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· St. Olaf Christmas Festival - For 100 years, St. Olaf College, a small Lutheran school in Minnesota, has put on a Christmas concert that has become known—and loved—around the world. Kim Lawton reports on the background and mission of the famed St. Olaf Choir. (Originally aired December 16, 2011) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/december-16-2011/st-olaf-christmas-festival-and-choir/10008/
· Churches and the Disabled - Lucky Severson reports on congregations that assimilate the severely disabled. Severson speaks with Mark Pinsky, author of the book Amazing Gifts, about the loneliness of many disabled people, the awkwardness of some churchgoers in their presence and the growing need for places of worship that not only welcome the disabled but put them to work, even as evangelists. (Originally aired May 11, 2012) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/may-11-2012/churches-and-the-disabled/10968/
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