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Ralph Norman, Liz Murrill, Stephen Kendrick, Joel Berry

On today’s program:

September 08, 202200:54:10
Kevin Cramer, Jake Warner, Jennifer Bauwens, Kenyn Cureton

On today’s program:

  • Kevin Cramer, U.S. Senator from North Dakota, voices his religious liberty concerns with the Senate’s same-sex marriage bill and reacts to President Biden’s “The Continued Battle for the Soul of America” speech.
  • Jake Warner, Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel, shares good news out of New York for Christian adoption agencies.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, provides her expertise on the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s anticipated green light for hospitals to lower the age limit for transgender youth surgeries.
  • Dr. Kenyn Cureton, FRC’s Vice President for Christian Resources, weighs in on a new study showing many senior pastors lack a biblical worldview.
September 07, 202200:54:10
Jody Hice, Travis Weber, Brent Keilen

On today’s program:

  • Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for 10th District of Georgia, reacts to President Joe Biden’s divisive rhetoric from his address on “The Continued Battle for the Soul of America.”
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, provides a rundown on what to expect from Capitol Hill this Fall.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, discusses the importance of the upcoming November elections.
  • Chuck Devore, Vice President for Texas Public Policy, overviews the problems with California’s new energy policy.
September 06, 202200:54:10
Bob Good, Larry Taunton, Marc Marano, Mary Beth Waddell, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, reacts to President Joe Biden’s primetime address on “The Continued Battle for the Soul of America.”
  • Larry Taunton, Executive Director of the Fixed Point Foundation, provides analysis and the proper context of President Biden’s address.
  • Marc Marano, executive director and chief correspondent of ClimateDepot.com, offers his analysis of the California state government asking residents to avoid charging electric cars only days after announcing an upcoming ban on the sale of new gas-powered vehicles.
  • Mary Beth Waddell, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Family and Religious Liberty, discusses the upcoming vote in the U.S. Senate of the so-called Respect for Marriage Act.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, breaks down how Christians should think about and respond to President Biden’s demeaning criticism of those who hold a biblical worldview.
September 02, 202200:54:10
Andy Biggs, John McCravy, Caleb Dalton, Mark Robinson

On today’s program:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, previews what he anticipates from President Biden’s upcoming “Soul of America” speech, his recent trip to the Southern Border and reacts to data showing a huge drop in education test scores.
  • John McCravy,  South Carolina State Representative, shares the latest news about his state’s groundbreaking pro-life bill.
  • Caleb Dalton, Alliance Defending Freedom legal counsel, highlights good news in the case of a Kansas public middle school teacher who was unfairly suspended for not concealing a student’s social transition from the student’s parents.
  • Mark Robinson, Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, shares about his upcoming book We Are The Majority!, his belief that the United States is the land of opportunity for everyone, as well as his thoughts on the current political landscape.
September 01, 202200:54:10
Dan Bishop, Nate Hochman, Todd Nettleton, William Inboden

On today’s program:

  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of North Carolina, reacts to FBI whistleblowers’ allegations of corruption and retaliation by Director Christopher Wray and President Joe Biden’s recent speech where he claimed to be pro-police.
  • Nate Hochman, National Review ISI Fellow, discusses Major League Baseball’s troubling support for youth gender transitions.
  • Todd Nettleton, Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs,­­­­­ breaks down what’s happening to Afghan Christians and other religious minorities one year after the U.S. withdrawal.
  • William Inboden, executive director and William Powers Jr. chair at the William P. Clements Jr. Center for National Security at the UT Austin, reflects on former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev’s passing and what is missing from the media’s coverage of the end of the Cold War.
August 31, 202200:54:10
Warren Davidson, Will Haun, Mike Seibel, Jay Bhattacharya

On today’s program:

  • Warren Davidson, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Ohio, reacts to President Joe Biden’s recent speech in Pennsylvania, the one-year anniversary of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the continuing chaos at the Southern border.
  • Will Haun, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, highlights an emergency petition to the U.S. Supreme Court that asks the justices to protect Becket client Yeshiva University’s religious identity.
  • Mike Seibel, a malpractice attorney, breaks down the newly announced abortion pill restrictions imposed by one of the country’s largest abortion funding organizations.
  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, offers his expertise on the deaths and harms caused by the government response to COVID, how this vindicates the Great Barrington Declaration, and shares about his new Academy of Science & Freedom.
August 30, 202200:54:10
Lisa McClain, Jennifer Bauwens, Joshua Arnold, Chris Elston, Jonathan Gilliam

