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Demography and Public Policy: Q&A Session

(December 7, 2012) Dr J was invited to present a paper as part of three symposia on "Demography and Public Policy" at the Howard Center in Washington, DC. This is the question-and-answer session afterward with the other presenter, Dr. Allan Carlson, and the two respondents, Dr. Charles Murray and David Brooks. If you missed her presentation; check out the previous podcast.

Direct download: Dec20_12.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Demography and Public Policy: Dr J's paper

(December 7, 2012) Dr J was invited to present a paper as part of three symposia on "Demography and Public Policy" at the Howard Center in Washington, DC. She and Dr. Allan Carlson presented; respondents were Dr. Charles Murray and David Brooks. This is her presentation; check back for the question-and-answer session afterward, too.

Direct download: Dec19a_12.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Marriage & Society @ Cardinal Gibbons High School

(November 14, 2012) While Dr J was in North Carolina, she spoke on natural marriage to two classes at Cardinal Gibbons Catholic high school. (This is the second talk--check out our previous podcast for the first one.) She took questions afterward, too.

Direct download: Dec18_12.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Natural Marriage @ Cardinal Gibbons High School

(November 14, 2012) While Dr J was in North Carolina, she spoke on natural marriage to two classes at Cardinal Gibbons Catholic high school. (This is the first talk--check out our next podcast for the second one.) She took questions afterward, too.

Direct download: Dec17_12.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Circle of Experts: Bill Duncan

(December 12, 2012) We're kicking off a new podcasting project: a series of interviews with Ruth Institute's Circle of Experts. They're scholars and community leaders who are active in the marriage and life movements, and we'll be introducing one of our experts each week. If you're impatient, the complete list is on our website--check out "Circle of Experts" in the nav bar on the left side of the page. 

Today Dr. J is speaking with Bill Duncan, president of the Marriage Law Foundation. They're talking about the Supreme Court's very recent decision to take up the question of same-sex unions.

Direct download: Dec13_12.mp3
Category:Circle of Experts -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Catholics @ Work 2012

(December 11, 2012) Dr J travels to Oakland to speak to a group of Catholic businessmen and women about marriage and society. She took questions afterward, too.

Direct download: Dec12_12.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Circle of Experts: Doug Allen

(November 20, 2012) We're kicking off a new podcasting project: a series of interviews with Ruth Institute's Circle of Experts. They're scholars and community leaders who are active in the marriage and life movements, and we'll be introducing one of our experts each week. If you're impatient, the complete list is on our website--check out "Circle of Experts" in the nav bar on the left side of the page.

Today Dr. J is speaking with Dr Doug Allen, professor at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. They're talking about his research on same-sex parenting studies with special emphasis on Mark Regnerus' recent work.

Direct download: Nov21_12.mp3
Category:Circle of Experts -- posted at: 9:00am PST

Circle of Experts: Dr. Jenet Erickson

(November 20, 2012) We're kicking off a new podcasting project: a series of interviews with Ruth Institute's Circle of Experts. They're scholars and community leaders who are active in the marriage and life movements, and we'll be introducing one of our experts each week. If you're impatient, the complete list is on our website--check out "Circle of Experts" in the nav bar on the left side of the page.

Today Dr. J is speaking with Dr Jenet Jacob Erickson, professor at the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. They're talking about parenting--how moms and dads nurture children differently.

Direct download: Nov20_12.mp3
Category:Circle of Experts -- posted at: 9:00am PST

UNC Chapel Hill: Q&A

(November 13, 2012) Dr J traveled to North Carolina last week to speak at UNC Chapel Hill's Love and Fidelity chapter. This is the question-and-answer session afterward--if you missed her talk, check out the previous podcast.

Direct download: Nov19b_12.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

UNC Chapel Hill

(November 13, 2012) Dr J traveled to North Carolina last week to speak at UNC Chapel Hill's Love and Fidelity chapter. She takes questions afterward, too--check out the next podcast.

Direct download: Nov19a_12.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Circle of Experts: Tom Peters

(November 7, 2012) We're kicking off a new podcasting project: a series of interviews with Ruth Institute's Circle of Experts. They're scholars and community leaders who are active in the marriage and life movements, and we'll be introducing one of our experts each week. If you're impatient, the complete list is on our website--check out "Circle of Experts" in the nav bar on the left side of the page.

Today Dr. J is speaking with Tom Peters, cultural director at the National Organization for Marriage and blogger American Papist at CatholicVote.org, about yesterday's election and what's going on in the marriage movement.

