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BY Lori Lakin Hutcherson July 23, 2016

We can begin to understand each other by asking the right questions — and listening to the stories we receive in turn. Lori Lakin Hutchinson sheds frank and essential light on the reality of racism in America.

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BY November 20, 2010

Watch Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers sing a special song, since they say atheists don’t have any.

BY November 18, 2010

OK, if you dig our program, you like public radio. And so there’s really no reason you won’t hit the replay button on this ode to public radio. And, yes, I was looking for a mention… Doh! But The Splendid Table made the list. Yeah!


BY November 15, 2010

Read highlights of Krista's interview with mention of cultivation of mind, ethical motivation, and consciousness and more.

BY November 15, 2010
BY November 13, 2010

When the rapper Shyne's conversion is profiled, is Orthodox Judaism is used as just a hook?

BY November 12, 2010

The symphony, Henryk Gorecki wrote in 1976, is centered on three texts — including a prayer inscribed by a teenager on a cell wall of a Gestapo headquarters — which the composer turned into haunting laments, backed by simple, slowly churning surges of beautiful music.

BY November 12, 2010

Good gosh this is beautiful. Ganesha and Buddha. Grass and lotus flowers. Mountains and sea.

(Thank you, Stephan Kot!)

BY November 10, 2010

Jane S. Moss and the White Light Festival

This year, Lincoln Center announced that its fall festival for the first time would be produced around a unifying concept: that of “spiritual expression and the illumination of our large, interior universes,” according to Jane S. Moss, Lincoln Center’s Vice President of Programming. The series, dubbed the White Light Festival, began October 28th and includes an array of musical experiences and tastes, ranging from Brahms’ requiem to Meredith Monk, to the Tallis Scholars, and from Antony and the Johnsons to the Latvian National Choir.

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BY November 09, 2010

Read the Twitterscript gems from Krista's October 15, 2010 interview with Chief Rabbi Sacks.

BY November 09, 2010

1st Amendment
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution etched on the doors going into the Mass Media building at Western Kentucky University. (photo: Alan Hudson/Flickr)

BY November 08, 2010

Masjid An-Nasr, Oklahoma City
The crescent-topped dome of Masjid An-Nasr peeks through trees of a residential neighborhood in Oklahoma City. (photo: Andrew Shockley/Flickr)

Hailing from Canada, where referendums are few and far between, I’m fascinated by some of the questions on the U.S. ballots. This year I was particularly interested in Oklahoma ballot measure 755 [bold emphasis mine]:

BY November 07, 2010

Our own civil conversation about our editorial content.

BY November 04, 2010

Mid-August Lunch production still

“Finding happiness doesn’t necessarily follow from pursuing it. Sometimes the deepest happiness comes when you’re least expecting it.”

I love these lines by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks from our show “Pursuing Happiness.” They remind me that happiness can sometimes sprout in our lives serendipitously, without Sisyphean effort.

BY November 02, 2010

A complex gender question for the Buddhist tradition.

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