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In this edition of DR Radio, we had a slight technical malfunction that gave us a shortened show but we were able to get some great discussion in on Trump’s Joint Session speech, the TrumpCare/RyanCare roll out, controversy surrounding The Shack, and the riots at Middlebury College over Charles Murray.
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Hello everyone and welcome to the March 7th edition of Dead Reckoning Radio! I am your host, Jay Friesen along with Hadley heath Manning and Dr. Brian G. Mattson. Were we discuss the latest in cultural topics from a distinctly Christian worldview.
And today’s topics include: Boycotting Disney…again, physical rioting over issues on college campuses and we’ll be closing the show with DR Recommends-a look at what we feel is worth checking out in books, movies and music and art. As usual, we’ll be coming back from our two sponsors breaks with games of wit and whimsy! So prepare to test your intellects with rounds of Nerd vs. Nerd and Two Truths and a Lie.
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- Score One for President Trump! Last week President Donald Trump gave a speech to a joint session of Congress, and it was widely praised as a success. Mainly because it was the first time he acted kind of Presidential. Of course, he went right back to Tweeting bizarre things, so now the speech has been largely forgotten. Hadley, Brian: thoughts on the speech, any lasting effects?
- GOPCare arrives! Yesterday the House GOP unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care act of their own. Early reactions from the conservative side have been pretty tepid to outright disappointed, so we now go to our in-house health care policy expert, Hadley Heath, to explain the gist!
- Notable Movies -The Shack is out in theaters, which is ginning up some controversy in evangelical circles. What’s all that about? Also, critics are raving about Logan, the X-Men back story for Wolverine. Some say it is the best comic book movie ever made. Anyone seen it or planning to?
Segment One: 1968 All Over Again!
Complete with campus riots! Last month students at Berkeley rioted when Milo showed up to speak. Well, it was Milo. He kind of asks for it. Last week students at Middelbury College in Vermont rioted when… Charles Murray showed up to speak. A faculty member was apparently injured in the scrum, and the accounts of the event are rather harrowing. Hadley, just who the heck is Charles Murray and why would students care enough to physically riot?
For further discussion:
•Can the center hold? The polarization on display at Middelbury raises the question whether our culture is losing the ability to live together at all. Is dialogue possible any longer? How should Christians, in particular, contribute to civil conversation?
•What is going on in higher education? Are the kids okay? Is there any real education going on?
Note: Because of technical issues, we weren’t able to complete the recording but will be back next week for a full show. Stay tuned!