The D.C. Council tackles a range of progressive labor bills. The fight over who can grow medical marijuana in Maryland will go to court. And Fairfax County's schools superintendent steps down.
Today, religious differences may seem more stark than ever. But historian and former nun Karen Armstrong says that religions — from Confucianism to Judaism — sprang from a common, violent past. Armstrong joins Kojo to discuss how religions emerged, and why we could be on the verge of a religious turning point.
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