Tuesday, May 19, 2009

400-408Drs. Hugh Ross & "Fuz" Rana, of Reasons to Believe (, on today's big news about a "47-million-year-old fossilized skeleton of a monkey hailed as the missing link in human evolution."  Hugh is the founder-president of Reasons to Believe, and he's both an astrophysicist and a pastor – his "Paradoxes" apologetics class is free and open to the public and held every Sunday at 11:15am at Sierra Madre Congregational Church.  Fuz is the VP of Research at Reasons to Believe, with a Ph.D. in Chemistry, with an emphasis in Bio Chemistry, from Ohio University.
• Sky News (5/19/09) Scientists Unveil Missing Link In Evolution. Scientists unveiled a 47-million-year-old fossilized skeleton of a monkey hailed as the missing link in human evolution.
• WSJ (5/15/09) Fossil Discovery Is Heralded.

413-423Drs. Hugh Ross & "Fuz" Rana,

428-437 – • Marc Hirsch, NPR (5/19/09) The Surprising Kris Allen: The Little Idol Who Could...And Should.
"For me, I hope that having the Christian vote doesn't help with anything," said Allen, a 23-year-old college student who has worked as a worship leader at the New Life Church in his hometown of Conway, Ark. "I hope it has to do with your talent and the performance that you give and the package that you have. It's not about religion and all that kind of stuff."
Lambert, a 27-year-old theater actor from San Diego who once worked in the Los Angeles cast of "Wicked," heartily agreed. He said he does not think the contest "has anything to do with your religious background, what color you are, your gender. It doesn't have anything to do with that. It's about music. That's really important to keep in mind."


458-508Bob Tyler, is an attorney with Advocates for Faith and Freedom (, and he represents Chad Farnan, a junior at Capistrano Valley High School who taped his teacher James Corbett bashing Christianity in a European History class over a year ago.  We had them on the show Dec 21, 2007 to talk about what happened.  At that time, Chad filed a 1st Amendment complaint against the school.  The California Teacher's Union then filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the school district.

512-523Ben Shapiro, nationally-syndicated columnist (
• LAT (5/13/09) Campaign for budget measures struggles to appeal to voters.  From the story, "Also unmentioned in the ads is that California has laid off almost none of its 238,000 employees as part of the deal that Schwarzenegger and lawmakers struck in February to cut spending, raise taxes and borrow to close a $42-billion budget gap."
• Dan Weintraub (5/17/09) Picture this state's fiscal reckoning, because it's close.  Bottom Line: We've got a revenue-spending deficit of $25 billion a year – that's equivalent to the entire state payroll.  Even a 20% reduction in state employees will save only $5 billion a year.  As Weintraub says, "California has been trying to do too much for too many people without enough money to sustain it for too many years."  Which political party has been running California?
• Yahoo (5/19/09) Obama to announce auto mileage, emissions standards.  Bottom line:  there will be a new national standard:  fleets must average 35.5 mpg, cars 39 mpg, and light trucks 30 mpg, by 2016.  Right now, these numbers are 27.5 mpg for cars, and 23.1 mpg for light trucks.  Consumers were already going to pay an extra $700 for mileage standards, and Obama is adding another $600, so the price tag on new vehicles just went up $1,300 by 2016.  Obama said drivers will make that back in three years because of the better fuel efficiency.  Officials say it will be the equivalent of taking 177 million cars off the road.  Is this the death of the SUV?
Earlier this year, the President told an audience in Elkhart, Indiana, "You can't get corporate jets. You can't go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer's dime."  The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports over 400 conventions and business meetings scheduled to take place in Las Vegas recently have cancelled. These cancelled events translate into 111,800 guests in Las Vegas and over 250,000 "room-nights". The cancelled conventions and meetings have cost the Las Vegas economy over $100-million, not including gaming revenue.  "I am disappointed at the hypocrisy shown by this Administration," Gibbons said, "President Obama is coming to Las Vegas later this month for a political fundraiser, but he will not help the struggling families in Las Vegas and Nevada who are out of work because of his reckless comments. President Obama is coming to Las Vegas to raise campaign cash for Senator Harry Reid, apparently our money is good enough for the President, but our tourism, jobs, and economic future are not. This is politics, pure and simple, President Obama stood for change, but all he has done is brought negative economic change to Nevada."

528-538Ben Shapiro

544-554Paul Sheppard, pastor of the 6,000-member Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View, California (, and host of Enduring Truth (, heard weekdays on KKLA at 12:30pm, will be the special guest speaker at our 11th Annual KKLA Pastor's Appreciation Luncheon this Thursday, May 21 at 11:30am at the Double Tree Hotel, 100 The City Drive, in Orange.  Both registration and parking are free, but we'd like you to pre-register at

558-608Darryl Strawberry, eight-time All Star, four-time World Series Champion, and 1983 NL Rookie of the Year, is out with his life story, Straw: Finding My Way.  He's also started The Darryl Strawberry Foundation: Fight For Autism (

612-623 Darryl Strawberry

628-638Drs. Hugh Ross & "Fuz" Rana, (reprise from 4:00pm)

644-654Drs. Hugh Ross & "Fuz" Rana, (reprise from 4:15pm)

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