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Exploring how the gospel empowers us to think, speak and act differently in the public square. The Christian Civics Podcast features commentary, interviews, prayers and seminars exploring how we can respond to the civic and political turmoil around us with visible faithfulness. The decisions we make about how to handle our earthly citizenship are an important part of our Christian discipleship. The Center for Christian Civics empowers local churches to be communities where people train one a ...
 
The Civics series at Town Hall shines a light on the shifting issues, movements, and policies, that affect our society, both locally and globally. These events pose questions and ideas, big and small, that have the power to inform and impact our lives. Whether it be constitutional research from a scholar, a new take on history, or the birth of a movement, it's all about educating and empowering.
 
60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation's government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation's history and government. 60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center's education for democracy ...
 
Poll after poll, interview after interview, survey after survey, and assessment after assessment consistently show that the students of America do not know the basic history of our country or the essential responsibilities and rights of being an American citizen. 23 minutes of history education in a school day is not enough. Join educator Cindy Schwartz for a deep dive into the reasons why the study of social studies and civics has been sidelined. Because if civics is really dead, then what ...
 
CivicStory is a cultural news site and producer of short-form videos about humanities, civics, and sustainability in New Jersey and beyond. Our mission is to increase the breadth of news through videos and dialogue about civic growth and constructive change. We bring stories of human achievement and community-building to public attention, report stories that motivate us to contribute to community life, and bring civic involvement to the fore as an essential quality of living a full life.
 
Democracies are basically f*cked and failing to solve the problems we need them to. There's reasons for that. And knowing those reasons could help prevent collapse or at least prepare us for what comes after. The Civics Factor is a vehicle for exploring the ideas that would save democracy from itself, and failing that, bring listeners ideas about how to self-organize and group problem-solve in a post-collapse world. Tribalism and the perverse dopamine of hyperpartisanship, propaganda and the ...
 
The modern world today is no different from the Ancient Babylonian, Classic Greek/Roman, or Industrial English Eras. Tyranny exists today in various measures around the world - with no exception to America. The United States of America was founded on the most basic of all human rights given to each person upon birth: Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness. Historically, America is the only country originating from a set of philosophical tenets - among them that sovereignty resides with ...
 
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The Trust for Public Land, or TPL, is a conservation group that regularly works with the City of Chattanooga to bring the benefits of parks and nature to the places, people, and communities that need them most. Find out more for the Trust for Public Land at https://www.tpl.org/our-work/tennessee Find more civic resources at ChattanoogaCivics.com Mu…
 
Join me as I chat about the nation's largest public library - the Library of Congress. From its establishment to its current collection, I share all about this fabulous institution. You can see show notes by checking out the website at www.civicsandcoffee.com Support the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)…
 
You see your elected officials in public, but that doesn't really help you get to know everything that goes on behind the scenes to keep a government running.This week, we welcome Evan Dame, town council member in the city of North Brentwood, Maryland, as he shares the challenges that caught him off guard and the way his church life helps him serve…
 
“For-profit health insurance is the largest con job ever perpetrated on the American people—one that has cost trillions of dollars and millions of lives since the 1940s,” says popular progressive radio host Thom Hartmann. The New York Times bestselling author returned to Town Hall with the latest installment of his “hidden history” series, The Hidd…
 
Learn what really happened on September 11, 2001. Discover how and why America was attacked, including the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Washington, D.C. Review the motivations of Osama Bin Ladin and al Qaeda. Explore how 9/11 altered the course of history in America and globally, including its psychological and intangibl…
 
This is the story of where the FBI was on September 11th, 2001. This is what they did — and did not — have when it came to counterterrorism and how the tragedy of that Tuesday morning transformed the Bureau. Our guide is Sasha O’Connell, the director of the Terrorism and Homeland Security Program at American University who spent the bulk of her car…
 
It's been twenty years since the September 11th terrorist attacks. As one of the defining moments of a generation, this episode is walkthrough of the events of that day and memories by a few people who were kind enough to sit down with me and discuss their memories. Show notes and source material can be found at the website www.civicsandcoffee.com …
 
Why do people who share our faith not share our politics? Is it because they're stupid? Wrong? Malicious? Liars? In this excerpt from a 2020 Christian Civics class, we cover why it's not helpful to jump straight to those conclusions, and start looking at a few alternatives that are less dramatic but more useful.…
 
How is the city using data to improve performance, transparency, and accountability? View the City's open data platform here: https://www.chattadata.org/ Learn how to use the open data platform here: https://www.chattadata.org/videos Submit a project proposal to Chattalytics: https://connect.chattanooga.gov/opmod/chattalytics/ Apply for a job with …
 
Tune in as I tackle the mystery surrounding Sally Hemings, the enslaved woman who had a decades long affair with Thomas Jefferson. While so much of her story remains unknown, the story of Sally Hemings remains a critical piece of the American story. Who was Sally Hemings? How did their relationship begin? And what evidence exists regarding their re…
 
In the last two decades, many nations have adopted “gay reparations,” or policies intended to make amends for a history of discrimination, stigmatization, and violence on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The United States, however, has been reluctant to embrace any form of gay reparations, making the country something of an outl…
 
This week, we welcome three guests to lead us in prayer for the horrific and deteriorating situation on the ground in Afghanistan. David Shedd, Stephen Rodriguez and Brian O'Day draw on their decades of experience in international intelligence, national defense, and military ministry to provide us with ways to approach God in the midst of this fall…
 
56 brave men signed the Declaration of Independence. Not all voted for it, and not all who voted for it signed it. Each of the signers was remarkable in his own way, and pledged his life, fortune, and sacred honor to the Declaration. This episode explores the lives of final 10 signers: John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry, Stephen Hopkins…
 
