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Historian Greg Prince's new book traces half a century of the LDS Church’s policies and attitudes towards the LGBTQ community. He joins us to talk about their actions and the unintended consequences.

Sweetheart, Come

May 9, 2019
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In 1909, a young woman with schizophrenia wrote a letter to her husband repeating the plea, Sweetheart, Come. Utah playwright Melissa Leilani Larson has written a play to imagine the woman's journey.

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Writer Dustin Lance Black is gay and grew up Mormon. In his new memoir he uses the lessons about getting along with his conservative, LDS mom as a template for healing America's ugly divide.

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The LDS Church has reversed its policy that called same-sex marriage an apostasy and denied baptism to children in LGBTQ families. Friday, we’re talking about the changes and what they mean.

Faith And Activism

Mar 25, 2019
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For faithful Latter-day Saints, there isn’t really a way to petition the Church for change. Activists who make a ruckus run the risk of discipline or excommunication. So, when does activism work?

Missionary Phone Home

Feb 19, 2019
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Instead of twice a year, LDS missionaries can now call, video chat, message or text once a week. Tuesday, we’re talking about it and we want to hear from you. Do you think the change is good?

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Wednesday, we’re talking about Mormon worthiness interviews with writer Elna Baker. She explored her experience with a sexually explicit one-on-one interview for the radio program This American Life.

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You might not expect it from a 94-year-old, but LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson has been shaking things up. Monday, we’re talking about what happened at General Conference and what it means.

Office building with sign The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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How should people outside of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints respond to the request to dump nicknames like Mormon or LDS? How are you thinking about it?

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Is the LDS Church really an international church? More than half of the world’s Mormons live outside the U.S., but the editors of a new book say decisions are made by white, mostly American men.

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