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A collection of RadioWest conversations about LDS history, faith, and culture.

The Evolving Role of Mormon Women

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Tuesday, we’re joined by Jodi Kantor and Laurie Goodstein, reporters at the New York Times whose recent articles about the role of women in the LDS Church appeared in the paper. Kantor and Goodstein spent months interviewing women around the world about their Mormon experience. We’ll talk to them about what they learned about the evolving role of women in the faith. We’ll also ask how the church is adapting as women wield increasing economic sway and more responsibility in the workplace, and we hope to hear from you.

You can read Laurie Goodstein and Jodi Kantor's recent articles about the women's experience in the LDS Church here and here.


LaurieGoodstein is the national religion correspondent for the New York Times.

Jodi Kantoris a feature writer at the New York Times. She's recently been working on a series of stories about gender roles.

Caroline Kline is co-founder of the Mormon-feminist blog The Exponent.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.