Show rundown for 10/19/2007

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More than a hundred are dead in Karachi after yesterday's massive blast during the homecoming of former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto. We speak with Shahan Mufti of the Christian Science Monitor, who was in Karachi when Ms. Bhutto arrived in Pakistan.

Stephen King

The famed novelist is this year's editor for "The Best American Short Stories 2007". We speak to him about the book, the state of the short story, and his thoughts on the art of writing.

Values Voter Summit

Thousands of Christian conservatives are gathering in Washington to hear from the 2008 republican presidential candidates, amid talk that none of them has lit a fire under that important voting block. We speak with Connie Mackey, who heads the legislative arm of the Family Research Council.

The Week in Sports

The Boston Red Sox keep their playoff hopes alive, the Colorado Rockies try to keep their momentum going in the midst of a long layoff, Joe Torre says no thanks to Yankee owner George Steinbrenner's five million dollar contract offer. Those are the topics up for discussion this week as we talk sports with Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's "Only a Game."

Marie Knight

The longtime gospel singer will be inducted into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame next week-end and she's recently released a new album: "Let Us Get Together: A Tribute to Reverend Gary Davis". We speak to her about the CD and her career.

This program aired on October 19, 2007.

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