To many people, black politics and the black church is synonymous. But the relationship between black churches and politics has changed over the years, in partial response to changes in local, and national political priorities, and also in response to changes in black communities. Going beyond analyses that examine how churches engage members in political activity, Michael Leo Owens, Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University, studies church-state collaboration in the post-civil rights era. I had the opportunity to interview him about his book God and Government in the Ghetto. Listen below!