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China Earthquake

Chinese state media says the death toll from today's massive earthquake now tops 8,0000 and is expected to rise. Thousands more are injured from the 7.8 magnitude quake.

Israel at 60

A look at the events of 1947 and 1948 that brought forth the new state of Israel. We speak with Israeli scholar Asher Susser, senior fellow at Brandeis University's Crown Center for Middle East Studies.

Alton Logan Case

Alton Logan spent 26 years in prison for a murder in Chicago, even though lawyers involved in the case knew he didn't commit the crime. He got out of jail last month only after the death of the real killer freed lawyers to speak out. He is back in court today. We speak with former public defender Dale Coventry, one of the lawyers who knew of Logan's innocence.

Cyclone Relief

Supplies from the U.S. were able to get into Burma. We speak to Marcel Wagner of the Adventist Development Relief agency and Melanie Brooks of CARE.

Richard Russo

Pulitzer prize winning author Richard Russo tells the stories of volunteers at a hospice in Maine.

This program aired on May 12, 2008.

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