The Civil War in Syria, which by all accounts is worse than the mainstream media are reporting, is creating a human tragedy not seen on this scale since the Killing Fields of Cambodia, the tribal conflicts of Rwanda, and before that the Holocaust. Commentator Gary Joiner reflects on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Airs Sunday, April 19, at 6 p.m. Confronting Hatred: 70 Years After the Holocaust examines the ways in which the Holocaust continues to inform contemporary discussions about hate speech, propaganda, and human rights. We hear stories from people confronting hatred in their lives, their communities, and sometimes in their own hearts.

Aired Thursday, January 23 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with actress Stephanie Satie and Patric McWilliams, the artistic director for River City Repertoire Theatre, about Silent Witnesses, a one woman play encompassing the lives of four children who survived the holocaust and help each other move on from the pain. For more information contact River City Repertoire Theatre at 318-868-5888 or on line at River City Repertoire Theatre.