Direct download: Nov07_12.mp3
Category:Circle of Experts -- posted at: 4:16pm PST

Dr J @ the Rally for Religious Freedom

(October 20, 2012) Dr. J speaks on the healthcare mandate, Catholicism, and Religious Freedom at the Rally for Religious Freedom in San Diego.

Direct download: Oct23_12.mp3
Category:religious liberty -- posted at: 1:39pm PST

Marriage & Family @ St. Gertrude's

(October 18, 2012) Dr. J speaks at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, on marriage and the family.

Direct download: Oct19_12.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Dr J & Austin Muck on "A Closer Look"

(October 10, 2012) Dr. J and Austin Muck, are guests of Sheila Liaugminas on Relevant Radio's "A Closer Look." They're discussing the essential public purpose of marriage--why government is involved in the institution at all. Austin interned at the Ruth Institute as part of the Alliance Defending Freedom's Blackstone Legal Fellowship.

Direct download: Oct11_12.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 8:21am PST

Marriage, Family, and Civic Responsibility

(October 6, 2012) Dr. J speaks on marriage, economics, and social issues at a workshop on civic responsibility to Opus Dei, a Catholic women's organization, from Pasadena, California.

Direct download: Oct10_12.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:39pm PST

40 Days for Life

(September 7, 2012) This is Anne Morse, president of Berkeley Students for Life, a Wilberforce fellow, and a senior at UC Berkeley, giving her talk at 40 Days for Life.

Direct download: Sep28_12.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 1:42pm PST

A Closer Look: Youth Marriage Movement

(September 19, 2012) Dr J and Scotty Biggs (a student at Eastern Kentucky University) are Sheila Liaugminas's guests on Relevant Radio's "A Closer Look." They discussed the youth involvement in the marriage movement, Mark Regnerus's recent study of the effects of same-sex parenting on children, and various biases and obstacles the marriage movement faces.

Direct download: Sep24_12.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 12:05pm PST

Traditional Marriage Forum: Salt & Light Council

(September 14, 2012) Dr J speaks on the importance and meaning of marriage at the Salt and Light Council's "Traditional Marriage Forum" at Calvary Chapel in Temecula, California.

Direct download: Sep20_12.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Couples for Christ: Family Forgiveness

(June 29, 2012) Dr J speaks from the Couples for Christ Convention in Atlanta. This is the last of the three talks she gave there--she spoke on forgiveness and family. Check out our podcast stream for her previous talks on marriage and contraception.

Direct download: Sep19_12.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Couples for Christ: Pyramid of Involvement

(June 29, 2012) Dr J speaks on the Pyramid of Involvement (or the KISS pyramid) as part of her talk on contraception from the Couples for Christ Convention in Atlanta. Check out our podcast stream for the presentation on contraception as well as her other two talks, on marriage and family forgiveness.

Direct download: Sep18b_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am PST

Couples for Christ: Contraception

(June 29, 2012) Dr J speaks from the Couples for Christ Convention in Atlanta. This is the second of her three talks there--she spoke on contraception. Check out the companion talk on the KISS pyramid, too--it's up next.

Direct download: Sep18a_12.mp3
Category:contraception -- posted at: 8:06am PST

Couples for Christ: Marriage

(June 29, 2012) Dr J speaks from the Couples for Christ Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the first of her three talks there--she spoke on marriage, same-sex unions, and family. Check out her other talks on contraception and forgiveness, too.

Direct download: Sep17_12.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 2:00pm PST

Criminalizing Christianity in the U.K.: Paul Diamond @ ITAF '12

(July 28, 2012) Paul Diamond, a barrister in the United Kingdom who has established a specialized practice in the law of religious liberty, spoke at our annual student conference "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village." His second talk is entitled "Criminalizing Christianity in the U.K."

"It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Sep14_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

USCCB: Pro-Life Coordinators' Meeting

(August 8, 2012) Dr J speaks at a conference of pro-life coordinators from Catholic dioceses across the United States. Held in Santa Ana, the conference was sponsored by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Pro-Life Committee.

Direct download: Sep07_12.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 9:56am PST

Paul & Homosexuality: Dr. Robert Gagnon @ ITAF '12

(July 27, 2012) Dr. Robert Gagnon, professor and exegete extraordinaire on the New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, spoke at our ITAF conference--his second talk is called "Paul and Homosexuality." (His first talk, "Jesus and Marriage," is also available.)

"It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Sep04_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 12:11pm PST