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How important is leadership, especially in a crisis? What lesson can we learn from the past 18 months of crisis in America so that we don't have to repeat all this pain and suffering? Join as we tackle the first principles of leadership in life and in public service this week on The Public Square®. Find out what people are talking about all across the nation on The Public Square®.

Topic: Deep Questions

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Release Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Category:Deep Questions -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

Our hearts and minds can't walk away from this topic yet. Today we examine further the words of The Great Commission, Jesus' last words on earth, and ask "How do we apply these words in our lives today"? Please join us for the conclusion of this fascinating conversation on The Public Square®

Topic: Deep Questions

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd.

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Release Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Direct download: 05_Jun0421_Memorial_Commission_26MIN_pt02.mp3
Category:Deep Questions -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Should we be worried? How do we stay rightly involved in our states and the nation and not fall into serious worry? Join us in an honest conversation about how to overcome worry in the midst of strife this week on The Public Square®.

Topic: Deep Questions

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Release Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Direct download: Jun0521.mp3
Category:Deep Questions -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

Our conversation and thoughts on Memorial Day continue around the table. This significant holiday brought us to an interesting study on the last words of Jesus and the Great Commission. Join our dynamic conversation now on the Public Square®

Topic: Deep Questions

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd.

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Release Date: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Direct download: 04_Jun0321_Memorial_Commission_26MIN_pt01.mp3
Category:Deep Questions -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

What if those who fought for the liberties we share had given up when things got tough? Join us this Memorial Day weekend as we celebrate liberty and pay tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss, one of the many heroes of Hacksaw Ridge. As you travel about on this busy holiday weekend, take The Public Square® with you on your phone or mobile device. Listen on your travels, share this powerful story with your family around the holiday table. Together, let’s spread the light of liberty across the land.

Topic: Rediscovering American History

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Release Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Direct download: May3021.mp3
Category:Holidays -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Gather around as we review our study of the Scopes Trial and the movie Inherit the Wind.  Do the "Bible Beaters" really exist?  Are Christians always  the "bad guys"? How should Christians operate in this culture? Join us as we discuss these questions and more today on The Public Square®

Topic: Intelligent Design

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd.

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Release Date: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Direct download: ScopesDebrief_26min.mp3
Category:Intelligent Design -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

What can we learn from the film, Inherit the Wind, about the Scopes Monkey Trial? How did Hollywood tell the narrative of this monumental court decision? What can we learn from it for today? Join us this week as we continue our conversation on the Scopes Monkey Trial. Tune in to the radio classroom on The Public Square®.

Topic: Rediscovering American History

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Direct download: May2221.mp3
Category:Rediscovering American History -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

There are lots of people doing wonderful work to help their neighbors every single day. Today we profile an amazing musical artist whose work in song is only exceeded by his love of neighbor and his leadership of the American Dream Academy.
 
Please don’t miss this interview with Wintley Phipps our guest on this edition of The Public Square®

Topic: Music

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd.

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Release Date: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Direct download: Phipps_26MIN.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

The next two episodes of The Public Square® will pull back the curtain on one of the biggest show trials in history. It is called “the trial of the 20th Century”. Find out why and what really happened at the Scopes Monkey Trial all on The Public Square®.

Topic: Rediscovering American History

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Friday, May 14, 2021

Direct download: May1521.mp3
Category:Rediscovering American History -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

We are having quite a lively conversation about origins, show trials, and public policy on The Public Square®.
 
Today's broadcast is background to the unfolding story. Several years ago we sat down with the late Dr. Phillip Johnson, a core contributor to the Intelligent Design school of thought. 
 
Our own Dr. Chuck McGowen was a key contributor in that interview. You can listen in to the conversation of these studied minds on the simple question - "Where did all of this (and all of us) come from in the first place?"
 
Thanks for your support for The Public Square®. Every gift helps reach more hearts, minds and souls. 

Topic: Intelligent Design

The Public Square® with host Dave Zanotti 

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Release Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Direct download: ID_PhillipJohnson_26MIN.mp3
Category:Intelligent Design -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

What do fascism and the cruise industry have in common? This is a story almost every media outlet ignored. A parable of how COVID lockdowns are turning the CDC into the dictator of the high seas, this week on The Public Square®.

Topic: Role of Government

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Direct download: May0821-new.mp3
Category:Role of Government -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

Tired of the corporate media giants stalking the land?
What if there was an alternative to all the "bigs" that control the US Media? Join in the conversation this week as we discuss how a handful of people, with a few smooth stones, can impact American Media for good. We take a look into the future of The American Mission Center this week on The Public Square®.

