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• Haiti Priest Doctor - Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on Father Rick Frechette who came to Haiti 25 years ago to build a school and shelter for orphans. Seeing the need for doctors, he subsequently went to medical school and his mission now operates the largest pediatric hospital in Haiti as well orphanages schools and other hospitals in that troubled nation.
• Evangelicals and the Election - Host Bob Abernethy talks with Southern Baptist and culture war leader Richard Land, who is stepping down next year as President of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Despite conservative defeats in the election, Land insists there is no reason for the religious right to soften any of its positions -- on abortion, gay marriage or anything else
• Hanukkah Lamps - As the eight day Hanukkah festival of lights approaches, Susan Braunstein, curator of the Jewish Museum of New York describes the lamps and menorahs that have been used over time to celebrate the holiday.
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