I spoke with Joda Thongnopnua, Chief of Policy, to learn more about Mayor's 2022 budget proposal. See the budget at budget.chattanooga.gov Find more civic resources at ChattanoogaCivics.com Music credits: Loopster by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Funk Gam…
 
The Supreme Court is considered the ultimate arbiter of whether laws are in line with the United States Constitution. But how did they achieve this power? It isn't outlined in the original document. Judicial review, or the authority to determine whether a law is constitutional, came as the result of one of the most infamous court cases in United St…
 
On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, making same-sex unions legal across the United States. But the road to that momentous decision was much longer than many know. Author Sasha Issenberg introduced a definitive account in this presentation that discussed his book The Engagement: America…
 
John Marshall was the longest-serving Chief Justice in Supreme Court history. In today’s episode, we learn all about the man as well as the decisions that shaped the highest court in the land; from Marbury v Madison to McCullough v Maryland. This episode features the voices of Susan Siggelakis, Robert Strauss and Randolph Moss.…
 
This week I dive into the Lewis and Clark expedition and the only woman to join the Corps of Discovery, Sacagawea. Much of Sacagawea's life remains a mystery, but one thing that is certain is her impact and influence over the 5,000 mile journey undertaken by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the Corps of Discovery. In this episode I cover the …
 
On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, the end of legalized slavery in the state was announced. Since then, a certain narrative and lore has emerged about Texas. But as Juneteenth verges on being recognized as a national holiday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed—herself a Texas native and the descendant of enslaved people—reworks t…
 
The most well known icons of our nation’s history, the founding fathers, developed our Declaration of Independence, led us into the war for independence, and wrote the laws of our government. However, while the majority of people, including women, were excluded from those moments in history, their contributions to the forming of our nation were eno…
 
Somewhere, between character and caricature, there exists an authentic and unique urban place, believes urbanism consultant and author Charles R. Wolfe. One that blends global and local, old and new. Yet, in a dramatically changing world dominated by crises of climate change, maintaining public health, and social justice, finding such places—and ex…
 
What ever happened with Tim Kelly's 100 Day Plan? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot! View the First 100 Day Action Tracker Find more civic resources at ChattanoogaCivics.com Music credits: Loopster by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Funk Game Loop by Kevin…
 
Peeps! Did you know Civics & Coffee is turning one? I know, right?! This week I wanted to bring you all into the mix; you all asked some amazing questions and really helped me think about history and the evolution of this show - I really appreciate you. Enjoy the anniversary. Thank you for the love. You can learn more about the podcast by visiting …
 
India is in a crisis. In September 2020, the Indian government passed three new agricultural bills that deregulate and privatize India’s agricultural industry. Since then, farmers and farmworkers across India have taken to the country’s capital, staging the largest protest in human history. By prioritizing corporations over people and the planet, m…
 
It’s the most recent landmark case in our Civil Rights SCOTUS series, the decision that said the fundamental right to marry is protected under the 14th Amendment. How did it come about? What was the status of marriage before June of 2015? And why is the government so involved in the marriage business anyways? This episode features the voices of Mel…
 
The guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, the police officer who murdered George Floyd, was celebrated as a victory for racial equity progress in our country. As our nation continues to wrestle with racial equity, what local progress has been made? What have our leaders learned from the protests and calls for reform over the past several years? Are…
 
Worried about traffic? It's no secret that transportation is one of the most pressing issues in Chattanooga. I sat down with Melissa Taylor and Caroline Daigle, representatives of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization to find out more about their work on the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan. View the RT…
 
This week I dive into the lives of the Little Rock Nine after their first year at Central High School. Learn what happened to Ernest Green, Jefferson Thomas, Terrence Roberts, Elizabeth Eckford, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Minnijean Brown, Melba Pattillo Beals, Thelma Mothershed and Carlotta Walls LaNier after that tumultuous school year and what they are…
 
How healthy is journalism in the United States today? Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff of Project Censored joined us for a conversation on this topic, espousing their view of corporate media biases, censorship, and the importance of independent journalism, and the state of the free press. Project Censored was founded in 1976 by Dr. Carl Jensen at Sono…
 
At the beginning of 2018, Executive Director Rick Barry sat down with Bill Henson of Posture Shift Ministries (formerly called Lead Them Home) to discuss losing cultural power, grieving alongside the grieving and whether we should think of the US as a Christian nation. Those topics have only become more relevant in the three years since the episode…
 
56 brave men signed the Declaration of Independence. Not all voted for it, and not all who voted for it signed it. Each of the signers was remarkable in his own way, and pledged his life, fortune, and sacred honor. This episode explores the lives of 9 of the signers: Lewis Morris, Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Ab…
 
Join me this week as I start a series on the nine children who were the first to desegregate schools in the south. Elizabeth Eckford, Ernest Green, Terrence Roberts, Minniejean Brown, Jefferson Allison Thomas, Gloria Ray, Thelma Mothershed and Melba Pattillo were all just teenagers seeking the best education possible. History has dubbed them the Li…
 
Our federal capital, Washington, D.C., is a unique part of the United States. Washington, D.C. was established by the Constitution, and its exact location selected by President George Washington in 1790. Its status as a district rather than a state gives it a distinctive governing structure that has often been a source of contention for its residen…
 
Let's get back to the basics. How does local government work in Chattanooga? To find out more about local government visit ChattanoogaCivics.com and click "Civic Resources" Music credits: Loopster by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Funk Game Loop by Kevin M…
 
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