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Monday, December 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM
On President Thomas Jefferson's gravestone in Virginia, his promotion of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom was one of the three things he was most proud of. (Creative Commons)

How a founding father, Thomas Jefferson, came to understand Islam.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Immigration reform protesters gather outside the fence for the lighting of the 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, an 88-foot Engelmann spruce, from the Colville National Forest, in northeast Washington State, during an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (AP)

Mexican-American essayist and big thinker Richard Rodriguez joins us on identity, immigration and the human spirit.

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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.

 
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May 6, 2016
President Barack Obama drinks water as he finishes speaking at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, about the ongoing water crisis.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

It’s Trump for the GOP. Clinton leads. Sanders hangs in. A Navy Seal killed by ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

May 6, 2016
Close-up of a Grauer's gorilla. Kahuzi-Biega National Park, one of the last remaining strongholds of the 
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CREDIT: A.J.Plumptre/WCS.

Great gorillas being wiped out by war and poaching. We’ll go to the mountains of Africa. Plus, after the Ivory burn in Kenya- we look at the state of the world’s elephants.

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Rob Reiner with his son, Nick. [Courtesy: Paladin]

Filmmaker, actor Rob Reiner and his son, Nick, get personal in their new film “Being Charlie,” which takes on drug addiction.

 
May 5, 2016
Detroit teachers march outside the district headquarters, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Detroit. Detroit Public Schools transition manager Steven Rhodes says 45,628 of approximately 46,000 students were forced to miss classes Monday as 1,562 teachers called in sick. The mass sick-out has forced the district to close 94 of its 97 schools. Detroit's schools are expected to be out of cash starting July 1. The state earlier gave the district $48.7 million in emergency funding to keep it open through June 30 as the Legislature considers a $720 million restructuring plan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Fixing Michigan- from Flint’s water crisis to failing schools in Detroit. Are state takeovers the answers or the problem?

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Devoured: We Are What (And How) We Eat
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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