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Baltimore Tensions – Tensions remain high in Baltimore in the wake of protests—sometimes violent—over the death of an African-American man Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody. Host Bob Abernethy talks with Bishop Eugene Sutton, Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, about how clergy and community leaders are working for peace and justice, and the national conversation he believes needs to take place about race and policing.
Same-Sex Marriage Case – The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case that considers granting a constitutional right to marry to same-sex couples nationwide. Religious groups have been actively lobbying on both sides of the issue. Correspondent Tim O’Brien reports on the arguments and the implications of this important case.
Converting to Judaism – Judaism does not encourage conversions but, as Bob Faw reports, converts he interviews say converting enriches them and gives them peace – and enriches Judaism as well.