Race, Gender, the Military, Religion, Partisanship, and Rockets


The United States continues to grapple with cultural tension over race, the military, and religion. We talk about the latest news around these topics and listener feedback in today’s episode.

The death of Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d’Baha and the vandalism of a Confederate monument in Louisville, Kentucky, have us thinking about continued racial tensions in the United States. At the same, a message from our listener, Karen, and Sarah's experience passing a Fairness Ordinance in her city have us thinking about tension around Christianity. That tension is not helped by an evangelical minister who made headlines this week by claiming that Christians don't get the flu. 

The President has expressed interest in a military parade. Sarah has a great solution to dealing with this. 

We shared feedback from Michelle regarding #HearHerHarvard and the culture on Harvard's campus. We also discuss Melissa's message sharing her desire for a more balanced conversation -- one of many messages questioning Beth's political perspective. 

Finally, we discuss SpaceX's launch of the Falcon Heavy.