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Now displaying: December, 2013
Dec 25, 2013

Show 1073 What Mormons Believe

This is an audio version of 12 five minute videos explaining various aspects of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).

To watch these videos visit:

http://www.mormonchannel.org/introduction-to-the-church?v=2639016663001

What Mormons Believe  5:14

The History of Mormonism 5:58

How the Church is Organized 6:01

Mormon Missionaries 4:56

Humanitarian Efforts 6:13

Caring for the Poor and Needy 5:40

Home and Family 5:55

Temples 5:40

Temple Square 5:43

Family History 5:21

Focus on Education 6:12

To watch these videos visit:

http://www.mormonchannel.org/introduction-to-the-church?v=2639016663001

ACU will be on hiatus till January 5th. Merry Christmas to all of our ACU students and Alumni. Thanks for a wonderful year.

Dec 23, 2013

Show 1072 The Truth About JFK 1 of 3

 

This is part 1 of a 3 part history series on John F. Kennedy by Michael Medved.

 

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JFK History series descripion-  

 

November 22, 1963 remains one of the darkest days in American history; comparably traumatic, for those who lived through it, to the terrorist slaughter of September 11, 2001. The sheer senseless of John F. Kennedy's assassination made his sudden death especially horrifying and the unanswered questions swirling around the tragedy have denied the nation the sense of closure and comprehension that this disaster demands.

 

 Assuming that Lee Harvey Oswald murdered the president (as all responsible historians do) why did he do it? Was Oswald's own murder by Jack Ruby a terrible coincidence or an indication of a wider conspiracy? Why do a majority of Americans to this day remain convinced that Oswald didn't act alone? And, most intriguingly, how might a second term have altered the nation's history if JFK had escaped death and won re-election in 1964?

 

 In this special history program, Michael Medved speaks with authors of some of the most important new books on the assassination and the Kennedy presidency, including Jeff Greenfield, Robert Dallek, Peter Savodnik and others. He also provides a brisk, comprehensive summary of the indisputable facts of JFK's biography and the tragic hours in Dallas that claimed his life at age 46.

 

 Throughout this comprehensive program (with four hours prepared for broadcast, instead of the usual three), Michael stresses five aspects of Kennedy's life (and death) that most Americans misunderstand. 1) His status as an underdog outsider "fighting against the establishment" 2) His youthful vigor, robust fitness and athleticism 3) His visionary "idealism" 4) His character and good judgment and 5) His death as a martyr to a noble cause.

 

 The "truth about JFK" turns out to be more complex and fascinating than air-brushed nostalgia and misleading arguments regular promoted by mainstream media.

 

 

There are four unique sections and the first one features:

 

-Frank Sinatra singing Kennedy's campaign song "High Hopes"

 -Kennedy's closing statement at first debate with Nixon

 -movie trailer for "PT109" which featured Kennedy's war story

 -A clip from Kennedy's "New Frontier" speech

 

The second section includes: Jeff Greenfield, author of If Kennedy Lived and Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House by Robert Dallek.

 

The third section is a conversation with A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination by Philip Shenon and The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union by Peter Savodnik

 

And the final section: The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy by Larry J. Sabato  and End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson

 

Additional Resource: The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh

 

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Dec 20, 2013

Show 1071 Audiobook  Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge

by Scott Walker, Marc Thiessen

 

This is a 90 minute excerpt from the audiobook. ACU alumni can purchase it from audible or audio cd's from amazon.

 

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Overview of the book-

“Today, we can sound like conservatives and act like conservatives—and still win elections. Those who say we can’t don’t see what I see in Wisconsin and what my fellow governors in states all across America see. We don’t need to change our principles. What we need is more courage.”

In 2011, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s chances of staying in office looked bleak. Angry protesters—furious about his collective bargaining proposal—swarmed Madison, camped in the capitol, and attempted to block the passage of the governor’s reform legislation. Teachers unions accused him of sabotaging education. His approval numbers fell to the basement, and with the national media’s descent on Wisconsin, liberals denounced “Dead Man Walker.” He found himself fighting for his reforms, fielding death threats, and facing an unprecedented recall election.

 

But then something happened. Walker’s policies began to work. His constituents realized they were better off with his leadership, and in June 2012, he became the first governor in American history to survive a recall attempt, winning with a higher share of the vote than he had for his original election.

 

In Unintimidated, Governor Walker tells the story of his fight to save Wisconsin from a $3.6 billion budget deficit while simultaneously improving the state’s schools and public infrastructure. He describes how he stood for his convictions against enormous political pressure and personal attacks. He explains how he knew his reforms would work, based on his experience as a local official.

 

Speaking from the perspective earned from his resounding victory, he outlines lessons conservatives on the national stage can learn from his success, such as:

 

• Change the polls, not your principles.

