ORLANDO — Dr. Marvin Olasky, journalist and author of 28 books, will join Central Florida Business Leader John Crossman Saturday, July 30, on The Crossman Conversation, which airs at 1:05 p.m. across Central Florida on The Shepherd network.
Dr. Olasky’s most famous book – The Tragedy of American Compassion – is an overview of poverty-fighting in America from colonial times to the 1990s and contends that government programs of recent decades are ineffective, disconnected from the poor, while private charity has the power to change lives because of the personal connection between giver and recipient.
Crossman, author and speaker launched his radio show this year to provide a platform for activists trying to make a difference to share ideas on solving widespread issues and challenges. Guests are widely accomplished and at the same time they’re “ just regular people,” Crossman says.
Dr. Olasky, an Elder in Presbyterian Church of America, has spoken on six continents and his writings have been translated into six languages. Married 45 years, parent of four and grandfather of five, Olasky has also been a foster parent, a PTA president, a cross-country bicycle rider and Little League assistant coach.
The Shepherd Radio is available on three stations, each part of the MARC Radio group. 1270 AM – WIWA in Orlando which covers the entire Central Florida area. In the Ocala/Villages area, The Shepherd is heard on 103.5 FM and 720 AM, while Gainesville listeners can hear the broadcast on 96.3 FM or 1430 AM.
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