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Famous faces take their best mate, their mum, their neighbour (whoever they want) for an afternoon at a favourite museum or gallery. As well as getting a peek behind the scenes, seeing what makes a museum tick, it's also the starting point for some great conversations about life, the universe and everything. As well as a chance to eat lots of cake in the cafe. Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, which raises money for museums and galleries throu ...
 
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Father Hugh Barbour explains what Jesus meant when he said the measure with which we measure will be measured back to us. Is he really going to judge us the way that we judge others? If so, its time to get to work on all that judgment, gossip, and resentment.Cy Kellett:Are you telling me I can never judge somebody? Father Hugh Barber, next.Cy Kelle…
 
Welcome back to the Northeast Newscast. On this week’s episode we’re joined by Kansas City Police Department Center Patrol (CPD) Major Scott Simons. Earlier this year he moved over to CPD from his assignment as the department’s City Hall Liaison, replacing the former Major Ryan Mills. We discuss how his career led him to this, quality-of-life-issue…
 
More than anything, the devil hates to see you at Mass. And Jesus was clear that he, personally, desired you there. Father Hugh Barbour is back, and he explains why the Mass must be at the center of every Christian life.Cy Kellett:Getting back to mass, participating fully in the mass. Fr. Hugh Barbour is next.Cy Kellett:Hello, and welcome to Focus.…
 
This week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast is a digital follow up to our "Shoot or don’t shoot" editorial piece in this week’s edition of The Northeast News. Publisher Michael Bushnell ran through KCPD’s OIS (Officer Involved Shooting) simulation in August. The simulation re-creates three separate scenarios in which police officers are faced wit…
 
In this episode staff member Wendy interviews her father Charles DeWitt and her Uncle Feller about their experiences growing up near Norton Township Park which would later become Hoffmaster State Park. The duo shares stories of their time in the park and the changes they have seen to it over the years. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pa…
 
Catholic Scholar Christopher Kaczor finds a great deal to admire in Jordan Peterson and his followers. But is Peterson’s work a fully-satisfying body of thought, or is it more of a doorway to deeper satisfactions for the mind? We discuss Kaczor’s new book — Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity: The Search for a Meaningful Life.Cy Kellett:Is Jorda…
 
Long time listeners may recognize the title to this podcast: Re:Teaching. Last year, Nick released a series of short podcasts on a separate channel, focused on current events and short-form highlights of writing. We soon realized that by splitting our podcast into two segments, most folks didn't hear any of this series! Therefore, after much delay …
 
On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast we're joined by Michael Nobo, the Behavioral Health Practice Manager at Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, whose mission is to provide high quality, compassionate, and affordable healthcare for all. We discuss the resources and services Samuel U. Rodgers provides for the whole person, plans to expand t…
 
On today's special episode in partnership with the Michigan Irish Music Festival and their Hackley Hooley event on September 18th, we take a look at the history of the most famous Irishmen to call Muskegon home, Thomas Hume. Business partner to Charles Hackley, Thomas Hume would in his life acquire millions, much of which was given back to the comm…
 
On today's special episode in partnership with the Michigan Irish Music Festival and their Hackley Hooley event on September 18th, we take a look at the history of Irish settlers in Muskegon County and some of their contributions to our past. Please make sure to also listen to our episode on Irishmen Thomas Hume and his life story. --- Support this…
 
On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, publisher Michael Bushnell catches up with former Parks and Recreation Director Mark McHenry and former City Architect Eric Bosch, who have been instrumental in the Kansas City Museum’s renovation project from the beginning. In partnership with Kansas City Museum as they prepare to reopen this fall,…
 
Theologian and Catholic Worker Larry Chapp joins us for a discussion of Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio on the Latin Mass. Was this a missed opportunity for the pope to achieve his larger goals? Is there any better way available to reach those goals?Cy Kellett:Is this a self-defeating papacy? Dr. Larry Chapp is next.Cy Kellett:Hello and welcome to Focus…
 
The author of Purgatory Is for Real tackles a tough philosophical question — is my soul made to last forever? If so, how do we know this? If not, what could happen that would destroy the life of my soul?Cy Kellett:Is there something immortal about you? Karlo Broussard next. Hello and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living, unders…
 
In the first of two conversations with Karlo about the soul, Cy asks Karlo to explain what a Christian means by “soul.” Where is the soul? Does everything have a soul? What is the point of having a soul? Using the tools of philosophy, Karlo gets us some answers.Cy Kellett:What is a soul anyway? Karlo Broussard, next. Hello and welcome to Focus, the…
 
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, Summer Intern Tatum Getting interviews local activist Justice Horn on social justice, his run for office, and his experience advocating for the LGBTQ+ community through athletics and beyond. Justice is running for Jackson County Legislature to represent the First District.…
 
Long time listeners may recognize the title to this podcast: Re:Teaching. Last year, Nick released a series of short podcasts on a separate channel, focused on current events and short-form highlights of writing. We soon realized that by splitting our podcast into two segments, most folks didn't hear any of this series! Therefore, after much delay …
 