Topic: The American Mission®

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Release Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Direct download: AmericanMissionCenterUpdate_26MIN_1.mp3
Category:The American Mission® -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

This week we are visiting one of the most dynamic subjects in the human experience: the power of generosity. We turn to an interview with Dr. Arthur C. Brooks that has set the tone on this subject in America for over a decade. We are also bringing an update on the construction of the new American Mission Center. Join us this week for encouragement and inspiration on The Public Square®.

Topic: Economy

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Monday, April 30th, 2021

Direct download: TPS_050121_WEB.mp3
Category:Economy -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

Our point of view on the issue of "Packing the Courts" is rooted in over 40 years of experience in public policy. Today our team shares their real life experiences they've had with the American court system.
 
Tune in today on the Public Square® to hear their stories and learn the dangers involved in "Packing the Courts".
 

Topic: Role of Government

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Release Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Direct download: GoingToCourt_26MIN.mp3
Category:Role of Government -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Let's revisit this ongoing conversation and ask the question: "Why is consent of the governed such a big deal in America?"
We turn to the Constitution and the question of "Packing the Courts". Do you consent? Join in the conversation on The Public Square®
 

Topic: Role of Government

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Direct download: TPS_042421_WEB.mp3
Category:Role of Government -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

This week we revisit an archived episode featuring our guest Arthur C. Brooks. Professor Brooks is an author, faculty at Harvard, and is an outstanding well of knowledge. He helps us analyze American giving habits from a fresh perspective. You'll be stunned with what we discover today on The Public Square®.

Topic: Economy

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Direct download: 04_Apr0121_ArthurCBrooks_Giving_26MIN.mp3
Category:Economy -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

How do we deal with disagreements? How do we live in the unrelenting "cancel culture" of the day? Our team doesn't hold back in today's conversation, but we also won't neglect this very important question - "What does scripture teach us?"  Please join us today on The Public Square®
 

Topic: Faith in Culture

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Release Date: Friday, April 16th, 2021

Direct download: TPS_041721_WEB.mp3
Category:Faith in Culture -- posted at: 9:03am EDT

The panel on The Public Square® gets to weigh in and share their thoughts on "Gilbert & Jack: What C.S. Lewis Found Reading J.K. Chesterton". If you missed it our very own producer, Alan C. Duncan, has spent years crafting this outstanding book.
 
Join us now on The Public Square® to learn more.   

Topic: general

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Release Date: Friday, April 14th, 2021

Direct download: GilbertJack_26MIN_pt03_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am EDT

Today we are excited and honored to share "Gilbert & Jack: What C.S. Lewis Found Reading G.K. Chesterton" by Alan C. Duncan.
 
We are so proud of our producer and faithful staff member, Alan C. Duncan. We were able to interview him and his father Pastor Rick Duncan. They share the journey and joys of creating this project together. Please join us now for this very special episode on The Public Square®. 

Topic: general

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Friday, April 9th, 2021

Direct download: TPS_041021_WEB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Today we take a moment to talk about Theodore Roosevelt. Our team examines his fascinating beginnings, presidency, civil rights efforts, and much more. We so enjoyed revisiting this episode from our archives and we hope you do as well. Listen now on The Public Square®.

Topic: Rediscovering American History

The Public Square® with host Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Direct download: 05_Apr0221_TeddyRoosevelt_26MIN.mp3
Category:Rediscovering American History -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

From election takeovers to COVID Vaccine Passports the news is filled with stories that are alarming. Where is our hope? Is it in political forces or personalities? Or is there a greater hope that can see us through these troubling times?
 
Join in the conversation as we look for real answers to real questions and for hope this week on The Public Square®.

Topic: Life and Health Issues

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Direct download: TPS_040321_WEB.mp3
Category:Life and Health Issues -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Tune in today as we struggle out loud with the issue of praying everyday for the US Congress -- even for people whose positions on issues we disagree with. Even for people who we find it impossible to trust. Please join in this conversation and lend a hand. We could use the help. Join us now on The Public Square®.

Topic: Faith in Culture

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Release Date: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Direct download: 03_Mar3121_40DaysPrayer_26MIN.mp3
Category:Faith in Culture -- posted at: 10:55am EDT

What is "the filibuster" rule we keep hearing about in the media? Is it an ancient "boundary stone" from the Constitution that limits the U.S. Senate from doing their job? Or is it something else -- with a history no one seems to remember? We go back to the beginning of "the filibuster" and challenge all sides of the argument this week on The Public Square®. Please join in the conversation -- you might well hear some things they never told any of us back in school.
 

