Andy Dayton

Andy Dayton

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May 17, 2010

StoryCorps's animated short of a mother and her son with Asperger's syndrome reminds us of the lessons Paul Collins shared about raising his autistic son.

February 28, 2010

Unable to speak, Roger Ebert's new life hints at spiritual transformation, and the bearing of a "poet's heart."

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February 21, 2010

His answer to the audience question, “Is religion potentially dangerous?” is one that’s often asked in the context of the seemingly intractable conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

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February 14, 2010

Replace notes with words and you might say that reading Miller is similar to Mingus "thinking on a piano."

February 08, 2010

British fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett advocates a right to "early death." Video of his Richard Dimbleby Lecture.

January 31, 2010

A moving performance of Frederick Douglass' "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" in Howard Zinn's history roadshow.

January 21, 2010

David Brooks' prescription for, and Binyavanga Wainaina's criticism of, foreign aid leaves a question unanswered.

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December 09, 2009

A Yale study identified "six Americas" when it comes to climate change. Where are you on the spectrum?

November 22, 2009
November 10, 2009

Here’s a fascinating case of modern law meets 5000-year-old religious tradition. At the end of October, the British Supreme Court decided that — in the case of accepting applicants to a Jewish high school — observance, not ethnicity, should be used in determining admissions. From Sarah Lyall’s New York Times write-up on the ruling:

“In an explosive decision, the court concluded that basing school admissions on a classic test of Judaism — whether one’s mother is Jewish — was by definition discriminatory. Whether the rationale was ‘benign or malignant, theological or supremacist,’ the court wrote, ‘makes it no less and no more unlawful.’”

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November 05, 2009

As we send this program on the airwaves, Armstrong is preparing to unveil her "Charter for Compassion" to the world.

October 10, 2009

Stephanie FieldingAfter we replayed our program with David Treuer last week, we received an interesting story from listener Stephanie Fielding in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the program, Treuer talks about his efforts to help sustain the Ojibwe language:

“What I really love about language revitalization, what is so key to it, is that it’s always been ours and it’s a chance to define ourselves on and in our own terms and in ways that have nothing to do with what’s been taken. We can define ourselves by virtue of what we’ve saved.”

October 06, 2009
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September 29, 2009

A phrase that came up in our cuts-n-copy for this program, and eventually mad it into the title.

August 25, 2009

A renowned photojournalist discusses the need to "see the humanity that exists" in conflict zones and "allow the people to touch us in some way."

August 17, 2009

A week-long retreat to rural Wisconsin takes us to Frank Lloyd Wright’s summer home Taliesin, and Deer Park Buddhist Center for a meditation on healing and the space we inhabit.

August 13, 2009

Our SoundSeen slideshow of James Prosek's paintings of birds and fish, coupled with his words about the myth of order.

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