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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Today Dr. Merrill Matthews is our guest host. During the first hour Marc Levin will be his guest. Marc is Vice President of Criminal Justice Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He and Merrill will discuss Dallas’ Plan to Reduce Murders.

His next guests are John, a minister in China and David Curry, president & CEO of Open Doors. They will talk about the latest World Watch List, in general, and persecution of Christians in China, specifically.

In the final hour Frank Pavone will share his insights on the upcoming 2020 March for Life.

We look forward to hearing from you! Please call us at 800-351-1212 or post on Facebook at


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Dr. Merrill Matthews
Resident Scholar - Institute for Policy Innovation

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank.” He is a health policy expert and weekly contributor at He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Dr. Matthews is a past president of the Health Economics Roundtable for…

Marc Levin Show Page
Marc Levin
Vice President of Criminal Justice Policy - Texas Public Policy Foundation
Marc Levin is Vice President of Criminal Justice Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Based in Austin, Texas, Levin is an attorney and an accomplished author on legal and public policy issues.
In 2014, Levin was named one of the “Politico 50” in the magazine’s annual “list of thinkers, doers, and dreamers who really matter in this age of gridlock and dysfunction.”
Levin served as a law clerk to Judge Will Garwood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Staff Attorney at the Texas Supreme Court. In 1999, he graduated with honors from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Plan II Honors and Government. In 2002, Levin received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. Levin’s articles on law and public policy have been featured in national and international media outlets that regularly turn to him for conservative analysis of states’ criminal justice challenges.
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John Show Page
John, ThM, PhD
Minister | Teacher - to China
John has lived directly in China for 19 years and has been involved in campus or community ministry directly there for more than 25 years as a campus minister, campus director, a regional director, national theology director and city family ministry director in that period. His ministry began full time in February of 1983, was invited to join as one of the 250 China representatives at the 2010 World Evangelism Congress as a long-time China ministry worker and left China as a full time gospel minister in 2012.

He did his master of theology in Chinese at Chinese Evangelical Seminary and a 2nd masters in business at the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and used those degrees to teach English, Business and Bible/Theology classes to both University Students and full time ministers of the gospel.
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David Curry
President & CEO - Open Doors USA
Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry advocates on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian faith. He provides leadership to Open Doors USA on its mission to strengthen and equip Christians living under extreme restrictions, while encouraging them to remain strong in their faith.
For 60 years, Open Doors has worked in the world's most oppressive countries, empowering and equipping persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries by providing Bibles, training, and programs to help women and children who have been marginalized because of their beliefs and status in society, as well as helping to restore communities that have been targets of persecution. For 25 years Open Doors has published its World Watch List, a ranking of the top 50 countries where it is most difficult and dangerous to live as a Christian.
Since joining Open Doors USA in August 2013, Curry has traveled overseas to encourage those living under persecution and to support the work Open Doors. He appears frequently on Fox News and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Curry has also been published or featured in CBS News, CNN, The Washington Post, USA Today, Christianity Today, The Christian Post and other news outlets.
Curry previously served as CEO and president at Christian organizations that serve the homeless and neglected children in several countries, including India and Haiti.
Curry is the author of four books: First Aid for Enablers, It's Not How Far You Fall It's How High You Bounce, God Plays Golf and Change Your World!.
Curry holds a bachelor's degree from Northwest University in Seattle and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary based in Tacoma, Washington.
Based in Santa Ana, California, Curry and his wife have two children.
Open Doors
Open Doors
Open Doors USA is a community of Christians who come together to support persecuted believers in more than 60 countries.
We are a 501c3, non-profit organization with more than 60 years of experience and a long track record of financial integrity.
And we are also a group of friends—a mix of office staff, board members, field representatives, and many, many regular people who stand against persecution. Although we haven’t met every one of our readers and supporters face-to-face, we count each of them as an important part of our work.
Father Frank Pavone
Fr Frank Pavone
National Director - Priests for Life
Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor. He is a priest of the Amarillo Diocese and serves full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission.

In 1993 he became National Director of Priests for Life. He is also the President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion. He travels throughout the country, to an average of four states every week, preaching and teaching against abortion. He produces programs regularly for religious and secular radio and television networks.
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