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1.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/25/2016 - Long Lost Friends
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Host: Long Lost Friends
Date Produced: 7/25/2016
Description: While it’s easier than ever today to keep track of high school friends, former girlfriends or boyfriends, distant relatives, etc., time and distance still can move people to a place where they don’t communicate as often, don’t get to see each other much or just plain lose track of one another. Who would you like to track down if you had the chance?

 

 
2.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/22/2016 - Is Love a Feeling or a Choice?
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Host: Is Love a Feeling or a Choice?
Date Produced: 7/22/2016
Description: We have heard it said that love is a choice. When we consciously choose to love another then we experience feelings of the heart. We can encounter feelings of joy, feelings of pain, feelings of anger. Deciding to lead with a sense of love, can be one of the greatest spiritual lessons of life. Love is a complicated word and in order to try and begin to understand this concept, we must first look at who is love- God!

 

 
3.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/21/2016 - Are You a Thrift Store Shopper?
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Host: Are You a Thrift Store Shopper?
Date Produced: 7/21/2016
Description: Thrift stores are everywhere. Some people never consider shopping at them. Others frequent them for all sorts of things they’re looking for. The existence of thrift stores affords us all sorts of opportunities to live out our Christian faith. Those with excess clothing and other items can donate them, clearing out their own “stuff,” and making quality merchandise available to those who can’t afford to pay retail prices. And many thrift stores are operated by Christian ministries, so we’re helping them with their mission as well. And, of course, as noted above, those who have limited resources, or are otherwise trying to live a life of good stewardship, can very often find great things at prices far lower than in retail stores. So, here’s the question: Are you a thrift store shopper? Or do you donate things to help others?

 

 
4.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/20/2016 - No Regrets
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Host: No Regrets
Date Produced: 7/20/2016
Description: My favorite statement is, “no regrets.” Jerry has heard me say this over and over again. Why do I feel so adamant about that remark? For years, I have encountered people who have been paralyzed in their life journey due to regrets that they just can’t seem to let go of. Regrets are baggage that weigh down the soul and put a huge barrier between the person and God. When we hold onto regrets, an enormous sense of unworthiness tends to overshadow the person and the graces available from God are not fully received. Regrets are satan’s attempts of trapping us in cement. Let’s talk about ways we can move forward past all the regrets and experience God’s immense love for us.

 

 
5.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/19/2016 - The Third Person of the Trinity
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Host: The Third Person of the Trinity
Date Produced: 7/19/2016
Description: Join us at Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie as we learn more about the Holy Spirit. Often times, people really can’t explain or even understand the role of the third person of the Trinity. Many tend to reference the Holy Spirit without truly grasping the power of the Spirit. Today’s show will be a fundamental discussion about the Holy Spirit and a chance for us to grow closer to the third person of the Trinity. This is a show you don’t want to miss.

 

 
6.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/18/2016 - Jesus Humor Gone Too Far?
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Host: Jesus Humor Gone Too Far?
Date Produced: 7/18/2016
Description: We know that Jesus was all human and all divine. With human qualities comes a sense of humor. But have we taken this too far? Is it acceptable for us as Catholic Christians to allow Jesus to be the brunt of jokes? Comedy clubs have made a fortune at the expense of our Lord and Savior. Whether it is Jesus jokes, or taking our Lord’s name in vain, comedy has plummeted into making a mockery of our God. The question is, should we ignore what happens and chalk it up as innocent fun, or should we boycott the use of Jesus as a form of entertainment?

 

 
7.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/15/2016 - Waking with a sense of gratitude
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Host: Waking with a sense of gratitude
Date Produced: 7/15/2016
Description: Do you wake with a sense of gratitude? Join Jerry and Debbie as they discuss this in the light of the terror attacks in Nice France. We also hear from EWTN News Nightly's Lauren Ashburn with the latest from from France.

 

 
8.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/13/2016 - Return to Sender?
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Host: Return to Sender?
Date Produced: 7/13/2016
Description: Return to Sender? As we hurtle down the road of instant communication, it becomes easier and more frequent that we will hit the “send” button before giving sufficient reflection on what it is that we’ve written. A big part of the problem is that so much gets lost in electronic communication. Tone, inflection, intention, etc., are not part of the correspondence. We’ve become a society of communicators who use emojis or emoticons to convey these things. Hardly anyone has sent an e-mail, a text, or posted something on social media that they didn’t go back and re-read, and perhaps think that they shouldn’t have sent in the first place. This relates well to the spiritual life, as we are exhorted to be deliberate in our thinking and guard our tongue. Nowadays, the keyboard is our “tongue.”

