The 2002 Winter Olympics starts this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, home of the Mormon religion. Guest host John Rabe takes a look at Mormonism, a mysterious but distinctly American faith whose influence has been quietly and steadfastly growing throughout the U.S. and the world with New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright.
Guest host John Rabe speaks with JPL project scientist, Dr. Michael Watkins, about his work mapping gravity. The project, known as the Grace Mission, will foster a better understanding of the ocean. John gets an update on the project, the goals, potential applications, how it will affect the world, and more.
President Obama has secured enough votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal. Also, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is now refusing to issue marriage licenses entirely, to avoid having to issue one to a gay or lesbian couple. Then, without solitary confinement, how will California prisons control gang members?
Pope Francis will allow priests to forgive women who've had abortions. Also, in his first bid for the U.S. presidency, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won eight states and the Iowa Caucuses. How is Huckabee’s campaign different this time around? Then, 18-year-old Michelle Carter is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge for allegedly convincing her former boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself last summer.
On the day that LAPD lapel cameras make their debut, we talk about the ratcheting-up of tensions between cops and activists. Also, the AP is bringing legal action against the FBI after a sting operation that involved impersonating an AP journalist and creating a false AP news story as part of a sting operation. Then, how has the tone of immigration debate changed over the decades? All that and more, on today's AirTalk.
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