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Intelligent Design vs. Evolution Part Two  (aired 5/3/2007)
In recent years Charles Darwin’s explanation of evolution through natural selection has been challenged by an alternative theory called Intelligent Design. A growing number of science teachers and school boards are struggling with how to present students with the facts. Even acknowledging the existence of an argument has become controversial. How should students learn the history of life on this planet? Are Christianity and other major religions incompatible with Darwinian evolution? Is there any evidence to support the new theory of intelligent design? Can ID and Darwin find common ground?

Intelligent Design vs. Evolution, Part One  (aired 4/26/2007)
In recent decades Charles Darwin’s explanation of evolution through natural selection has been challenged by an alternative theory called Intelligent Design. A growing number of science teachers and school boards are struggling with how to present students with the facts. Even acknowledging the existence of an argument has become controversial. How should students learn the history of life on this planet? Are Christianity and other major religions incompatible with Darwinian evolution? Is there any evidence to support the new theory of intelligent design? Can ID and Darwin find common ground?

America, Quo Vadis?, Part 1  (aired 4/12/2007)
Arguments about military strategies for the conflict in Iraq fill the news but do they squeeze out a discussion about America’s broader foreign policy challenges in the regions. Do all road’s lead to the Middle East? What are the limits of diplomacy? Today’s central question is “America Quo Vadis” the latin for “wither goest thou?”

Getting it Right in Iraq  (aired 2/9/2006)
America’s presence in Iraq is entering its third year. Despite progress and establishing democracy, violence against Iraqis and American troops continues. What is the best strategy for success in Iraq? Has the game been worth the candle?

The Future of Socialism  (aired 7/7/2005)
By the 1970s, roughly 60 percent of the earth’s population lived under governments that espoused socialism in one form or another. But this is the era of free market economics. In Britain, Tony Blair has changed what it means to be a socialist. Israel’s famed kibbutz system, once the ideal of socialist utopianism has withered and what is left is now part of the market economy. And China is redefining its own brand of communism. What is the future of socialism?


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