Air Date: December 30, 2015
Host: Jim Schneider
This Crosstalk began with Jim giving an update to the program from December 17th that featured John Seago, the legislative director with Texas Right to Life. His appearance dealt with the plight of 46 year old David Christopher Dunn (who went by the name of ‘Chris’.), who had a background in law enforcement. He was a patient at Houston Methodist Hospital. The hospital was attempting to obtain guardianship so that they could terminate his medical care. Jim reported that Chris passed away on December 23rd.
Jim then moved along with a presentation of stories from 2015, some of which will not likely be mentioned by the major media. Here’s a sample of stories from the first quarter hour of the program:
–On February 24th the use and possession of marijuana became legal in Alaska and
on the 26th of that same month possession of up to 2 ounces became legal in
–In March, Hillary Clinton was accused of allegedly using personal e-mail for
official business during her time as Secretary of State.
–Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.S. Congress at the
invitation of House Speaker John Boehner.
–Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
–Freddie Gray died from a spinal injury while in the custody of Baltimore police.
–Former Olympian Bruce Jenner tells television’s Diane Sawyer that he is a woman.
The second quarter hour looked at stories from the past year related to Islam, jihad attacks and national security. Some of the stories included:
–Studies show that ISIS supporters in the U.S. are focusing their energies on
plotting jihad attacks.
–Law enforcement officials do not know the whereabouts of 9,500 immigrants whose
visas have been revoked for terrorist activities.
–An Ohio Muslim hospital worker who called for American soldiers to be beheaded
in their homes was arrested.
–A Muslim in California was chasing his non-Muslim neighbor while screaming, ‘I
would die and kill for Allah!’
–A Muslim in Mississippi threatened to murder non-Muslim hospital staff after
making a series of bomb threats.
–In March, a Muslim shooter was behind the killing of a Philadelphia police
Jim finished up with current stories related to the election campaign, the current relationship between Israel and the U.S., the partnership between Health and Human Services and religious organizations, the move toward a cashless society worldwide, the current status of the abortion clinic industry and calls from Crosstalk listeners.