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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Freelance reporter Eric Lyman tells us that Pope Francis’ latest statement is drawing attention from many quarters of the international media — ourselves included — for its unique take on larger economic issues.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Author Flannery O'Connor in 1962. A recently discovered journal she wrote during her time at the University of Iowa in 1946 and 1947. (AP)

The great Flannery O’Connor. A newly discovered journal of prayers gives a rare glimpse of the deeply Catholic writer and artist as a young woman.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A picture taken as part of Prof. Akbar Ahmed's project "Journey Into Islam" (Credit: flickr/journeyintoamerica)

Top Islam expert Akbar Ahmed. He just visited one hundred mosques in America. We get his report.

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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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May 25, 2015
New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

May 25, 2015
Violinist Regina Carter warms up in the On Point studio on Friday, October 17. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

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Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

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