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RPL Hr. 1 December 26 Samantha Dols, Straight Talk with Fr. Tim Smith

In the first hour, hosts Heather Karrow and Fr. Tim Smith began by visiting with Samantha Dols about the season of Christmas and how it doesn't actually end until January. It was then time for your questions for Fr. Tim during our "Straight Talk" call-in segment.

RPL Hr. 2 December 20 Bluette Puchner, 10-Minute Tour, Fr. Paul Kuhn and Andrew Meyer, Bishop John Quinn

In the second hour, host Fr. Jason Lefor spoke with Bluette Puchner about how her life was changed through something called “Koinonia.” Fr. Lefor then took us on our 10-Minute Tour of local events. Fr. Paul Kuhn and seminarian Andrew Meyer talked about whether the priests of the Diocese of Fargo or the seminarians will be victorious in this year's Collar Classic basketball game. Finally, our host joined the Diocese of Winona-Rochester’s Bishop John Quinn to talk about why we need to remember the importance of when Christmas actually begins.

RPL Hr. 1 December 20 Fr. Michel Mulloy, Straight Talk with Fr. Jason Lefor

In the first hour, host Fr. Jason Lefor visited with the Diocese of Rapid City's Fr. Michel Mulloy about why there is a renewed effort to pray the St. Michael the Archangel prayer after Mass. It was then time for our "Straight Talk" call-in segment. Today, listeners asked Fr. Lefor questions on topics including: the difference between Mary being troubled at what the angel told her about bearing a son and Zechariah doubting the same angel when he was told his wife would give birth to a son; what we can learn about the biblical figures Ruth and Naomi; the difference between the Church's teaching on divorce and annulments; what an Ember Day is and its meaning during Advent; and a history of the "O" Antiphons.

RPL Hr. 2 December 19 Nick Emmel, 10 - Minute Tour, Kristina Hammell, Andrew Bartel

In the second hour, hosts Michael Wilde and Fr. Will Thompson joined Nick Emmel, a theology teacher at St. Mary’s Central High School in Bismarck, to talk about his passion for protecting life and how he has shared that passion with more than a thousand students by escorting them to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Our hosts then took listeners on a 10-Minute Tour of local events. Kristina Hammell of Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota joined our hosts to talk about their Refugee Program and how the Holy Family, like refugees today, needed to find shelter in a foreign land. Finally, Michael and Fr. Will spoke with Andrew Bartel of the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota about why now is the perfect time to make charitable donations.

RPL Hr. 1 December 19 Jeremiah Johnson, Straight Talk with Fr. Will Thompson

In the first hour, hosts Michael Wilde and Fr. Will Thompson began by talking with nurse Jeremiah Johnson about the deathbed and how it can be a place from which we prepare for our eternal reward. Our hosts then invited you to call in with your questions and comments during our "Straight Talk" segment. This time, listeners asked questions on topics including: how to guide children in the right direction to love God and not fear Him and why Jesus asked for the cup to be passed from Himself in the Garden of Gethsemane.

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