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Episode #2020

KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

* Millennials and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. | Monday, January 16, is the national holiday to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Older generations remember the leadership of Dr. King in the civil rights movement, but what about younger ones? Does Dr. King's legacy remain an inspiration for today's millennials? Dan Lothian interviews millennials in Boston as well as local activist Rev. Eugene Rivers and Northeastern University professor Sarah Jackson, an expert on social movements, about the contemporary attitudes of young people toward Dr. King. Among millennial activists, says Jackson, there is both an embrace of and a distance from Dr. King. There is admiration for his goals, but little desire for one great new leader. Instead, millennials are seeking to be part of a new movement driven by them from the ground up.
* Katie Meyler | Raised by a single mother in sometimes difficult circumstances in suburban New Jersey, Katie Meyler went to Liberia volunteering with the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse after college. There she became a one-woman force for social justice and education for girls. She raised money to build a school and became so committed to her work she refused to leave even when Ebola struck two years ago. She is still going strong.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Episode #2019

KQED World: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

* Brexit and London's Muslim Mayor | Despite the sharp spike in hate crimes and anti-immigrant speech associated with Britain's recent vote to leave the European Union, Sadiq Khan, mayor of London and the first Muslim leader of any Western world capital city, has been a strong voice for post-Brexit interfaith relations and reconciliation. He famously took a selfie with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi of London during Ramadan last year that went viral around the globe. On Mayor Khan's recent visit to the US, David Tereshchuk talked with him about bigotry, extremism, religious tolerance, and choosing hope over fear.
* Sean Callahan | On January 1, Sean Callahan became the new president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, the international relief agency of the US Catholic Church. Kim Lawton traveled to Haiti with Callahan last November in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and spoke with him about his humanitarian mission, his concerns about the anti-refugee climate in America, and what he learned working with Mother Teresa in India.
* Shabbat/Sabbath | Every week from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, Jews around the world celebrate Shabbat, the Sabbath. A day of prayer, rest, and reflection, Shabbat provides the spiritual renewal, some say, that is needed for the rest of the week. We spoke with Rabbi Nissan Antine and his wife, Sarah, of Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland about the meaning and practice of Shabbat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Look Ahead to 2017 (Episode #2018)

KQED World: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

We convene our annual discussion of some of the stories we'll be watching in 2017. From religion and the new Trump administration to rising hate crimes and ongoing debates about the Supreme Court, immigration and religious freedom, our panel looks ahead. Host Bob Abernethy talks with Managing Editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Jerome Socolovsky, editor-in-chief of Religion News Service.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
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