THE FIRST


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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
— THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

In this 4-part series, Calvin & Kent sit down with a diverse group of people to discuss their thoughts on the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.


  S3 E9 | THE FIRST: RELIGION    Calvin & Kent sit down with Professor Saeed Khan & Steve Phelps to discuss the freedom of religion—their experiences with religion, what it means today, the separation of Church & State, and why so many people in America are distrustful/scared of any religion that isn’t Christianity.

S3 E9 | THE FIRST: RELIGION

Calvin & Kent sit down with Professor Saeed Khan & Steve Phelps to discuss the freedom of religion—their experiences with religion, what it means today, the separation of Church & State, and why so many people in America are distrustful/scared of any religion that isn’t Christianity.

  S3 E10 | THE FIRST: SPEECH    Calvin sits down with Kelly Cleaver, Talisa Cohen, Darryl McCullough (on the Skype Line), and Steve Phelps for the second installment in our 4-part series, "The First." We discuss the nature and limits of free speech, the rise of the Internet and social media, a President who tweets his thoughts and policy beliefs, and whether free speech is equally experienced across cultures in the United States.

S3 E10 | THE FIRST: SPEECH

Calvin sits down with Kelly Cleaver, Talisa Cohen, Darryl McCullough (on the Skype Line), and Steve Phelps for the second installment in our 4-part series, "The First." We discuss the nature and limits of free speech, the rise of the Internet and social media, a President who tweets his thoughts and policy beliefs, and whether free speech is equally experienced across cultures in the United States.

  S3 E11 | THE FIRST: PRESS    Calvin & Kent sit down with Steve Phelps for the third installment in our 4-part series, "The First." We discuss the connection between the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, the trouble with “fake news,” and whether or not the press wields the power it once did in a digital world.

S3 E11 | THE FIRST: PRESS

Calvin & Kent sit down with Steve Phelps for the third installment in our 4-part series, "The First." We discuss the connection between the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, the trouble with “fake news,” and whether or not the press wields the power it once did in a digital world.

  S3 E12 | THE FIRST: ASSEMBLE & REDRESS    Calvin & Kent sit down with Tyson Gersh, L. Michael Gipson (on the Skype Line), and Steve Phelps for the final installment in our 4-part series, "The First." We discuss the nature of protest, the difference between whining and protest, whether online protests amount to anything, and the limits of public protested enacted by SCOTUS.

S3 E12 | THE FIRST: ASSEMBLE & REDRESS

Calvin & Kent sit down with Tyson Gersh, L. Michael Gipson (on the Skype Line), and Steve Phelps for the final installment in our 4-part series, "The First." We discuss the nature of protest, the difference between whining and protest, whether online protests amount to anything, and the limits of public protested enacted by SCOTUS.