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On the Line: The Ever-Evolving Christmas Holidayi
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December 27, 2013 3:00 AM
This time of year, the calendar is filled with holidays around the world. Some are faith-based, some are cultural, and others strictly secular. This week's "On The Line" explores the evolution of the Christmas celebration around the world.

On the Line: The Ever-Evolving Christmas Holiday

Published December 26, 2013

This time of year, the calendar is filled with holidays around the world. Some are faith-based, some are cultural, and others strictly secular. This week's "On The Line" explores the evolution of the Christmas celebration around the world.

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On the Line is a lively forum, hosted by Ayesha Tanzeem, where newsmakers, policy experts, diplomats, activists, academics and journalists discuss world events. It focuses on the critical issues shaping the future, and gives those issues the vigorous, serious debate they deserve. The program broadcasts worldwide on VOA Television, and is also heard on VOA radio. Condensed versions of the program can be heard in translation in over 40 languages via VOA radio's language services.

 
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Economic Argument for Action on Climate Change
Fears that the planet is becoming too hot dominated Earth Day celebrations this week.  Climate scientists recommend radical action, but economic concerns stand in the way.  How do we reconcile the two?  Find out next, ON THE LINE.

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Ekundayo Shittu: Assistant Professor, George Washington University;  Lead Co-author - IPCC Climate Change Report
Steven A. Cohen: Executive Director - Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York