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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter reflects on the lessons he has learned from the Bible and talks about the role religion is playing in politics this election year. Plus: Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic on race, fear and gun laws after the killing of a Florida teenager; David Corn on today’s news from the beltway; a new documentary looks at efforts for reconciliation in war-town African nations; and Jeff Ragsdale on a flyer he posted advertising “one lonely guy.”

Obama Fights Back

David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, discusses his new book, Showdown, and how Obama is gearing up for a fight with the GOP.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Trayvon Martin

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic, discusses the killing of a Florida teenager, and what it says about race, fear, and gun laws in America.

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Forgiveness in Wartorn African Nations

Eric Strauss, director of the new documentary "The Redemption of General Butt Naked," and Colin Waugh, author of Charles Taylor and Liberia: Ambition & Atrocity in Africa's Lone Star State, talk about Charles Taylor, Joseph Kony, Joshua Milton Blahyi, and efforts for reconciliation and forgiveness in African nations ridden by violence.

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Jimmy Carter: Bible Study

Former U.S. president, Jimmy Carter, talks about religion, politics, and the moral life, and his new book, NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter.

Plus: A call-in for how your religious beliefs have influenced your political beliefs.

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A Lonely Town

Jeff Ragsdale, co-creator of the book, Jeff, One Lonely Guy, posted the flyer, "If anyone wants to talk about anything, call me (347) 469-3173. Jeff, one lonely guy." He talks about the book and how he and his collaborators fashioned a book from the responses to his flyer.

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Former President Jimmy Carter

Listen: President Jimmy Carter on Whether War is Inevitable

Former President Jimmy Carter responded to Brian's question at the center of our End of War series: Is war inevitable? Listen below.

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