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Brain Imaging
June 18, 2003
Brain Imaging
MRI technology is currently used to gain insight into how behaviors and thoughts function biologically, and might one day lead to the ability to predict future behavior. However, the potential for such technology leads to troubling ethical questions.
June 18, 2003
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Old North Church
May 30, 2003
Old North Church
The federal government recently reversed a longstanding policy, saying that churches which are historic landmarks can receive government money for historic preservation. The move provoked sharp church-state debate.
May 30, 2003
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Sephardic Art
May 30, 2003
Sephardic Art
An exhibit at Washington National Cathedral celebrates what can happen when people of different religions live together in peace. It displays treasures from the Middle Ages in Spain, when Spanish Jews, called Sephardim, lived peacefully alongside Christians and Muslims.
May 30, 2003
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Huntsville: Death Capital
May 16, 2003
Huntsville: Death Capital
"I feel that some crimes warrant the death penalty... Jonathan didn't deserve life, he deserved what he got. The fact that I had forgiven him didn't change what he had done," says Paula Kurland, who forgave the man who murdered her daughter.
May 16, 2003
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Maryland’s Death Penalty
May 9, 2003
Maryland’s Death Penalty

BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: As the U.S. continues to debate the rightness or wrongness of capital punishment, we look at two aspects of the issue. Next week, Huntsville, Texas — where the state prison system carries out more executions than any … More

May 9, 2003
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Misericordia
May 9, 2003
Misericordia
"We can provide opportunities that no isolated house could ever provide. They have art, they have music, they have swimming, they have a health club. They have all kinds of activities. And that really enhances their lives," says Sister Rosemary Connelly, general manager of Misericordia.
May 9, 2003
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Soka University
May 2, 2003
Soka University
Southern California's Soka University resembles a charming Mediterranean village. Opened in 2001 by a powerful Japanese religious sect called Soka Gakkai International, it is the first college campus in the United States whose academic values and teaching principles are inspired by Buddhism. Inside, ...
May 2, 2003
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Holocaust Remembrance
April 25, 2003
Holocaust Remembrance
Yom Hashoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day; a solemn tribute to the six million Jews put to death by the Nazis before and during World War II. There was a range of reactions to Nazi persecution -- some people looked away, while others risked their own lives to help. Flora Singer survived the Holocaust ...
April 25, 2003
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Passover and Easter in the Holy Land
April 18, 2003
Passover and Easter in the Holy Land
As the U.S. declared Saddam Hussein's regime ended, one huge diplomatic question outstanding was whether victory in Iraq would lead to new steps toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians. After two years of the latest violence, are the two sides ready to negotiate? How much pressure will the U.S. apply?
April 18, 2003
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Easter Hope in Time of War
April 18, 2003
Easter Hope in Time of War
Christians say the 2,000-year-old Easter themes of suffering, redemption, and hope have enduring meaning. Author and ordained Presbyterian minister Frederick Buechner says he finds great reassurance in those beliefs, especially during a time of war and uncertainty.
April 18, 2003
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Women’s Seder
April 11, 2003
Women’s Seder
To celebrate Passover, Jews gather for a Seder, a special dinner where they retell the story of their ancestors' exodus from Egypt. The Seder ritual is guided by a special book called the Haggadah. In recent years, some Jewish groups have developed Seders with a special focus. Ma'yan, the Women's Project at the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, celebrated the anniversary of its feminist Seder.
April 11, 2003
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Carol and Philip Zaleski on Prayer During War
April 11, 2003
Carol and Philip Zaleski on Prayer During War
Carol Zaleski is a professor of religion at Smith College and her husband, Philip Zaleski, is a religion writer and editor. Together they are writing a book about prayer in all cultures, and both have much to say on the role of prayer during wartime.
April 11, 2003
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