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Boy Scouts Survey Members on Homosexuality

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America made headlines earlier in January when they said they'd consider lifting the ban on homosexual scouts and leaders. They made good on their word this month when they sent out 1.1 million surveys to Boy Scout staff and leaders.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Changing Boy Scouts

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

As the Boy Scouts executive board considers changing its anti-gay policy, Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, founder of Scouts for Equality, and the author of My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength and What Makes a Family, talks about scouting and discrimination.

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The Takeaway

New Abuse Case Takes on Boy Scouts of America

Monday, April 05, 2010

The Catholic Church has been at the center of a sexual abuse scandal for weeks, but now a lawsuit in Oregon is turning the spotlight on Boy Scouts of America.

The youth organization is being sued by a 37-year-old man who says he was molested several times by his scoutmaster back in the 1980s. This is not the first lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America, but this case brings new evidence that the scouting organization knew about hundreds of molesters within its ranks and failed to take action.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Walking Away From a Mortgage, Scouts Turn 100, Listeners on Groundhog Day

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

  • FINANCE TAKEOUT: For the first time since the Great Depression homeowners are thinking about walking away from their homes, despite having the money to keep up with their mortgage payments. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story tells us why.
  • SCOUTS TAKEOUT:  As the Boy Scouts of America turns 100 years old, its reintroducing itself to America. Part of the centennial plan is to recruit more Hispanics into the world of scouting. Marcos Nava, Hispanic Initiatives Team Leader with the scouting organization, explains the details and the motivation behind the plan. 
  • LISTENERS TAKEOUT: After we learned how the 1993 film, "Groundhog Day," has been used by religious communities, listeners tell us how the film has inspired them.

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