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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 07:14

Children at a Nepalese "bamboo school" discover new joy in the act of flying kites from children in Canada.

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 16:19

Previous "On Being" guest, Adele Diamond, tells a story about meeting the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India at a Mind and Life Institute dialogue. We highlight some of the passages Adele Diamond presented to the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala — including texts from Rabbi Heschel, Bashevis Singer, Rachel Naomi Remen, and Henri Nouwen.

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 06:22

A classic comic on faith in equations. "You take two numbers and when you add them, they magically become one new number!"

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 11:19

Adele Diamond studies how social dramatic play can build "executive function" (EF) skills in children's brains. EF is a container term for capacities like inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 18:22

Live Event at Fourth Presbyterian Church in ChicagoListen here, live at 7 pm Central! (caveat: you probably won’t hear anything until 10 minutes prior to start time)!

Well, Krista’s in Chicago tonight — and she’ll be on the receiving end of the conversation this time.

Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, will lead the discussion and will ask Krista about the surprises and discoveries she has made as religion has moved from the sidelines to the forefront of world affairs.

We’d love to hear your comments whether you were seated in the church or are listening from home or the office. Submit your comments here.

(photo: Kate Moos)


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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 06:45

A reflection that life-altering moments are often informed through faith and a conviction and willingness to submit to that faith — setting aside a life of certainty and proceeding without a road map.

Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 07:31
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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 06:01

An inspiring video of a man who swam at the North Pole to raise awareness of climate change.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 16:39

Our hard-working host is traveling this week for speeches she has given in both Salt Lake City, Utah and Fort Collins, Colorado. As part of these trips, she’s done interviews with a few local public radio programs. What I enjoy about listening to these interviews is hearing Krista talk about the history of Speaking of Faith, the approach and scope of the program, and her thoughts on a range of religious and ethical issues. While these are things I’ve heard her say before, each time I hear them anew I am inspired about the work we do.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 10:00

Fact-checking for this program leads down a puzzling path searching for a famous quote.

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