First Amendment on Maine Calling

On June 15th, 2021, the live Maine Public radio call-in show, Maine Calling, hosted our CEO Christian Cotz as a panelist on the episode “First Amendment: How The Constitutional Protection of Freedoms Applies To Issues Of Our Times.”

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishes the freedom of speech, religion, and assembly. But the Founding Fathers couldn’t have anticipated contemporary challenges such as social media, hate speech, religious extremism and public school funding. We’ll discuss how the First Amendment applies to current events. Plus, we’ll learn about Maine native and newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy and Maine’s First Amendment museum.

Maine Calling episode description

Christian was joined by two other panelists: author Ken Ellingwood whose latest book is First to Fall: Elijah Lovejoy and the Fight for a Free Press in the Age of Slavery, and Hasan Jeffries, professor of history at the Ohio State University.

Listen to the recorded programming at the Maine Calling website.

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