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Bill Duncan @ ITAF - Custody Law

(August 2010) At Ruth Institute's "It Takes a Family" summer student conference, Bill Duncan (attorney and director of the Marriage Law Foundation) delivers his second talk--this one on United States custody law.

Bill's first talk, on marriage law, is available here.

Direct download: Oct04_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Red Families v. Blue Families

(September 28, 2010) Todd Wilken interviews Dr J on Issues, Etc about the recent book "Red Families v. Blue Families," written by Naomi Cahn and June Carbone.  The authors contend that blue families work better than red ones, but Dr J notes the high price this exacts (one that not everyone can afford) and a discrepancy between preaching and practice.

Direct download: Oct02_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Interview with Kyleen Roe

(September 2010) Dr J interviews Kyleen Roe, Outreach Specialist for the National Organization for Marriage.  They spoke about the marriage movement and the coming together of many different races and religions in support of marriage and family.

Direct download: Oct01_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am PDT