(02:20) Roe v. Wade, a democratic post-mortem. How we lost the Supreme Court and endangered every human right we hold dear. Creating second-class citizens.
(14:55) Coming to terms with not only climate, but our burgeoning energy crisis.
(20:09) The absurdity and hypocrisy of Florida’s war on secular education. What’s the GOP beef with “social emotional learning?” “Free-speech” defenders shutting down the microphone on graduating seniors. “Victims of communism.”
(34:53) Guest segment with Kevin Bolling, executive director of the Secular Student Alliance. With over 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience, Kevin’s career has included 15 years of student association management and on-campus program development from Los Angeles to Boston. T-shirts. What does the Secular Student Alliance do? Covid, and the loss of secular support and services for kids. Handling the GOP onslaught against education. 50% of young people identify as non-religious. Higher education has an extremely strong tradition of secularism. Atheism vs. secularism. Is there room for conservatives in secularism? How do we reconcile that? What is the SSA response to the loss of Roe v. Wade? How is the conservative agenda and rhetoric impacting kids’ health? Discussion of second-class citizenship. What are the most important things you can do as a secular humanist, to help people? The role of art.
(01:11:55) Joe and Sean react to Kevin’s interview. How the Constitution has rigged the US for minority rule. Rebuilding institutions. Energizing civic life. Wrapup and Outro.