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RPL Hr. 1 July 11 Ben Martinek, Jim Kinyon, and Luke Brown

In the first hour, hosts Paul Braun and Jeanine Bitzan spoke with Ben Martinek, owner and founder of Bona Fide Finance in Bismarck, about whether or not we should be saving for college for our children and about the importance of disability insurance. Our hosts also spoke with Jim Kinyon and Luke Brown of Catholic Social Services in Rapid City about how their organization is able to provide help for those dealing with serious drought conditions.

RPL Hr. 2 June 27 Anne Goedtke and Bishop John LeVoir

In the second hour, Anne Goedtke joined host Msgr. Patrick Schumacher to share her journey as she discerns a call to the religious life and share how an organization called the Labouré Society helped her financially with student loan debt so that she can enter the convent this fall. Our host also had the pleasure of speaking with Bishop John LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm about the Theology of the Body, specifically focusing on the book he co-authored, "Covenant of Love: Pope John Paul II on Sexuality, Marriage, and Family in the Modern World."

RPL Hr. 1 June 27 Brad Schmitz, Deacon Greg Palmer, and Lillian Bielinski

In the first hour, host Msgr. Patrick Schumacher began by talking with Brad Schmitz, owner of Black Powder Fireworks in West Fargo, ND, about what he suggests when it comes to buying and shooting off your fireworks. Monsignor then spoke with Deacon Greg Palmer in the Diocese of Rapid City about what it means to be a patriotic Catholic. During the last segment, our host spoke with Lillian Bielinski about Chant Camp, an exciting opportunity for children of all ages to learn about singing and reading Sacred Music.

RPL Hr. 2 June 20 Fr. Matt Wiering, Bishop John Folda, and Dale Lennon

In the second hour, host Fr. Kregg Hochhalter began by speaking with Fr. Matt Wiering, Director of Vocations in the Diocese of New Ulm, about the Youth Pilgrimage he was leading in Rome. Fr. Hochhalter then spoke with Bishop John Folda of the Diocese of Fargo about the upcoming Convocation of Catholic Leaders that the United States Bishops will be holding. Finally, our host spoke with Dale Lennon, the new Athletic Director at the University of Mary in Bismarck.

RPL Hr. 1 June 20 Bishop David Kagan and Lydia Austin

In the first hour, host Fr. Kregg Hochhalter spoke with Bishop David Kagan of the Bismarck Diocese about the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our host also spoke with Lydia Austin, Interpretive Program Manager for Custer State Park, about the great sites you can take in at the park if you head down to South Dakota this summer.

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