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Mormon Land explores the contours and complexities of LDS news. It's hosted by award-winning religion writer Peggy Fletcher Stack and Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David Noyce.

Mormon Land explores the contours and complexities of LDS news. It's hosted by award-winning religion writer Peggy Fletcher Stack and Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David Noyce.
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Mormon Land explores the contours and complexities of LDS news. It's hosted by award-winning religion writer Peggy Fletcher Stack and Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David Noyce.

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‘Jane & Emma’ filmmakers discuss Mormonism's first lady and a determined black convert | Episode 44

8/16/2018
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Emma Smith stands alone as the most famous woman in Mormon history. The wife of church founder Joseph Smith is mentioned in histories, journals, even LDS scripture. Less known is her enduring and endearing friendship with the early church’s most noted black woman, Jane Manning James. A forthcoming film, titled “Jane and Emma,” documents and dramatizes that friendship. The movie’s director, Chantelle Squires, and its screenwriter, Melissa Leilani Larson, discuss the film, its title characters...

Duration:00:44:44

A Q&A with MormonLeaks officials and their quest to expose the faith’s secrets | Episode 43

8/7/2018
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You probably read about a woman who secretly recorded an interview with her former Missionary Training Center president about alleged sexual misconduct he committed. Or maybe your heard that Mormon general authorities are paid more than $120,000 a year in salary. Perhaps you wonder about the LDS Church’s vast wealth. You swear you’ve seen that it has at least $32 billion in stock holdings. Well, if you know those newsy nuggets, it’s probably because of a website called MormonLeaks, which...

Duration:00:53:48

Breastfeeding mother speaks out after being denied a temple recommend | Episode 42

8/1/2018
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Breastfeeding mother speaks out after being denied a temple recommend | Episode 42 by The Salt Lake Tribune

Duration:00:50:42

Brigham Young, sea gulls and hardships — separating LDS pioneer myths from reality | Episode 41

7/23/2018
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This week, Utahns are celebrating the 1847 arrival of Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. By all accounts, the Mormon migration from Illinois to the Great Basin was a monumental journey, one that helped shape the LDS Church and the American West. But, as with many historic events, the truth about the trek can get twisted and turned through the years. Did Brigham Young, for instance, really say “this is the right place”? Did sea gulls save crops from marauding bands of crickets? Did no...

Duration:00:39:33

Is LGBTQ support group Affirmation getting too tight with the Mormon church? | Episode 40

7/18/2018
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The LDS Foundation recently made a historic contribution of $25,000 to Affirmation. That sum may not be a big amount, but symbolically it is huge. It marks the first significant collaboration between the Mormon church and the independent LGBTQ support group. President Carson Tueller and Executive Director John Gustav-Wrathall discuss that donation, the resulting fallout, their group’s diverse membership and whether Affirmation is getting too cozy with the LDS Church in the latest edition...

Duration:00:43:26

A weekend of artistic expression — with a Mormon twist | Episode 39

6/27/2018
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A weekend of artistic expression — with a Mormon twist | Episode 39 by The Salt Lake Tribune

Duration:02:03:35

A new hymnal is coming, so which songs should stay, which should go, and which should be added?

6/20/2018
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For years, a standard Mormon refrain has been “give us a new hymnbook.” Well, the pleadings from that chorus have been answered. The LDS Church has announced that it is developing a new hymnal for use by Mormons across the globe along with a new songbook for children. So which hymns should stay? Which should go? And which new ones should be added? Writer Kristine Haglund, a former editor of Dialogue and a self-professed “serious amateur” singer and musician, discusses those questions and...

Duration:00:30:11

Can’t we all just get along? Muslims and Latter-day Saints seem to have found a way. | Episode 37

6/12/2018
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Islam and Mormonism share some religious traditions. Both have histories rooted in a prophet. Both tout modesty and family values. And both embrace fasting and shun alcohol. As we approach the end of Ramadan, we explore those Muslim and Mormon ties with Shuaib Din, imam at the Utah Islamic Center, and Kristen Ullrich Hodges, a Latter-day Saint who last year organized an iftar, or break-the-fast meal, for her LDS and Muslim neighbors on the latest edition of “Mormon Land.”

