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Survived The Mayan Apocalypse? Here Come The Radish People

Each Dec. 23, they descend upon Oaxaca's main plaza: giant root vegetables carved into human figures and other vivid forms. The Night of the Radishes is a major tourist draw these days, but it all started with Spanish missionaries in the 1500s. When a new religion and imported crops met indigenous woodcarvers, a novel art form was born.
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Faith Leaders Address Gun Violence 'Epidemic' At National Cathedral

Reverends, rabbis, imams, pastors and other religious leaders gather today to urge lawmakers to address gun violence; the National Cathedral's funeral bell rung 28 times to commemorate the victims at Sandy Hook.

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Local Faith Leaders Weigh In On Fiscal Cliff

A group of interfaith leaders met with lawmakers on Thursday to press what they say are the "moral priorities" involved in the on-going fiscal cliff negotiations on Capitol Hill.

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Gospel Diva Vicki Yohe On 'Sounding Black'

Vicki Yohe has blond hair, blue eyes, and the look of a country-western singer. But she's an urban gospel music star and most of her fans are black. Yohe talks with host Michel Martin about race, music, faith, and her latest album, I'm at Peace: A Praise and Worship Experience.
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Newtown Tragedy: Would A Good God Allow Such Evil?

In the aftermath of tragic events like the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., people often question why an all-powerful God would allow such evil to happen. Throughout human history, different faiths have attempted to reconcile belief in a benevolent God with the inevitability of human suffering.
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Reverend Run: From Rapper To Preacher

Rap pioneer Joseph Simmons, also known as 'Run' of Run DMC, had a successful music career spanning more than three decades. For Tell Me More's 'Wisdom Watch' series, host Michel Martin talks with Rev. Run about his evolution from rapper to preacher.
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Clergy Called On To Help With Healing In Newtown

The ministers, priests and rabbis of Newtown, Conn., are taking on some of the toughest roles in the wake of the school shootings. They are presiding over funerals, comforting family members and providing support to members of the community.

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