Culture Friday and criminal-justice reform, Summer Vacations and Destinations
Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet, on Attorney General Eric Holder’s ideas for criminal-justice reform, plus: Summer Vacations and Destinations, and more
Friday morning news
Egypt: Protesting the bloody crackdown in Egypt, Washington yesterday canceled joint military exercises with Cairo. The action comes as both violence and resistance increases.
Military sexual assault: Gen. Curtis Scaparotti, the joint staff director, held a news conference to outline how the Pentagon will respond to President Obama’s statement that he will not tolerate such conduct.
Western wildfires: Wildfires are raging in five western states. Blazes in Oregon, Washington and Montana have been brought under control. A fire in Idaho has claimed 43 homes and one in Utah burned down about a dozen. The Utah fire was only 25 percent contained as of yesterday. The Idaho blaze has burned nearly 100,000 acres.
Religion: The nation’s largest Lutheran denomination, beset by theological strife and declining membership, has responded by electing its first woman as presiding bishop.
Business: Wall Street was down sharply on Thursday, on concern about a decline in consumer spending.
John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview on Attorney General Eric Holder’s call for changes to the criminal justice system.
Summer vacations and destinations
Listeners Scott and Gail Kohler tell us about their trip to Normandy in 2004, just after the 60th anniversary of D-Day.