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    Grieving with the Uvalde Community

    On today’s recording of JustLove, we reflect on the tragic events in Uvalde, Texas, with two community members, Dr. Hector and Jaclyn Gonzales. They and fellow parishioners of Sacred Heart Church in Uvalde are planning healing events and activities for those impacted in the community to heal. Afterward, our very own Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff for Catholic Charities New York, Marion Boteju, to discuss the economic and political turmoil that has been roiling the South Asian nation of Sri Lanka. Dr. Hector Gonzales, Ph.D., is the President of Southwest Texas Junior College. He is joined by his Wife, Jaclyn Gonzales, who is a licensed professional counselor. Marion Boteju…

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    Honoring our Servicemen and Women

    In today’s recording of JustLove, we honor the service of our fallen military service members by taking a look at the healthcare services available to veterans and active duty service members in the United States. We then compare the United States’ tradition and history of honoring its veterans with the equivalent celebrations in other nations. Dr. Carrie Farmer joins us to discuss veteran health care as an expert Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation’s Epstein Family Veteran’s Policy Research Institute and Director of RAND’s Health Care Quality Measurement and Improvement Program. Blake Stilwell is a former United States Air Force Combat Photographer as well as Veteran’s Jobs Editor for…

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    American Tradition from the Kentucky Derby to Woodie Guthrie

    On today’s recording of JustLove, we talk about the phenomenon of underdog stories like that of the recent victor of the Kentucky Derby, “Rich Strike,” who superseded the eighty-to-one odds against him in the second-biggest upset in the 148-year history of America’s oldest continuous sporting event. We are joined by Professor Matt Johnson, Ph.D., a researcher on the topic of the public’s fascination with underdog stories. Then, we are joined by Professor Will Kaufman, one of the leading authorities on Woodie Guthrie, the subject of New York Morgan Library and Museum’s “Woodie Guthrie: People are the Song” exhibition. He joins us to discuss the impact of the balladeer’s music on…

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    Catholic Charities Round Table

    Today we gather three representatives of various Catholic Charities agencies across the country for a “round table” to discuss the ongoing financial calamity of rising inflation across all sectors of the economy, and its impact on those that Catholic Charities aims to serve. We are then joined by Prof. John M. Owen IV, Ph.D., to continue the ongoing examination of the Russian aggression in Ukraine, and the potential next moves of the United States and other NATO members. From the Catholic Charities network across the country, we are joined by Paul Propson, CEO of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, Randy Chappell, Basic Needs Director of Catholic Community Services of Utah,…

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    Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner

    In today’s recording of JustLove, we talk with the Senior Maternal Justice Campaign Director of Mom’s Rising Together, Tina Sherman. She joins us to highlight issues faced by mothers across the country, like family economic security, maternal mortality among people of color, and sex-based discrimination. Then, we talk about a recent trip to Poland and Ukraine with the Director of Government, Community & External Relations of Catholic Charities New York, Luz Tavarez. The staff of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association joined us to witness the relief work on the ground in the troubled region. Tina Sherman joins us from Mom’s Rising Together to discuss her expertise as the Senior…

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