Join us for a full hour of news and analysis. We start with some stories making headlines and then move to news from the entertainment industry – including the newly called-for strike by the actors’ union and its impact on film production. We will also hear about specific ways to pray for the largest group of influencers in the world. We then turn our sites on the US military and discuss the hotly contested refunding of the National Defense Reauthorization Act (NDAA) and learn about some crucial amendments that just passed the House.
Today our guest, an American hero, will address those concerned about the cultural decline they see all around them, people who watch the nightly news and ask themselves, “What is happening to our country?” It seems we have become a nation of people who are offended by everything but sin. What is happening to our country is simple to explain but sad to observe: we are seeing what a culture of sin can do to a country. Within the problem is the solution. Biblical morality reestablished in America by an uprising of God’s people standing for righteousness will bring God’s forgiveness and our healing.
As Founding Director of Hollywood Prayer Network, Karen speaks and teaches around the country on how people of faith can pray for the people in the entertainment industry. She is also a published co-author of two books: How to Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out and The Day I Met God. Aside from her leadership at HPN, Karen is Co-Founder and Producer for JC Productions, an independent TV and music production company. She has had extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children's programming. Karen is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a founding member of PREMISE, and a board member of the Biola University Entertainment Task Force. She is a graduate of USC with a BA in Producing.
Elaine Donnelly is founder and president of the Center for Military Readiness, an independent, nonpartisan public policy organization that reports on and analyzes military/social issues. Since its founding in 1993, CMR has advocated for high, uncompromised standards in all forms of military training and sound priorities in the making of military/social policies. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger appointed Mrs. Donnelly to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) for a three-year term. (1984–1986). In 1992, President George H. W. Bush appointed her to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces.
Lt. Colonel Oliver L. North is a combat-decorated U.S. Marine, #1 best-selling author, founder of small businesses, and holder of three U.S. patents. For seventeen years he was a syndicated columnist and host of War Stories on FOX News Channel. In May 2018, he retired from FOX News to serve as the 66th president of the National Rifle Association of America. North was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1943, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968, and served twenty-two years as a U.S. Marine. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action. North has authored more than twenty best-selling books and is cofounder of Freedom Alliance, an organization serving wounded U.S. military personnel and their families. He is widely acclaimed for award-winning FOX News coverage of more than sixty U.S. military units in combat and his Freedom Alliance “Hero College Scholarships” for children of service members killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. He currently hosts a highly popular podcast on his YouTube channel, Real American Heroes. Yet, he says his greatest achievement is being “the God-fearing husband of one, father of four, and grandfather of eighteen.” LtCol. North and his wife, Betsy, live in Virginia. In November 2018, they celebrated their 50th anniversary. He is currently the founder and CEO of Fidelis Publishing and Fidelis Media.