Duration:00:34:12

Who actually banned black Mormons from the priesthood? | Episode 36

6/6/2018
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On the latest episode of “Mormon Land,” University of Utah professor Paul Reeve offers insight on where the LDS Church's ban on giving black men and boys the priesthood and black women and girls entrance into temples originated.

Duration:00:49:15

Cathy Stokes talks about her conversion and her life as a black Mormon | Episode 35

5/31/2018
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In the latest episode of “Mormon Land,” Cathy Stokes describes her conversion to Mormonism, what it means to be a black Latter-day Saint and what's next for the church after it celebrates its 1978 decision to end a centurylong ban on black men and boys being ordained, and on black women being allowed in Mormon temples.

Duration:00:36:26

Author Rachel Hunt Steenblick discusses the Heavenly Mother and her role in the LDS Church | Ep. 34

5/24/2018
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In this episode of “Mormon Land,” author Rachel Hunt Steenblick discusses the Heavenly Mother and her role in the LDS Church.

Duration:00:31:11

Scouting will survive without the LDS Church, but it will change, says Scout executive | Episode 33

5/17/2018
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This breakup is sure to have a profound impact not only on the faith — which was Scouting’s largest chartering sponsor, especially in Utah and the Intermountain West — but also on the longtime youth organization itself. How much smaller will Scouting get? Will LDS boys and girls stick with or join the program? How much will it cost? What happens to all those camps? Will Scouting even survive? Mark Griffin, a Scout executive with the Great Salt Lake Council, answers those question and more...

Duration:00:29:21

LDS mission presidents are in the news, but what do these church leaders do? | Episode 32

5/9/2018
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They decide which Mormon missionaries should be teamed up together. They make sure the young proselytizers stay healthy and safe. They shepherd these eager elders and sisters through any faith, physical or emotional crisis. In the end, LDS mission presidents can rank among the most influential church leaders in individual lives. This week on “Mormon Land” — and in the wake of recent revelations about misconduct by a couple of former mission presidents — Jim and Jeanne Jardine, who oversaw...

Duration:00:34:44

Author Neylan McBaine discusses feminism, Ordain Women and the Mormon #MeToo moment | Episode 31

5/2/2018
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In her 2014 book, “Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women's Local Impact,” Neylan McBaine examined the roles of Mormon women in their congregations and suggested paths toward more gender equity within the global faith. Why not, for instance, have teenage girls hold the microphone at testimony meetings? How about letting young women take part in what was then called visiting teaching? Why shouldn’t mothers be allowed to hold their infants during formal baby blessings at church? And why...

Duration:00:40:08

Social worker and therapist Marybeth Raynes on apologies and forgiveness | Episode 30

4/18/2018
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On the latest installment of “Mormon Land,” Clinical social worker and therapist Marybeth Raynes discusses the relationship between apologies and forgiveness — both of which were discussed at the latest General Conference.

Duration:00:38:27

Matt Martinich discusses the international growth of LDS communities | Episode 29

4/12/2018
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On this episode of “Mormon Land,” independent demographer Matt Martinich discusses how the LDS Church is faring in the countries Mormon President Russell M. Nelson plans to visit on his international trip.

Duration:00:21:45

Historian Matthew Bowman reflects on the latest Mormon General Conference | Episode 28

4/6/2018
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In the latest edition of ‘Mormon Land,’ historian Matthew Bowman reflects of the changes announced at the most recent Mormon General Conference.

Duration:00:28:11

LDS relationship and sexuality counselor Jennifer Finlayson-Fife on the MTC assault | Episode 27

3/28/2018
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In the latest episode of “Mormon Land, ” LDS relationship and sexuality counselor Jennifer Finlayson-Fife discusses the repercussions of the latest sexual abuse scandal to hit the Mormon church.

Duration:00:29:39

LDS professor discusses the challenges in raising kids to overcome gender stereotypes | Episode 26

3/14/2018
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LDS professor Andrea Radke-Moss discusses her own experience with raising a young son and daughter to overcome gender stereotypes — especially within the LDS Church.

Duration:00:28:30

Researcher Jana Riess discusses survey that reveals why young LDS members leave | Episode 25

3/7/2018
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In this edition of “Mormon Land,” author, scholar, researcher and senior columnist for Religion News Service Jana Riess discusses a massive survey she did of current and former Mormons.

Duration:00:39:02