Religion

Jeff Sharlet: "The Family" (Harper)

June 24, 2008

It's one of the most influential and least well known organizations in the country. The Family, also known as The Fellowship, consider themselves followers of Christ, and individuals responsible for changing the the world. An inside look...

Bhutan

June 23, 2008

After 100 years, Bhutan's royal family has stepped aside to allow a peaceful and well-planned transition to democracy. A look at how the once isolated Himalayan nation, often romanticized as a living Shangri-la, is taking on modernity and...

Elinor Burkett:: "Golda" (Harper)

May 29, 2008

A new biography of Israel's third prime minister and the first female head of state of a western nation in the twentieth-century.

Al Qaeda and Jihadist Dissent

May 29, 2008

Al Qaeda's global leadership faces dissent from those they once counted among their ranks. Guests discuss whether the terrorism organization's influence may be on the decline ten years after Osama bin Laden declared jihad against the...

Honor Moore: "The Bishop's Daughter" (Norton)

May 22, 2008

Paul Moore, Jr. was the Episcopal Bishop of New York for twenty years and one of last century's most prominent liberal social activists. In a new memoir, his daughter describes coming of age in a famous family and how her father's secret...

Gene Robinson: "In the Eye of the Storm" (Seabury Books) (Rebroadcast)

May 11, 2008

In two thousand three, an openly gay priest from the tiny, rural Episcopal diocese of New Hampshire was elected Bishop� Gene Robinson talks about his faith, his homosexuality� and the schism his election created in the church...

Gene Robinson: "In the Eye of the Storm" (Seabury Books)

May 5, 2008

In two thousand three, an openly gay priest from the tiny, rural Episcopal diocese of New Hampshire was elected Bishop… Gene Robinson talks about his faith, his homosexuality… and the schism his election created in the church he loves.

President Jimmy Carter: "A Remarkable Mother" (Simon & Schuster)

April 29, 2008

Former President Jimmy Carter explains how his mother influenced his life's work. He also talks about his recent trips abroad promoting peace and democracy.

Polygamy and Child Welfare

April 17, 2008

A West Texas court considers whether to place more than 400 children removed from the families of a polygamous sect in foster care after an allegation of abuse. A look at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and...

Noah Feldman: "The Rise and Fall of the Islamic State" (Princeton)

April 16, 2008

Why Islamic states thrived for hundreds of years, what led to their downfall, and the some of current challenges of Islamic governments in the modern world.

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