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WILL - Focus - June 13, 2012

Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

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(Duration: 51:41)

Ananda Rose, Ph.D., Poet; Journalist

Host: David Inge
 

Every day, people from Mexico risk their lives to enter the United States. Many become lost in the desert. A few Americans have taken steps to help these undocumented people who would otherwise die of exposure, but that puts them in direct conflict with their fellow citizens and with the U.S. government. Poet and journalist Ananda Rose traveled to the Southwest to talk with people on both sides of the issue, those motivated by compassion and those by law. She’ll tell us what she learned. It’s all in her book "Showdown in the Sonoran Desert."


WILL - Focus - June 13, 2012

Political Corruption in Illinois

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(Duration: 51:31)

David Morrison, Deputy Director, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform

Dick W. Simpson, Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois Chicago

Host: David Inge

According to a report released earlier this year by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the city of Chicago leads the nation in public corruption. In the state rankings Illinois takes third place.  Why does our state get such high ratings on corruption? How might Illinois politics be changed to enforce more ethical behavior on the part of politicians? We’ll talk about corruption min Illinois politics with two guests, David Morrison from the Illinois Campaign for Political reform and Dick Simpson, professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Categories: Government, Politics