On today’s program:

  • Lisa McClain, U.S. Representative for the 10th District of Michigan, reflects on the one year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and shares about the letter she signed on to with nearly 100 other Republicans challenging the legality of President Joe Biden unilaterally canceling student loan debt.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, reacts to the University of Washington's apparent cover-up of a study on the effects of puberty blockers on patients undergoing ‘gender transition’ procedures.
  • Joshua Arnold, staff writer at The Washington Stand, continues the conversation on revelations that 13 American hospitals are performing ‘gender transition’ surgeries on minors.
  • Chris Elston, organizer of a billboard campaign warning about the dangers of gender transition drugs and surgeries, shares why he is speaking out.
  • Jonathan Gilliam, former FBI agent and former Navy Seal, offers his analysis of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s interview with The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
August 29, 202200:54:10
Jim Banks, John Daukas, Joy Stockbauer, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Jim Banks, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Indiana, reflects on the one-year anniversary of the bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed 13 American servicemembers and reacts to the release of the redacted affidavit that was the basis of the FBI’s search warrant of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • John Daukas, former U.S. Department of Justice’s Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, offers his analysis of the redacted affidavit.
  • Joy Stockbauer, FRC’s Policy Analyst for the Center for Human Dignity, shares about the troubling rise of chemical abortions in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, responds to a recent Christianity Today article titled, “Don’t Run for the School Board.
August 26, 202200:54:10
Kevin Hern, Rachel Morrison, Connor Semelsberger, Dave Brat

On today’s program:

  • Kevin Hern, U.S. Representative from the 1st District of Oklahoma, discusses the future impact of the Democrats’ inflation expanding policies and the importance of electing conservatives this fall to combat the Biden agenda.
  • Rachel Morrison, Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, refutes the Left’s claim that gender dysphoria should be considered a ‘protected disability.’
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, offers his analysis of the impact the issue of abortion will have on the midterm elections and shares about Sen. Roger Marshall's bill to stop taxpayer-funded abortions for illegal immigrants.
  • Dave Brat, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Business, reacts to President Biden’s recent student loan forgiveness program announcement and its potential economic consequences.
August 25, 202200:54:10
Byron Donalds, Chip Roy, Barry McKeen, Carl Trueman

On today’s program:

  • Byron Donalds, U.S. Representative for the 19th District of Florida, unpacks what President Biden’s recent student loan forgiveness program announcement really means in practice and shares the latest news on the federal government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for the 21st district of Texas, offers his analysis of the latest illegal immigration data and highlights the unfair termination of the Austin Fire Department’s chaplain.
  • Barry McKeen, school administrator for Grace Christian School and pastor of Grace Community Church of Valrico, Florida, shares why he is taking a stand for biblical sexuality despite threats from the Left.
  • Carl Trueman, professor at Grove City College, breaks down the new cultural orthodoxy and how America got here.
August 24, 202200:54:10
Stephen Moore, Greg Baylor, Amesh Adalja, Erwin Lutzer

On today’s program:

  • Stephen Moore, FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor, offers his analysis of the potential impact of President Biden’s anticipated student loan forgiveness announcement and the real world impact of the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Greg Baylor, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Director of the Center of Religious Schools, discusses how recent federal court rulings could potentially force religious organizations to lie about biological reality.
  • Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, sets the record straight on how worries Americans should be about monkey pox.
  • Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago, shares about his new book ‘No Reason to Hide: Standing for Christ in a Collapsing Culture.’
August 23, 202200:54:10
Ralph Norman, John Daukas, Mat Staver, Jay Bhattacharya

On today’s program:

  • Ralph Norman, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of South Carolina, reacts to the White House’s upcoming summit to ostensibly battle violent extremism and shares the latest legal news on the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • John Daukas, former U.S. Department of Justice’s Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, shares his insights on the DOJ’s probe on allegations of sexual abuse and harassment within the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, highlights a recent court win over the U.S. Marine’s COVID vaccination mandate.
  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, assesses the CDC’s overall handling of COVID, highlights the Great Barrington Declaration that he co-authored and his new Academy of Science and Freedom.
August 22, 202200:54:10
Meg Kilgannon, Ginny Gentles, Jim Mason, David McDonald

On today’s program:

