NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, RELIGION

Cardinal Dolan calls in from World Youth Day in Rio

Catholics from all over the world flooded into Rio de Janeiro last week for World Youth Day, the celebration of the Catholic faith that takes place in a different city every three years. Among them was Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: Should Detroit cut pensions to pay $19B debt?

Detroit filed for bankruptcy last Thursday, and tough decisions for the city’s leaders are likely just beginning. To reduce the city’s $19 billion debt, bankruptcy could lead to cutting pensions for 20,000 employees, a step that has been challenged by … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Black leaders respond to not guilty verdict in Trayvon Martin case

When a jury declared George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin on Saturday, the nation felt an all-too familiar schism that came after months of building pressure over two of the most contentious issues in America–race and … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: Will Obama’s trip revitalize U.S. engagement in Africa?

While Michelle Obama has been documenting the first family’s trip to Africa on Instagram, others at home have been analyzing the long-term implications of the president’s visit to the continent–his first since a one-day trip to Ghana in 2009. Todd … Continued

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Pakistani report calls bin Laden raid an ‘act of war’

Last year, Zero Dark Thirty dramatized the U.S. mission to kill Osama bin Laden for the big screen. While the film detailed American efforts throughout the 10 years leading up to bin Laden’s death, the Pakistani side of the story … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, NFL, SPORTS

LISTEN: Mike Mularkey talks about Justin Blackmon

Former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey made an appearance on The SiriusXM Blitz Tuesday, and talked about the process of drafting players into the NFL with damaged reputations. Current Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was one of the topics … Continued

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LISTEN: Are gay marriages more equal?

Just five days after the Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, the federal government has granted the first green cards based on same-sex marriages, while gay marriage ceremonies have already resumed in California. After … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Politicians, scientists debate Obama’s climate action plan on POTUS Politics

What is “the most contentious issue of our times”? According to Penn State professor Michael Mann, it’s climate change. Mann, the author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, sat down with Michael Smerconish on … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Senator Rand Paul draws the line on NSA surveillance of citizens

During The Mike Church Show on SiriusXM Patriot, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed the recent leak when whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA is surveilling citizens’ online activities. Paul cited a recent senate hearing where Director of National Intelligence, … Continued

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Smerconish Asks Listeners, ‘Should Interns Be Paid?’

To pay or not to pay your interns, that is the question many companies face when bringing students temporarily into their ranks. In some industries, companies pay quite well (think Google’s approximately $20,000 per summer), but in entertainment and media it’s … Continued