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Dr J @ the Fellowship of Roman Catholic Scholars

(September 24, 2011) Dr J travels to Detroit to speak on family, economics, and Catholic teaching at the Fellowship of Roman Catholic Scholars. She also fields questions afterward.

Direct download: Sep28_11.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 10:43am PDT

Brad Wilcox @ ITAF: Pathways to Marriage Q&A

(July 29, 2011) This is the question-and-answer session from Dr. Brad Wilcox's talk at our "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" conference this year.  If you missed his talk, check out the previous podcast.

Direct download: Sep27b_11.mp3
Category:ITAF 2011 -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Brad Wilcox @ ITAF: Pathways to Marriage

(July 29, 2011) Dr. Brad Wilcox delivers a talk at our "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" conference this year.  His talk is called "Pathways to Marriage," and it's focsed more on courtship than marriage.  He's a professor at the University of Virginia and director of its National Marriage Project.

Direct download: Sep27a_11.mp3
Category:ITAF 2011 -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Bill Duncan @ ITAF: "Marriage and the Law" Q&A

(July 29, 2011) This is the question-and-answer period from Bill Duncan's "Marriage and the Law" talk at our "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" conference this year.  Student questions here are not mic'd, so Bill or I will repeat them as needed.  If you missed his talk, just pull down the previous podcast.

Direct download: Sep26b_11.mp3
Category:ITAF 2011 -- posted at: 11:13am PDT

Bill Duncan @ ITAF: "Marriage and the Law"

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

Direct download: Sep26a_11.mp3
Category:ITAF 2011 -- posted at: 9:07am PDT

Dr J on Pat Robertson and Alzheimer's disease

(September 16, 2011) Dr J appears on The Drew Mariani Show to discuss Pat Robertson's recent pronouncement that contracting Alzheimer's is grounds for divorce--because it's "a kind of death."

Direct download: Sep23_11.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 11:15am PDT

The Bible and Gay Marriage

(August 23, 2011) Dr Robert Gagnon and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss what the Bible has to say about homosexual marriage.  Dr Gagnon is a professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics.  He spoke at Ruth Institute's 2010 and 2011 "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" conferences.

Direct download: Sep22_11.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 11:54am PDT

Interview with Mike Spence

(September 18, 2011) Dr J travels to the California Republican Convention and interviews the Honorable Mike Spence after the committee vote on the state's party platform position.

Direct download: Sep20_11.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Illinois, Catholic Charities and Civil Union Adoptions

(July 12, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the Illinois state government's refusal to continue its work with Catholic Charities to place children in foster care--over its (Catholic Charities') refusal to place children for foster care or adoption in same-sex couple households.

Direct download: Sep19_11.mp3
Category:homosexual parenting -- posted at: 12:52pm PDT

Health Care & Required Coverage of Contraception

(August 3, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the government mandate that insurance companies provide free contraception coverage to their customers.

Direct download: Sep21_11.mp3
Category:contraception -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

An Online Petition for... What?

(August 16, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the online petition to support Bert and Ernie's marriage on Sesame Street--wait, what?

Direct download: Sep16_11.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 5:37am PDT

Riots in the U.K.

(August 23, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the recent social unrest in the UK--and its roots in fatherlessness, entitlement, and so-called "choice" without consequences.

Direct download: Sep15_11.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Elections in New York

(September 13, 2011) This is Dr J's Issues, Etc interview from yesterday on the special election in New York.  She and Todd Wilken are discussing the race to replace former Congressman Anthony Weiner--and how the issue of same-sex marriage is playing a role.  Guess who ended up winning the election?  (Hint: Dr J refers to the results coming in and the current state of the race--the trend continued.)

Direct download: Sep14_11.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 3:40pm PDT

Steven Mosher interview

(September 12, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego.  Today she's interviewing Steve Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute.  They're discussing how his dissertation work at Stanford led to a study of population control around the world--particularly how Western ideas from the ivory tower have shaped public policy in China and the Philippines and why anti-natal and anti-human ideas are a natural outgrowth of extreme leftist thinking.

Direct download: Sep13_11.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 2:50pm PDT

A Prop 8 Hearing before the California Supreme Court

(September 6, 2011) Dr J gives a live interview from San Francisco to Todd Wilken of Issues, Etc on the Prop 8 hearing before the California Supreme Court yesterday.  When the governor and the attorney general just don't like something, do they have the right to "pocket veto" it?  Where does this leave California's initiative process?

Direct download: Sep09_11.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Dran Reese interview

(August 29, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego.  Today she's interviewing Dran Reese, director of Salt and Light Council, which is a grassroots Biblical citizenship ministry.  They're discussing SB 48, California's textbook bill that mandates the teaching of gay and lesbian history as part of the social studies curriculum in public schools (and gets around that pesky "opt out" thing some of the parents do).

Direct download: Sep08_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Austin Nimocks interview

(September 6, 2011) Dr J traveled to San Francisco for the Proposition 8 hearing to discuss who has standing to appeal and defend Prop 8.  She's interviewing Austin Nimocks, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund and part of its marriage team.

Direct download: Sep07b_11.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT

John Eastman interview

(September 6, 2011) Dr J traveled to San Francisco for the Proposition 8 hearing to discuss who has standing to appeal and defend Prop 8.  She's interviewing John Eastman, professor of constitutional law at Chapman University's school of law and founding director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm.

Direct download: Sep07a_11.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 11:47am PDT

Effects of Cohabiting Parents on Children

(August 30, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the effects of cohabiting parents on children--does having married parents really make a difference?

Direct download: Sep02_11.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Chuck Colson interview

(August 29, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego.  Today she's interviewing Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries and one of the 3 co-authors of the Manhattan Declaration.  This document that affirms the right to life, the sanctity of marriage, and the rights of conscience and religious liberty.

Direct download: Sep01_11.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 2:11pm PDT