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Friday, May 7, 2021

Welcome to our Weekend Edition with guest host Penna Dexter. Her co-hosts are both from First Liberty Institute, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel, Kelly Shackelford and Jeremy Dys. Jeremy is Special Counsel for Litigation and Communications with First Liberty. During the first hour they will welcome Hannah Smith, newly elected school board member.

It promises to be another exceptional show.

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Penna Dexter
Penna Dexter

Point of View Co-Host, Penna Dexter frequently sits in as guest host for Kerby Anderson. Her weekly commentaries air on the Bott Radio Network. Penna’s heart is in educating and encouraging Christians to influence the culture and politics. She has also served as co-host and commentator on other local issues-based radio programs. She worked as a consultant overseeing the launch and and…

Kelly-Shackelford Show Page
Kelly Shackelford
President | CEO | Chief Counsel - First Liberty Institute
Mr. Shackelford is a constitutional scholar who has argued before the United States Supreme Court, testified before the U.S. House and Senate on constitutional issues, and has won three state landmark First Amendment and religious liberty cases in the past few years alone. He was recently named one of the 25 greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter-century by Texas Lawyer, and is the recipient of the prestigious William Bentley Ball Award for Life and Religious Freedom Defense for his leadership and pioneering work protecting religious freedom.
Jeremy-Dys Show Page
Jeremy Dys
Special Counsel for Litigation and Communications - First Liberty Institute
Mr. Dys graduated from Taylor University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, degree in Communication Studies while concentrating his minor study in U.S. History and Philosophy. During his undergraduate career, Dys also studied at the American Studies Program in Washington, D.C. where he interned with the late David Orgon Coolidge as part of the Marriage Law Project of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
Hannah Smith
School Board Candidate, Place 5 - CISD
From a young age, Hannah Smith demonstrated a passion for education that would take her to Princeton as a student and teacher, to the Supreme Court as a religious liberty attorney, and ultimately to her beloved home in Southlake as an advocate for our schools. Hannah and her family have been proud residents of north Texas for seven years. In Southlake, Hannah has served our school, city, church, and Metroplex communities. She also proudly serves as a Board Member for both the DFW Alliance for Religious Freedom and the Religious Freedom Institute.

Through the seasons of her professional life, Hannah has always cherished her role as wife and mother. Over the 23 years of their marriage, Hannah has encouraged her husband John as he supported our nation's defense--at the Bush White House, in the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard, and as an executive in the aerospace and defense industry. Hannah and John are the parents of four Dragons who attend elementary, intermediate, middle, and high schools in CISD, the youngest of which will graduate in 2032. So, Hannah is passionate about helping our teachers to give our children the best education possible.
'Anti-woke' candidates win Texas school board race
'Anti-woke' Candidate Wins Texas School Board Race
May. 04, 2021 - 3:41 - Newly elected Texas school board member Hannah Smith says people showed up to the polls in record numbers, arguing 'it was a radical response' to fight the 'false narrative' that the community is racist.
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