Topic: Role of Government

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Release Date: Friday, March 26th, 2021

Direct download: TPS_032721_WEB.mp3
Category:Role of Government -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Please gather round the table once more as we continue hearing from the late, great friend Dr. Sterling Glover. Dr. Glover shares his perspective of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s . His testimony is incredibly encouraging in this season. Join us now on The Public Square®.

Topic: Racism

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Direct download: MARCH2521_DrGlover_26MIN_02_1.mp3
Category:Racism -- posted at: 8:29am EDT

Today our team discusses COVID-19 and reviews the difficult decisions 2020 brought us. We are sadden by the confusion and fear in Americans today. We hope this episode sheds light on the topic. We encourage you to share with others the truth and reality in this episode.  We must all become the experts now. Please join us today on The Public Square.® 
 

Topic: Life and Health Issues

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Release Date: Friday, March 19th, 2021

Direct download: TPS_032021_WEB.mp3
Category:Life and Health Issues -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

HR1 is a bill that reforms voting procedures on a national level. The bill prohibits voter verification, allows 16 year olds to vote, accepts same day voter registration, and so much more! If this bill is passed it could destroy the American voting system.
 
Listen now on The Public Square® to learn more and find out how you can help. 

Topic: Politics

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2021

Direct download: Mar1721_Voting_26MINnew.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

TIME magazine took eight full pages to describe the secret shadow campaign of 2020. What if they missed the biggest part of the story?
 
Tune in to this week's episode to discover the story TIME magazine refused to cover, the real story of 2020, and how it will impact every election to come. We also cover HR1 the federal election takeover bill that is now hanging in the balance in the U.S. Senate. Please join in this conversation on The Public Square®.
 
The future of the Republic just might depend on it. 
 

Topic: Elections

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Release Date: Friday, March 12th, 2021

Direct download: TPS_031321_WEB.mp3
Category:Elections -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

We are now one year into the "two weeks to flatten the curve". 
What has COVID done to American liberties and the American Mind? Are the changes so pervasive that we cannot even see them any longer? Please take a moment and listen, as we look at COVID policies and the future of civil liberty on this episode of The Public Square®.

Topic: Life and Health Issues

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Release Date: Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Direct download: Mar1021_CovidUpdate.mp3
Category:Life and Health Issues -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

The eye opening conversation continues on TIME magazine's article on the secret campaign of 2020.  Questions of voter suppression, constitutionality, and election control are all on the table. We have to wonder will elections ever be the same again? Please join us today on The Public Square®.

Topic: Elections

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Release Date: Friday, March 5th, 2021

Direct download: TPS_030621_WEB.mp3
Category:Elections -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Today we return to a previous episode of The Public Square® and remember our dear friend Dr. Sterling Glover. His calling and story are a  truly remarkable testimony of “the unmanaged strangeness of God”. Please join in this inspiring story today on The Public Square®.

Topic: General 

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Release Date: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Direct download: Feb1821_DrGlover_26MIN_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

This week we begin an investigation into a blockbuster report from TIME magazine on the secret campaign of 2020. What we discover is stunning. Not our words, not a “conspiracy” just a “cabal” operating in plain sight that no one in the media bothered to notice. Don’t miss this week’s episode of The Public Square®.

Topic: Elections

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Friday, February 26th, 2021

Direct download: TPS_022721_WEB.mp3
Category:Elections -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Today we revisit Andrew Young's comments on forgiveness at the National Prayer Breakfast. Is it possible to have forgiveness in the political arena while holding fast to our principles? Join our conversation today on the Public Square®.

Topic: National Prayer Breakfast

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Direct download: Feb1721_PrayerBreakfast2021_Forgiveness_26MIN_1.mp3
Category:National Prayer Breakfast -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Have you ever wondered, who owns American media in today's world? How does the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment work in the 21st century? Join us today on The Public Square® as we navigate these questions, the topic of censorship, and freedom of the press. 

Topic: The American Mission®

The Public Square® Long Format Program with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Friday, February 19th, 2021

Direct download: TPS_022021_WEB.mp3
Category:The American Mission® -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Class is back in session! The American Mission® Series 2021 Edition continues with special guest Dr. William B. Allen. Listen to our conversation on America's founding principles today on the Public Square®.

Topic: The American Mission®
Special Guest: William B. Allen

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Direct download: DrAllen-AmMission-26MIN-pt02.mp3
Category:The American Mission® -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Did you hear about Ambassador Andrew Young’s keynote at the recent National Prayer Breakfast? Was he attempting to send a message to America in this critical hour? Please pull up a chair and join in a conversation on the absolute necessity of forgiveness on this week’s edition of The Public Square®.

