ARW: A Documentary Unit Worth Exploring

Trent T. Gilliss

is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as publisher & editor-in-chief. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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January 18th, 2010

The vital work of our talented colleagues at American RadioWorks (ARW) is on my mind for a number of reasons….

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January 18th, 2010

People participate in a voodoo ceremony on March 27, 2010 in Port-au-Prince in memory of the victims of the January…

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January 16th, 2010

No one has ever accused me of being fashion-forward. Neither will I ever willingly join a conversation on the relative…

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January 15th, 2010

As I’ve listened to all the noise around intelligence- gathering and airport security in response to the attempted Christmas Day…

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July 30th, 2009

Poetry. What can I say. Verse slakes our audiences’ thirst; many of us imbibe poetry in binges. Yet, most people…

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September 17th, 2008

It’s a mixed bag when somebody verbalizes what others dare not express. There’s always one loud-mouth that says something that…

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September 3rd, 2008

In preparing for Krista’s interview with Fr. Stewart, several producers listen as he previews a few manuscripts from the HMML…

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August 17th, 2008

The germ of an idea for our show on Vodou varies greatly from how our program on play originated. We…

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August 14th, 2008

Races: athletes in China, candidates in the U.S. My mind races ahead to the month of Ramadan, which begins in…

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August 8th, 2008

Somehow Lauren Collins’ piece in The New Yorker is magically able to connect an unlikely list of characters — a…

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July 28th, 2008

If you didn’t know it, each member on our staff, including Krista, pretty much reads every piece of e-mail that’s…

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July 24th, 2008

Animals at Play Our rebroadcast of “Play, Spirit, and Character” allows me a natural entry point into sharing the incredible…

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June 17th, 2008

We called out for your suggestions for the five-word acceptance speech at the Webby Awards. We received hundreds of suggestions…

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June 4th, 2008

Every six weeks, we convene as a staff and talk about ideas for shows for the next two to three…

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June 3rd, 2008

Photo by Flickr/Marcus Krisetya Searching the term “heschel” on Flickr turned up a Heschel-Merton peace protest, some previously published photos…

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May 22nd, 2008

We use a third-party service, Disqus, for our commenting engine on our blog. Due to some changes from our blog…

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May 12th, 2008

Spring has finally arrived in the upper Midwest. And it’s about time because Andy (the new associate Web producer) and…

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April 20th, 2008

Pesach (Passover) is upon us. In a recent entry by Rachel Barenblat (a rabbinical student who writes the Velveteen Rabbi blog),…

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March 18th, 2008

OK. I had begun this post with a long-winded preface about SOF’s coverage of Islam, how much I’ve learned, the…

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February 22nd, 2008

One thing we know about our fan base — they (you?) love words, especially poesy. The response to Tess Gallagher’s…

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February 16th, 2008

Our program on the spirit of play continues to garner attention. This time Krista’s appearance at the New York Public…

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February 11th, 2008

Brian Lehrer interviewed Krista for his daily program on WNYC this morning. As a listener, I was appreciative that he…

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