She is a psychiatric social worker at the University of Chicago Hospital. A "hibakusha," a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, she has written a memoir recounting the moment: One Sunny Day.
He retired as a columnist for the Chicago Tribune as well as the Chicago Sun-Times. He had begun his newspaper career as a journalist for the Chicago Defender. For years, lie conducted a weekly television program on Chicago's ABC affiliate.
Studs Terkel's final book, P.S.: Further Thoughts From a Lifetime of Listening, is a collection of pages he uncovered from the "old junk" in his workroom while doing research for a memoir; "…torn sheets of wrinkled paper under the desk, behind the bookcases, beneath the couch, tossed in boxes, everywhere." That old junk includes transcripts, interviews, and other writings from his lifetime of conversations. In the book's preface, Terkel explains how he compiled transcript excerpts from his 1971-1972 conversations with people about the Great Depression:
Read and listen to the South African leader's momentous 1994 speech that was given the day of his inauguration in Cape Town, South Africa.
In this essay, Smith points out that while influential journalists may find much to criticize and parody in Evangelical red America, such attitudes of condescension contribute to a sense of victimhood that galvanizes the religious right.
Read a fascinating chapter from Leila Ahmed's ground-breaking work, Women and Gender in Islam: Historial Roots of a Modern Debate. Here she explores the long story of westerners' inclination to interpret the veil as a proof of an innate backwardness in Islam.
Passages from Sherwin Nuland's Writings
In this essay, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen calls on physicians to examine how they give meaning to their daily practice and reclaim that meaning in their working lives.
Read a copy of the biblical passage from Romans 12: 9–21, which Volf recited to close the show.
Omid Safi describes his reasons for using the lyrics of "The Times They Are A-Changin'" in the introduction to his book Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism. Listen and read the lyrics to Bob Dylan's modern folk classic.