 

 
9.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/12/2016 - Waiting on the Lord?
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Host: Waiting on the Lord?
Date Produced: 7/12/2016
Description: There are many reasons why we have to sometimes wait – even a very long time – before we sense an answer from God to one of our prayers. In this age of instant gratification, that can be very difficult. It’s often said that God answers every prayer. It’s either, “Yes,” “No,” or “Not now.” As Tom Petty once sang, “The waiting is the hardest part.” How easy is it for you to wait on the Lord? The Bible speaks often of those who wait on the Lord being rewarded.

 

 
10.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/11/2016 - Is Chivalry Gone Forever?
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Host: Is Chivalry Gone Forever?
Date Produced: 7/11/2016
Description: In my (Jerry’s) experience, there is a growing number of women who don’t want the door held for them, men who won’t hold the door for anyone, etc. With the increase in women serving in what were once traditionally men’s roles (military, firefighting, law enforcement, etc), have they brought upon themselves a diminished appreciation for their femininity on the part of men? Have they come to a place where they think it is too “vulnerable” of them to allow someone to treat them like a “lady?” One has to wonder nowadays if a ship were going down, would the men rush the women and children to the lifeboats first? Interested to know what Debbie’s “take” on this is? Let’s talk about if chivalry is gone forever.

 

 
11.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/08/2016 - What Spiritual "Gem" Is Your Area Known?
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Host: What Spiritual "Gem" Is Your Area Known?
Date Produced: 7/8/2016
Description: What Spiritual “Gem” Is Your Area Known For? Across the United States and around the world there are incredible “faith spots,” if you will. An area may be known for a very special retreat house, or a shrine, or a giant statue on a hill overlooking the freeway. So often, these are very little known outside the local areas. Yet, people could benefit from including visits to these places during their work trips or vacations. For those who can’t make a pilgrimage to Lourdes, or Fatima, or Rome, there are a lot of places in our own backyards where the presence of God is very profound.

 

 
12.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/07/2016 - Till Differences Do Us Part?
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Host: Till Differences Do Us Part?
Date Produced: 7/7/2016
Description: Problems happen in marriage. Differences naturally occur. But is this a reason to divorce? Or can these obstacles bring forth a greater sense of holiness if we allow God to rule and we set egos aside. Let’s discuss marriage in a real and genuine way

 

 
13.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/06/2016 - Moving Past Abortion
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Host: Moving Past Abortion
Date Produced: 7/6/2016
Description: One of the greatest tragedies in human history is abortion. What often gets lost is the damage it does to the mother of the child, as well as any others (the father, the doctor, etc.) who play a role in the abortion. It’s an act that many people never find healing for, due in large part to the shame that’s associated with it. On Wednesday, Jerry and Debbie will discuss this huge issue at Noon Eastern Time. There IS hope. There IS healing. There CAN BE a future after abortion.

 

 
14.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/05/2016 - Whom are you fighting for?
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Host: Whom are you fighting for?
Date Produced: 7/5/2016
Description: There are times in life when we are so down, so discouraged, even in a state of despair. It’s during those times that prayer seems impossible. And it’s at those times that we carry one another, much like those who lowered the paralytic down through the roof to be healed by Jesus. When we are engaged in deep prayer for someone who either can’t pray, or doesn’t know that he needs prayer, we are actually “doing battle” on behalf of his soul. Let’s ask our listeners if there’s someone they know (or even don’t know) whom they are “fighting” for in prayer.

 

 
15.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/04/2016 - Catholics in America- Russell Shaw
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Host: Catholics in America- Russell Shaw
Date Produced: 7/4/2016
Description: If you think the challenges we face as Catholics in the United States are new, you need to think again. Sure, the heat has been turned up in recent years, and shows no signs of abating. But the first Catholics to come to this country also faced a long uphill battle. Yet, they were undeterred – as we should be – in their efforts to bring the truth of Jesus Christ and His Church to our land. On Independence Day, Jerry and Debbie will visit with Russell Shaw, Church historian and author of more than twenty books, including his latest, “Catholics in America,” which profiles several of the pioneering Catholics who laid the foundation of the Catholic faith in the early years of the United States.

