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Rise of Christian Nationalism
When it comes to issues like same sex marriage and the separation of church and state, polls show that American voters agree less with the Christian right than in years past. Although the Christian right is at its lowest ebb in cultural influence since the 1980s, analysts say that in state legislatures and in the Supreme Court, the Christian right's political influence is growing. The rise of Christian nationalism.

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Morning Edition
Rise of Christian Nationalism
When it comes to issues like same sex marriage and the separation of church and state, polls show that American voters agree less with the Christian right than in years past. Although the Christian right is at its lowest ebb in cultural influence since the 1980s, analysts say that in state legislatures and in the Supreme Court, the Christian right's political influence is growing. The rise of Christian nationalism.
9:00 am – 10:00 am
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Oh Say Can You Sing ... the National Anthem?
America's national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” was written by a white lawyer who owned slaves but fought for Black freedom in court. That contradiction captures the controversy embedded in the song. It is a song that can inspire patriotic fervor and ignite passionate protest. It is also notoriously hard to sing. We talk to Mark Clague about the anthem and his new book about it, "O Say Can You Hear." As we go into this Fourth of July weekend, during a time when the nation is roiled by the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the congressional hearings on the insurrection at the Capitol, we hear from you about what patriotism means to you now. And what song speaks to your vision for America?
10:00 am – 10:20 am
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Celestial Events Abound in July's Night Skies
Fireworks may be in your future this holiday, but there are other reasons to gaze skyward in July. We’ll talk about meteor showers and other celestial events you can catch, hear about the Mars Perseverance rover’s latest adventures and get updates on the James Hubble telescope, expected to release its first images this month.
10:20 am – 11:00 am
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Ibram X Kendi on 'How to Raise an Antiracist'
“There’s nothing wrong with me because of the color of my skin.” Award-winning scholar and author Ibram X. Kendi wants us to imagine a world where all kids of color could be taught to internalize that antiracist idea and develop their sense of self through it. We'll talk to Kendi about how we as caregivers can help them do that and why we need to work to build an antiracist society that can protect all children. Kendi’s new book is “How to Raise an Antiracist.”
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Science Friday
Kansas Wheat
Kansas is the “wheat state” for a reason. But drought is devastating this year’s harvest, just when the world needs it most. Join Science Friday for a story about the connection between local climate and global food supply. And why it’s too late for rain to help.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Here & Now
Assessing SCOTUS’ Term
The show’s politics roundtable assesses the impact of the Supreme Court's term and this week's bombshell Jan. 6 committee hearing. And, 25 years ago, Great Britain handed Hong Kong back to China. Reporter and author Louisa Lim talks about how Hong Kong is changing under tougher Chinese rule.
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