In 1994, Christian talk radio host Harold Camping first predicted that the beginning of the end comes on Friday, May 21st, 2011. Host Michel Martin talks about apocalypse predictions and movements they inspire with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of the National Center for Jewish Learning and Leadership, and Harvard Divinity School professor Harvey Cox.
President Obama suggested Thursday that Israel revert to the territory it held prior to its gains in the Six Day War of 1967, while allowing for swaps of land between Israel and a future Palestinian state. A look at how the borders have changed over time.
In this Piano Jazz session from 1997, tenor saxophonist James Moody stops by for a set including two tunes by his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie — "Con Alma" and "A Night in Tunisia" — and stretches out in John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and Charlie Parker's "Anthropology." He also performs his signature tune, "Moody's Mood for Love," ba
As many Americans struggle with higher gas prices, others look for ways to live using fewer fossil fuels. They pursue a personal form of energy independence — and they are finding that it's no easy feat.
About a year ago, following the Deepwater Horizon oil rig catastrophe that released millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Mary Richert decided that she wanted to live a life free of oil. "I quit," she told American Public Media's radio program Marketplace. "I just want to stop using oil completely. I just don't want to ever see it or think about it again."
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High gasoline prices, high food prices and concern over the environment have Kentuckians more interested in home gardens. More people want to buy, grow and eat locally. It’s all in the name of sustainability.
This story was originally broadcast on June 23, 2010. Empire of the Summer Moon is now available in paperback.
In 1836, a 9-year-old pioneer girl named Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped during a Comanche raid in North Texas. She was strapped onto the back of a horse and taken north, back into the Plains where the powerful American Indian tribe lived.