The Boy Scouts of America turns 100 years old this month. That’s a century of merit badges, campfires, bowlines, half-hitches, jamborees and camporees, first aid and community service. Guest host Audie Cornish talks to Marcos Nava, who heads up Hispanic Initiatives for the Boy Scouts, and actor Jon Heder, an Eagle Scout and star of the film Napoleon Dynamite.
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Explores the results of the Pew Forum that asks Christians whether torture is justified. Brings in al-Jazeera footage of the Bagram chaplain exhorting soldiers to "hunt souls down for Jesus." Comments on the NY Times article about Explorer Scouts’ paramilitary training for border patrols, marijuana raids, and anti-terrorism.
Reads a Lisel Muller poem called Hope. Talks about Frances Moore Lappe’s talk called The Work of Hope, and the game of Monopoly being designed by a Quaker woman as a lesson in what not to do. Continues to develop the Sovereignty Game as a way to try out better models. Plays the Public Citizen YouTube of an intern opening a tax- free Panamanian shell corporation. Defines the difference between a peacekeeper and a terrorist as how high-tech your weapons are. Rewrites the Ten Commandments and plays a rap song by a Tibetan Buddhist lama.
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