Religion

 The U.S. Military And The Battle Against Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

The U.S. Military And The Battle Against Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

August 19, 2014

With the help of US bombers, Kurdish troops are gaining ground in the battle against Islamist militants in northern Iraq. Please join us to discuss the expanded U.S. military role in the fight against ISIS in Iraq.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

August 15, 2014

American airstrikes and Kurdish fighters break the siege on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Negotiators for Israel and Gaza continue to work for a lasting truce. And Ebola deaths in Africa surpass 1,000. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

July 24, 2014

Michelangelo created some of the most celebrated works in the history of Western art, including the Pieta, David and the Sistine Chapel: his life, legacy and how he revolutionized the role of art in society.

Does Hobby Lobby Threaten Gay Rights?

Does Hobby Lobby Threaten Gay Rights?

July 10, 2014

As faith groups call for President Barack Obama to exempt them from rules about employment bias, gay rights advocates express fears of eroding protections. We discuss the ongoing effort to balance religious freedom and equal treatment under the law.

Supreme Court Decisions: Religious Freedom and Public Unions

Supreme Court Decisions: Religious Freedom and Public Unions

July 1, 2014

We discuss the Supreme Court decisions on the limits of religious freedom and the power of public unions.

India's Election:  Implications For The Country's Future And The World Economy

India's Election: Implications For The Country's Future And The World Economy

May 19, 2014

The Indian National Congress, which has governed India for nearly all the country’s post-independence history, has conceded defeat to the opposition. We discuss what the election results mean for India's future and the world economy.

George Saunders: "Congratulations, By The Way"

April 29, 2014

"Congratulations, By The Way," a new book featuring author George Saunders' 2013 graduation speech at Syracuse University, challenges us to lead a life of kindness.

President Jimmy Carter: "A Call To Action"

March 26, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter on why he believes bias against women is the world's most serious unaddressed challenge. He describes how social acceptance of violence and selective religious interpretations serve to reinforce discrimination and abuse, and what he believes can be done to right this long-standing wrong.

The Affordable Care Act Back In The Supreme Court

The Affordable Care Act Back In The Supreme Court

March 24, 2014

The Supreme Court is set to hear a high-profile case challenging the requirement under the Affordable Care Act that large employers provide birth control coverage to their workers. A preview of the arguments and political and legal implications at stake.

John Demos: "The Heathen School"

John Demos: "The Heathen School"

March 20, 2014

A new book about the history of a failed missionary school founded in early 19th century Connecticut which recruited boys from China, Hawaii and Native American nations. The multicultural school prospered for years, but eventually collapsed under the weight of colonial racism, setting off a chain of events that culminated tragically in the Trail of Tears.

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