Minnesota Public Radio will broadcast at noon today an April 23 lecture given at the University of St. Thomas by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat.

The program can be heard on MPR’s news and information station, KNOW, at 91.1 FM.

Douthat discussed his argument that American religion has declined as a mainstream, bipartisan voice in American politics. The lecture was part of Minnesota Public Radio’s 2011-2012 Broadcast Journalist Series, which is co-sponsored by St. Thomas’ College of Arts and Sciences and its Communication and Journalism Department.