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A new Pew Research study finds that the number of Americans who describe themselves as Christians has dropped dramatically, especially among young people. Have they left the church for good?

Full Show - June 2, 2015




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A new Pew Research study finds that the number of Americans who describe themselves as Christians has dropped dramatically, especially among young people. What’s behind Christianity’s recruitment problem? Host Celeste Headlee talks about that and other current trends in spirituality and faith with a panel of guests: Robert Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute; Karl D. Moore, pastor of Clarkston First Baptist Church; UGA psychology professor Keith Campbell; and Ted Smith, associate professor of Preaching and Ethics at Emory University.



Breweries are few and far between all along the Bible Belt. The Brewers Association found Southern states make up the bulk of the 10 states with the fewest number of craft breweries per capita. Georgia sits in the middle of that list. So, what is it about the South that keeps brewers at bay? Host Celeste Headlee asks Nancy Palmer of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild and Steve Gohmann, economics professor of the University of Louisville.



Notorious Georgia bootlegger John Wallace has a street named after him in Meriwether County, Georgia where he ruled as county kingpin for many years. Wallace was executed for the murder of an acquaintance and competitor and the story of that crime inspired a TV movie in 1983 called “Murder in Coweta County” in which Wallace was portrayed by Andy Griffith. Host Celeste Headlee finds out who the real John Wallace was from local historians Ken Askew and Sally Neal.