One America Movement founder Andrew Hanauer

Finally, even as Americans seem more at odds with one another than ever, there are efforts underway to bring the nation together. We’ll close the show by interviewing the founder of the One America Movement, Andrew Hanauer, who’s working to beat the odds by uniting people across religious and political lines. You won’t want to […]

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Activist, author and attoney, Rabbi Jay Michaelson

For many of us, pretty much all the news out of Washington, DC has been all doom and gloom lately, but at least the Supreme Court upheld bans on so-called ex-gay therapy, which claims to “cure” LGBT people by turning them straight. Welton will be joined by author, activist and attorney Jay Michaelson for a […]

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People For the American Way Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by People For the American Way Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery, an expert chronicler of the Religious Right. Conservative evangelicals overwhelmingly voted for President Trump, and many political observers view his latest executive order as payback. Early coverage suggested that the order would roll back LGBT rights, but the […]

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A Word from Welton about the hope he’s found in traveling the country in recent weeks

A Word from Welton about the hope he’s found in traveling the country in recent weeks

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Louisiana Republican and Trump supporter Kay Kellogg Katz

Here at State of Belief we’ve spoken primarily with people distressed by the direction the country headed in 2016 – and into this year. This week, Welton will broaden the conversation with a guest who has a different perspective — Kay Kellogg Katz, a Republican who served 12 years in the Louisiana House of Representatives […]

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Frances Fitzgerald, author, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

Intolerant. Bigoted. Even hateful. For many Americans, these words describe Christians who label themselves “evangelical.” Many evangelical Christians see themselves in a very different way: Born-again. Bible-centered. Good-news-bringing. But one thing is inarguable: evangelical Christians have played a significant role in making America what it is today. This week on State of Belief, Welton will […]

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Aryeh Tuchman, Associate Director of the Anti Defamation League’s Center on Extremism

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Aryeh Tuchman, Associate Director of ADL’s Center on Extremism, for a deep dive into the latest audit of anti-Semitic incidents. They’ll go beyond the headlines about anti-Semitic harassment and bullying and talk specifics about the causes and nature of the major uptick in harassment of American Jews.

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Rachel Maddow on the president’s vow to rescind the Johnson Amendment and on religious liberty rhetoric

Rachel Maddow on the president’s vow to rescind the Johnson Amendment and on religious liberty rhetoric; on where she expects our government to take us next and where she’s looking for new leaders to emerge from; on what rising to today’s biggest challenges might look like; and on where she draws hope from.

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Rachel Maddow on the phenomenon of “fake news”

Rachel Maddow on the phenomenon of “fake news,” and the use of that expression by the Trump administration; on vetting news stories for truthfulness; and what news stories are keeping her on the edge of her seat right now.

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Rachel Maddow on whether she sees the nation as having fundamentally changed

Rachel Maddow on whether she sees the nation as having fundamentally changed; whether extreme partisanship is impacting our politics in unprecedented ways; on her focus on Russian interference in the 2016 election and her decision on how to cover White House statements vs. actions.

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