Category Archives: Program Archives

Vocal Point-Dr. Adam Carrington

Topic: Supreme Court Decisions

Around this time of year (the end of May/early June), we await to see what our rights are or are not, according to the Supreme Court. But should it really be like this? Dr. Adam Carrington is an assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale College. He wrote an article about a recent Supreme Court decision that balanced free speech rights versus the ability of the police to do their job. He noted: “Some of these opinions concerns matters so mired in legalese that only a lawyer could take interest. But others touch upon issues known by and important to all citizens — questions regarding religion, liberty, and our structure of government.” Dr. Carrington joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this particular case and the trend of the Supreme Court to sometimes assume more power unto itself than what the Constitution grants.


Vocal Point-Dave Chase

Topic: The Opioid Crisis

It is reported now that more Americans are killed by the opioid crisis than die in car accidents.  Dave Chase is the co-founder of Health Rosetta and author of the new book, The Opioid Crisis Wake-up Call. He notes that this crisis begins with overprescribing. Dave Chase says, “The overprescribing epidemic is a direct result of our broken healthcare system, and the extraordinary amount of fraud we’re seeing is unacceptable. The fact that it’s gone undetected for so long is a testament to our healthcare system at large. American lives are at stake. If medical professionals push opioids like drug dealers, they are no better than your local drug dealer on the corner—they must be stopped if we’re ever going to solve this catastrophe that’s been plaguing our nation for years.” Dave Chase joins Jerry Newcombe to discuss America’s opioid crisis.


Vocal Point-Mike Essen

Topic: The Equality Act

The House of Representatives has passed “the Equality Act,” which many Christian leaders are condemning left and right. Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, called it an “egregious attack” on religious freedom. He said, “It would position the government to lord over churches and other faith-based institutions, dictating potentially who they hire, how their facilities are used, and even punishing them for not falling in step with a view of human sexuality that directly contradicts orthodox biblical teaching.” Mike Essen is a conservative radio based in South Florida. He is Jewish and shares many of the same concerns over the “Equality Act” that Christians do. Mike Essens joins Jerry Newcombe to make a case against this legislation.


Vocal Point-Gret Glyer

Topic: Charities

When we give to charity, we trust it goes to where it is supposed to go. A millennial and graduate from Grove City College, Gret Glyer, served as a missionary in Malawi (which describes itself as “the warm heart of Africa”). Glyer has developed a new means to try and ensure that we can indeed see where our donations go. Glyer has organized “DonorSee,” a means by which we see where our donations go through tailor-made videos. National Review wrote up an article about Glyer’s innovation. Gret Glyer joins Jerry Newcombe to discuss DonorSee.