Ruth Institute Podcast
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
I'm Bored...

(March 29, 2011) Dr J appears on Issues, Etc, where she and Todd Wilken discuss...boredom.

Direct download: Mar30_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

Wanted: Hook-Ups (Online Edition)

(March 22, 2011) Dr J appears on Issues, Etc, where she and Todd Wilken discuss the new hook-up site for Chicago University students and the mentality that drives the hook-up culture.

She also updated us on her speaking engagement at Parents Involved in Education in South Carolina--watch for more on that in future podcasts.

Direct download: Mar24_11.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 2:51pm PDT

NYT essay contest: "Modern Love"

(March 15, 2011) Dr J appears on Issues, Etc, where she and Todd Wilken discuss the New York Times' essay contest on "modern love."  They paint a gloomy picture of it...  Aren't "revolutions" ostensibly meant to improve things?  Why are we sticking with the tenets of the sexual revolution if they leave everyone so miserable?

Direct download: Mar23_11.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

DoMA and the UK foster system

(March 2, 2011) Dr J is once again a guest on Issues, Etc., where she and Todd discuss a couple of marriage-related issues.  In the US, President Obama's refusal to defend DoMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, is in the news.  In Great Britain, a couple has been removed from the foster care system because they aren't willing to indoctrinate the children in their care with sufficiently celebratory views on homosexuality.  These issues are being used to create a "new moral universe"--we hear a lot about "live and let live," but that definitely isn't what's going on here.

Direct download: Mar22_11.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 12:32pm PDT

Eggsploitation

(March 15, 2011) Dr J traveled up to the Los Angeles area for a screening of "Eggsploitation," Jennifer Lahl's documentary on the fertility industry--in particular, the way egg donors are used by the process.  (Jennifer Lahl is one of Ruth Institute's academic advisors.)  She gives a short talk after the screening but before the author's Q&A.

Direct download: Mar21_11.mp3
Category:artificial reproductive technologies -- posted at: 12:20pm PDT

Smart Sex @ Duquesne University

(February 3, 2011) Dr J traveled to the East Coast--fortunately she was able to avoid the snowstorms!--for a series of speaking engagements.  Here's her talk from the Federalist Society at Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--it's called "Smart Sex."

Direct download: Mar12_11.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Dr J speaks @ Nashville Republican Women's luncheon

(February 2011) During her visit to Nashville for Aquinas College's "Love & Life in the Divine Plan" conference, Dr J spoke to the Nashville Republican Women about her work with the Ruth Institute, the views of the next generation on marriage, and the consequences of abandoning or redefining the institution of marriage.

Direct download: Mar11_11.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

Sexual Medical Ethics with respect to Artificial Reproductive Technologies

(February 2, 2011) Dr J traveled to the East Coast--fortunately she was able to avoid the snowstorms!--for a series of speaking engagements.  Here's her talk from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, to a sexual medical ethics class of nursing students about artificial reproductive technologies.

Direct download: Mar10_11.mp3
Category:artificial reproductive technologies -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Absent Motherhood

(March 8, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc. to discuss author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto's attempts to justify abandoning her family.  One wonders if she would be a guest on so many television shows if she were male instead of female.

Direct download: Mar09_11.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 8:41am PDT

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(February 4, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc. to discuss Barbara Bush's recent statement in support of New Yorkers for Equality and the tactics used by the marriage redefinition crowd to silence discussion of the consequences.

Direct download: Mar04_11.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Dr J on "Religion, Politics, and the Culture"

(March 2, 2011) Dr J appears on Dennis O'Donovan's "Religion, Politics, and the Culture" to discuss the links between redefining marriage and redefining parenthood and her recent trip to testify before the Rhode Island legislature.

Direct download: Mar03_11.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 10:53am PDT

Maggie Gallagher on "Religion, Politics, and the Culture"

(March 1, 2011) Cross-posted from NOM's podcast: Maggie Gallagher appears on Dennis O'Donovan's "Religion, Politics, and the Culture" to discuss President Obama's refusal to uphold DoMA and the ramifications of this approach to legal and policy matters.

Direct download: Mar02_11.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 9:01am PDT