We ask Jimmy Akin, apologist and host of Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World, whether there is a Catholic way to understand the mind. Jimmy reviews some of the current thinking about what the mind is, and explains what a Catholic can, and cannot, accept.Cy Kellett:What is a mind anyway? Jimmy Akin is next. Hello and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers…
 
In her new book, Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology, Noelle Mering argues that our “woke” moment is, in fact, a surrender to the age-old temptation to take the place of God. It is also the direct consequence of the sexual revolution. She joins us to explain how an awake Christian can help free the world of the…
 
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, the Northeast News interns sat down with former East High School student body president Juliana Silva. Silva talks about her time at East High and how much her teachers and classes have impacted her along with giving advice to current high school students. The annual Back-To-School issue, which the …
 
Today's podcast is off to the races as we examine the history of The Muskegon Race Course and one of its most famous competitors who went on to win great fame Red Rhone. Image Credit: M-Live Audio Credits: 1989 Balmoral Park RED RHONE Randy Edmunds Author: Harnessdom, uploaded August 6th, 2016 URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuGYbzeH2Zo 1989 S…
 
Can a Catholic assent to blowing up entire cities? What about when to do so will save perhaps millions of lives? Catholic Answers President Chris Check joins us as we consider again America’s use of Atomic weapons to end a long, bitter war with Japan.Cy Kellett:Why would a Catholic support nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Chris Check is next.Cy Kelle…
 
To lure parents who want their kids to be competitive in a high-tech society, some Catholic schools promote themselves vigorously as providing a top-notch STEM education. But just how compatible is the STEM mentality with Catholic ideas about formation and education? Dr. William Fahey, President of New Hampshire’s Thomas More College of Liberal Art…
 
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, publisher Michael Bushnell catches up with former Parks and Recreation Director Mark McHenry and former City Architect Eric Bosch, who have been instrumental in the Kansas City Museum’s renovation project from the beginning. In partnership with Kansas City Museum as they prepare to reopen this fall,…
 
Today, we are joined by Akil Bello. Akil is a supplemental education and test preparation expert. He's launched two companies, developed test preparation programs, and trained hundreds of instructors. He was the founding partner and CEO of Bell Curves, a test prep company based on community partnerships, worked for The Princeton Review, and now is …
 
Why is studying the Bible in college so often injurious to faith? Is it because scientific investigation of the Bible has the power to debunk it? Or could there be something wrong with the way modern scholarship engages with the Word of God? Scott Hahn, co-author of The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture, takes us on a seven-century journey towar…
 
What is the Church hiding in keeping the Book of Enoch out of the Bible? Genesis mentions him, and the New Testament includes reference to the book that bears his name. But are his apocalyptic prophecies just too hot for the Church to handle? Tim Staples uncovers the truth about the wild and dangerous Book of Enoch.Cy Kellett:Is the church hiding t…
 
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, Lead Forecaster Jared Leighton joins us from the National Weather Service in Kansas City, Mo. We discuss how to prepare your household for severe weather, the different terms they use to inform residents of risks, and why he moved from sunny California to monitor weather in the Midwest.…
 
The Pomona or Fruitport Pavilion was once one of the most popular attractions in Muskegon County. This dance hall saw many famous musicians play on the shores of Spring Lake including Louis Armstrong and Lawrence Welk among others. Tragically the pavilion would burn down in 1963 and would never be rebuilt ending an era in Fruitport. --- Support thi…
 
How on Earth could it really be a mortal sin to miss Mass? This seems so harsh! Catholic Answers Apologist Karlo Broussard takes up a hard challenge as he defends the Catholic requirement to participate in Sunday Mass. There are exceptions, of course, but as Karlo makes clear, missing Mass is not a thing to take lightly.Cy Kellett:Seriously, it’s a…
 
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers has an apparently unpopular answer to the scourge of racism—imitating Jesus. Our society refuses this path, preferring a culture of constant critique and revolution. It is time that the revolutionaries heard the hard truth—their cure is no cure at all. Real healing requires us to take up the Gospel with courage and humili…
 
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast Intern Lexi Garcia interviews Northeast resident Roger MacBride about the unique artist venue. His home, made mostly of found materials, evolved into the Raj Ma Hall, a music venue and studio space during COVID-19. He shares how the idea for Raj Ma Hall came to be, the artists he shares his space wit…
 
Today we are joined by Carla Marschall and Elizabeth Crawford to cover their upcoming book, Worldwise Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Shaping a Just, Sustainable Future. I was fortunate to receive an advance copy, and Worldwise Learning is all about inquiry and experiential education: shaping global citizens by tackling real world issues in projects…
 
From the beginning, support for abortion has relied on using language to hide reality — specifically the reality of killing an innocent boy or girl. We expect an avalanche of such language in the year ahead, given the likelihood of a new US Supreme Court abortion decision. In preparation, we asked pro-life brainiac Stephanie Gray Connors to help us…
 
