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death

March 27, 2011

We received this remarkable video from a brother to his sister. A tribute on art, cancer, and vulnerability that touched us deeply.

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.

April 18, 2010

"Laying the Dead to Rest: Meeting Forensic Anthropologist Mercedes Doretti"I’m often asked about our process for choosing people and topics. The answer goes something like this. We are always juggling a number of priorities — responding to what is happening in the world; getting to subjects of enduring interest that we feel we can draw out in a distinctive way; bringing important voices on to the show, some of them famous, but more often people who, though captivating and wise, remain below the radar of headlines and hype. Their names find their way to a long list of possible guests that we add to all the time, either from our own reading and conversations or from the many ideas our listeners send in.

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February 14, 2010

Replace notes with words and you might say that reading Miller is similar to Mingus "thinking on a piano."

February 08, 2010

British fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett advocates a right to "early death." Video of his Richard Dimbleby Lecture.

February 02, 2010

A reflection on the enduring imprint of fictional characters like J.D. Salinger's Holden Caufield.

January 21, 2010

Compelling video of elephants mourning the death of a calf, and a magnificent segment on the secret language of elephants.

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December 26, 2009

"I am building my capacity for love now, so it can sustain me later." —Alanna Shaikh, on Alzheimer's lessons and the love of her father.

October 31, 2008

Studs Terkel's death reminds our online editor of the opportunity he passed up.

September 08, 2008
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February 25, 2008

Producing a narrated slideshow takes a fair bit of time, even it's brief. Our producer traces her journey and the small world we travel in.

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