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Mikey Weinstein Is Fighting, Forcefully and Tirelessly, for Military Religious Freedom in America

On this edition of ST, we present a conversation with the equally vociferous, aggressive, and relentless Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein, founder and president of the nonprofit Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which is (per its website) "dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment." In the fall of 2011, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State presented Weinstein with their first-ever Person of the Year Award. Weinstein, a 1977 Honor Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, is a registered Republican who's held many positions over the years in corporate America as a senior executive and/or attorney; he spent three years in the Reagan White House as a legal counsel. He'll also be speaking in Tulsa soon; at 2pm on Saturday the 21st, Weinstein will be the keynote speaker for the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance's 2013 Russell Bennett Award Presentation at the All Souls Unitarian Church (near 30th and Peoria). Weinstein's address is entitled "A Dire National Security Threat: The Destruction of the Wall Separating Church and State in the U.S. Armed Forces." (You'll learn more about this upcoming Tulsa Interfaith Alliance event here.)

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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