  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, covers what parents need to know for engaging with their children’s education.
  • Ginny Gentles, Director of the Education Freedom Center for the Independent Women’s Forum, discusses school choice opportunities available to parents and how the landscape for school choice has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Jim Mason, President of the Home School Legal Defense Association, provides an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected home schooling and what parents considering home schooling their children need to consider.
  • Dr. David McDonald, Global Lead of the Third Education Revolution Team, overviews how parents can impart a biblical worldview to their children regardless of their educational setting.
August 19, 202200:54:10
Dan Bishop, Mike McClure, Douglas P. Seaton, Tiffany Justice

On today’s program:

  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of North Carolina, shares the latest fallout from the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, the Inflation Reduction Act and the latest data on illegal immigration at the Southern Border.
  • Mike McClure, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel San Jose, highlights good news his church recently received in their case and discusses growing religious intolerance in the Western world.
  • Douglas P. Seaton, President and Founder of the Upper Midwest Law Center, breaks down the legality of the Minneapolis teachers’ union’s agreement to lay off white teachers first regardless of seniority.
  • Tiffany Justice, Moms for Liberty Co-Founder, offers back to school season advice for parents looking to push back on their children’s schools that may be teaching radical ideologies.
August 17, 202200:54:10
Dave Brat, Greg Baylor, Libby Emmons, Peter Thomson

On today’s program:

  • Dave Brat, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Business, corrects the record on what the Inflation Reduction Act will actually do in practice.
  • Greg Baylor, senior counsel and director of the Center for Religious Schools at Alliance Defending Freedom, discusses the Biden administration’s relaxation of Title IX regulations with lunch programs at religious schools.
  • Libby Emmons, Editor-in-chief for The Post Millennial, pushes back on Boston Children’s Hospital’s ‘gender affirming care’ for adolescents.
  • Peter Thomson, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, offers his analysis of the search warrant and the supporting affidavit authorizing the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago property.
August 16, 202200:54:10
Greg Steube, Peter Thomson, Jeff King, Jerry Boykin

On today’s program:

  • Greg Steube, U.S. Representative for the 17th District of Florida, comments on the one year anniversary of the U.S.’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and the questions still left unanswered by the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • Peter Thomson, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, answers the question: is the FBI’s raid of President Trump’s home is actually a departure from the Department of Justice’s typical practices?
  • Jeff KingPresident of International Christian Concern, gives an update on what Christians are facing in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban retook control of the country.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force, reflects on the one year anniversary of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and the ten year anniversary of the shooting at FRC.
August 15, 202200:54:10
Chad Wolf, Larry Taunton, Jack Hibbs

On today’s program:

  • Chad Wolf, former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, breaks down the legal and constitutional concerns surrounding the FBI raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • Larry Taunton, Executive Director of the Fixed Point Foundation, offers his analysis on what we can learn from other countries’ governments that have employed overly aggressive tactics against their political opponents.
  • Jack Hibbs, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, shares how Christians should respond to the unsettling times in which we live.
August 12, 202200:54:10
Pat Fallon, Quena Gonzalez, Stephanie Borowicz, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, discusses the continuing fallout from the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, reacts to New York City Mayor Eric Adams’s complaints about Texas busing illegal immigrants to his city, and the ongoing tensions between China and Taiwan.
  • Quena Gonzalez, FRC’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, reacts to the budget bill proposal to add 87,000 more IRS agents and how the agency is being weaponized against conservatives.
  • Stephanie Borowicz, Pennsylvania State Representative, shares about her party’s demand that the acting state education secretary reverse course over student indoctrination in gender theory or resign his post.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, responds to Rev. Al Sharpton’s claim that the Bible is ‘pro-choice’ and why California’s attack on parental rights should concern parents across the country.
August 11, 202200:54:10
Connor Semelsberger, Mike Davis, David Harsanyi, Gordon Chang, Owen Strachan

On today’s program:

  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, shares about a pro-life pharmacist who won a recent court case.
  • Mike Davis, founder of Article III Project, discusses the latest news on the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • David Harsanyi, Senior Editor of The Federalist, breaks down why there is so little trust in the FBI.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, shares insights on the recent Chinese military drills and what it could mean for Taiwan.
  • Owen Strachan, FRC’s Senior Fellow at the Center for Biblical Worldview, offer his analysis of how church attendance among millennials has shifted during the pandemic.
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