• Don’t accept the false choices presented to you.

• You can reform entitlements and survive.

• Austerity is not the answer.

• Never stop reforming.

 

Walker is living proof that conservatives need not move to the center to win. He argues that Republicans must offer Americans big, bold, positive solutions for our nation’s challenges—and have the courage to implement them. Walker has shown that even President Obama will back down when faced with reforms promoted with common sense and courage.

  

Editor’s note: ACU, through an agreement with the publisher, has provided its listeners this excerpt of Gov. Scott Walker’s new book, Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge, which he wrote with Marc Thiessen. This lengthy excerpt is offered through an agreement with Sentinel, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Copyright © Scott Walker and Marc Thiessen, 2013.

Dec 18, 2013

Show 1070 The Stossel Show  Private vs. Government Charity

Stossel and his guests look at private vs. government charity and some innovative ways to help those in need.

Aired on 11/21/2013

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Dec 16, 2013

Show 1069 The Stossel Show   Obamacare

It's not just a bad website. Stossel and his guests look at the bigger problems with Obamacare. Oct 31, 2013

 

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Dec 13, 2013

Show 1068 NRO 3  National Review Online.

This is six selected segements from National Review Onlines program called - Between the covers.  53 minutes total running time.

 

1. Adam Smith

by James R. Otteson

 

2. The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization

by Arthur Herman

 

3. The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left

by Yuval Levin

 

4. Edmund Burke: The First Conservative

by Jesse Norman

 

5. Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy

by Ronald Utt

 

6. Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream--and How We Can Do It Again

by Rich Lowry

 

For other ACU Shows featuring National Review Online's "Between the Covers" program see

ACU Shows 994, 882, 661, 311, 309 and 308

or search NRO on our podcast page. 


Please visit National Review Online Between the Covers for many good author interviews. The audio quality is poor but the content is good.

 

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Dec 11, 2013

Show 1067 NRO 2  National Review Online.

This is five selected segements from National Review Onlines program called Between the covers.  57 minutes total running time.

 

1. The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate by Jayson Lusk

 

2. Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from America's Most Underrated President

by Charles C. Johnson

 

3. The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left

by Yuval Levin

 

4. Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge

by Scott Walker, Marc Thiessen

 

5. The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union

by Peter Savodnik

 

Please visit National Review Online Between the Covers for many good author interviews. The audio quality is poor but the content is good.

 

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Dec 9, 2013

Show 1066 NRO 1  National Review Online.

Five Segments.  53 minutes.


1. Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative

by Michael Novak.

 

2. Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue

by David J. Bobb Ph.D.

 

3. Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election---and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016

by L. Brent Bozell, Tim Graham.

 

4. Sagebrush Rebel: Reagan's Battle with Environmental Extremists and Why It Matters Today

by William Perry Pendley.

 

5. The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory

by Jesse Walker.  

Please visit National Review Online Between the Covers for many good author interviews. The audio quality is poor but the content is good.

 

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Dec 6, 2013

Show 1065 Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World.

 

Dennis Prager talks to James Lacey, co-author along with Williamson Murray of the new book, Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World.

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Dec 4, 2013

Show 1064 Michael Medved talks to Michael Shermer on JFK assassination conspiracy theories.

 

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Dec 2, 2013

Show 1063 The Black Book of the American Left: The Collected Conservative Writings of David Horowitz

 

 David Horowitz speaks before the Heritage Foundation.

David Horowitz spent the first part of his life in the world of the Communist-progressive left, a politics he inherited from his mother and father, and later in the New Left as one of its founders. When the wreckage he and his comrades had created became clear to him in the mid-1970s, he left. Three decades of second thoughts then made him this movement’s principal intellectual antagonist. “For better or worse,” as Horowitz writes in the preface to this, the first volume of his collected conservative writings, “I have been condemned to spend the rest of my days attempting to understand how the left pursues the agendas from which I have separated myself, and why.”

When Horowitz began his odyssey, the left had already escaped the political ghetto to which his parents’ generation and his own had been confined. Today, it has become the dominant force in America’s academic and media cultures, electing a president and achieving a position from which it can shape America's future. How it achieved its present success and what that success portends are the overarching subjects of Horowitz’s conservative writings.

In Volume I of these writings, “My Life and Times,” Horowitz reflects on the years he spent at war with his own country, collaborating with and confronting radical figures like Huey Newton, Tom Hayden and Billy Ayers, as he made his transition from what the writer Paul Berman described as the American left’s “most important theorist” to its most determined enemy.

David Horowitz is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Unholy Alliance, as well as The Professors, and his celebrated autobiography Radical Son. He is President of the David Horowitz Freedom Center and founder of the online news magazine FrontPageMag.com.

 

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