The Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center holds Friday prayer every week at 1:00. Friday, June 21, WILL staff Jim Meadows and Lindsey Moon visited the mosque to talk with its members as part of the station’s Community Conversations initiative.
Tonight, PBS is airing a documentary about the war over textbook content in Texas. Two years ago, radio documentarian Trey Kay made a one hour special on the first major textbook fight, which took place in West Virginia in the 1960s. The fight back then was more than political - books were burned, schools boycotted, and one protestor was shot through the heart. Kay joined us to discuss what many see as the start of the American culture war.
With Sharon Monday-Dorsey (Member, Faith and Justice Committee, St. Patrick's Parish, Urbana)
With Barbara Bradley Hagerty (NPR's Award-Winning Religion Correspondent)
With James M. O'Toole (the Clough Millennium Professor of History at Boston College)
With James M. O'Toole, Ph.D. (Clough Millennium Professor of History at Boston College)
With Allan J. Hamilton, M.D. (Professor of Neurosurgery and Clinical Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Psychology at Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona)
With Eve LaPlante (Biographer and Sixth Great-Granddaugher of Samuel Sewall)
With Rebecca Mabry (Reporter with The News-Gazette), and , and Vanda Bidwell (Photographer with The News-Gazette)
With Emily Teeter, Ph.D. (an Egyptologist and Research Associate at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago)