1. Moral Injuries in War - Inner Compass

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    We know that soldiers can be injured physically, or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. But there’s a third kind of injury that results when soldiers engage in actions that violate their own moral principles; it’s known as “moral injury.” Herman Keizer, chaplain for the U.S. Army for over 40 years, tells about a movement seeking to change how the military regards and addresses injuries to the conscience. Karen Saupe hosts.

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    • Ready For Robots? - Inner Compass

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      As people have fewer phone conversations, choosing instead to use texts and on-line social networking, anthropologist Sherry Turkle has noticed something. Director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and the Self, she researches how people interact with experimental sociable robots. People are growing more receptive to robots taking the place of some human relationships as we become more accustomed to our narrowing human interactions. Hear this and other observations from her book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Karen Saupe hosts.

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      • Challenges of Pastoring - Inner Compass

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        Pastors are trained to care for people, but not to the detriment of themselves and their families. Pastor Mike Van Kampen of Alongside Ministries, a counseling & retreat center for clergy, relates some of the pressures, needs, and expectations ministers can struggle with. He also suggests ways that congregations can take better care of their leaders and perhaps see them in new way. Karen Saupe hosts.

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        • Who is Gospel Music For? - Inner Compass

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          Many people have strong feelings about what kind of music is appropriate for church, and exactly how it should be performed. Performed for whom? January Series guest James Abbington of Emory University's Candler School of Theology, and executive editor of the African American Church Music series, takes host Karen Saupe on a tour at the piano.

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          • A Bolder Approach to Education - Inner Compass

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            Stories of failing schools are all too common--schools that look and feel like prisons, with teachers who fear losing their jobs if they don’t stay focused on test scores. But there are also many public schools that have learned how to help any student succeed, no matter how poor or disadvantaged. New York University urban sociologist Pedro Noguera, co-chair of the public policy group Broader Bolder Approach to Education, shares what we can learn from schools that have excelled in dire circumstances.

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            • Asian-American Women - Inner Compass

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              Handling the pressure from society’s expectations is challenging enough; add more demands because of your race, gender, immigrant parents, and religion, and it can be nearly impossible to find your own voice. Nikki Toyama-Szeto is co-editor of More Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership and Faith. She describes the struggle and joys of finding one’s own calling and voice. Karen Saupe hosts.

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              • Escaping North Korea - Inner Compass

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                It’s a country where a bowl of rice is an extravagance for many citizens, and where reading the Bible or stepping on a photo of the supreme leader can land you in jail. Mike Kim knew little of North Korea when he first visited, but once he learned, he could never forget. Hear about his response and the hundreds of defectors he’s been able to help, as described in his memoir Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country. Karen Saupe hosts.

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                • Xprize: Spurring Scientific Innovation - Inner Compass

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                  There’s nothing like some prize money to get things moving. Ask Charles Lindbergh and his Spirit of St. Louis, or Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation. Author of Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, Diamandis believes human innovation can overcome any hurdle--especially when the competitive spirit gets involved. He describes scientific breakthroughs of the past and future, incentivized by the $10 million X Prize for the benefit of humanity. Karen Saupe hosts.

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                  • Speaking of Faith - Inner Compass

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                    After Krista Tippett graduated from seminary, she noticed a hole in the media. There was plenty of religion coverage, but the simplicity of the reports drove her to launch a public radio interview show, “Speaking of Faith” (now titled “On Being”). Tippet explains how she helps her guests reveal the complexities of their beliefs and values. Karen Saupe hosts.

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                    • Rock & Roll Women - Inner Compass

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                      Punk rocker turned music critic Jessica Hopper, author of The Girls’ Guide to Rocking: How to Start a Band, Book Gigs, and Get Rolling to Rock Stardom, takes us on tour with the women of rock & roll, including a stop at the new phenomenon of girls’ rock camps. Karen Saupe hosts.

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