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EPA'S NO TO CALIFORNIA

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied California a waiver to set its own — and the nation's first --greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles. Our guest is Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post

DO YOU BELIEVE?

Do you believe in God? Antonio Monda, a critic for the Italian newspaper "La Republica" posed that question to 18 well-known cultural figures including Saul Bellow, Grace Paley, Elie Weisel and Jane Fonda. We talk with Monda about the answers he got and wrote about in his new book: "Do You Believe?: Conversations on God and Religion."

RON PAUL REVOLUTION

How is it that Libertarian Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul can raise a record $6 million in one day on the internet while he's at the bottom of national polls? We speak with Gail Chaddock, Christian Science Monitor correspondent who has been on the campaign trail with Paul.

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

A backstage visit during a rehearsal of "Amahl and The Night Visitors" by the Young Opera Company of New England brings back memories of the original production. Gian Carlo Menotti's opera was first commissioned for television and became a Christmas staple in the 1950s.

This program aired on December 20, 2007.

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