Roughly Speaking: Being a Muslim and a moderate Republican in the time of Trump (episode 28)

With outsiders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz leading the Republican presidential polls, Trump calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, and Cruz pretty much there with him (though he hedged and dodged on that question during last night's debate on CNN), what's it like being a Muslim-American in this political climate, and, what's it like being a moderate Republican? We'll get reactions in today's podcast.


In this podcast:

  • 1:00: Richard Cross, a former Capitol Hill and Annapolis press secretary and speechwriter and author of the Cross Purposes blog, analyzes last night's CNN debate and shares a moderate Republican's view of Donald Trump's rise. 

  • 13:29: Dr. Faheem Younus, clinical associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community mosque in Baltimore County, and Abdul Latif Bennett, the mosque's community director, talk about how the Muslim-American community is affected by Donald Trump's statements.


Next episodes: On Thursday, a holiday mini-concert by Helicon from the Sun lobby. Coming Friday, the verdict (or not) in the trial of Baltimore police officer William Porter, and, how "The Force Awakens" fits in the Star Wars canon.



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