WBEZ | Muslim community http://www.wbez.org/tags/muslim-community Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Budget address reactions http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-02-19/morning-shift-budget-address-reactions-111586 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Ervins%20Strauhmanis_0.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Flickr/Ervins Strauhmanis" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191960953&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Budget address reactions from area government officials&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">In his first budget address as Illinois Governor Wednesday, Bruce Rauner announced plans to cut substantial funding for Medicaid, higher education and mass transportation. He also proposed lowering the amount of benefits for many state employee pension plans. While the governor insists these cuts come at a &quot;now or never time&quot; for the state, we want to know how this proposed budget really shapes up to affect Illinois residents. Joining us with reactions on these topics and more are Dan Cronin, Chairman of the DuPage County Board and Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/electcronin">Dan Cronin</a>&nbsp;is the DuPage County Board Chairman.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="http://www.villageoffrankfort.com/live/government/mayor">Jim Holland</a> is the Mayor of Frankfort.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191960944&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Indiana religious bill inches forward</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">An Indiana Senate committee yesterday voted in favor of a bill that would allow some businesses to deny services to individuals based on the business owner&rsquo;s religious beliefs. Critics call the bill discrimination and a wrongful use of taxpayer money. Supporters, meanwhile, say the measure is in line with federal law that allows religious exemptions for certain businesses. We get the story from WBEZ Northwest Indiana Bureau Reporter Michael Puente.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/MikePuenteNews">Michael Puente is a WBEZ reporter</a></em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191960940&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Sexual health and education in the Muslim community</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">A prominent conservative Muslim scholar is accused of sexually abusing several women at the Islamic school he founded in Elgin. Earlier this week, Mohammed Abdullah Saleem was charged with one count of criminal sexual abuse. He&rsquo;s also the subject of a lawsuit by four of the women. The news has the larger Muslim community reeling. Our guest Nadiah Mohajir of <a href="http://heartwomenandgirls.org/">HEART Women and Girls </a>will help us make sense of how this all unfolded, the stigma against victims of sexual abuse in the Muslim community, and how she works to break the silence.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Nadiah Mohajir is the Executive Director of <a href="https://twitter.com/HEART_wg">HEART Women and Girls.&nbsp;</a></em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191960934&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Mayoral election study guide</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Believe it or not, the municipal election here in Chicago is just five days away. As the five mayoral candidates scramble to knock on their last few doors or shake a few more hands, WBEZ reporter Lauren Chooljian has compiled a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/where-do-mayoral-candidates-stand-chicagos-big-issues-111583">study guide</a> of what she&rsquo;s calling a study guide of some of the top issues that have come up this campaign.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/laurenchooljian">Lauren Chooljian</a> is a WBEZ reporter.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191960929&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Music from Liam Hayes</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">In the mid 90&rsquo;s, <a href="http://liamhayesandplush.com/">Liam Hayes</a> started gaining fans and grabbing the attention of major labels while making music under the name Plush here in his native Chicago. Because he&rsquo;s been guarded with the press and avoids social media, he hasn&rsquo;t gotten the recognition that many think he deserves. Now based in Milwaukee, the man some call a &ldquo;mastermind&rdquo; has released a new album of stripped-down music that&#39;s all power pop and no frills.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/LiamHayesPlush"><em>Liam Hayes</em></a></p></p> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:47:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-02-19/morning-shift-budget-address-reactions-111586 Chicago imam examines current relations between law enforcement and Muslims http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-09/chicago-imam-examines-current-relations-between-law-enforcement-and-musl <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-09/Abdul Malik Mujahid.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today, we’re talking about 9/11’s impact on American Muslims. Previously, we heard about the local FBI office’s efforts to improve its reputation. We’ll get reaction from local imam <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-08/local-imam-reflects-life-america-decade-after-911-91663">Abdul Malik Mujahid</a>. He’s the executive producer of the local program Radio Islam and a frequent guest on <em>Worldview</em>.</p><p>In a 2003 article, he likened the situation for Muslim Americans to a "virtual internment camp." Although he says law enforcement outreach has been strong locally, Mujahid wants to see more engagement on the national level.</p></p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 18:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-09/chicago-imam-examines-current-relations-between-law-enforcement-and-musl