On the Media
Throughout the pandemic, religious rights advocates have protested some public health measures like bans on large gatherings. Now, some Americans are making the case for religious exemptions to President Biden’s new workplace vaccine mandate. On this week’s On the Media, why religious protections are deliberately vague. Plus, hear how the current Supreme Court has been quietly bolstering the power of Christian interest groups. And, a look at climate coverage during storm season, and how the fossil fuel industry became so good at selling its own story.
2. Linda Greenhouse, writer and clinical lecturer at Yale Law School, on the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on religious liberties. Listen.
Music from this week’s show:
In the Hall of the Mountain King – Kevin MacLeod
Smells like Teen Spirit – The Bad Plus
Equinox – John Coltrane
Sacred Oracle – Bill Frisell
Roary’s Waltz – John Zorn
Cops or Criminals – The Departed Soundtrack
This Peabody Award-winning podcast bills itself as pulling back the curtain on the fractured, increasingly digital news business to examine “how the sausage is made.” Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield discuss media coverage of the big stories of the week.