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Co-Authors Patricia & Alana Raybon

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


As Mother's Day approaches, the mother and daughter co-authors share their journey detailed in their new book, "Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace." Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: Limited Partnership

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Independent Lens
PBS


Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality. Continue


TTC Extra: Justice Served, #BringBackOurGirls

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To The Contrary
PBS


The Nigerian army rescued over 500 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been rescued by. And 10 men have been jailed for the attack against Malala Yousafzai. Continue


TTC Extra: Supreme Court Hears Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

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To The Contrary
PBS


Advocates rallied outside the Supreme Court as the justices heard the arguments in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, which seeks to answer whether the Constitution requires states to allow same-sex marriage. Activists from different spheres and representing different viewpoints demonstrated and spoke. Continue


America's Incarcerated

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
PBS


The US has more people in prison than any other country in the world, but public policy professor Steven Raphael suggests that "instead of spending so much money on incarcerating very old inmates we could use that money to hire more police, have anti-violence interventions for youth, and be more proactive about having a society that is less violent and generates more productive citizens." Continue


TTC Extra: Abstinence-Only Class

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To The Contrary
PBS


A professor's tweets went viral recently after expressing disappointment in her high school's son's abstinence-only sexual education program. Continue


Paper Proof

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary 1971, members of the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI look back on the night they sorted through the FBI documents they’d nabbed and discovered the shocking evidence of spying on Americans and other abuses. Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: 1971

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Independent Lens
PBS


On March 8, 1971, a group of citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the public. Their actions exposed the FBI's illegal surveillance program of law-abiding Americans. Now, these previously anonymous Americans publicly share their story for the first time. Continue


TTC Extra: Terror Plot Averted

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To The Contrary
PBS


2 New York women were arrested in their homes after an undercover officer discovered materials used for making a bomb. Continue


You Are the Warriors of Today

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Kumu Hina, schoolchildren are given an emotional lecture about the true meaning of “Kumu” and about Hawai’ian history. “Hae Hawai’i” is the flag of the state and the teacher wants to make sure they understand that they will continue the legacy as “the true warriors of today.” The kids then sing the former national anthem. Continue


Shocking Letter from the INS

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Limited Partnership, Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan receive a Green Card rejection letter from the INS, which bluntly informs the couple that they’ve failed to establish that “a bona fide relationship can exist” between two gay men — but deployed with a shocking slur. Continue


The Ven. Lama Tenzin Dhonden & Kelly Thornton Smith

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Ven. Lama Tenzin Dhonden, Founder and Chair of the nonprofit Friends of the Dalai Lama, and Kelly Thornton Smith, the Founder and Board Chair for the Center for Living Peace discuss the coming visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is turning 80 this year. Continue


In the Light of Reverence: Full Film

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POV
PBS


In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites. Continue


Gender Equality in Islam

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To The Contrary
PBS


A new crop of female Islamic scholars says there is nothing in the Koran that treats women unequally. Instead, they argue, Muslim women have been marginalized by cultural practices and patriarchal interpretations. One such advocate is Dr. Azizah Al-Hibriwho started a non-profit organization called Karamah with the goal of advancing the gender-equitable principles of Islam to Musllm women. Continue


Matthew Vines on God and the Gay Christian

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
PBS


Watch excerpts from R&E’s interview with Matthew Vines, author of the book “God and the Gay Christian” and founder and president of the Reformation Project, an effort “to train Christians to support and affirm LGBT people.” On November 6-8, 2014, the project is holding its first regional training conference at National City Christian Church in Washington, DC. Continue


“Nothing to Stop It”

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary 1971, FBI Agent Neil Welch talks about what he believes is the inevitability of government abuse. “It will happen, there’s nothing to stop it.” Continue


County Clerk Changes History

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this video extra, learn more about the story of Clela Rorex, former County Clerk in Boulder, CO, who in 1975 helped change history by becoming the first in the United States to approve a marriage license for gay couples, including Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan. Their 40-year struggle for marriage equality is featured in Limited Partnership on Independent Lens on PBS, June 15, 2015. Continue


Letter from a Texas Jail

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Independent Lens
PBS


One of those convicted of the serial arson fires in East Texas that are at the heart of Little Hope Was Arson wrote us a letter to give their perspective on what transpired, in this piece exclusive to Independent Lens. Continue


Mark Burnett's "A.D. The Bible Continues"

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
PBS


A new NBC television series by producer Mark Burnett on Jesus’ ministry and crucifixion is being described as “a political thriller told through the Book of the Acts of the Apostles.” Continue


Ho'onani Steps Up

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Kumu Hina, Ho'onani, a charismatic sixth grade girl who considers herself “in the middle,” takes over leadership of the school’s all-male hula troupe. It becomes a way for her to express her inner-male spirit. Continue


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