Ruth Institute Podcast
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
Austin Nimocks & Shoshana Grossbard interviews

(December 12, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. Today she's interviewing Austin Nimocks, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, and Shoshana Grossbard, professor of economics at San Diego State University and founding editor of the Review of Economics of the Household. They're discussing Canada's recent [unsuccessful] attempt to legalize polygamy.

For Dr J's interview with Paul Diamond, check out the previous podcast. Also check out her Issues, Etc. interview on the Canadian polygamy ruling.

Direct download: Dec21_11.mp3
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Paul Diamond interview

(December 12, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. Today she's interviewing barrister Paul Diamond, who specializes in defending religious liberty in the United Kingdom.

Direct download: Dec20_11.mp3
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Scott Yenor interview

(December 5, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. Today she's interviewing Dr. Scott Yenor, associate professor and chair of the political science department at Boise State University. He's written Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought, which they're discussing.

Direct download: Dec19_11.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 9:11am PDT

Q & A: The Definition of Marriage, The Importance of Marriage

(November 15, 2011) Dr J travels to Loyola Marymount to speak on the definition and importance of marriage at a talk sponsored by the school's theology and philosophy departments, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and College Republicans. This is the Q & A afterward--check out the previous podcast for her talk.

Direct download: Dec10b_11.mp3
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The Definition of Marriage, The Importance of Marriage

(November 15, 2011) Dr J travels to Loyola Marymount to speak on the definition and importance of marriage at a talk sponsored by the school's theology and philosophy departments, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and College Republicans. There was a Q & A afterward, too--check out the next podcast.

To view the Reel Love Challenge videos and the I Commit video, check out our YouTube channel or our website, ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Dec10a_11.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Vatican funding Adult Stem Cell Research

(November 8, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the Vatican's decision to fund adult stem-cell research via a small biotech company in the United States.

Direct download: Dec09_11.mp3
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40th Anniversary of Ms. Magazine

(November 16, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss Gloria Steinhem's recent comments on the 40th anniversary of Ms. Magazine--and what the feminist movement isn't responsible for.

Direct download: Dec08_11.mp3
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Canadian Court Upholds Ban on Polygamy

(November 29, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the recent Canadian court decision denying polygamous marriage rights to Canadian families--even when presented with the same arguments used to defend same-sex unions (which are legal in Canada).

Direct download: Dec07_11.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 9:16am PDT

Dr J @ ITAF: Wrap-Up

(July 30, 2011) Here's Dr J speaking on why "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" at Ruth Institute's 2011 conference of the same name. There's Q & A session afterward, too.

Direct download: Dec06_11.mp3
Category:ITAF 2011 -- posted at: 11:29am PDT

Tom Peters interview

(November 14, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. In the second hour of the program she's interviewing Tom Peters of the American Papist blog. They're discussing his participation in the grassroots-y youth Catholic movement.

If you missed the first hour (with Dr Don Hilton), check out the previous podcast.

Some links discussed in the show:
American Papist: http://catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?show=papist
Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance: http://marriageada.org/

Direct download: Nov28b_11.mp3
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Dr. Donald Hilton interview

(November 14, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. Today she's interviewing Dr Donald Hilton, associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, Texas, and one of the country's leading researchers on the science of pornography addiction--and that's the topic they're discussing.

For the following interview with Thomas Peters, check out the next podcast.

Direct download: Nov28a_11.mp3
Category:sex -- posted at: 10:37am PDT

Dr. Byron Johnson interview

(November 7, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. In the second hour of the program she's interviewing Dr Byron Johnson, professor of social sciences at Baylor University and director of both the Institute for Studies of Religion and the Program on Pro-Social Behavior. They're discussing the role of religiosity in reducing crime.

If you missed the first hour (with Dr Peggy Hartshorn), check out the previous podcast.

Direct download: Nov16b_11.mp3
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Dr. Peggy Hartshorn interview

(November 7, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. Today she's interviewing Dr Peggy Hartshorn, president of Heartbeat International, a network of pregnancy health centers.  They're discussing the work to help women and the opposition they face from the abortion industry.

The show now has a 2-hour timeslot--for the following interview with Dr Byron Johnson, check out the next podcast.

Direct download: Nov16a_11.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 1:39pm PDT

Katie Elrod interview

(October 24, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. Today she's interviewing Katie Elrod, teacher, school administrator, and speaker. They're discussing the Church's teaching on infertility, artificial reproductive technology, and natural family planning.

Direct download: Nov10_11.mp3
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Casey @ Students for the Family

(October 29, 2011) Casey Gleave, one of the student presenters at the "Students for the Family" regional conference in Provo, Utah, speaks on the question we should be asking about the purposes of marriage.

Direct download: Nov03_11.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Stand for Family

(October 29, 2011) Dr J speaks at the "Students for the Family" regional conference in Provo, Utah on society, family, and children.

Direct download: Nov02_11.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 1:27pm PDT

La Crosse Conference: On Divorce

(October 10, 2011) Elizabeth Marquardt speaks at the Conference for the Priests and Deacons of La Crosse, Wisconsin on divorce, donor-conceived persons, alternate family forms, and alienation.

Direct download: Oct26_11.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:16pm PDT

Angela Franks, Ph. D. interview

(October 17, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. Today she's interviewing Dr. Angela Franks, director of Theology Programs for the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John's seminary in Massachusetts. They're discussing the work of Margaret Sanger, the eugenics movement, and contraception.

Concerning the book Dr J mentions: if you'd like, you can order it at Pauline.org or Amazon.com.

Direct download: Oct24_11.mp3
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La Crosse Conference: On Contraception

(October 11, 2011) Dr J speaks at the Conference for the Priests and Deacons of La Crosse, Wisconsin on contraception.

Direct download: Oct19_11.mp3
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La Crosse Conference: On the Redefinition of Marriage and Parenthood

(October 11, 2011) Dr J speaks at the Conference for the Priests and Deacons of La Crosse, Wisconsin on same-sex unions and the redefinition of parenthood.

Direct download: Oct14_11.mp3
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Brad Wilcox @ ITAF: Marriage and Children Q&A

(July 30, 2011) This is the question-and-answer period from Dr Brad Wilcox's "Marriage and Children" talk at our "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" conference this year.  If you missed his talk, just pull down the previous podcast.

Direct download: Oct13b_11.mp3
Category:ITAF 2011 -- posted at: 2:05pm PDT

Brad Wilcox @ ITAF: Marriage and Children

(July 30, 2011) Dr Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, delivers his second talk at our "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" conference this year.  He's speaking on "Marriage and Children."

Direct download: Oct13a_11.mp3
Category:ITAF 2011 -- posted at: 2:02pm PDT

Dr. Michael Brown interview

(September 26, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego.  Today she's interviewing Dr. Michael Brown, Messianic Jewish scholar and author of 20 books, the latest of which is "A Queer Thing Happened to America,"  which is the subject of their discussion.

Direct download: Oct10_11.mp3
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Austin Nimocks @ ITAF: Ohio Custody Case

(July 29, 2011) Austin Nimocks, Ruth Institute's summer intern from Blackstone Legal Fellowship, speaks at our "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" conference this year on a same-sex custody case out of Ohio.

Direct download: Oct08_11.mp3
Category:ITAF 2011 -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Bill Duncan @ ITAF: Marriage and Custody Laws

(July 29, 2011) Attorney Bill Duncan delivers his second talk at our "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" conference this year.  He's speaking on "Marriage and Custody Laws."

Direct download: Oct07_11.mp3
Category:ITAF 2011 -- posted at: 2:00am PDT