This week on Vocal Point with Jerry Newcombe, (Jan 28 – Feb 3).
❖ Evan Feinberg – Topic: Government Shutdown Highlights Problem of Poverty
A recent report found that 78% of Americans apparently live paycheck to paycheck. With the partial government shutdown, how do the 800,000 or so laid off government workers make it? This is a teachable moment on poverty in the US and how to alleviate it, says Evan Feinberg, the executive director of “Stand Together.” It describes itself as “a venture philanthropy network and social change platform dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty.” Feinberg says, “If we want to give the millions of Americans trapped in poverty a path toward success, we must find, support and supercharge the men and women on the ground doing the work to help their neighbors on that journey.” Evan Feinberg joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the government shutdown and the ongoing problem of poverty in America and how the private sector (including churches) can help alleviate it. www.stand-together.org
❖ Jim Angle – Topic: Media Coverage of President Trump
Veteran television newsman Jim Angle has covered presidents for years now for major television networks. That includes Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. He worked for ABC News, for CNN, and for Fox News, from which he retired in 2011. He was a regular contributor on the “Special Report” program for Britt Hume and later Brett Baier. How fair is the mainstream media in their coverage of President Trump? Jim Angle has a well-seasoned perspective on the issue. Jim Angle joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss Trump and the media and also some personal memories from his notable career. @JimAngleFox
❖ Alveda King – Topic: Planned Parenthood and the African-American Community
What’s the leading cause of death among African-Americans? The answer is abortion. Many people are not aware of the racist roots of the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. To this day, their abortion facilities are often in very poor neighborhoods. Its founder, Margaret Sanger, even spoke about the need to remove blacks, which she called “weeds.” She spoke at a KKK rally. Evangelist Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., is the Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life. Dr. Alveda King joins Jerry Newcombe to speak about Planned Parenthood and the African-American community. www.alvedaking.com www.priestsforlife.org
❖ Jarrett Stepman – Topic: The “Green New Deal”
AOC (Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) is promoting the notion of a “green new deal.” The goal is to fight for “climate justice.” She believes in the idea of man-made catastrophic climate change and is promoting what she calls “radical” measures to fight it. Jarrett Stepman is a writer for The Daily Signal of the Heritage Foundation and recently wrote an article about the green new deal and how, in reality, it is a “Trojan horse for socialism.” Stepman says, “It shouldn’t be a surprise that the avowed ‘democratic socialist’ went with the predictable ‘tax the rich’ formula in order to pay for a massive government program to combat climate change. But it would hardly be good news for most Americans if Ocasio-Cortez got her way.” Jarrett Stepman joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the “Green New Deal.” www.dailysignal.com
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