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Righting America at the Creation Museum

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The Creation Museum in Kentucky aims to scientifically prove a literal reading of the Bible. There’s a replica of the Garden of Eden, a Natural Selection Room that argues against evolution, and this week, they’re opening a life-sized Noah’s Ark. But the scholars Susan and William Trollinger say it’s a big mistake to dismiss this as wacky or irrelevant. Wednesday, they join Doug to explain what The Creation Museum teaches us about American fundamentalism and why we should be paying attention.

Susan Trollinger is an associate professor of English at the University of Dayton. William Trollinger is a professor of history there. They're co-authors of the book Righting America at the Creation Museum [Indiebound|Amazon], and blog at RightingAmerica.net

Visit Creation Museum and Ark Encounter on-line

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.