Religion

Egypt and the United States

August 18, 2009

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak visits the White House for the first time in five years. His message: Arab nations want peace but Israel must make concessions first. U.S.-Egypt relations and the peace process.

News Roundup - Hour 2

August 7, 2009

Former President Bill Clinton secures release of two U.S. journalists from North Korea. Riots continue as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is sworn in for a second term as president of Iran and President Obama heads to Mexico for a summit of North...

Wadah Khanfar: Al Jazeera

August 3, 2009

Some see Al Jazeera as a world-class news organization. Others view it as a mouthpiece for the Muslim world. The head of Al Jazeera answers its critics and describes the role he envisions for the Arabic and English news network.

News Roundup - Hour 2

July 31, 2009

The Friday News Roundup. Defense Secretary Gates says the U.S. might be able to withdraw some American troops from Iraq sooner than planned. Iranian police break up demonstrations at the grave of a woman killed in post-election protests...

Robert Wright: "The Evolution of God" (Little, Brown) (Rebroadcast)

July 19, 2009

Diane and her guest discuss the evolution of how humans have thought about God - from the Stone Age to the Information Age. A look at the forces changing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and how science and religion might be reconciled.

Robert Wright: "The Evolution of God" (Little, Brown)

July 15, 2009

Diane and her guest discuss the evolution of how humans have thought about God - from the Stone Age to the Information Age. A look at the forces changing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and how science and religion might be reconciled.

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...

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