Jan 26th, 2017 by americamagazine
Cokie Roberts, who wrote about the role of women in Washington in our Jan. 23 issue, is this week's guest. Hosts Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber chat to her about the state of journalism under President Donald J. Trump, in addition to his announcement that he is planning to build a border wall. Associate Editor Ashley McKinless joins to offer her perspective on the immigration crisis.
Jan 18th, 2017 by americamagazine
This week Matt Malone, SJ., and Kerry Weber chatted to Robert David Sullivan about the role of Catholics in Congress across party lines. This topic is particualrly timely given that almost one third of Congress' membership is Catholic in 2017.
Jan 12th, 2017 by americamagazine
As National Migration Week concludes, Jill Marie Gerschutz-Bell, a senior policy and legislative specialist for Catholic Relief Services, discusses the conflicts and crises that are forcing people from their communities in the Middle East, Africa and Central America.
Jan 11th, 2017 by americamagazine
On this week's podcast Rob Weinert-Kendt chats to Matt Malone, S.J., and Tim Reidy about the best shows he's seen in New York City recently, as well a list of exciting plays coming up in the future. Highlights include "Dear Evan Hansen" and "The Present," as well as a movie: "La La Land." Rob Weinert-Kendt also reflects on what makes theater special; namely, its churchlike ability to bring people together.
Jan 10th, 2017 by americamagazine
On this podcast, Sam Sawyer, S.J., speaks to Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber about cybersecurity and the digital revolution. The conversation tries to answer who we want to be online in an age where cyberhacking has become commonplace.
Dec 28th, 2016 by americamagazine
This week James Martin, S.J., speaks about his involvement in the film 'Silence,' Martin Scorsese's latest film about two Jesuit missionaries in 17th century Japan. Matt Malone, S.J., and Kevin Clarke find out about how and why Scorsese made the film.
Dec 22nd, 2016 by americamagazine
In this week's podcast, George Drance, S.J., chats to Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber about his approach to the theater as a Jesuit actor and director. George Drance also talks about his next play, "Calderon's Two Dreams," which opens at La MaMa in New York in February 2017.
Dec 15th, 2016 by americamagazine
This week, photojournalist Joey O'Loughlin talks to Tim Reidy and Matt Malone, S.J., about her photo project, "Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of Hunger in NYC." She explains that many people who rely on food banks work multiple jobs, and the food banks are a vital lifeline when they can't afford groceries.
Dec 14th, 2016 by americamagazine
As crises in Syria and Iraq reach a crescendo, Kevin Hartigan, Catholic Relief Services' regional director for the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe, speaks from Baghdad about responding to families fleeing conflict in the region.
Dec 8th, 2016 by americamagazine
In this week's podcast, Sam Sawyer, S.J., talks to Kerry Weber and Matt Malone, S.J., about why and how fake news came to dominate the media landscape. Several callers pitch in to describe their interactions with fake news.