Show rundown for 4/17/2003

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U.S. and Syria Tense Over War Aid Claims

We examine the currently tense relationship between the U.S. and Syria over a host of issues, especially the Bush administration's contention that Damascus was providing Iraq with equipment and aid during the war.

Religion, Iraq, and Democracy

Dick Gordon, host of the NPR program The Connection, speaks with us from Baghdad about the complex religious issues in Iraq that pose a challenge for the U.S. as it pushes for a stable democracy in the region.

Frank Graham's Good Friday Service

There's a controversy brewing over the Good Friday service scheduled to be delivered at the Pentagon by Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, who has been quoted as saying that Islam is a wicked and violent religion.

Reports Say China Hides SARS Cases

We examine the latest news about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome with a particular focus on China.

Law and Oil in Iraq

The control of and distribution of Iraq's vast oil reserves will be a major factor in the reconstruction of the country. We examine some of the legal and logistical issues involving oil in Iraq.

Mailbag April 17, 2003

Listener letters and comments.

The Witness Cantata

Former U.S. ambassador Swanee Hunt has written "The Witness Cantata" to commemorate victims of war.

This program aired on April 17, 2003.

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