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- The Syria Conflict – Can diplomacy replace missile strikes in the crisis over chemical weapons in Syria? William Galston, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, talks with host Bob Abernethy and Managing Editor Kim Lawton about the moral choices now as the U.S. decides how to proceed.
- Birmingham Church Bombing 50th Anniversary – Less than three weeks after the 1963 March on Washington, on Sunday, September 15th, a Ku Klux Klan-planted bomb went off at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama, just before the 11 am worship service began. Four young girls were killed, and the entire nation was rocked by the tragedy. Kim Lawton looks at the impact of the bombing and how, 50 years later, the church hopes to be a witness of the past and a sign of hope for the future.
- Kever Avot – Rabbi David Wolpe, of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, talks about the Jewish practice, Kever Avot. During the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – a time of prayer, repentance and charity – many Jews visit the graves of their loved ones and ancestors. Rabbi Wolpe leads a community Kever Avot service at Mt. Sinai Hollywood Hills Memorial Park.