Tag: public radio

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May 13, 2015

The word “depression” is used to describe a personal condition as well as large-scale economic collapse. Parker Palmer shares a story of personal story of his last encounter with depression and two interviews that talking about depression and economic crisis.

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November 16, 2014

Our executive editor’s weekly post on all things curious and aspiring — on topics from leading a less busy life to seeking rootedness and a cancer patient’s call to her senses.

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September 21, 2014

A young man’s humorous, joyful, and reflective contemplation about being Mormon, leaving Utah for a Radiolab internship in New York, and developing an evolving identity for himself. A profound and startlingly honest portrait of modern faith.

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August 31, 2014

A sneak preview of Krista Tippett’s scintillating conversation with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

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March 22, 2014

We live-tweeted our interview with the founder of StoryCorps. The takeaway? Some real gems from a life spent listening to and recording others.

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May 29, 2013

A bartender who was born and raised in Jamaica sent us this lovely essay in response to our latest show. A testament to the power of poetry and pursuit.

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May 12, 2013

On this Mother’s Day, in some odd way, I can think of no more fitting tribute than to listen to Ms. Boorstein reciting these lovely lines from Pablo Neruda.

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April 26, 2013

Sometimes it takes persistence to pitch a voice you know is right — and the willingness to listen to others around the dinner table.

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April 12, 2013

When you believe strongly in an idea, how do you shepherd it into being? As senior editor Trent Gilliss explains, sometimes it takes years of perseverance and framing.

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April 10, 2013

Art evolves in its iterations, and it’s fascinating to see how Doug Neill’s graphic recording session of our show with Brené Brown progresses before our very eyes.

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December 17, 2012

This week we feel especially privileged to do the work that we do. A brief post by our senior editor about the decision-making behind this week’s show and why it matters to us.

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December 9, 2012

An NYPD officer’s act of kindness with an Advent duet. Love from Mr. Matthew Crawley, pieces recommended for reading, and quotations from Krista Tippett. A round-up and a reminder that this joyous season be filled with acts of kindness.

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June 5, 2012

Janna Levin on the mathematics of ultimate reality, belief, and free will.

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June 4, 2012

Krista and the team leave for Istanbul this weekend, and we’re looking for your advice. Who are Turkish voices you’d recommend we interview while there that can speak to Turkey’s secular + emerging religious identity?

Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye perform at Da Poetry Lounge in Los Angeles in 2011.
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May 19, 2012

I experienced Sarah Kay at a gathering on Nantucket Island last fall. Collected there were the CEO of Google, the founder of the X PRIZE, and an eminent Broadway director. But each time this lovely 23-year-old took the stage to perform a poem, the audience quieted, reflected, and delighted in a completely different way.

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May 17, 2012

Making quality public radio and illustrating a guest’s point can be a tricky. Take, for instance, the poem going into the midpoint break of our interview with Sarah Kay. The clip is excerpted from Ms. Kay’s June 2010 performance of “Tshotsholoza” at the Acumen Fund’s *spark! event in New York City.

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May 12, 2012

Silence, as Gordon Hempton experiences and seeks to preserve it, is not a vacuum defined by emptiness. It’s not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. True quiet has presence, he says, and is a “think tank of the soul.” It is quiet that is quieting.

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May 10, 2012

“You can listen to silence Reuven. I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. It talks to me sometimes. I feel myself alive in it.”
—Chaim Potok from The Chosen.

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May 9, 2012

The track that ends our upcoming show on the sounds of silence and the last quiet places? An instrumental song…

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May 7, 2012

A Twitterscript recap of our interview with the man who is trying to preserve the last quiet places.

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May 4, 2012

For Seane Corn, yoga is much more than a practice in flexibility. It’s a way of applying spiritual lessons to real-world problems and personal issues. One way she channels her energy and love is through a practice she calls “body prayer” as she shares in this video from “Yoga from the Heart.”

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April 30, 2012

“I’ve been more than blessed with people, with miracles, with angels all around. When I’ve been in trouble and couldn’t get up the stairs, along came a neighbor, and she just said, ‘Can I help you?’”
—Ruth Wilkes

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April 30, 2012

We heard from so many people asking about the StoryCorps audio of Annie and Danny Perasa who ended this week’s show. Here’s an extended, animated short of the lovely couple talking about love and dying. An absolutely moving five minutes.

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April 29, 2012

It’s difficult to believe these days, when so many of us have had some experience of moving toward death with a loved one in hospice, or even a stranger on the CaringBridge website, how “badly” people died in this country until very recently.

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April 23, 2012

“Who we are and how much we split ourselves apart,” says Jon Kabat-Zinn, often cannot be explained in a cognitive way. Rather than offer ”some definitive prose statement which is bound to be inadequate and incomplete,”

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April 16, 2012

Christian Wiman went almost three years, he says, without writing a poem. For most of us, this may seem inconsequential….

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April 15, 2012

The eleventh and final song to round out our Easter Sunday soundtrack for this year’s Pascha won’t leave your head. It’s a chant by The Monastic Choir of the Valaam Monastery called “The Great Doxology.” To those Orthodox Christians, Happy Pascha!

Map of Turkey
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April 10, 2012

A smart report from The World on one of the few Orthodox Christian communities in Turkey that has learned to survive in a predominantly Sunni Muslim nation

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April 7, 2012

I have long been fascinated by Eastern Orthodox spirituality and theology, and I’m delighted to throw a spotlight on it…

Sylvia Boorstein expresses her point during a live event in suburban Detroit.
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April 2, 2012

If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, and for once could do nothing, perhaps the huge…

Sylvia Boorstein expresses her point during a live event in suburban Detroit.
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April 1, 2012

I picked up Sylvia Boorstein’s lovely book, That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist, years ago and loved it. Then, several…

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March 26, 2012

Public radio has some pretty geeky fans, and they’re enamored with the names of its on-air talent. Nonetheless, you gotta…

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March 26, 2012

On these early spring days, this 53-second story from Kevin Kling is a fine way to kick off the week. Listen, and take heart.

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March 21, 2012

A collection of live-tweet highlights from Krista’s interview with the poet and editor.

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March 19, 2012

What a wonderful Monday morning surprise. Our show with storyteller Kevin Kling has catapulted our On Being podcast to #15 on…

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March 17, 2012

Yesterday Ira Glass sent an email revealing that This American Life’s report on Apple’s manufacturing supplier in China “contained significant fabrications.” Mike…

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March 17, 2012

Full disclosure: until I moved to Minnesota, I didn’t get the Midwestern accent/humor thing thing that the movie Fargo so…

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March 4, 2012

I interviewed James Gates once before, a few years ago, when we were creating our show on Einstein’s ethics. We…

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February 26, 2012

Gary Knell, CEO of NPR in Friday’s Times Media Decoder blog, who “cited internal research that showed NPR’s average radio…

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February 24, 2012

Kathy Thomsen, president of the Dalcroze Society of America, took issue with the way we described the function of Dalcroze…

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April 26, 2011

On Being has made an identity shift, expanding its scope to exploring questions about meaning, religion, ethics, and ideas. But…

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April 22, 2011

Musician, conductor, composer Bobby McFerrin seems to have achieved two disparate levels of fame or infamy depending on who you…

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April 3, 2011

Katy Payne is the kind of person I love to interview. For starters, she is warm and delightful, wise and…

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February 28, 2011

A man listens intently as he waits his turn to speak at a at a village meeting in Kule, Maharashtra,…

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February 5, 2011

This story has us all mystified. It resulted in this ‘thought experiment’ among our staff, which led to wildly varying interpretations. Take a listen and tell us what you think.

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