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Thursday, September 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Stephen Hawking in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 15, 2009. (AP)

Physicist Stephen Hawking and a Cal Tech colleague weigh in on science, the ultimate questions, and God.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Former Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the Glenn Beck "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, Aug. 28, 2010. (AP)

We talk with Vanity Fair reporter Michael Joseph Gross, about his big new—and controversial — profile of Tea Party powerbroker Sarah Palin. Plus, we hear a new gospel of thrift, from a young megachurch pastor.

 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 | 10:00 AM
People participate in a rally against a proposed mosque and Islamic community center near Ground Zero in New York, Aug. 22, 2010. (AP)

A preacher, a rabbi, and an imam talk about faith relations in America as the debate over the Manhattan Islamic center rolls on.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Writer Christopher Hitchens is dying of cancer, and his well-known atheistic views are back in the public spotlight. Tom Ashbrook moderated a debate earlier this year with Hitchens and Rabbi David Wolpe. In light of the news, it’s worth checking out the “Great God Debate.”

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Columnist Randy Cohen (NYTimes.com)

Randy Cohen, writer of the ethicist column at the New York Times Magazine, tackles the nation’s moral challenges and yours, too.

 
Thursday, July 22, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Mahabharata Festival (AP)

Tales of love and war, demons and gods. We look at the ancient epics that still drive rising India.

 
Monday, April 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Religious leaders at the Elijah Interfaith Convention in Haifa, Israel, 2009. (AP)

The world’s many faiths are different paths to the same God. It’s a beautiful idea with one problem – says religion scholar Stephen Prothero – it’s wrong.

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Monday, April 5, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Pope Benedict XVI kneels during a service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Friday, April 2, 2010. (AP)

The Pope and the Vatican push back amid the growing sexual abuse crisis. We’ll have the latest news from Rome and analysis from top church watchers on where this goes.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli, a guest on the show today, has a “Morning Edition” piece about the Vatican’s response to ongoing pressure relating to priest sexual abuse scandals. She reports on the “significant departure from tradition” at Easter Mass.

 
Friday, April 2, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Composer Osvaldo Golijov

“St. Mark Passion” hits a milestone. We’ll talk with the composer about his sacred tour-de-force.

 
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Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

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Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

 
Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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