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Friday, August 22, 2008 - 16:06

The inspirational story of an Ethiopian man who watched the deforestation of his home, did nothing, and is reclaiming his land and his memories.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 15:51

Krista vents her frustration about certain media coverage on the Saddleback forum with Sens. Obama and McCain.

Monday, August 18, 2008 - 14:26

The gang from Speaking of Faith will be at the Minnesota State Fair this Friday, August 22, at the Minnesota Public Radio booth (at the corner of Judson Ave. and Nelson St.), between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Although Krista will be in Mississippi, if you’re in the Twin Cities, come say howdy to Kate, Colleen, Alda, Andy, Mitch, Rob and I (and possibly Trent). Don’t worry, I asked your boss if you could take the day off and your boss said it was OK.

I’ve never been to the State Fair, being from Montreal, so I’m looking forward to the festivities. We Canadians put our cheese curds in a bowl of fries and gravy, so I’ll be curious to see what Minnesotans do with ‘em. See you there, eh!

(photo: stevelyon/Flickr)


Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 21:41

A bit of insight into the challenges of finding guests, music, images, and stories for this program.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 15:45
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 13:10

Krista interviewed Nasr in early August with the intention of broadcasting it quickly. But sometimes it takes the perspective of a person inside a tradition to help us see things differently.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 09:35

A column Waldman wrote for the Wall Street Journal asks whether a campaign video may have crossed the line.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 13:05

Evoking the "implicit religious sentiments" of the Beijing opening ceremonies.

Friday, August 8, 2008 - 14:44

A book about fly-fishing rescued from our "dead books" pile five years ago resurfaces as a show.

Friday, August 8, 2008 - 11:35

Krista finds a helpful tool in dealing with the stress of moving.

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