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Hamtramck, Michigan Muslims – Hamtramck, Michigan was once the home of an auto-manufacturing plant that employed 45,000 workers. Its population then was mostly Polish-American and Catholic. It’s now a smaller town with a population of 22,000, the majority Muslims, and the only American city with a Muslim majority city council. Lucky Severson reports from Hamtramck on how the community has reacted to its significant demographic change.
Wendell Berry Farming Center – Wendell Berry, the 81-year-old award-winning poet, fiction writer and essayist has continued throughout his life caring for the farm that generations of his family have tended. Seeking to pass on their farming legacy to a new generation, Berry and his family have formed an alliance with St, Catherine’s College, a small Catholic liberal arts college about an hour’s drive from Louisville, Kentucky. Judy Valente visited the Berry family and St. Catherine’s College and heard from them of the values that spring from a spiritual kinship with the land.