speaking of faith

speaking of faith

August 14, 2010

As we began to spread the word to close friends about our name change from Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett to Krista Tippett on Being, we were invited to speak to an audience of colleagues here at American Public Media earlier this month.

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February 21, 2010

His answer to the audience question, “Is religion potentially dangerous?” is one that’s often asked in the context of the seemingly intractable conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

February 11, 2009
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September 11, 2008

Our managing producer, a "yoga cliché," finds a way of putting herself in the way of the divine.

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July 28, 2008

Being alive to the present moment, which Ram Dass gave us decades ago as the injunction to "Be Here Now" isn't a new idea, but it's back in a big way.

June 18, 2008

Monday a few of us had the great honor and pleasure of attending the Peabody Awards ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, where Speaking of Faith was honored for its program on the 13th century Sufi mystic and poet Rumi.

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June 10, 2008

What are your thoughts about how to cover this issue? We could use your suggestions.

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April 02, 2008

We won a Peabody for this show! Read all about it here.

March 14, 2008

We do talk about big ideas at work. But we also talk about what TV shows we are catching up on. I happen to be watching the final season of The Sopranos on DVD.

February 29, 2008

I can’t think of my mother without thinking of Mahalia Jackson’s recording of “Move On Up a Little Higher”, with its promise of seeing one’s loving mother in heaven, and its crazy-ecstatic refrain, It’ll be always howdy howdy and never goodbye, that makes me just fall apart. The heart-stopping idea is that loss is erased, that it’s just gone from us, in heaven.

February 18, 2008

Researching music, we discovered sean-nos, an "old style" of Gaelic singing. Watch this mesmerizing video of Iarla Ó Lionáird singing in a pub.

February 04, 2008

A fabulous turn-out yesterday at the National Cathedral. It looked like six or seven hundred people in the pews, filling the nave of the Cathedral for the Sunday Forum

February 01, 2008

Krista and Kate head out tomorrow for D.C. where we have another event in our 2008 World Tour, at the National Cathedral’s Sunday Forum. Our travels are exciting, and by far and away the best thing about them is meeting our listeners.

January 30, 2008

Our managing producer takes a snapshot of the live event at New York Public Library and who showed up to talk about play.

December 12, 2007

Every new show is the product of lots of research, editing, writing, and scrutiny. One of the big bench marks is the listen to the first mix, where we assess the program and often make significant changes.

December 11, 2007

After a debrief session on the Consumed series we got a tour of the Rockefeller home and its grounds, where modern scultpures tumble casually—Serra, Calder, Brancusi—unbelievable.

November 30, 2007

Very cool slideshow produced by Colleen Scheck for SoF’s “Architecture of Decency” program.

November 30, 2007

Producer Colleen Scheck and I will be spending the next few days at the Pocantico Conference Center in New York, once the estate of the Rockefeller family.

October 26, 2007

Being a homeowner who has gutted and rehabbed a number of residences now, I’ve come to learn that materials really do have their place.