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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 06:07

A New York Times article features Adele Diamond's work the weekend before our interview.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 04:09

A phrase that came up in our cuts-n-copy for this program, and eventually mad it into the title.

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 04:00

“Next to being the children of God our greatest privilege is being the brothers of each other.”
—Martin Buber

Rabbi Aaron SpiegelWe in the religion world use the word interfaith much too often. And in my opinion, most of what passes for interfaith dialogue is not dialogue at all — it’s a lecture about why I’m right and you’re wrong. It’s not that we’re all religious zealots, but most often the forum for these dialogues are set up to create division rather than civil discourse. Put simply, we’re much better at talking than listening.

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 14:43

The story of a doll that "wreaked havoc" among faculty at the University of Miami.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 16:12

As the glitz of the Emmys starts to fade, and the cast of 30 Rock laugh and smile all the way back to New York with their third consecutive Best Comedy Series award, I am reminded of our pal Oscar Wilde. The writers for 30 Rock and the late playwright are all masters of wise-cracking, snappy writing and to us impart their brand of wisdom (usually backhanded).

I watched a production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” last week, which had all the puns, double-speak, and plot twists as any of the best modern day sit-coms. In the last scene of the play, Jack finds out that a lie he’s been telling other people for years is actually true and offers this simple act of apology… sort of.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:56

Preparing for our production of this show.

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Monday, September 21, 2009 - 15:08

A compelling multimedia report on life as a woman in Afghanistan.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 05:13

Comments from two cosmologists and NASA's images from a refurbished Hubble.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 12:42

O'Donohue's insight inspires the question: how do you express your inner gifts through your work?

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