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Brigham Young loved the Deseret alphabet, and so do we. It’s so cool looking and old and kinda weird. It’s perfect Mormon history and it’s forever enshrined in Unicode.  Let’s take a look!

Link to new Face in Hat discord server!

https://discord.gg/MnSMvKHvwh

Start here!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deseret_alphabet

English Phonotypic Alphabet, developed by Sir Isaac Pitman and Alexander John Ellis

​​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Phonotypic_Alphabet

George D. Watt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_D._Watt

A Simplified Alphabet, by Mark Twain

https://englishliterature.net/mark-twain/a-simplified-alphabet

Monsters and Mormons

https://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Mormons-Wm-Henry-Morris/dp/0982781245

Quite Interesting, J series, ep 13, Jobs

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B084DL9FQC/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s10

Making Peace: Personal Essays, by Eugene England, Chapter 4, On Bringing Peace To BYU, With The Help Of Brigham Young

http://signaturebookslibrary.org/on-bringing-peace-to-byu-with-the-help-of-brigham-young/

Dialogue Book Report #13: Kristine Haglund on Eugene England

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/podcasts/dialogue-book-report-13-kristine-haglund-on-eugene-england/

The Deseret Alphabet in Unicode, by Kenneth R. Beesley

http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~jericks/Historical%20or%20Technical/History%20Looking%20Backwards/Ken%20Beesley/Deseret%20in%20Unicode.pdf

The Stainless Steel Rat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stainless_Steel_Rat

4.1 A modern miracle

Did you know they had smallpox vaccines in the 1700s?  Join us as we kick off season 4 of Face in Hat with some history and then an in-depth look at one of the most important modern miracles, the mRNA vaccine against Covid 19.

Link to new Face in Hat discord server!

https://discord.gg/MnSMvKHvwh

The Plague Year: The mistakes and the struggles behind America’s coronavirus tragedy, by Lawrence Wright

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/01/04/the-plague-year

Twitter thread by by Michael Harriot on Cotton Mather, Onesimus, and smallpox vaccinations in the 1700s  

https://twitter.com/michaelharriot/status/1432060194276659203

Inoculation Origins

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inoculation#Origins

The History of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, by Stanford T Shulman

https://www.nature.com/articles/pr200425/

Deseret Evening News | 1900-11-17 | To the Latter-Day Saints

https://newspapers.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1906891&q=smallpox&parent_i=1906796

LDS Humanitarian Programs

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/topics/humanitarian-service/church

LDS Church kicks in $20M toward global COVID vaccination push, by Peggy Fletcher Stack

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2021/02/26/lds-church-kicks-m-toward

2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccinations Roll out to At-Risk Populations Church donation helps support UNICEF’s role in global effort

https://www.latterdaysaintcharities.org/blogs/2-billion-covid-19-vaccinations-roll-out-at-risk-populations

The sprint to solve coronavirus protein structures — and disarm them with drugs, by Megan Scudellari

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01444-z

mRNA Vaccine (not mentioned on the show, but excellent :)

https://xkcd.com/2425/

Why It Actually Took 50 Years to Make COVID mRNA Vaccines, SciShow, Hosted by: Hank Green

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPeeCyJReZw

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines: How could anything developed this quickly be safe? By Moon Nahm, M.D.

https://www.uab.edu/news/youcanuse/item/12059-covid-19-mrna-vaccines-how-could-anything-developed-this-quickly-be-safe

The tangled history of mRNA vaccines, by Elie Dolgin

https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02483-w

How the vaccine works (Tik Tok)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OmQp6GNJSQ

We missed posting this one during Pride month, but it’s relevant! Join us for a conversation with local beloved Berkeleyite Paul.  We hear how his relative worked on the Oakland Temple in the 50s, and about Paul’s life being gay in San Francisco in the 80s. He loves the temple, and hearing his testimony was delightful.  Thanks Paul!  

