Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff was Jewish and Israeli — and here's how his friends tried to cover it up
Monday, September 08, 2014
Drug-Resistant TB; History of the Jews; Poverty and the Social Safety Net; Walter Kern and the Rockefeller Imposter
Monday, March 24, 2014
On today’s show: We’ll find out why tuberculosis has been making a speedy, drug-resistant comeback—with 8 million new infections each year. Simon Schama traces the Jewish experience across 3,000 years. Our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America continues with Michael Katz and Olivia Golden discussing the social safety net and the government programs designed to help the poor. Walter Kirn tells us about his odd 15-year friendship with a man who turned out to be an imposter, kidnapper, and murderer.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492. His book The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC–1492 AD spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It’s a story of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Chaos rules at this rowdy 1964 meeting of the Overseas Press Club. The guest panel includes Catholic Church critic, Rolf Hochhuth, and a Catholic Church official.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
In 1949, Israel's Abba Eban defends his country against a variety of accusations and urges the United Nations to act favorably on Israel's application for admission to that international body.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
The Haggadah, the Jewish religious text read at Passover, is 3,000 years old. It has been translated more than any Jewish book, from ancient times, to 14th-century Sarajevo, to the just-published "New American Haggadah." Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander have constructed a new Haggadah, religious, yet modern, for the American Jews of their generation.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
By Bob Hennelly
For decades, Jewish voters were reliable members of the Democratic New Deal Coalition that coalesced around President Franklin Roosevelt and continues to define the political landscape. But a new survey suggests that American Jews, despite their longstanding allegiance to Democrats, are not immune to disappointment in President Obama. And Republicans are hoping to capitalize on the trend in the upcoming midterm elections.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
In the 1980s Demjanjuk was extradited to Israel where he was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death; his conviction was overturned by the Israeli supreme court which accepted his claim of mistaken identity. But Demjanjuk has remained at the top of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of "most wanted" Nazi war crimes suspects.
For more on this story we turn to Tristana Moore, the BBC’s reporter in Berlin.
Tuesday, December 26, 1989
Mayor Koch speaks about his relation with the black community, after his [purportedly misquoted] sentence of "Jews and supporters of Israel would be crazy to vote for Jessie Jackson, just as blacks and supporters of black causes would be crazy to vote for George Bush." Koch expounds on Jewish and ...