Mark Brumley, the well-read president of Ignatius Press, joins us for a brief conversation about books in which he gives his suggestions for Catholics looking for some good summer fiction.You need a good summer book to read. Mark Brumley, next.Cy Kellett:Hello, and welcome to Focus, the Catholic answers podcast for living, understanding, and defend…
 
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast intern Corbin Smith interviews rising Northeast High School senior Aiven Wooden and his coach Dwayne Lindsey. This last track season, Aiven earned male co-conference athlete of the year and became the Vikings’ first state track and field athlete in almost 10 years. Aiven competed in the long jump at …
 
George McCoy may have been one of Muskegon Counties most interesting criminals and was always in trouble with the law. From shooting Charles Hackley's brother Porter, to shooting at the sheriff, and all his various escapes from prison, McCoy's story fills a book of broken laws and prison sentences. In our episode today we try to piece together the …
 
Does the Catholic Church still teach that divorce is wrong, even sinful? And if so, why, especially given that so many Catholics are divorced? Leila Miller, author of Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak, explains what the Church teaches about divorce and why this teaching remains essential.Cy Kellett:Is divorce really that bad? Lei…
 
Catholic author and speaker Elizabeth Kelly joins us for a discussion of the supposed “anti-woman” bias in Christianity. Is it real, or is it just a modern story disconnected from historical reality? Kelly is the author of books for and about Christian women, including Love Like a Saint: Cultivating Virtue with Holy Women.Cy Kellett:Is Christianity…
 
On this week's episode we're joined by two professionals from Truman Medical Centers/University Health as we head into Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. We discuss some of the barriers to care marginalized communities face, and the importance of creating community connections to share their resources and services offered at TMC’s behavioral h…
 
You can hardly tune into a Catholic podcast or read a Catholic publication these days without someone complaining about the lack of manliness. But is a lack of manliness the problem, or a lack of Christianity in men? We asked the world’s most manly man, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, to help us get to the roots of the manliness panic.Cy Kellett:Recove…
 
Todd Aglialoro, director of publishing here at Catholic Answers, offers ideas for some “delightful” Catholic summer reading. In this first of a two-part reading series, Todd offers non-fiction ideas, with fiction to come later.Cy Kellett:Great tips for summer reading. Todd Aglialoro is next.Hello, and welcome to Focus, The Catholic Answers Podcast …
 
This week's episode of the Northeast Newscast is part of a series in partnership with the Kansas City Museum. The Kansas City Museum is preparing to reopen this fall following a multi-million dollar, multi-year renovation. The Northeast News team is interviewing those who have been a part of the museum’s journey. This week, Publisher Michael Bushne…
 
Catholic writer Shaun McAfee joins us to defend the Catholic use of sacramentals—holy water, crucifixes, blessings, etc. This practice looks a lot like magic to both our Protestant and secular friends. Do they have a point? Shaun draws from his new book—20 Answers: Relics and Sacramentals—to explain just what Catholics are up to.Cy Kellett:Are Cath…
 
It turns out that Catholic Answers Apologist Joe Heschmeyer is also a lawyer, so we asked him about the recent Supreme Court decision that allowed a Catholic social service agency to continue refusing to place foster children in the custody of gay couples. Is this discrimination? And what does this ruling suggest about the future of religious freed…
 
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast we're joined by Northeast Community Center's Development Director Kyla Pitts-Zevin and Executive Director Laura Shultz. By July 1, Kyla will transition into the role of executive director as Laura retires. Laura shares how the Community Center has grown in her years there, the addition of Harmony Pro…
 
On today's podcast we are joined by Zoe Bee. Zoe is an English professor, poet, and content creator who produces content for YouTube and streams on Twitch. Some of her work includes "A Professor Explains", where Zoe dives into why Grammarly is a poor product or what makes a poem a "good" poem; or full overview of the themes of H.P. Lovecraft. Zoe i…
 
Lawrence Hogan was a Muskegon County resident who may have set the record for the amount of time spent in court. From lawsuits over farm animals, to cases of assault, to the argument with a neighbor that got him bitten and in the hospital with tetanus. Lawrence Hogan certainly knew his way around the court room. Join us to listen about his legal ex…
 
Our own Tim Staples discusses the Catholic claim that there is no salvation outside the Church? How are we to understand this truth, and what does it mean for those who do not enter the Church?Cy Kellett:Can we settle this once and for all? Is there or is there not salvation outside the Catholic Church? Tim Staples next.Hello and welcome again to F…
 
In his new book, Love Never Fails, Madison Wisconsin Bishop Donald Hying helps Christians to take up the adventure of living in Christ, even in the modern world, every day. We asked him if we Catholics have taken on too much of the culture and lost our distinctiveness.Cy Kellett:The daily struggle against assimilation. Bishop Donald Hying next.Cy K…
 
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