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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

We’ll find out why American immigration agents are detaining longtime U.S. residents who have no criminal records--and where our government is holding them. Then Michael Muhammad Knight talks about what he learned during his travels to some of Islam’s most holy sites. Plus, we’ll speak with the two filmmakers of the documentary "Sweetgrass," which is about sheep and the modern cowboys who live in Montana. And we’ll take a look at proposed anti-gay legislation in Uganda and the American Evangelicals who may have helped foster it.

Secret ICE Castles

Jacqueline Stevens, contributor to The Nation, talks about how and why immigration agents are holding United States residents in unlisted and unmarked subfield offices. Her most recent articles in The Nation are "America’s Secret ICE Castles," and "ICE Agents’ Ruse Operations."

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Journey to the End of Islam

Michael Muhammad Knight, called the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of American Islam, discusses visiting holy sites in the Middle East in search of a personal relationship to Islam. In his bookJourney to the End of Islam, he describes struggling to separate the spiritual from the political ...

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Husband and wife filmmakers/anthropologists Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash describe spending three summers high in the Rockies living among sheep herders. Their documentary "Sweetgrass" captures the journey of modern cowboys as they wrangle thousands of sheep across Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains.

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Unganda’s Anti-Gay Legislation

Political leaders in Uganda are threatening to pass a so-called "anti-homosexuality bill" that would mandate life in prison or even death to the country’s gays and lesbians. We'll talk to Scott Long, director of Human Rights Watch’s LGBT Division, Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family, and Amnesty International USA's ...

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