A major political question in the run-up to the 2012 election is: How effective will the Christian Right be? The recent mass-prayer rally in Houston led by Texas Governor Rick Perry is the latest indication of the potential potency of the union of politics and faith. Today at 7:07AM MDT on The Morning Zone, David R. Stokes, minister, author, columnist, and broadcaster will delve into this important question. His new book, “THE SHOOTING SALVATIONIST: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial that Captivated America,” is now available at bookstores everywhere.

At 7:37, Ted Galen Carpenter guests. Ted is  senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues. He will explore the outlook for a post-Gaddafi Libya is midpoint between sobering and depressing. “It’s possible that the warring parties will accept a de facto division of the country between the eastern and western tribes, although a formal agreement to that effect is unlikely. It’s all too likely that we'll see a concerted campaign to get Washington’s participation in a post-Gaddafi peacekeeping mission. President Obama should resist any temptation to involve the United States further in Libya’s domestic quarrels.”

At 8:07,Steve Olsher - America's Reinvention Expert - will reveal: • Why you're better off playing the Lotto than paying for your 18 year old to go to college if you want to realize a decent return on your investment. • The percentage of students who actually pursue a career/land a job within their chosen major/area of focus after graduation. • The power of sending your child off into the world before sending them off to school. • The importance of having your child fund their own secondary education.

Then at 9:07,  Shane Smith from Cheyenne's Botanic Gardens guests at 9:07 to update us on how to prepare our lawns and gardens for Fall.