Tune in now (12pm-1pm EST) to hear The Dispatch: Voices on Same Sex Marriage, Part II
This week, Naomi Nix takes a look at the first same-sex commitment ceremony performed in the University Chapel. Scholars Stephen Macedo and Robert George share their thoughts on the issue. And WPRB Contributor Connor Carreras sits down with lawyers on both sides of Perry v Schwarzenegger, a case challenging California’s voter-instituted ban on same-sex marriage that is set to go before a US District Court in January 2010.
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From Discourse, Sunday April 5 at 12:00 pm EST, Marriage and the Mormons, part one of the series Marriage, Law, and American Society, produced by Sophie Jin.
In this installment, Jin sits down with Slate contributor and Princeton University Historian Neil J. Young to discuss how Mormon political involvement in passing Proposition 8 is part of a long legacy of Mormon political involvement that includes action in the 1970′s against (and in some cases, for) the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Young also explains how Mormon theology and history set the conditions for this involvement.
Interview Extra (online only): Dissent within the Church of the Latter-Day Saints
This Sunday, April 5, at 12:00 pm EST, tune in for the first part of a new interview series on Discourse: Marriage, Law, and American Society. In Part I: the Mormons and Marriage, producer Sophie Jin sits down with Slate contributor and Princeton History Department Lecturer Neil J. Young to discuss Proposition 8 and the American legacy of Mormon political involvement.
After the broadcast, check back here to download the program and listen to web extras not included in the episode.
Then, at 12:30 pm EST catch a second episode of Discourse: a conversation with physicist and writer Tony Rothman on what Japanese traditions of geometry and spirituality can tell us about the relationship between East and West. Rothman reads from his latest book on the subject, Sacred Mathematics.
WPRB News returns today, Sunday, March 29th, with a double edition of Discourse:
At 12:00 pm, WPRB correspondent Yihe Dong speaks with philosopher Daniel Cloud about the links between human evolution and everything from crisis in Russia to America’s economic crisis. Cloud is the Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University.
Then, at 12:30 pm, News Director Nikki Leon sits down with Civil War historian James M. McPherson to discuss the life of Abraham Lincoln, McPherson’s latest biography of the late President, and the frenzy that has surrounded the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth. McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University, and has received the Pulitzer Prize for his Civil War history, Battle Cry of Freedom. (Originally aired Febrary 22, 2009)
Next week, from 12-12:30, WPRB News will debut the first in a two-part series on American Law, Marriage, and Proposition 8. Then, at 12:30, Tony Rothman will speak about his latest book, Sacred Mathematics, a history of Japanese mathematicians and Buddhist temples.