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February 12, 2015 – Arleen Spenceley and Anthony Ryan

1st segment Arleen Spenceley “Chastity is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin” (Ave Maria Press) www.avemariapress. Arleen’s blog site:

2nd segment Ken talks with Anthony Ryan (Marketing Director at Ignatius Press) “Could You Not Watch with Me One Hour: How to Cultivate a Deeper Relationship with the Lord through Eucharist Adoration” by Fr. Florian Racine (Ignatius Press)

Meet Our Volunteers: Diane Ardoine

Diane ArdoinWe want to introduce everyone to one of our volunteers, Diane Ardoin. She began working here in 2011, after retiring as a business administrator for the State of Louisiana, Department of Transportation. She uses her accounting and financial skills to record and track the donations of our supporters into their individual accounts. She also expertly handles coordination of volunteer personnel for our semi-annual Mariathons. Diane is a member of the Executive Committee, helping to plan for the growth of and continued success of Radio Maria, US in the Southern Region.

Meet Our Core Team – Frank Hare

Frank HareFrank has been with Radio Maria since it’s early days. He was introduced to Radio Maria in late 2000 when there was a need for someone to fill in for a departing employee within a short time. Frank comes from a long background of radio having grown up spending many hours in and around radio stations with his father, a broadcast engineer.

Before beginning his work at Radio Maria, Frank was heavily involved in ministry teams in the diocese of Alexandria volunteering his knowledge of sound equipment and recording, a work he continues to this day.

As the Production Manager, Frank oversees the production department and all of the technical and logistical work that goes into getting the radio signal from the microphones to the radio transmitters. Frank’s work also extends into all things technical in the workings of Radio Maria. Whether is be building and maintaining the website, repairing computers and equipment or changing light bulbs, Frank is always there to help Our Lady’s radio in any way he can.

April 25, 2014 – Book Release– A Catechism for Business, tough ethical questions & insights from Catholic teaching

Guest – Joseph E. Capizzi, Ph.D.

Joe and Joseph discussed his exciting new book, (coauthored with Andrew V. Abela, Ph.D.). The main contribution of this book was to organize in one volume Church teaching of relevance to business and economics by topic and specific question. The unbiased nature of letting the documents speak for themselves is powerful!

Joe and Joseph’s enthusiastic discussion hit several high points such as: integration of our faith with our work, developing our conscience, just wage, finding happiness in business, and church’s role in business and economic theory.

The book is an indispensable tool for business men and women who desire to reach the next level of business and personal satisfaction.

June 14, 2013 – Edward Szymkowiak

Eagle Scout and Scout Leader Edward Szymkowiak discusses the crisis in the Boy Scouts of America and their new policy of accepting homosexual scouts.

June 07, 2013 – Christopher Reilly

Author Christopher Reilly discusses his book “Estate Planning for Catholics.” In a lively discussion, he gets into not only estate planning, but the unique aspects of Catholic charitable giving.

January 9, 2013 – Madonna Spaeth,MS, LSW

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Madonna Spaeth,MS, LSW; Director of Caring Families, Dayton, OH about supporting and strengthening families, education classes in parenting, anger management, mentoring, developing and rebuilding relationships, communications and much much more. New 2013 Classes starting on Anger Management, Parenting Classes, Mars & Venus; Four Steps of Grieving After Loss of A Love Relationship; Bullying and Trauma Survival. (See Call 937-643-4000 to REGISTER FOR CLASSES)

January 8, 2013 – Catherine England

Catherine shares her experiences as a missionary to Romania and plans for a new orphanage.

November 10, 2012 – Biblical Basis for Estate Planning

Exploring the numerous passage in the Bible that can be applied to various forms of estate planning.

November 06, 2012

Guest- Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, Vice President Policy and Research at AARP, regarding new study, “Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care.

October 27, 2012 – For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also

Charitable Giving
Ways of giving through estate planning
Charitable Trusts
How you can help Radio Maria through charitable giving.

August 25, 2012 – Footprints: Initial Steps

How to initiate the conversation with a parent about estate planning. Important things to consider when starting the estate planning process. Preview of all topics to be covered in the upcoming weeks.

June 12, 2012 -Father Ezra Sullivan

Steve’s guest on the Quest–“The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” is Father Ezra Sullivan, OP, STL, at the St Gertude Parish/Priory in Cincinnati. He is an authority on the Health and Human Services Mandate that will be our topic today. Please tune in and alert your friends by phone and email.

March 23, 2012 – Feast of the Annunciation

In this episode of Living with Mary Today, Father Thomas A. Thompson, S.M. talks about the Feast of the Annunciation.

February 3, 2012 – The Feast of the Presentation – Eastern Church

In this program, Dr. Virginia M. Kimball talks about the Feast of the Presentation in the Eastern Church.

February 2, 2012 – The Feast of the Presentation – Western Church

In this program, Fr. Thomas Tompson talks about the Feast of the Presentation in the Western Church

November 29, 2011- Brian Gibson

Steve Koob talks with Brian Gibson, executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, about the recent victory of the shutdown of a  hospital abortion wing, other recent happenings in regards to the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, and the dangerous practice that is chemical abortion.

July 12, 2011 – John-Henry Westen

Steve Koob talks with John-Henry Westen, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Life-Site News, about North American culture and homosexuality, abortion, family, and news media.

Getting Right With God – January 04, 2011

Francesca Franchina talks about New Year’s resolutions and how we can resolve to get closer to God.

October 5, 2010 – Tom Strobhar

Steve Koob talks with Tom Strobhar, chairman of Life Decisions International, about corporate funding of Planned Parenthood, efforts to halt such funding, and promoting the culture of life.

September 7, 2010 – Patty Schneier

Steve Koob talks with Patty Schneier, public speaker and housewife, about many different personal stories and experiences from her life.  These various topics include her conversion story, encounters with others inspired by her talks, and the various venues in which she has given her talks.

Catholic Social Services – July 28, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Laura Jordan Roesch, Executive Director of Catholic Social Services Miami Valley, Regina Estep, Kim Custenborder and others about the Mission and Vision of Catholic Social Services, current happenings, issues, key means of making a difference, changes in response due to the economic situation, programs for clients of all ages, funding, communications, upcoming events and how the community can become involved and share in social ministry and its graces through practicing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

Communication Issues – May 11, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks about creative problem solving in addressing Communication issues: Improving personal communications, interpersonal communications, family communications as the source of many conflicts, misunderstandings and temper tantrums. Listening skills, responses and prayer, how do they relate?  Francesca shares her favorite recipe for Italian Wedding Soup with Baby Meatballs.

Caregiving in Rural America

In this episode of A Caring Place, Warren discusses a new report on the issues facing caregivers in rural america. He then shares some stories of some of those caregivers taken from the website