Ruth Institute Podcast
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
Love and Economics: Why it Takes a Family to Raise a Village

(June 20, 2011) Dr J delivers a talk to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's American Studies Program in Princeton, New Jersey.  It's called "Love and Economics: Why it Takes a Family to Raise a Village."

Direct download: Jun30_11.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 11:25am PST

Dr J & Nicole Kay on "Kresta in the Afternoon"

(June 15, 2011) Dr J and Nicole Kay appear on "Kresta in the Afternoon" with Al Kresta, broadcasting from Acton University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Nicole, Ruth Institute's Program Director, is making her debut here on our podcast.  If you're interested in Ruth's new "Emerging Leaders" program, please visit www.ruth-emergingleaders.org.

Direct download: Jun29_11.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 1:22pm PST

Dr Todd Hartch on "Religion, Politics, & the Culture"

(June 22, 2011) Dr Todd Hartch, associate professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University and a member of Ruth Institute's Board of Academic Advisors, appears on Dennis O'Donovan's Florida-based radio show, "Religion, Politics, and the Culture."  They discuss three articles Dr. Hartch recently wrote for The Catholic Thing.

Direct download: Jun28_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32am PST

The Family in Economic Development

(June 17, 2011) Dr J delivers her second talk, "The Family in Economic Development" at the 2011 Acton University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She talks about how the government is unable to be neutral on the subject of marriage and the resulting effects on the family.  Afterward, she takes questions on the subject matter.

Direct download: Jun27_11.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 9:00am PST

Market Economics and the Family

(June 16, 2011) Dr J delivers her first talk, "Market Economics and the Family" at the 2011 Acton University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She talks about how the market and the family interact and influence one another.  Afterward, she takes questions on the subject matter.

Direct download: Jun21_11.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Warren Farrell Interview

(June 6, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego.  Today she's interviewing Dr Warren Farrell, author of several books, including Father and Child Reunion.  They're discussing divorce, viewed through the lens of fatherhood, and how different parenting styles can create friction in a divorce situation.  Check out CatholicRadioOfSanDiego.com for more information on the show

Direct download: Jun20_11.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 9:45am PST

Commencement Address: Providence Academy

(June 3, 2011) Dr J delivers the commencement address at Providence Academy on the spiritual calling of every human being.

Direct download: Jun16_11.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Loved into Existence

(May 27, 2011) Dr J travels to Hong Kong to speak at a conference.  "The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values" featured scholars from the UK, US, mainland China, and Hong Kong.  Her talk is called "Loved into Existence."

Direct download: Jun15_11.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 1:48pm PST

Brad Wilcox Interview

(May 30, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego.  Today she's interviewing Brad Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, and a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University.  They're discussing the so-called "decline" of marriage in American culture--turns out it's not across the board, and certain demographics are more prone to experience the breakdown of marriage than others.  They view this trend through various lenses, including the sexual revolution, the extremes of the feminist movement, and the rise of the "me" generation.  The publication Brad and Dr J referenced in their talk can be found here; check out CatholicRadioOfSanDiego.com for more information on the show.

Direct download: Jun07_11.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 6:58pm PST

3.5%

(June 1, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the difference between perception and reality--as it pertains to the perceived percentage of people who are homosexual.

Direct download: Jun02_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20am PST