Religion

President Obama in Cairo

June 3, 2009

A preview of President Obama's visit to the Middle East: his message in Cairo and the future of U.S. relations with the Muslim world.

Barbara Bradley Hagerty: "Fingerprints of God"

May 19, 2009

Some researchers claim humans may be "hard-wired" to believe in God. N-P-R's religion reporter discusses her search to uncover whether science can explain belief in a higher power.

Jack Horner: "How To Build A Dinosaur" (Dutton)

April 2, 2009

Advances in the science of evolutionary development could soon make it possible to create a living dinosaur. This creature would offer clues to the past, hope for future medical advances, and a host of ethical issues. Why extinct no...

Juan Cole: "Engaging the Muslim World" (Palgrave Macmillan)

March 23, 2009

In a video message to the Iranian people and government, President Obama said the U.S. seeks engagement based on mutual respect. Historian and blogger Juan Cole discusses what that might achieve and why he’s pushing for a broader...

Rashid Khalidi: "Sowing Crisis" (Beacon) (Rebroadcast)

March 8, 2009

A U.S. historian of the modern Middle East explains how Cold War tensions between the U.S. and Soviet Union continue to undermine stability in the region today.

Rashid Khalidi: "Sowing Crisis" (Beacon)

March 5, 2009

A U.S. historian of the modern Middle East explains how Cold War tensions between the U.S. and Soviet Union continue to undermine stability in the region today.

Con Coughlin: "Khomeini's Ghost" (Ecco)

March 3, 2009

A Middle East reporter presents a portrait of Ayatollah Khomeini and explores how his radical Islamic philosophy lies at the heart of the modern-day conflict between Iran and the West.

Jane Brody: "Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond" (Random House)

February 23, 2009

New York Times health columnist Jane Brody offers practical advice on how people of all ages can help themselves and those they love better prepare for death

Martha Sandweiss: "Passing Strange" (Penguin)

February 11, 2009

Clarence King was a famed explorer, scientist, and hero of late nineteenth century history. But the blue-eyed and fair-skinned King also led a secret double life passing as a black man. A historian examines the secret King only revealed...

News Roundup - Hour 2

February 6, 2009

Iraqi Shiites appear to choose nationalism over religion in provincial elections. Kyrgyzstan threatens to close a U.S. base key to operations in Afghanistan. The Vatican calls on a Bishop to recant his denial of the Holocaust. A panel...

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