 

 
16.  Program Name: Take2 - 07/01/2016 - Respectful dress
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Host: Respectful dress
Date Produced: 7/1/2016
Description: Ever see a "Jesus is my homeboy" shirt? Maybe you feel that any image of our Lord displayed is better than no image at all. Or possibly you feel passionately that this fashion style diminishes the sacredness of our Lord. Take 2 is all about discussing topics like this so that we can walk away with a better understanding of ourselves and also our Catholic Faith.

 

 
17.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/30/2016 - Excommunication
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Host: Excommunication
Date Produced: 6/30/2016
Description: Can You Be Kicked Out of the Church? Excommunication is a very misunderstood part of the Church. It actually takes a lot to be “excommunicated.” Many people think that if you commit this or that sin, you are automatically excommunicated. And, to be sure, there are certain sins that incur what’s called a “latae sententiae” excommunication, meaning, by the very act of committing that sin a person is excommunicated. A well known example is one who procures or participates in an abortion. But a lot of people think that “lesser” sins bring the penalty of excommunication. We’ll talk about this and, hopefully, put a lot of minds at peace. Our guest will be Dr. Carol Houghton, Chancellor for the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and a prominent canon lawyer.

 

 
18.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/29/2016 - Post Traumatic Stress
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Host: Post Traumatic Stress
Date Produced: 6/29/2016
Description: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder On Wednesday, Jerry and Debbie welcome Dr. Edward Tick to the show to discuss a phenomenon that is afflicting individuals and families at an alarmingly increasing rate: post-traumatic stress disorder. We hear the phrase used a lot with regard to soldiers who return from combat deployments. But post-traumatic stress can be a harsh reality in the lives of many others as well, people who, at one or more points in their lives, have experienced traumatic and even life-threatening circumstances. This will be a very impactful broadcast, so we hope you will make time to tune in and call with your takes on this very sensitive topic.

 

 
19.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/28/2016 - Am I My Brother's Keeper
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Host: Am I My Brother's Keeper
Date Produced: 6/28/2016
Description: All around us are people who need our support. Perhaps most especially are our family members. We all have brothers, sisters, parents, children who are wandering in search of God’s love. Perhaps they have offended us, and we want nothing to do with them. But, yes, we do have a responsibility to help them find their way back. We are all called to build up the Body of Christ

 

 
20.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/27/2016 - Rocking the Faith
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Host: Rocking the Faith
Date Produced: 6/27/2016
Description: So many young people have been brought to faith – or back to the faith – through the efforts of Christian musicians. When they won’t listen to their parents, their teachers, their confirmation sponsors, they may very well pay attention to the sounds of Christian recording artists. This show will be a look at the power of Christian rock to bring young souls to faith in Christ. Join Jerry and Debbie on Monday when they welcome Daniel Oberreuter of The Thirsting, a rising Catholic band that will be performing next month at World Youth Day in Poland.

 

 
21.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/24/2016 - Are You a Knight of Columbus?
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Host: Are You a Knight of Columbus?
Date Produced: 6/24/2016
Description: Are You a Knight of Columbus? The Knights of Columbus are a fraternal order of men who uphold the Catholic faith and support the Church in a variety of ways. Jerry Usher is a fourth degree Knight. Debbie Georgianni’s husband, Marty, is also a fourth degree Knight. How well do you know the Knights and what they do? Are you a Knight yourself? This is your chance to tell the world how proud you are to serve in this prestigious organization. Jerry and Debbie will be joined by Sir Knight (fourth degree) John Bertrand on Friday. He has held many positions within the Knights of Columbus, including at the state level in California.

