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Airing from 2003-2018, America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each episode takes an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

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There's a vast media landscape in the Middle East - and religious extremists have unfortunately leveraged the power and reach of this media to spread an ideology of intolerance. But in the past few years, new broadcasters have taken up the fight, using their bully pulpit to fight back. This month on America Abroad, we learn about how the issue of religion is handled in the media throughout the Middle East.

Back in the Golden Age of Islam, Muslim astronomers began studying the skies to improve their religious practice: when to pray, how to face Mecca. 

This hour, we'll talk about why trade was one of the biggest issues that got Donald Trump elected. What Americans stand to gain - and lose - by pulling out of trade deals. And what really happened to American manufacturing jobs.

Abortion. Right to die. Stem cell research. How do Muslims around the world approach modern bioethical dilemmas?

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