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Detroit’s Bankruptcy and Worker Pensions – Detroit owes a total of 18 billion dollars to banks, investors and 23,000 present and former city workers. How much will workers’ pensions likely be cut? Should pensioners be treated differently than banks and bondholders? Lucky Severson reports from Detroit on the anguished debate there over what would be fair.
The Dalai Lama’s “Secular Ethics” – The Dalai Lama is in the U.S. teaching what he calls “secular ethics.” Correspondent Kate Olson reports on the Dalai Lama’s recent visit to Emory University in Atlanta, where he spoke of the compassion that he says, can make possible a world-wide ethic that everyone could embrace – religious or not.
Promoting Racial Reconciliation – A Belief and Practice segment on the leaders of the predominantly white Episcopal Church in Louisiana who are urging their parishioners to repent and ask forgiveness for racism toward Louisiana’s large black community.