21: Factions

21: Factions

Apr 26, 1996
A show about something most people have gone through. Friends get together to start a business, start a church, do political action together. And after a while, they start fighting and split up. We hear three true stories.
  • Scott Carrier documents a group in Manti, Utah, that left the Mormon church and formed its own polygamous church. The members started fighting, broke up, and no longer speak. Scott is the author of Running After Antelope. (20 minutes)

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  • Chicago writer Beau O'Reilly writes about a group of close friends who formed an activist group in the seventies. They split apart because of one woman. (22 minutes)

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  • Ira speaks with Professor Glenn Loury. Loury failed to stand up for a light-skinned friend at a black unity rally in the sixties. He believes that at that moment, their friendship changed. But when Ira tracked the friend down, he remembered it differently. (10 minutes)

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