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Issue: "Darwin's meltdown," April 3, 2004

&quotMy best questions were 'oh?' and 'no?'"

NPR Morning Edition host Bob Edwards on his &quotminimalist" interviewing style. &quotThe person I'm interviewing is a lot more important than I am," he said. NPR announced last week that

it would replace Mr. Edwards

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as host of the show. He hosted

it for 25 years.

&quotBecause Bush is such

a Christian, when he speaks he is seen as

an enemy in Europe."

Egyptian-born scholar Bat Yeor, speaking at Freedom House about her book, Eurabia, which describes the Islamic subversion of Western culture in Europe.

&quotHe doesn't know

anything, and he has

the intelligence of a


Hosni Abdo, brother of 16-year-old Hussam Abdo, who was forced last week by al-Aqsa terrorists to wait at an Israeli border crossing with explosives strapped under his shirt. The young Palestinian surrendered to Israeli soldiers, saying he didn't want to be a martyr. His brother said he would reveal the names of the terrorists after &quottwo slaps."

&quotThis is no joke."

Marquette University spokesman Ben Tracy on

lawsuits filed last week by the recording industry against college students who illegally download music at 21 schools. &quotThe sense of invulnerability

that students often have is part of the problem," said Cary Sherman of the Recording Industry Association of America.


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