Nick Pitts will be filling in for Kerby today as Point of View’s host, and it’ll be the busiest of shows!
During the first hour he will welcome Girien Salazar, Director of the Faith and Education Coalition. His next guest is Dr. Judy Knotts. Judy will be sharing her best selling book, You Are My Brother: Lessons Learned Embracing a Homeless Community. Nick then welcomes Dr. Brandon O’Brien. He shares his book, Not From Around Here: What Unites Us, What Divides Us, and How We Can Move Forward. In the next hour he welcomes Nicole Neily. Nicole is the president of Speech First. And Nick’s final guest is Rob Natelson. They’ll talk about the first amendment and public discourse.
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Brandon O’Brien is, in many ways, a man torn between places. Raised in the rural South, educated in the suburbs, and now living and doing ministry in Manhattan, he’s seen these places, and their complexity, up close. With the knack of a natural storyteller, he shares what he learned about himself, faith, and the people who make up America on his own journey through it.
Nicole’s commitment to First Amendment protections was strengthened while serving as the president of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, an investigative journalism nonprofit focused on highlighting abuses of power, cronyism, and government overreach in the states. Watchdog journalists frequently uncovered misdeeds in various universities across the country – including the cronyism scandal at the University of Texas that led to the departure of powerful university president Bill Powers. Through tenacity, shoe leather, and countless Freedom of Information Act requests, reporters worked to hold Ivory Tower administrators (and others) accountable.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois, and a master’s of public policy from Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she now lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband Clark and two children.