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Hands to the Plow

Hands to the Plow

By Helen Freeh

A podcast with John and Helen Freeh, the founders of Kateri College of the Liberal and Practical Arts in Gallup, NM, on higher education, Catholicism, American culture, intellectual and vocational formation.
Podcast cover art of St. Kateri Statue by now-deceased Gallup santero, Carlos Otero.
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A Conversation with Deacon Ed and Anne Schaub
A Conversation with Deacon Ed and Anne Schaub
In this episode we discuss the Kateri Rosary Walk and Shrine project with its director, Deacon Ed and his wife Anne.
59:31
April 22, 2022
Armor of God Interview with Tom McNew of KOOV Radio
Armor of God Interview with Tom McNew of KOOV Radio
Tom McNew of Armor of God Radio Station, KOOV 106.9, in central Texas (https://armorofgodradio.com) interviewed Drs. Helen and John Freeh as part of their "Hometown Heroes" program.  Courtesy of KOOV, here is the audio of that interview.  
30:22
March 24, 2022
A Conversation with Bishop James Conley
A Conversation with Bishop James Conley
In this episode, John and Helen Freeh discuss the problem of our society viewing education simply in utilitarian terms, the increasing division between people based on education levels, and the need to understand one's vocation as one's personal path to holiness.  To support our founding of a new type of college that integrates the liberal arts with vocational training, please visit us at www.katericollege.org.  
38:46
November 16, 2021
Magnus Institute executive director John Johnson interviews Drs. John and Helen Freeh
Magnus Institute executive director John Johnson interviews Drs. John and Helen Freeh
This podcast is courtesy of the Magnus Institute, www.magnusinstitute.org, and its podcast Magnus Podcast.  John Johnson, the executive director of the Magnus Institute and host of the Magnus Podcast, interviews cofounders of Kateri College, John and Helen Freeh.  We discuss the origins of Kateri College, answer the objections we've received from both those who advocate vocational training and those who advocate liberal arts training, and simply have an interesting conversation about the state of culture and higher education.  Nicole Roundtree, fellowship support coordinator at the Magnus Institute, joins us in this conversation.
43:35
September 27, 2021
A conversation with Bishop James Wall
A conversation with Bishop James Wall
John and Helen Freeh discuss with fellow Kateri College Board member, Bishop James Wall, the setting of the College in Gallup, the missionary nature of its setting, and the need to offer a wholistic education in both an intellectual formation and a practical, manual trade. 
27:08
September 02, 2021
A Conversation with John and Helen Freeh
A Conversation with John and Helen Freeh
In this first episode of Hands to the Plow, the podcast of Kateri College of the Liberal and Practical Arts, the husband and wife cofounders Drs. Helen and John Freeh answer questions they've received on their mission to found a new college.  People have asked: why found a new Catholic College  Why not work with and improve the ones already in existence?  Why liberal arts AND practical arts?  Why not one or the other?  Can the two even work together?  What made you leave a stable, reliable position, risk your financial and professional future, and move your family with three young children to Gallup to try to found a college?  We answer these questions and have a casual back and forth conversation on what our mission is, why it's necessary, and how we're going about accomplishing it.  
01:01:05
August 22, 2021