Aug. 2, 2013
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Culture Friday, Summer Vacations and Destinations, the “father of fracking”

Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet, in which he discusses J.J. Redick, abortion contracts, and extended adolescence, plus: Summer Vacations and Destinations, remembering the “father of fracking,” and more

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Ariel Castro, the Ohio man convicted of imprisoning three women in his house and raping them repeatedly for a decade, blamed his actions on a sex addiction and said he was "not a monster" as he was sentenced yesterday to life without parole plus 1,000 years.

Defying the Obama administration, Russia yesterday granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum, allowing the National Security Agency leaker to slip out of the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for weeks in hopes of evading espionage charges back home.

Congress adjourns for its traditional August recess, but not before Senate partisans threw several rhetorical punches at one another on the way out the door, angling for an advantage in a budget battle slated to resume when lawmakers return.

Markets: The S&P 500 surpassed the 1,700 mark for the first time ever, and both the Nasdaq and the Dow were up significantly.

Culture Friday with John Stonestreet

John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview says NBA star J.J. Redick’s apparent abortion contract with an ex-girlfriend is a vivid demonstration of what it means to be “bro-choice.” He discusses the problem of adolescent behavior on the part of young adults, and issues a call to maturity and wisdom.

Series: Summer Vacations and Destinations

Today listener Cindy Jones from Kingston, New York, tells us about her memorable “family-reunion vacation” in 1983.

Remembering the ‘father of fracking’

Author and publisher Steve Forbes talks about George P. Mitchell, who died last week at age 94. Mr. Mitchell developed the technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the procedure that has led to an natural gas boom in the U.S.

Aug. 2, 2013
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