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Interviews

'Pearl': A Tale of Motherhood and Martyrdom

Novelist Mary Gordon's new book, Pearl, is about a mother's struggle to understand her daughter's public act of martyrdom. Gordon is the author of seven novels, including Final Payments and The Company of Women), and four nonfiction works.

'Pearl': A Tale of Motherhood and Martyrdom

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'The Torture Papers' Detail U.S. Detainee Policies

A new book compiles U.S. memos and reports on the interrogation and treatment of detainees in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib was edited by Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel.

'The Torture Papers' Detail U.S. Detainee Policies

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Human Rights and the Future of Abuse

Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch. He says the Justice Department's decision not to have the Geneva Conventions apply to Taliban and al Qaeda detainees has opened the door to the abuse of prisoners elsewhere.

Human Rights and the Future of Abuse

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Monday

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NPR Replay: Fake News

A Fake Newsman's Fake Newsman: Stephen Colbert

Comic and journalist Stephen Colbert is the fake senior correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. We talk with Colbert about his reports, from "Rathergate" to "This Week in God."

A Fake Newsman's Fake Newsman: Stephen Colbert

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Remembrances

A Carson Comrade Recalls the Late-Night King

Fred de Cordova is a former executive producer of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. We listen back to a 1988 interview with de Cordova. Johnny Carson, the host of The Tonight Show for 30 years died Sunday at the age of 79. The cause was emphysema.

A Carson Comrade Recalls the Late-Night King

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Thursday

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Rev. Wallis: Sojourners and Politics

Rev. Jim Wallis is the founder of the organization Sojourners, a Christian group advocating a style of peace and justice. Wallis is editor in chief of Sojourners magazine. His new book is God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It.

Rev. Wallis: Sojourners and Politics

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Wednesday

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Business

The State of Airlines, and US Airways

Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for US Airways, Christopher Chiames responds to comments made last week on the show by Scott McCartney, who writes about the Airline industry for The Wall Street Journal.

The State of Airlines, and US Airways

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Tuesday

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