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RPL Hr. 1 November 6 Bishop Paul Sirba, Straight Talk with Fr. Richard Kunst and Fr. Ryan Moravitz

In the first hour, hosts Fr. Richard Kunst and Fr. Ryan Moravitz began by visiting with Bishop Paul Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth about election day and what we need to keep in mind while at the polls. Our hosts then invited you to join in the conversation during our "Straight Talk" segment. This show, listeners asked questions about: if churches are allowed to have political signs on their property, if an important aspect of being pope is being a priest, if there are similarities between the place where Abraham was to sacrifice Isaac and where Jesus was crucified, if Jesus was submissive to death as an example for us to follow, and if psychic mediums are okay according to the Church.

RPL Hr. 2 October 31 Fr. Thomas Grafsgaard, Fr. Joel Hastings, Renee Tate, and 10-Minute Tour

In the second hour, hosts Heather Karrow and Dr. Chris Burgwald joined the Diocese of Bismarck's Fr. Thomas Grafsgaard to talk about his experience of being on the front lines at the March for Life and how this year's theme gets at the truth of science. Our hosts then spoke with the Diocese of Duluth's Fr. Joel Hastings about the steps our loved ones must take before returning to full communion with the Church. The Diocese of Crookston's Renee Tate also visited with our hosts about creating a safe environment for our kids by instilling a sense of balanced boundaries. Finally, our hosts continued the 10-Minute Tour, where they traveled around our listening area to hear about the great events taking place.

RPL Hr. 1 October 31 Jim Kinyon, Straight Talk with Dr. Chris Burgwald and Msgr. Charles Mangan

In the first hour, hosts Heather Karrow and Dr. Chris Burgwald began by visiting with Jim Kinyon of Catholic Social Services in Rapid City about some ways we can cope with the emotions that come with grieving the loss of a loved one. Dr. Burgwald and Msgr. Charles Mangan of the Diocese of Sioux Falls then invited you to be a part of our "Straight Talk" call-in segment. This time, listeners asked questions about the relationships within the Holy Trinity and what the Holy See means in reference to the pope.

RPL Hr. 2 October 30 Christopher Dodson, Scott Weeman, Fr. Joe Vogel, and 10-Minute Tour

In the second hour, host Tim Mosser spoke with Christopher Dodson of the North Dakota Catholic Conference about what it means to vote as a Catholic and how the North Dakota bishops stand on state Measure 1. Tim then spoke with Scott Weeman, founder of Catholic in Recovery, about the Church's role in helping with healing from addiction. Fr. Joe Vogel of the Diocese of Sioux Falls then joined our host to talk about silent prayer and some practical tips on how to get past obstacles with this type of prayer. Finally, we traveled around our listening area to bring you details about local events happening near you in the 10-Minute Tour.

RPL Hr. 1 October 30 Patrick Reilly, Straight Talk with Fr. Charles LaCroix

In the first hour, host Tim Mosser began by visiting with Patrick Reilly, President and Founder of the Cardinal Newman Society, about the recent Youth Synod and the proper role for a parent when it comes to educating their children. We then had our next "Straight Talk" segment, featuring the Diocese of Fargo's Fr. Charles LaCroix. "Straight Talk" is your opportunity to share your questions and comments on topics relating to the faith or on things happening in the world around us with our local hosts and priests.

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