A look at what we have learned so far from the public hearings of the January 6 Committee. Diane talks to Ryan Goodman, professor at New York University's School of Law. He explains what is next in the investigation, including whether we might see criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.
Alice McDermott’s latest novel returns readers to a time and place familiar to her readers: Irish Catholic Brooklyn in the early Twentieth Century. In “The Ninth Hour,” the National Book Award winning author tells the story of a young widow taken in by a group of nuns who minister to the sick and poor. Narrated by the widow’s grandchildren, the story spans generations, exploring issues of shame, selflessness, faith and love.
Then, what does it mean to “take a knee”? As President Trump decried the actions of NFL players and coaches who kneeled during the National Anthem last weekend, Father Thomas Reese had a different interpretation. The Jesuit priest discusses his take on the hot button cultural issue consuming the country.
- Father Thomas Reese Senior analyst, Religion News Service; author of "Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church"
- Alice McDermott Author of "The Ninth Hour" and seven previous novels, including the National Book Award-winning "Charming Billy."
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