In this edition of Dead Reckoning Radio (DR Radio), we decided to expand our quicktakes into a whole segment and then look at the new horizon of the transgender movement, and we take a moment to recommend a few good reads! To listen in, you can use the player below or you can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Android. We have included the show notes below so you can follow along and check our sources.
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DR Radio, February 28, 2017
Hello everyone and welcome to the February 28th edition of Dead Reckoning Radio! I am Jay Friesen joined by Hadley Heath Manning and Dr. Brian G. Mattson – “G” for Gravelly. We are excited to join you live on Facebook during this recording and later this week as you listen to the show on your favorite podcast feed.
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Today’s show is going to cover a lot of ground- everything from the ACA to President Trumps rescinding of Obama’s transgender bathroom rules and by fan request: Dead Reckoning Recommends! An of course, a couple games of wit and whimsey: Not The Onion News and Jesus Juke.
Segment One: Quick(er) Takes
* And the Winner Is!? Sunday night was the Academy Awards ceremony, and it ended as a fiasco when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong film as the winner of Best Picture! La La Land was–to the shock of many–not Best Picture, and instead the award went to Moonlight. Quite an embarrassing scene of all involved.
* Something worth talking about: the ratings for the Oscars fell off a cliff. Why? Was there anticipation that the event would be overly politicized? Is middle America just ignoring Hollywood now?
* RIP, Bill Paxton! Other sad news for Hollywood this week. Popular actor Bill Paxton unexpectedly died from complications during a surgery. He was 61. He was a beloved man, and stood out among his peers for being faithfully married for 30 years. Guys, any favorite Bill Paxton moments?
* Happy “Retirement,” Tim Keller! This week Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City announced that founding pastor Tim Keller would be steppi...