In 2016

Each day of the GOP gathering in Cleveland, our host Welton Gaddy spoke to experts and commentators from across the political spectrum about what we were hearing from the arena stage. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we offer up highlights from those conversations. You’ll also hear Welton’s thoughts at the end of a contentious week.

We count on the insights of Greg Lebel, Assistant Professor of Political Management at George Washington University and a veteran of several presidential campaigns when it comes to politics – and Greg was a daily presence in our coverage.

We got a look at the conservative Christian tone of many of the events happening around the convention from the tireless Peter Montgomery, Senior Fellow at People for the American Way and Associate Editor at Religion Dispatches. And was the feeling on the convention floor different from a Donald Trump rally? Photojournalist Zach Roberts offered his take.

Welton spoke to prominent Republicans about the convention, as well. Dr. James Robbins writes for USA Today and is contributing editor for National Review Online, as well as a Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs on the American Foreign Policy Council; Audrey Mullen is the former Executive Director of Americans for Tax Reform and a partner in Advocacy Ink; and Noam Neusner served as a speechwriter for George W. Bush and is a Co-Founder of 30 Point Strategies LLC.

And the at times problematic approach to religion during the GOP convention garnered reaction from Interfaith Alliance. Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline was with us to sound a warning about what he heard.

Finally, Welton summarized his impressions from the convention in a commentary that wraps up this week’s show.

Need more? Great! We’ll be on the ground in Philadelphia this coming week, with daily coverage of the Democratic National Convention.

 

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