wildly curious
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
A collection of RadioWest conversations about LDS history, faith, and culture.

Women at Church

1-7_women_at_church.jpg

Wednesday, our guest is blogger and columnist Neylan McBaine. As Mormon feminists made headlines in a quest to gain access to the all-male priesthood, media including RadioWest turned to McBaine as a voice for moderate and faithful LDS women. Now, she’s written a book that explores ways to improve the role of women while respecting the structure of the Church. As one blogger put it, it’s left McBaine “taking crap from all sides.” We’ll ask how she answers critics who say change is unnecessary and those who argue her ideas don’t go far enough.

Neylan McBaine is editor-in-chief of The Mormon Women Project, an on-line library of interviews with LDS women from around the world. Her book is called Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women's Local Impact [Indiebound|Amazon]

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.