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Cowboy Church: With Rodeo Arena, They 'Do Church Different'

A new Christian movement is growing in the American South and Southwest. "Cowboy church" pastors say their simple services, Western decor and adjacent rodeo arenas are bringing in worshipers who thought they didn't like church.
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Texas Megachurch At Center Of Measles Outbreak

Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago, but the disease has cropped up again in communities with low vaccination rates. In North Texas last month, 21 people came down with the disease, which began at a vaccine-skeptical megachurch.
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Last Flight Of Ethiopia-To-Israel Jewish Migration Program

After nearly 30 years, the program that brought thousands of Jews from Ethiopia to Israel has come to an end.
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Evangelicals' New Chief Says Days Of Moral Majority Over

Russell Moore is considered the public face of Evangelical Christians, as the new leader of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Moore speaks with host Michel Martin about what it will take to bridge the racial gap in the Church and deal with some hot-button topics like immigration and abortion.
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NIH Director Francis Collins

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, joins Kojo in the studio.

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Ahead Of Commemoration Of March, Local Church Played Host To Interfaith Voices

Washington's Shiloh Baptist Church is quiet this morning, but yesterday it was filled with voices of many faiths praising Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Freedom Singer: 'Without Music, There Would Be No Movement'

The Freedom Singers, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez were some of the people who provided the soundtrack at the March on Washington. The Freedom Singers' Rutha Mae Harris tells host Michel Martin why the civil rights movement couldn't exist without music.
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A Marriage Of Culinary Traditions

Equinox Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray talk about farm-to-table dining and how their marriage brought his culinary training to the foods of her Jewish heritage.

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For Arab World's Christians, An Uncertain Fate

As Egypt plunges into unrest amid the military-backed government's crackdown on demonstrators, the country's Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic extremists. Their fate mirrors conditions faced by Christians across the Middle East.
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Ancient African Religion Finds Roots In America

African-American followers of Yoruba say it offers a spiritual path as well as a sense of cultural belonging. Followers of Yoruba are adapting its teachings to a modern context, while connecting with their heritage.

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