In the wake of the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina, many Gulf Coast residents sought support from their faith communities. Father Vien The Nguyen works in New Orleans East and advises those now suffering from Hurricane Irene's effects. He is a judicial vicar in the Catholic Church's Archdiocese of New Orleans. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
For the past month, Muslims around the world have been fasting in observance of Ramadan. Regular contributor Arsalan Iftikhar and his friend, Rabiah Ahmed, share childhood memories of their families observing the fast.
The Anacostia River is eight miles long and home to a diversity of birds and fish. These days, however, you're more likely to spot a soda bottle floating downstream than a sturgeon, shad or striped bass. But one local minister is on a mission to save the river.
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