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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 04:14

A glimpse into the lives of two Muslims in Australia.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 21:00

A rap from an employee who works with the particle accelerator that actually does a really good job of breaking down the science.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 09:00

Over the summer, I’ve been doing research for an upcoming program we’re producing on the spiritual legacy of Sitting Bull. I’ve been on board with Speaking of Faith for under a year and so far, and all the shows I’ve worked on have featured guests who are alive — people like novelist Mary Doria Russell and torture expert Darius Rejali who can speak in the first person about their life and ideas. But this upcoming Sitting Bull show is different. Here we’re trying to find the right voice(s) to illuminate an iconic historical figure. At times I’ve felt like a detective as I’ve sifted through names and followed one lead to the next, keeping my fingers crossed that someone would return my phone calls.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 06:18

Sharing our discoveries about the complexity of Sitting Bull's legacy.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 04:05

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."

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 00:48

Katherine and hubcap prayer wheel

If you’re the type of person who gets stressed out in traffic, then the hubcap prayer wheel might help bring some calm to your day. Their brief explanation of the Sanskrit decal:

“With Om Mani Padme Hum revolving as you drive, you can help ease your karma while radiating wisdom and compassion into your life and into the world.”

I don’t think it’s going to cure road rage… baby steps, right?

Monday, August 17, 2009 - 16:19

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.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 09:27

Krista reflects on her Irish respite and the words of John O'Donohue on beauty as "a kind of homecoming…"

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