Myths about religion and politics, Untold labor movement stories

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Staten Island based Inc distribution center union members celebrate after getting the voting results to unionize on Friday, April 1, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Amazon workers in Staten Island, N.Y. voted to unionize on Friday, marking the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant’s history and handing an unexpected win to a nascent group that fueled the union drive. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP Photo

Religion and politics impact each other in important, surprising ways. We look into some of the myths about how the two overlap. We also hear about the unsung forces in the American labor movement.

Featured in this Show

  • Perception vs. reality on religion and politics

    Perceptions about the way religion and politics interact in the U.S. don’t always reflect empirical data. We talk to the author of a new book about why, and bust some of the most common myths about how Americans’ religious beliefs affect their politics.

  • Underrepresented voices in the American labor movement

    The rights granted to American workers today came from the actions of union workers in the past. An author walks us through some of the most influential people in the American labor movement.

Episode Credits

  • Dean Knetter Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Ryan Burge Guest
  • Kim Kelly Guest

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