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US Podcast: The parents at the epicenter of a culture war

16:21  15 august  2022
16:21  15 august  2022 Source:   latimes.com

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Last year, frustrations over COVID-related school closures slammed into the nation's culture war and tipped an election. It all started in Virginia's Loudoun County, whose schools became a lightning rod as they grappled with mask mandates, a bathroom policy for transgender students and efforts to fix systemic racial discrimination.

A man and his sons attend an October 2021 rally in Virginia's Loudoun County that was sponsored by Catholic Vote and the conservative group Fight for Schools. (Cliff Owen / Associated Press) © (Cliff Owen / Associated Press) A man and his sons attend an October 2021 rally in Virginia's Loudoun County that was sponsored by Catholic Vote and the conservative group Fight for Schools. (Cliff Owen / Associated Press)

Today, we discuss how conservative parents in Virginia began a powerful nationwide movement and how Democrats are trying to win back this important voting bloc. We also explore how parents in Loudoun County really feel. Read the full transcript here.

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Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guest: L.A. Times White House reporter Courtney Subramanian

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