January 10, 2005Show Summary

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On this episode, which marks our syndication debut on Chicago’s south side community station WHPK,…

Emily Udell interviews Tom Frank, author of the bestselling book What’s the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, about the conservative backlash.

Hear thoughts on moral values and democracy by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago’s south side. Wright, who is a spiritual advisor to U.S. Senator Barack Obama, leads the 8,500-member African American congregation that is committed to faith and social justice.

Juan Cole talks about the ethnic divides among the Sunni and Shiite populations in Iraq. Cole is Professor of Middle East Studies at the University of Michigan and hosts the popular blog juancole.com.

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