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A Reverend’s legal fight with Lincoln Christian University

Rev. Kalie Hargrove was a distance learner at Lincoln Christian University until the school found out she was transgender. She withdrew under pressure and is now part of a lawsuit testing the limits of anti-discrimination laws as they apply to religious institutions. She and a member of the Religious Exemption Accountability Project joined us to talk about her case and how the freedom of religion and anti-discrimination laws intersect and conflict.

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When U Of I Policy Conflicts With Sexual Misconduct Reporting; End Of Life Planning And Care; ‘What Is The Midwest?’ Exhibit

The University of Illinois says reporters at the NPR station in Springfield must tell them when people come forward with stories of sexual misconduct. That’s because these public radio journalists are, in fact, university employees. Plus, Americans say they’d rather die at home than at a hospital. But it’s much more complicated than that, especially when there aren’t clear plans for end of life care. And, a new exhibition at Chicago’s Newberry library sets out to answer the question, “What is the Midwest? using historic maps, journal entries and photos from the past 200 years. 

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