Topic: National Prayer Breakfast

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Release Date: Friday, February 12th, 2021

Direct download: TPS_021321_WEB.mp3
Category:National Prayer Breakfast -- posted at: 9:53am EDT

Grab a pen and paper and join the classroom of The American Mission® Series 2021 Edition. Today we are joined with special guest Dr. William B. Allen. Together we dissect if America is a Democracy or a Republic? And why does it matter? Tune in today on the Public Square®.

Topic: The American Mission®
Special Guest: William B. Allen

The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Direct download: DrAllen-AmMission-26MIN-pt01.mp3
Category:The American Mission® -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT

What did the Founders give us in the U.S. Constitution? If it was not a democracy then what was it? Tune in today to the classroom of The Public Square® as we move one step closer to discovering the solution to PWS (Presidential Worship Syndrome) and find hope for America.

Topic: The American Mission®

The Public Square® Long Format Program with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Friday, February 5th, 2021

Direct download: TPS60_020521.mp3
Category:The American Mission® -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

This week on TPS Express we are back with Randy Alcorn to finish our powerful conversation centered on his book "The Treasure Principle". Join us for 30 minutes today on The Public Square®.

Topic: Life

Guest: Randy Alcorn 

The Public Square®  with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd 

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Release Date: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Direct download: TPSExpress-FEB321.mp3
Category:Life -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Why would President Biden call America a democracy 11 times in his Inaugural Address? We analyze this speech and the worldview behind it with Dr. William B. Allen this week on The Public Square®.

Topic: The American Mission®
Special Guest: William B. Allen

The Public Square® Long Format Program with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Friday, January 29, 2021

Direct download: Jan3021.mp3
Category:The American Mission® -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

This week on TPS Express we are revisiting a powerful interview series with pastor and author, Randy Alcorn. You may know Randy from his best selling books "Happiness Heaven" and "The Treasure Principle". Tune in for 30 minutes today on The Public Square®.

Topic: Life

Guest: Randy Alcorn 

The Public Square®  with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd 

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Release Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Direct download: TPS30-Jan2721.mp3
Category:Life -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

Do we suffer from PWS? Is it killing America? It is easy for we humans to batch up our hopes and even our dreams and link them to a champion. We love rooting for our favorite team or retelling our favorite stories of heroes who overcame impossible odds and won the day. We love champions. But can we love them too much?

Tune in this week to find out what PWS is and more, in this edition of The American Mission® Series on The Public Square®.

Topic: The American Mission®

The Public Square® Long Format Program with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

Direct download: Jan2321.mp3
Category:The American Mission® -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

If you've listened to The Public Square® for any amount of time, you know how we feel about political parties. This week on TPS Express we are taking a historical look at political parties, along with how the current political parties are impacting American politics right now. Was America ever really established to be a two party political system? Tune in for 30 minutes today on The Public Square®.

Topic: Politics

The Public Square®  with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Direct download: Jan2021_PoliticalParties.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

Join us today as we navigate the state of our nation and current events. There is still an active God who cares about truth, righteousness, and justice. With this truth in hand, our discussion focuses on this resounding question: "Where is your faith?" So please tune in today on The Public Square® as we begin to push our hearts and minds towards the horizon and the long term view of the nation. 

Topic: Elections

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Release Date: Friday January 15, 2021

Direct download: Jan1521.mp3
Category:Elections -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Have questions about the U.S. Constitution or the way our government is run? Let's join the classroom on The Public Square® as we talk with the fifth grade class of Gibbs Elementary School from Knoxville, TN. Join in the fun and learn a few new things right here on The Public Square®.

Topic: Role of Government 

The Public Square® Long Format Program with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2020

Direct download: 5thGradeClass_26MIN.mp3
Category:Role of Goverment -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

What happened in Georgia? We recorded a program just hours before the Capitol was taken over on January 6, 2020. Please tune in to hear our response to the Georgia Runoff Election and the Electoral College process for the results of the 2020 Election. Don't miss this conversation right here on The Public Square®.

Topic: Elections

The Public Square® Long Format Program with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021

Direct download: Jan0921.mp3
Category:Elections -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

How much herd immunity is enough? What has Dr. Anthony Fauci said in the past about herd immunity and what is he saying now? He's shared why his opinion has changed on the matter and we are talking about it on The Public Square®. Tune in today to the conversation.

Topic: Life and Health Issues 

The Public Square® Long Format Program with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd

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Release Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2020

Direct download: WhenGovtLies_26MIN.mp3
Category:Life and Health Issues -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT

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