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, by Gregory A Prince and WM Robert Wright

https://www.amazon.com/David-McKay-Rise-Modern-Mormonism/dp/0874808227

Photos!

Sandwiches!  From Paul: “It was nice to happily share sandwiches in 1962 with a person born in 1874.”

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/8pyxrz/arthur_sandwiches.jpg

Calligraphy:

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/7rfc9k/arthur_calligraphy.png

Photos from the Oakland Temple construction:

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/da6h64/oaklandtempleconstruction1.png

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/bq3jh4/oaklandtempleconstruction2.png

3.13.5 Bonus stories!

We had too many great stories to fit into our Church building program episode so here’s some more from Aaron’s uncles!

Aaron’s Grandpa was a building missionary who built churches all over the pacific northwest.  We welcome Aaron’s uncles onto the show (yay!) who helped build these churches as the family moved from location to location. We were very happy to hear what it was like on the ground during one of the most rapid expansions in the church’s history. Thanks for joining us!

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, by Gregory A Prince and WM Robert Wright

https://www.amazon.com/David-McKay-Rise-Modern-Mormonism/dp/0874808227

Essential Craftsman

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzr30osBdTmuFUS8IfXtXmg

Mission letter

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/i8qqi3/mckay_letter_r.png

Dialogue Fireside #4 with Benjamin Park, “Mormonism’s Many Modernisms: What the Faith’s Alternative Trajectories in the Early Twentieth Century Tell Us About the Twenty-First.”

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/podcasts/dialogue-fireside-4-w-benjamin-park/

Temple renovations in Manti were scheduled to remove murals by LDS painter Minerva Teichert, but that decision was reversed. Join us as we look into her story and work, art in the church in general, and how remembrance and ritual soaks in our very beings.

Minerva Teichert

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerva_Teichert

The Deseret Alphabet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deseret_alphabet

John Hafen's "O My Father" illustrations: https://byustudies.byu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/36.1PheyseyTestimony-b101cd84-1291-4e99-8614-0844a61b49f9.pdf

Harvesting the Light: The 1890 Paris Art Mission, by Giles H. Florence, Jr.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1988/10/harvesting-the-light-the-1890-paris-art-mission

Manti Utah Temple

https://churchofjesuschristtemples.org/manti-utah-temple/

Lots of prints available for the two paintings we mentioned. Since we didn’t want to endorse a particular website, here are some convenient google searches to see them:

https://www.google.com/search?q=queen+esther+minerva+teichert&tbm=isch

https://www.google.com/search?q=christ+in+the+red+robe+minerva+teichert&tbm=isch

Minerva Teichert’S Manti Temple Murals, by Doris R Dant

https://byustudies.byu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/38.DantMinerva.pdf

Point and Counterpoint:

Point: It’s just art, by Jonathan Green 

https://www.timesandseasons.org/index.php/2021/03/its-just-art/

Counterpoint: A Feeling of Loss–On Murals and Temples, by Chad Nielsen

https://www.timesandseasons.org/index.php/2021/03/counterpoint-a-feeling-of-loss/

Mormon News report

https://mormonnewsreport.com/

Ritual, Remembrance, and Minerva Teichert’s Art, by Russel Arben Fox

https://bycommonconsent.com/2021/04/05/ritual-remembrance-and-minerva-teicherts-art/

At Last She Said It podcast, Episode 049: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

https://atlastshesaidit.org/episode-049-mirror-mirror-on-the-wall/

Icons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icon

What the LDS Church wants to know from its young adult members, by Jana Riess

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2021/03/23/jana-riess-what-lds/

This was a fun one and we went all over the place. From a really great 1700s poem on truth, to BYU spy rings, to the nature of character in education, join us as we look at what church education looked like in the 60s and speculate on how it might have been different today.

