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On the Blog

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August 02, 2009

The story of a woman whose son was murdered, and her struggle to end the cycle of violence in north Minneapolis.

July 31, 2009

This video from the World Science Festival in 2009 spread like wildfire online. Join along as McFerrin leads the audience in singing the pentatonic scale.

July 30, 2009

These vids from BBC's "Poetry Season" bring Byron and Blake to life — through punk rock and a soccer presser? Absolutely riveting!

July 21, 2009

Trent Gilliss, online editor

Producers and reporters from American Public Media (SOF/Marketplace/American RadioWorks) are gathering to discuss collective climate change reporting. I will be tweeting ideas and following the comments section here.

What’s the story we want to tell, and how do we want to tell it? I’m glad to bring your suggestions into the large and small group discussions. Please help as we’re planning shows for the coming year — leading up to and following on the heels of Copenhagen conference in December.

July 20, 2009

With the Pope Benedict XVI’s release of his third encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, Nancy wondered if we should do a short post pointing to Laurie Goodstein and Rachel Donadio’s article in The New York Times or the press release issued by the Vatican. I recommended we hold off and suggested that perhaps Martin Marty might weigh in Monday’s issue of Sightings from the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

It never came, but last Thursday Rick Elgendy, a doctoral candidate in Theology, took the reins. His piece is smart and helpful, giving us perspectives from several sides and some historical context for this social treatise. We reprint it here for you:

July 16, 2009

The Supreme Court candidate shares the impact of television on her life as a prosecutor to the U.S. Senate.

July 16, 2009

Krista makes a promise an editor aims to keep.

July 15, 2009

The production staff's take on the "assignment" of watching lots of TV for the last TV show with Diane Winston.

July 14, 2009

The executive producer of Battlestar Galactica speaks to Winston's students about the religious influences embedded in the original 1978 version, including Mormon theology, numerology, and the signs of the zodiac.

July 11, 2009

Why we decided to interview Chris Farrell for this show.

July 10, 2009

Studying neuroscience brings new insight to a mother's bond with her child.

July 02, 2009

Are concert-goers the pilgrims of our time?

June 28, 2009

When we value the mindfulness and intellectual rigor in all kinds of work — including manual forms of labor — what do we learn about ourselves? A reflection on appreciating labor in its many forms.

June 26, 2009

Krista's looks to BBC 4's "Afternoon Plays" for inspiration in writing the script for this program.

June 26, 2009

A reflection on the different interpretations of a single poem and how one man's experience of suffering affects his reading of "Le Vase Brisé" ("The Broken Vase").

June 25, 2009

A follow-up question about altruism studies results in encore answer.

June 25, 2009

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June 24, 2009

The French geologist connects Dorothy Day, seismic activity, empathy, and the ability of the heart to continue to learn.

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June 22, 2009

Krista's conversation with Le Pichon draws connections to Karl Jaspers and Karen Armstrong.

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June 19, 2009

Remembering a snowed-in encounter with the Kenyan Nobel Laureate.

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