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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 28, 2014
Kaname Hayashi, a project leader of Humanoid Robots "Pepper," talks with the robot at SoftBank Mobile shop in Tokyo, Friday, June 6, 2014. The cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. (AP)

Robot love, robot work, “killer robots” – we get the latest on robots moving deeper into life.

Nov 28, 2014
Poet Malcolm London. (Courtesy Malcolm London)

From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America’s great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.

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Nov 27, 2014
On Point host Tom Ashbrook raises a toast with a glass of fresh apple cider in the On Point studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

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