Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Gus welcomes Lisa Murtha, author at Cincinnati Magazine, to the show. It was almost exactly one year ago that the story of Nick Sandmann broke following the March for Life. Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School in Covington, Kentucky, was vilified across social media and by major news journalists for a "confrontation" involving him and Native American elder Nathan Phillips following the March for Life. All Sandmann did was smile awkwardly as Phillips banged a drum in his face. As news of this began to spread, Sandmann was at first misidentified as Michael Hodge, a classmate who didn't even attend the March for Life. Hodge, who was preparing himself for his brother's wedding on Saturday, was bombarded with hateful and threatening phone calls, as well as members of his immediate family. Murtha interviewed Hodge and his family and tells their story and well as the heart-warming twist it all took.

Also, inspired by today's First Reading from 1 Samuel 1, where Hannah asks God to give her a male child and cuts a deal with him, Gus asks listeners who've "made a deal with God" to call in and share their stories.


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