Religion

Prospects for Change in Cuba

Prospects for Change in Cuba

March 28, 2012

The Pope’s visit to Cuba highlights its struggles for economic, social and political change. Diane and the panelists discuss life in Cuba today and implications for the U.S. and Latin America.

Declining Marriage Rates

Declining Marriage Rates

March 14, 2012

Married couples make up less than fifty percent of U.S. households, and more than half of births to women under thirty are outside marriage: Why marriage is on the decline.

The Battle Over Women Voters

March 12, 2012

Republican presidential candidates are trying to woo female voters while appealing to the socially conservative base. Democrats accuse the GOP of waging a war on women. Diane and her guests discuss the battle over female voters.

Religous Liberty, Politics and Women’s Health Care

February 8, 2012

Join us to discuss reactions to the The Susan G. Komen Foundation - Planned Parenthood controversy and the role of politics in women’s health.

Catholics, Contraception and the New Health Care Law

February 2, 2012

Catholic groups are challenging a new federal rule requiring religious-affiliated employers to cover contraception in their health care plans. The clash between church and state over the Affordable Care Act.

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde

December 21, 2011

Diane talks with the Right Reverend Mariann Budde, who was installed last month as the first female and ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. They discuss the tough issues she faces after a decade of schism within the church, her plans to reach out to disillusioned Episcopalians, and her desire to create a bigger, broader church.

Consequences of Granting Legal Status to a Fertilized Human Egg

Consequences of Granting Legal Status to a Fertilized Human Egg

October 31, 2011

Mississippi voters will be asked to decide whether to define a fertilized human egg as a legal person. Why advocates on both sides of the abortion issue warn that the measure, if passed, could have far-reaching consequences.

Steve Inskeep:  "Instant City"

Steve Inskeep: "Instant City"

October 17, 2011

NPR’s Steve Inskeep reflects on life in modern Karachi, a place he’s explored in a decade of reporting from Pakistan. Why one of the largest cities on earth is a microcosm of the developing world.

Massacre in Norway

July 26, 2011

Norwegians struggle to understand the motives behind last Friday’s massacre: the tragedy in Oslo and the rise of far-right radicalism in Europe.

Pamela Constable: "Playing With Fire"

July 19, 2011

Inside contemporary Pakistan: understanding its complex history, economic potential, and modern day contradictions. Why this nuclear armed country remains critical to U-S interests.

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