The Rundown introduces a new host, Eric Diaz, in his inaugural episode. Eric interviews Dr. Joe Ueng, Professor of Finance and Chair in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of St. Thomas-Houston Cameron School of Business. Eric and Dr. Ueng discuss what happened with GameStop shares and Wall Street in January and if something like that can happen again. Dr. Ueng talks about understanding the Stock Market and the health of the economy, and he describes the importance of personal finance as a social justice issue.
Host Bridget Richardson has a conversation with documentary filmmakers David and Kathi Peters with Global Story Films. In anticipation of St. Patrick's Day, they discuss their film, "St. Patrick: Pilgrimage to Peace" and how St. Patrick can be a model for peacemaking and love.
Dr. Daniel Burns, Interim Associate Dean of the Constatin College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor with the Politics Department at University of Dallas, talks with Host Bridget Richardson about politics and the Catholic voice. Dr. Burns discusses how neither of our two parties fits neatly into a Catholic worldview, the difference between the role of the bishops and the laity in partisanship, the abortion issue and active citizenship, the difference between Catholic parishes and Catholic universities and understanding our higher calling as Christians.
Dr. Daniel Burns: University of Dallas
Katie Villarreal, Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Faustina Catholic Church in Fulshear, joins host Bridget Richardson to discuss social media and how we can use it as a tool for evangelization. They discuss true discipleship and how one’s social media presence can help, or hurt, the Catholic Christian mission in a digital space. Katie shares about our ultimate allegiance in Christ and being aware of what’s going on in the culture while recognizing we are made in the image of God.
Dr. Beverly Barrett was recently featured on Univision Dallas talking about trade between Mexico and the U.S. during the pandemic and how it impacts us. She and Bridget Richardson discuss Texas as a leader in exports, commerce as opportunity and how companies can be innovative through renewable energy for the common good.
Beverly Barrett, PhD
Assistant Professor of International Economics Cameron School of Business
University of St. Thomas-Houston Univision Dallas – on trade between Mexico and US during pandemic
Nesti Center for Faith & Culture
Sharon Zachary, MA, CEO of the Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries (ACAM), and Thao Costis, President and CEO of SEARCH Homeless Services, join Bridget Richardson to discuss the recent CNN story about evictions in Houston. They discuss the difference between homelessness prevention and homeless services, the range of need, and new intervention methods for individuals and families facing eviction.
Nesti Center for Faith & Culture
SEARCH Homeless Services
Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries (ACAM)
CNN: Heartbreaking eviction brings mover to tears
ABC: Evicted dad from viral video near tears, but for a different reason
Emma Tacke, Associate Director of Community Engagement with Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) in Washington D.C., joins Bridget Richardson to discuss how federal executions have resumed in the U.S. They discuss CMN’s mission, the importance of understanding what the Church teaches about the death penalty and an upcoming conference on restorative justice in October.
Dr. Daniel Perez Liston was recently featured on Telemundo to speak on the economic impact of the shortage of coins in the United States. He and Bridget Richardson discuss the connections of finance, religion and ethics through the use of credit cards, religious mutual funds, pay-day loans and impact investing.
Dr. Christopher Wolfe, assistant professor of political science at University of St. Thomas, joins Bridget Richardson to discuss how where you get your news matters and the Catholic worldview. Also, Dr. Wolfe describes the importance of prudence in politics and civic duty.