This week, we’re marking the 13th anniversary of State of Belief’s first broadcast. We started this show to provide a way to engage in, and influence, the national conversation around issues of religion, government and politics. To celebrate our anniversary, we’ll re-air one of our very first interviews. In January 2006, Welton sat down with Esther Kaplan to speak her book, With God on Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy and Democracy in George W. Bush’s White House. It seems like the conversation between Welton and Esther was a lifetime ago, and yet it’s clearer than ever that this nation is living every day with the consequences of not taking warnings like hers seriously enough.
Hear the full February 2, 2019 State of Belief Radio program here.