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On Being (formerly Speaking of Faith) is a Peabody and Webby Award-winning weekly program that airs on more than 240 stations. The program engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life’s deepest questions.

Krista TippettFrom autism to the ethics of torture, host Krista Tippett and her guests reach beyond the headlines to probe faith and meaning, ethics and new ways of being, amidst the political, ecological, economic, cultural and technological shifts that define 21st century life.

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Jul 24, 2014 -
Dario Robleto — Sculptor of Memory

Sculptural artist Dario Robleto is famous for spinning and shaping unconventional materials — from dinosaur fossils to pulverized vintage records, from swamp root to cramp bark. He joins words and objects in a way that distills meaning at once social, poetic, and scientific. He reveals how objects can become meditations on love, war, and healing.

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[Unedited] Dario Robleto with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Dario Robleto comes from our produced show "Dario Robleto — Sculptor of Memory." Sculptural artist Dario Robleto is famous for spinning and shaping unconventional materials — from dinosaur fossils to pulverized vintage records, from swamp root to cramp bark. He joins words and objects in a way that distills meaning at once social, poetic, and scientific. He reveals how objects can become meditations on love, war, and healing. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/dario-robleto-sculptor-of-memory/6640
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Jul 17, 2014 -
Samar Jarrah, Wajahat Ali, Sahar Ullah, Et Al. — Revealing Ramadan

Sixteen Muslims, in their own words, speak about the delights and gravity of Islam's holiest month. Through vivid memories and light-hearted musings, they reveal the richness of Ramadan — as a period of intimacy, and of parties; of getting up when the world is quiet for breakfast and prayers with one's family; of breaking the fast every day after nightfall in celebration and prayers with friends and strangers.

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Jul 10, 2014 -
Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Alexander, & Arnold Rampersad — W.E.B. Du Bois & the American Soul

One of the most extraordinary minds of American and global history, W.E.B. Du Bois penned the famous line that "the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line." He is a formative voice for many of the people who gave us the Civil Rights Movement. But his passionate, poetic words speak to all of us navigating the ever-unfolding, unfinished business of civil rights. We bring Du Bois' life and ideas into relief for the 21st century — featuring one of the last interviews the great Maya Angelou gave before her death.

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[Unedited] Maya Angelou with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with the late Dr. Maya Angelou comes from our produced show "W.E.B. Du Bois and the American Soul." One of the most extraordinary minds of American and global history, W.E.B. Du Bois penned the famous line that "the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line." He is a formative voice for many of the people who gave us the Civil Rights Movement. But his passionate, poetic words speak to all of us navigating the ever-unfolding, unfinished business of civil rights. We bring Du Bois' life and ideas into relief for the 21st century — featuring one of the last interviews the great Maya Angelou gave before her death. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/arnold-rampersad-elizabeth-alexander-and-maya-angelou-the-soul-of-web-du-bois/6442
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[Unedited] Elizabeth Alexander with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with the poet Elizabeth Alexander comes from our produced show "W.E.B. Du Bois and the American Soul." One of the most extraordinary minds of American and global history, W.E.B. Du Bois penned the famous line that "the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line." He is a formative voice for many of the people who gave us the Civil Rights Movement. But his passionate, poetic words speak to all of us navigating the ever-unfolding, unfinished business of civil rights. We bring Du Bois' life and ideas into relief for the 21st century — featuring one of the last interviews the great Maya Angelou gave before her death. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/arnold-rampersad-elizabeth-alexander-and-maya-angelou-the-soul-of-web-du-bois/6442
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[Unedited] Whitney Battle-Baptiste with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with archaeologist Whitney Battle-Baptiste comes from our produced show "W.E.B. Du Bois and the American Soul." One of the most extraordinary minds of American and global history, W.E.B. Du Bois penned the famous line that "the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line." He is a formative voice for many of the people who gave us the Civil Rights Movement. But his passionate, poetic words speak to all of us navigating the ever-unfolding, unfinished business of civil rights. We bring Du Bois' life and ideas into relief for the 21st century — featuring one of the last interviews the great Maya Angelou gave before her death. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/arnold-rampersad-elizabeth-alexander-and-maya-angelou-the-soul-of-web-du-bois/6442
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