Electoral College Polarization, U.S. Leadership, Screen Cleaning

Electoral College Polarization, U.S. Leadership, Screen Cleaning

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 256

  • Oct 27, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 2:27:53 mins

Electoral College and Polarize America (19:34) David A. Hopkins is associate professor of political science at Boston College.  The Electoral College has been around since 1804 when the 12th amendment was ratified and it’s still in place today. Some believe it to be an outdated system, but others see it as the only way to fairly represent small states and keep big cities from making decisions for the entire country. David Hopkins talks about his book, Red Fighting Blue, and explain how the Electoral College has changed American politics. Few Americans Look to the President or Preachers to Solve the Nation’s Challenges (1:08:16) Scott McConnell is Executive Director of LifeWay Research. He has researched the needs and preferences of church leaders and other leaders for LifeWay Christian Resources for over 20 years. For 10 years, Scott has led LifeWay Research’s national polling that regularly measures the views of Americans and Protestant pastors. Many people today are divided on who should solve problems in our society. Only 23% of people think that the president is in the best position to start a conversation on the challenges facing our society. Others think that pastors or celebrities should be the ones solving the problems. Scott McConnell has done research on the subject and shares with us what he has learned.  Makena Bauss - How to Take a Break Without Ruining a Friendship (1:32:12) Sometimes a friendship can get tense. A few lively exchanges and feeling can be hurt. How do you take a "friendship break" without losing a friend? Producer Makena Bauss with some ideas. Screen Cleaning - Halloween Special (1:36:55) Jeff Simpson talks about movies and TV helping you find family-friendly options.

Episode Segments

Few Americans Look to the President or Preachers to Solve the Nation's Challenges

Oct 27, 2017
23 m

Scott McConnell is Executive Director of LifeWay Research. He has researched the needs and preferences of church leaders and other leaders for LifeWay Christian Resources for over 20 years. For 10 years, Scott has led LifeWay Research’s national polling that regularly measures the views of Americans and Protestant pastors. Many people today are divided on who should solve problems in our society. Only 23% of people think that the president is in the best position to start a conversation on the challenges facing our society. Others think that pastors or celebrities should be the ones solving the problems. Scott McConnell has done research on the subject and shares with us what he has learned.

Scott McConnell is Executive Director of LifeWay Research. He has researched the needs and preferences of church leaders and other leaders for LifeWay Christian Resources for over 20 years. For 10 years, Scott has led LifeWay Research’s national polling that regularly measures the views of Americans and Protestant pastors. Many people today are divided on who should solve problems in our society. Only 23% of people think that the president is in the best position to start a conversation on the challenges facing our society. Others think that pastors or celebrities should be the ones solving the problems. Scott McConnell has done research on the subject and shares with us what he has learned.