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The Ethical Life podcast: Why are school board meetings latest front in culture war fight?

The Ethical Life podcast: Why are school board meetings latest front in culture war fight?

Episode 21: Richard Kyte and Scott Rada discuss what's behind the anger and mayhem at many local governmental meetings in response to mask mandates. Next they talk about the troubling trend of more young men choosing not to attend college. And in the third segment, they debate whether students should be allowed to decide whether they need a mental health day away from school.

Links to stories discussed during the podcast:

New York Times columnist Michelle Cottle writes about how many school board meetings are out of control.

The Wall Street Journal reports that many young men are abandoning higher education.

The New York Times says some states are now allowing K-12 students to declare a mental health day.

About the hosts: Scott Rada is social media manager with Lee Enterprises, and Richard Kyte is the director of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis.



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