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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #1752

Probation for Profit - In many jurisdictions in the U.S., courts appoint private for-profit probation companies to collect fines and oversee the conduct of individuals accused of violations. As Lucky Severson reports, this can lead to the jailing for months or even years of individuals with relatively small fines that with fees and interest charges balloon to amounts they cannot afford to pay.

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson's Legacy - The spiritual leader of the Chabad Lubavitch Hassidic movement, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, "the Rebbe," died 20 years, but his legacy continues to touch Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews and non-Jews as well. Although no successor has been named, the Lubavitcher movement has tripled in size since Schneerson's death, with Chabad centers in 49 states and 80 countries. Kim Lawton looks at Schneerson's ongoing impact. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This series provides in-depth coverage of the top religion and ethics stories of the week as well as religious and ethical perspectives on domestic and foreign events and the arts. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the series brings viewers breaking news through live and taped reports filed by a team of correspondents in the field and interviews with prominent newsmakers.

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