Larycia Hawkins, the tenured professor at Wheaton College who was suspended for saying Christians and Muslims worship the same God, says talks to resolve the situation have broken down. She joins us to discuss her next steps.
A professor at a suburban Chicago Christian college who is wearing a hijab to demonstrate solidarity with Muslims has been placed on administrative leave after making statements about the faiths' similarities that the college said conflicted with its "distinctively evangelical" identity.
We talk about what it's been like to be Muslim in America since the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. Plus, we speak with Representative Robin Kelly of Illinois’ 2nd District about the continued fight over gun control in Congress. And, how are you making the holidays more meaningful? We get advice from Chicago Tribune family issues reporter Bonnie Miller Rubin. And a Northwestern Law professor brakes down the acquittal of Cmdr. Glenn Evans.
New York has immigrants from around the world, including huge numbers who practice Islam. Many Muslim communities here faced heavy-handed law enforcement tactics after 9/11, but they've since worked hard to defuse tensions and improve relations with federal and local authorities. The rise of ISIS as some community advocates furious.