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Executing Juveniles
October 1, 2004
Executing Juveniles
Should juveniles ever be executed? In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that states could execute offenders as young as 16 if they chose to. But attitudes appear to be shifting, and the case now coming before the court could end that practice for good.
October 1, 2004
Gang Priest
September 10, 2004
Gang Priest
Father Greg Boyle is giving former gang members a chance at a better future.
September 10, 2004
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Jewish High Holidays
September 10, 2004
Jewish High Holidays
We talk about the Jewish High Holidays with a hazzan, also known as a cantor, who leads a congregation in sung prayer.
September 10, 2004
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Utah Gun Laws and the Church
July 23, 2004
Utah Gun Laws and the Church
In Utah, people who get licenses to carry concealed weapons can carry them even in church. If a church does not want its worshippers armed, it can either post a "No Guns" notice at the door or register with a state agency as a no-guns site. That has provoked a battle between the gun lobby and the ...
July 23, 2004
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Euro Islam
July 16, 2004
Euro Islam
Like other European nations, Holland’s reputation for tolerance is being tested as the country grapples with how to welcome and integrate its growing immigrant Muslim population -- a community of 900,000 people who are increasingly vocal in demanding equality in Dutch society.
July 16, 2004
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Black Churches and Gay Marriage
July 16, 2004
Black Churches and Gay Marriage
The national debate over same-sex marriage has posed big challenges for many African-American clergy. Traditionally, black churches have stressed an interpretation of Scripture that opposes homosexuality. But those congregations also have long been at the forefront in fighting for civil rights. What ...
July 16, 2004
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Indian Violins
July 9, 2004
Indian Violins
In India, in the city of Kalimpong, the poorest children have one place to go to school. It is called the Gandhi Ashram, and it's run by a Canadian Jesuit priest. Father Thomas McGuire seeks students out, feeds them, teaches them, and gives them confidence -- and violins.
July 9, 2004
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SEED School
June 25, 2004
SEED School
In Anacostia, a notoriously poor and violent section of Washington, D.C., a new kind of school is changing hundreds of lives. It's called The SEED School. It's a public, charter, college preparatory boarding school, the first of it's kind. Students are chosen by lottery, not test scores. It's expensive, but it works, and its founders hope to start similar schools all around the country.
June 25, 2004
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Tom White
June 18, 2004
Tom White
A doctor and a multimillionaire businessman are working together to give provide aid and medicine to people in need.
June 18, 2004
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Father Joe: Slum Priest
June 4, 2004
Father Joe: Slum Priest
Father Joe Maier is a Catholic priest who, over 30 years, has set up schools that have educated thousands of poor Thai children in the slums of Bangkok. In the process, he has skirmished with all kinds of people from drug dealers to church hierarchy.
June 4, 2004
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DNA Testing and Crime
May 28, 2004
DNA Testing and Crime
The arsenal of technology being used to fight crime has grown dramatically. One of the most powerful weapons is DNA evidence, which law enforcement officials can use to solve crimes that are years old. As DNA testing becomes more widespread, serious ethical questions are being raised about how it's used, and whether it violates civil rights. Lucky Severson reports.
May 28, 2004
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Trembling Before G-d
May 21, 2004
Trembling Before G-d
We have a story about a gay Orthodox Jew struggling with that seemingly impossible choice between sexual orientation and religion. It's one of several such stories in a documentary feature film released three years ago and directed by Sandi Simcha Dubowski. The title of the film is TREMBLING BEFORE ...
May 21, 2004
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