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Joel Kotkin: As the Old Faiths Collapse (Part I)

Apr 27, 2020
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Our guest is Joel Kotkin.  Joel joins us to talk about an article he co-wrote with Alicia Kurimska called, ‘As the Old Faiths Collapse, the Greens, Social Justice Warriors, and Techno-Futurists Aim to Fill the Void.’

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An immigrant who worked for the Roman Catholic Church in Kalamazoo has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for stealing fees from other immigrants. The government says Monica Mazei concealed the scheme by failing to open files for certain people and persuading them to give cash or blank checks. Mazei was ordered to pay $59,000 to her victims Monday, four months after pleading guilty to fraud. She worked in the Kalamazoo Diocese's immigration assistance program. Mazei is a native of Ecuador who became a naturalized U.S. citizen.


Nov 11, 2019

We speak with Julie and Tony Gessner about the marriage help program Retrouvaille.

Retrouvaille’s primary goal is to provide help for couples who live in the disappointment and pain of marriage problems. The Retrouvaille weekend provides a safe setting encouraging couples to learn communication in marriage in a respectful manner.

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Michigan's new attorney general is preparing to provide updates about state investigations of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, Flint's water crisis and clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic church.

Dana Nessel took charge of the office in January. She will update reporters Thursday.

All three probes began under her predecessor, Bill Schuette.

The office is investigating Michigan State University's handling of Nassar , a former campus doctor convicted of molesting young athletes. A former school president is among those facing charges.