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Episode #1733

KQED World: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

ATROCITIES IN MYANMAR - At one level, the former nation of Burma is moving slowly toward a free society. At the same time, as Lucky Severson reports, there is continuing mob persecution of Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims, just 2.5% of the country's 60 million people. And those committing what one observer calls "incredible brutality" are Buddhists, despite their teachings' non-violence.
JESUS AND RESURRECTION - Jesus: A Pilgrimage, the new book by prominent Roman Catholic priest Rev. James Martin SJ, has been on the New York Times bestsellers' list for the past month. The book attempts to combine historical and theological perspectives about Jesus with Martin's own spiritual insights. With the world's more than 2 billion Christians celebrating Easter, Kim Lawton talks to Martin about why he believes the resurrection is central to their faith.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
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Episode #1732

KQED World: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

SEVERELY IMPAIRED PREMATURE BABIES - Technology has allowed premature and critically ill newborn babies to survive, but sometimes with major problems. Dr. John Lantos, Ethicist at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, says, "The big question today is, of the survivors, how many survive without devastating neurologic impairments or other chronic medical problems." Betty Rollin speaks with physicians, families and a chaplain at Children's Mercy's Intensive Care unit about wrestling with issues of life and death. < br>THE SARAJEVO HAGGADAH - Beginning sundown April 14th, Jews will be observing Passover with the Seder, the special meal which commemorates their ancestors' exodus from slavery in Egypt. The book that guides the ritual is the Haggadah. Kim Lawton reports on one of the most famous Haggadahs in the world, the Sarajevo Haggadah, named for the Bosnian city where it is now kept. The rare, beautifully illuminated manuscript was created more than 600 years ago in Spain, and many see its story as a compelling symbol of the Exodus.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
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Episode #1731

KQED World: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

NEW CALVINISM - In many Southern Baptist churches there is a revival of interest in Calvinism, the strict theology of the 16th century reformer John Calvin, whose beliefs had great influence on colonial America. Gradually, since then, Calvinism's emphasis on sin and pre-destination gave way to other beliefs, but now, as Bob Faw reports, Calvinism's absolute certainty is attracting new followers, especially among young people.
BIBLICAL EPICS - 2014 has been called Hollywood's year of Biblical epics. From Son of God to Noah and others to come, top film makers are tackling Bible stories. Many are already reaping box office rewards. But what are the potential pitfalls? Kim Lawton went to Los Angeles to talk with Noah director Darren Aronofsky, Son of God producer Mark Burnett, film actors and analysts about the challenges of adopting sacred stories for the big screen.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
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