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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 15:00

We’ve been talking a lot more about poetry here lately, thanks to the recently increased involvement of Larissa, APM’s Poetry Producer. I have to say, I can’t complain about the fact that I now have poetry arriving in my inbox on a fairly regular basis.

Illustrated portrait of John KeatsThinking more about poetry has reminded me of a message we received from a listener when we rebroadcasted “A History of Doubt” in January. In the message she mentioned, “As a poet, I’ve long embraced doubt, which Keats conceptualized and praised as Negative Capability.”

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 09:03

An essay on frugality's new trendiness and old roots in Christian teaching.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 10:39
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 05:35

James Wright's poem on the terror of hospital bills and refocusing on what we really value.

Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 10:52
Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 06:14

Laura Rozen reports that during a conference call George Mitchell, the newly appointed U.S. envoy to the Middle East, told Jewish community leaders:

Mitchell said that on the plane back from his recent trip to the Middle East, he had re-read his eight-year-old report on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and was struck by how much the situation had changed. Among the changes he noted, Mitchell said that eight years ago, no one talked about Iran. But this time, everyone mentioned it, both Israeli and Arab leaders.


Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 12:32

Video of a Seed salon with Janna Levin and fiction writer Jonathon Lethem.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 13:33

A White House video about the Obama administration's faith-based initiatives, with commentary by DuBois.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 11:21

With high hopes come far falls. Here, we embedded a live stream for people to view real-time. In the end, a wired Ethernet connection wasn't enough.

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