Monday, July 27, 2009

400-408Jill Martin-Rische, daughter of the original Bible Answer Man Walter Martin, is Executive Director of Walter Martin Ministries (, and a trained apologist in her own right, she and her late father, along with co-author Kurt Van Gorden are the authors of The Kingdom of the Occult (now available in Spanish).  We talk about the new teenage-vampire movie New Moon, based on the second book in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series.
From Wikipedia: Twilight is the debut, young-adult vampire-romance novel[3][4] by author Stephanie Meyer. Twilight was initially rejected by 14 agents,[5] but became an instant bestseller when published originally in hardback in 2005, debuting at #5 on the New York Times Best Seller list within a month of its release[6] and later peaking at #1.[7] That same year, Twilight was named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2005.[8] The novel was also the biggest selling book of 2008, according to USA Today.[9] To date, the book has sold 17 million copies around the globe, has spent over 91 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list,[10] and has been translated into 37 different languages.[11]
It is the first book of the Twilight series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. The novel is followed by New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. A film adaptation of Twilight was released in 2008. It was a commercial success, grossing more than $382 million worldwide[12] and an additional $157 million from North American DVD sales, as of July 2009.[13]
413-423Jill Martin-Rische, "The Occult Lady."
428-437Jill Martin-Rische, "The Occult Lady."
443-452Jill Martin-Rische, "The Occult Lady."
458-508Dr. Marty McCombs, a psychologist and Executive Director of the Mary Magdalene Project (, 818-988-4970).
512-523Dr. Marty McCombs,
528-538Dr. Marty McCombs,
544-554What's your 'racial profiling' story?
(2:45) Full 911 call in the Gates issue.
(:11) Short clips from 911 call- race issue
(:09) Dispatch clip 1- unknown race.  From dispatch audio on police end- Gates issue
(:07) Dispatch clip 2- Gates uncooperative.  From dispatch audio on police end- Gates issue.
612-623 Calls
• MSNBC (7/21/09) Woman left grandkids in car to gamble: Judge sentences her to 14 months house arrest, 3 years probation.  Those of you who were gamblers and spouses of gamblers, What's the craziest thing you did to feed your addiction?  Your advice?
• James C. Capretta & Tevi Troy (7/27/09) Wrong Big Picture, Dangerous Fine Print, But otherwise Obamacare is swell. Mr. Capretta, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a health-policy consultant, was an associate director at the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Troy, a visiting senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a health-policy consultant, was deputy secretary of health and human services from 2007 to 2009.
• Jerry Crowe, LAT (7/27/09) The day Vin Scully came in from the cold. The legendary Dodgers announcer's famously sunny disposition served him well in his professional play-by-play debut on a chilly day in 1949. In fact it helped launch a brilliant career.
• Politico (7/25/09) CBO deals new blow to health plan.
• Tom Karako, LAT (7/26/09) Putting California back together: The state's Constitution needs a rewrite -- and the federal Constitution should be the model.  Karako suggests:  1) A Part-time Legislature, 2) A Hard spending cap, 3) A two-year budgeting cycle, 4) Eliminate the two-thirds supermajority requirement for budgets, 5) Unified executive branch, and 6)  Repeal ballot-box budgeting.
(:48) Palin yesterday (7/26/09) talking to the media at her farewell speech at her Governor's picnic in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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