Listen to segments of Krista's interview with David Dollahite. Here, he speaks about his personal faith and family, his research on the role faith plays in family's lives, and raising a child with special needs.
About 5,000 spirituals, which are distinguished from gospel songs in part because their authors are unknown, are known to exist today. Those songs, Carter says, played a large part in shaping American music of all genres in the 20th century. In this Listening Room, you can listen to Carter's commentary on each spiritual, his in-studio performance, and the performances of other musicians' renditions of that same song.
In February 2009, NewGround participants teamed up, two by two, and asked each other questions about their time in the program — the struggles and the joys, the memories and the ideas that changed them. StoryCorps recorded these conversations and we selected clips to give you a better idea of the scope of this interfaith dialogue.
In these conversations not included in the radio broadcast, Krista speaks with Diana Eck, founder and director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard. She talks about expressions of religious liberty far beyond the American founders' imaginations.
Sanskrit chants from the Vedas, Upanishads, and other texts have been handed down through the centuries by Traditional Scholars in India. In these renditions, Ravi Shankar reconfigured existing forms and composed new numbers to convey the spiritual force of these Sanskrit mantras and chants.
From the BBC, Mohammad Darawshe reads this moving essay from August 2006. He tells the story of innocent Arab-Israeli citizens who were caught between Hezbollah's rockets and Israel's politics during the Lebanese bombings.
Listen to Mohammad Darawshe's report. (RealPlayer, 5:11)
Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Krista spoke with Halevi about the nature of fundamentalism. Listen to 20 minutes of that conversation, which might have new meaning today after five years of conflict.