The Jim Engster Show
Mon June 16, 2014
MONDAY: Father Robert Sirico; Biographer Bruce Allen Murphy; Author Rachel Urquhart
Father Robert Sirico, head of the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, MI talks with Jim about being a "free market minister" and his views of where the Catholic Church stands on hot-button social and economic issues of the day.
Bruce Allen Murphy talks with Jim about his recent biography Scalia: A Court of One. He talks about how Justice Antonin Scalia came to the Supreme Court with a unanimous 98-0 vote of Senate approval expecting to be a unifying Justice, but ended up becoming one of the most polarizing people to sit on the Supreme Court in American history.
Longtime writer and editor at Spy, Vogue, and Allure magazines, Rachel Urquhart talks with Jim about her debut novel The Visionist. Set in 19th century New England, the novel follows 15 year-old Polly and her brother as they escape their abusive father and wind up finding shelter and living with a Massachusetts Shaker community.