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RPL Hr. 1 February 5 Chris McKenna, Straight Talk with Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann

In the first hour, hosts Brad Gray and Jeanine Bitzan began by visiting with Chris McKenna about making sure our families are prepared for the good and bad use of technology. It was then time for your calls during our "Straight Talk" call-in segment. Listeners asked the Diocese of Fargo's Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann questions on topics including: how to approach human formation with Millennials and those of Generation Y, how the process for becoming a deacon in the Fargo Diocese works, and what can be done to deal with pornography in our Catholic middle schools.

RPL Hr. 2 January 31 Jeff Trumbauer, 10-Minute Tour, Betsy Kneepkens, Fr. Joel Hastings

In the second hour, hosts Andy Shaw and Fr. Michel Mulloy sat down with Jeff Trumbauer, Principal at St. John’s Academy in Jamestown, ND, to talk about what it means to build knowledge and faith within each student, to build a community of faith, and to build a space in which all of this can happen. Our hosts then took listeners on a 10-Minute Tour of local events. Betsy Kneepkens of the Diocese of Duluth talked about what parents are really sheltering their kids from. Finally, Andy and Fr. Mike joined the Diocese of Duluth's Fr. Joel Hastings to talk about the First Friday Devotion.

RPL Hr. 1 January 31 Tim Weisz, Straight Talk with Fr. Michel Mulloy

In the first hour, hosts Andy Shaw and Fr. Michel Mulloy joined Tim Weisz, President of the Roncalli Catholic School System in Aberdeen, SD, to talk about what makes Roncalli unique when it comes to Catholic education. It was then time for your questions during our "Straight Talk" call-in segment. This time, listeners asked questions on topics including: if the United States is heading towards a "fall of Rome" moment, how New York could pass such a terrible bill for killing babies, how our nation can stay Heaven-focused, and if South Dakota should boycott the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

RPL Hr. 2 January 29 Fr. Matt Schmitz, 10-Minute Tour, Dr. Jared Ostermann, Bishop John LeVoir

In the second hour, hosts Brad Gray and Fr. Charles LaCroix joined Fr. Matt Schmitz of Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks, MN to talk about the activities they have planned throughout Catholic Schools Week. Our hosts then took listeners on a 10-Minute Tour of local events. Dr. Jared Ostermann took us on a journey through time to get more acquainted with our liturgical music. Finally, Brad and Fr. Charles spoke with the Diocese of New Ulm's Bishop John LeVoir about the importance of Catholic education in the home, since parents are to be the primary educators of their children when it comes to our faith.

RPL Hr. 1 January 29 Valerie Vogel, DeAnn Scheeler, Straight Talk with Fr. Charles LaCroix

In the first hour, hosts Brad Gray and Fr. Charles LaCroix began by visiting with Valerie Vogel, Principal at St. Joseph School in Mandan, ND, about the many pro-life activities her students are involved with and how being involved with these bolsters their faith-filled education. DeAnn Scheeler then joined our hosts to talk about Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools. Finally, it was time for your questions during our "Straight Talk" call-in segment with Fr. Charles.

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