State News Roundup, Domicology, Faith Leaders And DACA

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Republicans like Senator John McCain and Ohio Governor John Kasich are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to side with Democratic voters in a case challenging legislative maps in Wisconsin. During our state news roundup, we find out why and what impact “friend-of-the-court” briefs have. We also learn about domicology, the study of what happens to empty buildings. Plus, we discuss how religious communities are responding to the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For September 8, 2017

    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of several prominent national Republicans who support the U.S. Supreme Court case challenging Wisconsin’s latest redistricting effort. A state news editor joins us to talk about this and other top news from the past week.

  • Planning For The Lifecycle Of Buildings

    Domicology is a new field that looks at how to minimize the waste that occurs at the end of the lifespan of manmade structures. We talk with the planner who coined the term about what it means, and how it can be applied.

  • How People Of Faith Are Responding To DACA Developments

    Several faith leaders and religious communities have come out in support of the people who would be deported if Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is repealed. We talk with a public theologian about the basis of those positions, and ask how your faith influences your thoughts on this and other political issues.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Rex LaMore Guest
  • Jim Wallis Guest