 

 
22.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/23/2016 - I always wanted to be a..
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Host: I always wanted to be a..
Date Produced: 6/23/2016
Description: Is it ok to dream about what we could have been in life? A doctor, lawyer, professional basketball player or a rock star? Some have made these dreams a reality while others simply carry these hidden unfulfilled desires deep inside as life continues to move on. As Catholic Christians, is it the best use of our time to dream what could have been or should we develop the God-given talents that are in our midst? Sometimes we are chasing a dream and God may have other plans for us

 

 
23.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/22/2016 - Burial or Cremation?
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Host: Burial or Cremation?
Date Produced: 6/22/2016
Description: One of the Church’s corporal works of mercy is burying the dead. The body is worthy of a dignified final resting place. So, how are we supposed to treat the bodies of the deceased? Is cremation allowed by the Church in all circumstances, or just in special circumstances? If we bury bodies, are Catholic Christians bound to be buried in consecrated ground, i.e. cemeteries? What about some people’s wishes that their remains be scattered in the mountains or at sea? Join Jerry and Debbie for this most informative discussion – along with our guest, Dr. Carol Houghton, a canon lawyer for the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA – on Wednesday.

 

 
24.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/21/2016 - Light a Candle
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Host: Light a Candle
Date Produced: 6/21/2016
Description: Most of us have heard the saying, “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” The reason is because cursing the darkness does nothing to dispel the darkness. Lighting even one candle causes light – however little – to cut through the darkness. In today’s world, we have a choice with all the evil going on: squirm and scream about how bad things are, or boldly go forth and proclaim the light of Jesus Christ. Which one will we choose?

 

 
25.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/20/2016 - Have and Have Nots
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Host: Have and Have Nots
Date Produced: 6/20/2016
Description: This is not a show about socialism or the re-distribution of wealth. If someone has worked hard and earned his money, more power to him. But it still remains a glaring scandal that there are individuals in the world today who could fund the needs of small nations in perpetuity, yet often choose to channel their wealth toward oppression and objective causes. And in some states and countries, people live in abject poverty directly across the street (this is no joke) from those who live in large and expensive mansions. Something’s wrong here. How can we as a race allow some to literally die for lack of basic needs like food and water, when others occupy homes that have hallways and rooms that they will likely never visit?

 

 
26.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/17/2016 - Who's Your Daddy? (Father's Day)
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Host: Who's Your Daddy? (Father's Day)
Date Produced: 6/17/2016
Description: Who’s Your Daddy? Father’s Day is Sunday. So many of us never knew (or don’t know) our biological fathers. They’re supposed to be a reflection of our Heavenly Father, whose love is limitless and unconditional. But sometimes we have trouble seeing God the Father that way because of the failings of our earthly fathers or other factors. How do we overcome this deficiency in our understanding of a father’s love, to the point where we know God as our “Abba,” our “Daddy,” in whose lap we can recline and know that our every need will be taken care of?

 

 
27.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/16/2016 - Anniversary Show
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Host: Anniversary Show
Date Produced: 6/16/2016
Description: Jerry and Debbie kick off year two of Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie

 

 
28.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/15/2016 - Are You Raising Someone Else's Child?
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Host: Are You Raising Someone Else's Child?
Date Produced: 6/15/2016
Description: Are You Raising Someone Else’s Child? Anniversary week continues on Take 2 With Jerry and Debbie. On Wednesday, the third of three “look back” shows will air as we hear takes from those of you who are raising someone else’s child (or children). It could be that you’ve adopted children. Or that you’re raising a grandchild in your home. Or a foster child. All children deserve a loving home environment, and God bless those who go above and beyond the call to help provide that for them.

 

 
29.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/14/2016 - Experiencing Challenges...
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Host: Experiencing Challenges...
Date Produced: 6/14/2016
Description: Why Do We Often Experience Challenges When Doing God’s Work? You come to faith in Jesus. You start to grow closer to Him. You set out to serve Him in ways that you believe He is calling you to. Then comes this obstacle, that challenge. You wonder, “Am I really supposed to be doing this?” “Can it be that it’s God who’s trying to show me that I’m wrong?” “Could it be the devil trying to dissuade me from doing God’s will?” These are all valid questions that require careful prayer and discernment – not to mention perseverance. On Tuesday, Jerry and Debbie continue to celebrate the first anniversary of Take 2 with your participation on this topic

 

 
30.  Program Name: Take2 - 06/13/2016 - Are You Raising Someone Else's Child?
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Host: Are You Raising Someone Else's Child?
Date Produced: 6/13/2016
Description: What if you had one day to live?