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Rice Confirmation Hearings

The Senate begins hearings on the nomination of Condoleezza Rice to be Secretary of State.

Women Candidates in Iraq

This month, three U.S. congresswomen traveled to the Middle East to advise women politicians in Iraq about how to campaign. But it turns out that it was the U.S. delegation that may have done most of the learning.

Lessons from the Past

We speak to university professor emeritus at Columbia University, Fritz Stern, about what went wrong in German democracy in the first half of the 20th century and some concerns he has today about democracy in America.

Deep Freeze

It's cold here in Boston. But it's a lot warmer here than in parts of the Midwest. We ask a Minnesotan to explain the difference between 45 degrees below and 25 below.

Heavyweight Tunes

Miles Davis and Winston Marselis both wrote music to honor the boxer Jack Johnson. We compare them with music critic James Isaacs.

This program aired on January 18, 2005.

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