New Rules on Housing Segregation

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Jul 14, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 21:33

Guest: Jacob Rugh, BYU Sociology  Housing and Segregation are Top of Mind today. In spite of fair housing laws passed during the Civil Rights-era, many US cities remain starkly divided by race. The Obama Administration last week unveiled stricter rules aimed at the broader goal of those fair housing laws. Yes, they prohibit discrimination based on race, but they also require local governments to actively foster integration in communities. That piece of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 has gone largely unenforced - and according to President Obama – the result includes the racial imbalances and lack of opportunity that have contributed to unrest in cities like Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore.

Between War and Peace

37:36 MINS

Guest: James Hill, Pulitzer Prize winner  There are certain photographs that have become iconic and our culture and history: New York’s Twin Towers in flames, the lone protester staring down a tank in Tiananmen Square, a 9-year old Vietnamese napalm-victim fleeing naked. Powerful photographs certainly impact those who look at them. What impact do these images, particularly those that document violence, have on the person behind the lens?  The stories behind the photographs are part of what makes award-winning photojournalist James Hill’s new book so fascinating. Somewhere Between War and Peace is a retrospective of his 20 plus years documenting war and politics in the world’s most dangerous places.  Link to the photos from Somewhere Between War and Peace. Viewer discretion advised.

Guest: James Hill, Pulitzer Prize winner  There are certain photographs that have become iconic and our culture and history: New York’s Twin Towers in flames, the lone protester staring down a tank in Tiananmen Square, a 9-year old Vietnamese napalm-victim fleeing naked. Powerful photographs certainly impact those who look at them. What impact do these images, particularly those that document violence, have on the person behind the lens?  The stories behind the photographs are part of what makes award-winning photojournalist James Hill’s new book so fascinating. Somewhere Between War and Peace is a retrospective of his 20 plus years documenting war and politics in the world’s most dangerous places.  Link to the photos from Somewhere Between War and Peace. Viewer discretion advised.