Us & Them and the War on Christmas

Dec 20, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we hear an excerpt from the latest episode of Us & Them, in which host Trey Kay responds to a cyclical flare up of social media comments related to a “War on Christmas.” Hubbub over politically correct holiday greetings, or nativity scenes on government property, traditionalists and secularists are often at odds.

In this excerpt, Trey speaks with a childhood friend who worries the religious aspects of Christmas are being eroded from the holiday.

Also on today’s show, the National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count is, for many people, a holiday tradition. For a 24-hour period between December 14th and January 5th, citizen scientists look to the skies, trees and bird feeders to identify and count as many birds as possible. It’s been going on in West Virginia for 80 years, and in North America for nearly 120 years. Glynis Board reports.

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