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Welfare Reform
August 6, 1999
Welfare Reform
Three years after the most radical overhaul of the nation’s welfare system ever, the number of people on welfare has been cut in half. But it has not changed other factors that effectively keep people in poverty.
August 6, 1999
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Jewish Jordan: Tamir Goodman
July 30, 1999
Jewish Jordan: Tamir Goodman
In Baltimore, Maryland, Tamir Goodman is both an Orthodox Jew and a star basketball player. At 17, in his junior year in high school this past season, he averaged 35 points a game and was offered an athletic scholarship next year by the basketball powerhouse University of Maryland.
July 30, 1999
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Hinduism in America, Part 1
July 30, 1999
Hinduism in America, Part 1
Alongside Christians and Jews in all their variety, there are now Muslims and Buddhists and Sikhs and Hindus, a million Hindus in all, struggling, as have all other newcomers, to establish their faith and traditions in the United States.
July 30, 1999
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Falun Gong Spiritual Movement
July 30, 1999
Falun Gong Spiritual Movement
In Washington and in cities across the U.S., followers of the Falun Gong meditation movement are turning out to express solidarity with besieged practitioners in China. Thousands have been detained since China’s Communist government began last week’s crackdown. This week, Falun Gong ...
July 30, 1999
01-2001
Father Ellwood (Bud) Kieser
July 9, 1999
Father Ellwood (Bud) Kieser
Following the Columbine High shootings, the film industry wrestled with whether the violence it presents on the screen encourages violent behavior in real life. Father Ellwood Kieser does think Hollywood bears some responsibility for society's violence. His calling, he says, is nothing less than to persuade America's entertainment industry to celebrate human values as well as money.
July 9, 1999
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Palliative Care
July 9, 1999
Palliative Care
As death approaches, hospice care can impose a heavy burden, with great responsibilities on families. Palliative care is a method of treatment for terminally ill patients and their families that provides them with hospice-like care in a hospital.
July 9, 1999
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Tibetan Buddhists in Exile
June 11, 1999
Tibetan Buddhists in Exile
Part two of our series on the Tibetan Buddhists in exile in India. They’re refugees not only from Chinese oppression in Tibet but also from what the Dalai Lama calls “cultural genocide.”
June 11, 1999
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The Dalai Lama
June 4, 1999
The Dalai Lama
Our special report on the life, the plight, and the humor of the Dalai Lama. Forced out of Tibet by the Chinese in 1959, living in exile with little apparent chance of returning, the Dalai Lama remains one of the world's foremost symbols of hope and nonviolence. How does he keep from hating those ...
June 4, 1999
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Tensions in Chinese/U.S. Relations
June 4, 1999
Tensions in Chinese/U.S. Relations
Ten years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, U.S.-Sino relations are again at a low point, sparked by the mistaken bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade and charges that China stole nuclear secrets. Some activists are concerned the tense political situation will pose increased difficulties ...
June 4, 1999
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Joan of Arc
May 14, 1999
Joan of Arc
There has been a revival of cultural interest in Joan of Arc, the 15th-century peasant girl who became a French national hero and a Roman Catholic saint.
May 14, 1999
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Joan of Arc Phenomenon
May 7, 1999
Joan of Arc Phenomenon
Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431, but over 500 years later, Saint Joan is getting new attention through modern eyes.
May 7, 1999
09-2001
Eco-faith
April 23, 1999
Eco-faith
Earth Day is the day set aside each year for reaffirming a commitment to protecting the environment. In recent years, because of a shift in thinking about the natural world, many faith communities have been taking up the cause of the environment. This movement is particularly strong along the banks of the Columbia River, where salmon has been declared an endangered species.
April 23, 1999
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