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Friday, May 24, 2024
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Join our host, Dr. Merrill (Buddy) Matthews from IPI, as he and his co-hosts bring us the Weekend Edition. Joining him is Liberty McArtor of the Know Why Podcast, Attorney Lea Patterson, who is senior counsel at First Liberty Institute, and Kelly McLean, director of government affairs at First Liberty Institute.

It’s going to be a great show, so please plan accordingly. Call us at 800-351-1212 or contact us on Facebook at facebook.com/pointofviewradio with your opinion or comments.

Dr. Merrill Matthews
Resident Scholar - Institute for Policy Innovation
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Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank.” He is a health policy expert and weekly contributor at Forbes.com. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Dr. Matthews is a past president of the Health Economics Roundtable forRead More

Lea Patterson Show Page
Lea Patterson, Esq.
Senior Counsel - First Liberty Institute
Lea Patterson serves as Senior Counsel with First Liberty Institute. Before joining First Liberty, Patterson worked in St. Louis, Missouri as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Patterson received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2016, where she served as an executive editor for the Virginia Law Review and as president of the UVA chapter of Advocates for Life, a national association of law students dedicated to protecting human life. During law school, Patterson interned in the Texas Solicitor General’s Office and Senator Ted Cruz’s Judiciary Committee office.

Patterson received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University in 2013, graduating summa cum laude.

A native of North Texas, Patterson is a member of the Texas State Bar.
Kelley McLean Show Page
Kelley McLean
Director of Government Affairs - First Liberty Institute
Kelley McLean serves as Deputy Director of Government Affairs for First Liberty Institute in the Washington, D.C. office. In this role, she develops and implements First Liberty’s strategic initiatives at the federal level with external entities and allies on Capitol Hill. As a principal strategist, McLean provides important feedback on religious freedom to members and staff of the U.S. Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Prior to joining First Liberty, McLean served as Legislative Assistant to Senator James Lankford where she oversaw the Senate Values Action Team and advised several members of U.S. Senate. She served as Government Affairs Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. McLean also ran the House Values Action Team under its founding chair Congressman Joseph Pitts, where she advised multiple members of U.S. Congress.

Prior to that, she worked as the Government Relations Coordinator for a non-profit committed to promoting human rights and religious liberty abroad. During college, McLean helped another international non-profit committed to promoting religious freedom and rule of law in China, open their Washington, DC Government Affairs office.

McLean received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Asian Studies from Austin College.
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Liberty McArtor
Point of View Writer | Teacher | Podcast Host | President - Know Why Podcast
Liberty McArtor serves as the President of Know Why, Inc. and host of the Know Why Podcast. She also writes for Point of View Radio Talk Show and tutors students in English.

Liberty earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Patrick Henry College in northern Virginia. In the past she has worked as a part-time talk radio producer for WMAL in Washington, D.C., and as a staff writer for various nonprofit ministries.

Liberty lives in north Texas with her husband and their two children, whom they homeschool.
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