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Mormons, Muslims And A Rabbi—Hear Our First Ever Live Show

This episode is packed with goodness from our first ever live show, including:

  • Mindfulness expert Thomas McConkie on why he ran away from home as a teen.
  • The founders of The Emerald Project on training FBI agents to combat Islamophobia.
  • Millennial Rabbi Samuel Spector on leading Utah’s largest Jewish congregation.
  • Comedian Stacey Harkey on being black, gay and Mormon in Utah.

Hosted by Lee Hale. From KUER and PRX.

Lee Hale began listening to KUER while he was teaching English at a Middle School in West Jordan (his one hour commute made for plenty of listening time). Inspired by what he heard he applied for the Kroc Fellowship at NPR headquarters in DC and to his surprise, he got it. Since then he has reported on topics ranging from TSA PreCheck to micro apartments in overcrowded cities to the various ways zoo animals stay cool in the summer heat. But, his primary focus has always been education and he returns to Utah to cover the same schools he was teaching in not long ago. Lee is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is also fascinated with the way religion intersects with the culture and communities of the Beehive State. He hopes to tell stories that accurately reflect the beliefs that Utahns hold dear.
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