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, by Gregory A Prince and WM Robert Wright

https://www.amazon.com/David-McKay-Rise-Modern-Mormonism/dp/0874808227

"Act Well Thy Part", David O. McKay's Lifelong Motto

https://education.byu.edu/magazine/winter2016/act_well_thy_part

"Home Literature", Orson F. Whitney

http://mldb.byu.edu/homelit.htm

Isaac Watts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Watts

High res shot of the Isaac Watts poem, from “The improvement of the mind”

https://archive.org/details/suppimproveofmin00wattuoft/page/72/mode/2up

Ernest L. Wilkinson, spy ring on wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_L._Wilkinson#The_1966_BYU_spy_ring_controversy

Ernest L. Wilkinson and the 1966 BYU Spy Ring: A Response to D. Michael Quinn, by Jeff D. Blake

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V28N01_175.pdf

Dialogue book report podcast

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/dialogue-book-report/

Why Utah Mormons Should Become Democrats: Reflections On Partisan Politics

http://signaturebookslibrary.org/why-utah-mormons-should-become-democrats-reflections-on-partisan-politics/

How did the church become international?  How much more do we have to go?  Let’s look at David O. McKay’s contribution and see how we can apply it to our present church.

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, by Gregory A Prince and WM Robert Wright

https://www.amazon.com/David-McKay-Rise-Modern-Mormonism/dp/0874808227

Liken the scriptures unto yourselves:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/19.23-24#23

Find more about the Beyond the Block and the Foyer podcasts on Dialogue!

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/podcastnetwork/

Hajj

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajj

Regarding our discussion of international vs. global.  This episode was recorded before General Conference, and the Spring 2021 Sunday Morning session was awesome.  Nearly every talk was from an international member and there was lots of international music.  Seemed like a great step.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2021/04/sunday-morning-session

For Black History Month, we study Chapter 4 of David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism: “Blacks, Civil Rights, and the Priesthood.” The ban on black people holding the Priesthood was lifted in 1978.  The people, politics, and circumstances leading up to it, particularly in McKay’s time in the 50s and 60s, makes for a difficult, but fascinating conversation.  Struggle along with us as we grapple with the past to try and shape a better future.

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, by Gregory A Prince and WM Robert Wright

https://www.amazon.com/David-McKay-Rise-Modern-Mormonism/dp/0874808227

Leiland Tanner - Coat of Colors (Kolobyte Peculiar Mix), from Peculiar People by Kolobyte

https://kolobyte.bandcamp.com/track/leiland-tanner-coat-of-colors-kolobyte-peculiar-mix

Gospel topic: Race and the Priesthood

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/race-and-the-priesthood

Standing on the Promises, Book One: One More River to Cross, by Margaret Blair Young

https://amzn.to/3km0EGQ

Martin Luther King Jr:  Letter from a Birmingham jail

https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

Wiki: J Reuben Clark

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Reuben_Clark#Racism_and_anti-Semitism

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein

https://amzn.to/2Nwaf22

Redlining

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining

Why I Hate White Jesus, by James Goldberg

http://mormonmidrashim.blogspot.com/2020/05/why-i-hate-white-jesus.html

More on Anthony Obinna

https://www.thechurchnews.com/archives/2005-08-27/coming-full-circle-in-west-africa-90096

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVxNYQd4-v4

3.8 Broadly speaking

Following our theme of change in the church, we look at how our approach to media has changed over the last half century, from the early days of broadcasting to recent attitude shifts regarding social media and embracing new forms of communication

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, by Gregory A Prince and WM Robert Wright

https://www.amazon.com/David-McKay-Rise-Modern-Mormonism/dp/0874808227

An Honest Liar (2014)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2246565/

“‘Julie Through the Glass’: The Rise and Fall of the Mormon TV Commercial”, By Rollo Romig

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/julie-through-the-glass-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-mormon-tv-commerical

“Be an Example of the Believers”, Mary N. Cook (2010)

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2010/10/be-an-example-of-the-believers

LDS General Conference Corpus

https://www.lds-general-conference.org/

President Hinkley on 60 minutes

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/an-interview-with-gordon-hinckley/

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q

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