January 15th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, the future of the pro-life movement, and your relationship on a recession. In our second hour, "Believe...for Whose Sake?" and the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe.
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January 15th Show

In our first hour today, we'll talk about the future of the pro-life movement. With a pro-choice president taking office next week and a pro-choice majority in the U.S. Senate, many pro-life supporters have to conclude that an outright ban on abortion won't happen in the immediate future. Some pro-lifers say it's time to find common ground with pro-choice groups. But others argue that there can be no compromise with what they regard as murder.

Can there be a common ground on abortion?

Following that discussion, we want to know: Is your relationship suffering under the weight of the recession? Whether your lover has just been hit by unemployment, or you and your spouse are living in a cash-strapped household, Chicago Tribune syndicated columnist Amy Dickinson will offer some tips on how to keep your relationship from buckling.

If you live in London, Barcelona, or here in D.C., you may have come across an advertisement that reads, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake." Those two sentences have sparked a widespread discussion about faith, and particularly atheism. In our second hour, we're going to talk about the ads we've been seeing here. Our guests include the director of communications at the American Humanist Association, and a D.C. resident who ran an ad campaign that promotes belief in God.

At the end of the hour, the chief executive officer for Physicians for Human Rights will talk about investigating the health crisis in Zimbabwe. The death toll from a cholera outbreak in the region has risen beyond 2,000.