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TMM 'Faith Matters,' 'Barbershop' Explore Identity Clashes

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hide captionDalia Mogahed, one of 25 people tapped by President Obama to serve on an advisory council on faith-based issues. Mogahed may have met Obama only once, but to Muslims, she's a celebrity — thanks to the headscarf, or hijab, she wears every day.

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Dalia Mogahed, one of 25 people tapped by President Obama to serve on an advisory council on faith-b

Dalia Mogahed, one of 25 people tapped by President Obama to serve on an advisory council on faith-based issues. Mogahed may have met Obama only once, but to Muslims, she's a celebrity — thanks to the headscarf, or hijab, she wears every day.

Coburn Dukehart/NPR

Looking a today's program, we get two conversations about identity.

Defining yourself can be the work of a lifetime. On today's program, we heard perspectives in two of our segments about when individuals have the opportunity — or, as some would say, the burden — of helping to define members of their ethnic or faith community for millions of outside.

Dalia Mogahed, the executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, spoke with us about "Who Speaks for Islam?" the upcoming conversation series on Link TV. And the guys in the Barbershop — journalists Gustavo Arellano, Arsalan Iftikhar, Jimi Izrael, and Ruben Navarrettegive their take on the CNN special "Latino in America."

These are great conversations to cap off another week of dynamic stories on our program.

Check out the links and enjoy.

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