25 years of Maxwell; A Maori journalist's journey to restore a culture erased
R&B singer-songwriter Maxwell talks about the 25th anniversary of his debut album, "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite," a groundbreaking record of neo-Soul music. And, Oriini Kaipara is a Maori journalist from New Zealand who made history last month when she became the first woman with a traditional face marking to anchor a primetime TV news show. She joins us.
Abortion before Roe v. Wade; Teens behind COVID-19 walkouts want schools to do more
As the Supreme Court debates various abortion-related laws before it, we revisit a conversation with Laura Kaplan, a former member of a Chicago group that provided abortions to women illegally before the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in the 1970s. And, high school students across the country are concerned about COVID-19 safety and demanding more protections from their districts. Students Haven Coleman and Eliana Smith join us.
School closures spell trouble for Democrats ahead of midterms; Renaming schizophrenia
Republican strategist Jason Roe and Democratic strategist Adrian Hemond join us to discuss the political challenges that school closures during the pandemic present for Democrats, and how Republicans plan to take advantage of it. And, a group of Massachusetts-based researchers and advocates say changing the name of schizophrenia could reduce the stigma associated with the disorder. But others say the term itself is not the problem. Karen Brown of New England Public Media reports.
Abuses of a superstar pastor; The big business of the Olympics
"The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" tells the inside story of one of the country's first internet celebrity pastors and how his fall from grace shattered a community. Podcast host Mike Cosper talks about this intersection of faith, fame and power. And, U.S. is sticking with its diplomatic boycott of China over human rights concerns ahead of the Olympics. But athletes are heading there — as are big American companies. Republican Rep. John Curtis discusses why politicians are asking corporations to consider a more critical approach to China.
Indigenous Canadian chief on child welfare abuses settlement; Alpaca breeders in Ohio
The Canadian government has agreed to pay $31 billion to compensate Indigenous families of about 115,000 children who were put into foster care for what Manitoba Indigenous Chief Cindy Woodhouse says had to do with poverty and racism — not parenting. She joins us. And, alpacas are abundant in Ohio. Questions about how to bolster the production of alpaca fiber into the local textile industry are resurfacing. Amy Eddings of WCPN ideastream reports.