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Mandela: An Audio History
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

This award-winning series was produced by the audio collective at Radio Diaries and was broadcast on NPR in 2004. In Mandela: An Audio History , the voices of activists ...

President of Women Religious Responds to Vatican on Fresh Air
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Today on WHYY’s Fresh Air, Sister Farrell talks with Terry Gross about how to deal with conflict. She tells Gross that as the sisters prepare for the national assembly in August, they are busy dialoging and ga ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 12, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

95 seconds of 90s television nostalgia – Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass prepare for the release of their first feature film Sleepwalk With Me – Arrested Development set to film in one month – Earnest Hemingway&# ...

Public Radio makes 'The Invisible Visible'
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

Earlier this month, the public radio show This American Life held a wide-scale live event in New York City. I attended the two-hour event via satellite in Washington, D.C. Like its weekly radio broadcast, the ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 26, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Happy 227 th Birthday John J. Audubon ! Take a look through the online version of his acclaimed BIRDS OF AMERICA . Always wanted to be on public radio but don’t have a good radio name? Enter your name and gender into this “ public radio ...

MUST LISTEN: Alec Baldwin and Rob Morris on Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 02/21/2012 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

"We forget that this is not about an issue; it’s not about a cause. This is about somebody's daughter. This is about somebody’s son, little boy, little girl," shares Rob Morris, founder of Lov ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

The 2012 Puppy Bowl is almost here! Which means the always adorable kitten halftime show is too. Here’s a ton of pictures if this year’s cuddly kittens from the backstage taping at Animal Planet . See the final moments of last yea ...

MUST LISTEN: This American Life’s “Alien Experiment”
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

There are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants in U.S., and for years addressing this issue has come in two forms: deportation or citizenship. But recently, there’s a third option on the table: self-deportation. This approach, which involves ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Return of the Hobbits Return of the Hobbits Ten years ago, The Fellowship of the Ring began the silver-screen adaptations of Tolkien's widely loved Lord of ...

Crime, Forgiveness and Retributive Justice: A God's Politics Interview with Naseem Rakha
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

An eye for an eye, a life for a life. This is one way -- based, some argue, in scripture and biblical ethics -- that proponents of capital punishment justify the death penalty. ...

R.E.M. Taught Me How to Lose Religion and Live a Life of Faith
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

After 31 years, the band R.E.M. has called it a day. ... After 31 years, the band R.E.M. has called it a day. ... One of my earliest experiences with m ...

Maurice Sendak: "Live your life, live your life, live your life."
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

In case you missed it, National Public Radio's Goddess of Conversation, Terry Gross, had a simply outstanding, incredibly moving interview with the author Maurice Sendak on Tuesday's Fresh Air. ...

Ashley Judd: 'My Christian Faith Demands I Work for Social Justice'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It's noon on the West Coast, and Ashley Judd is scurrying to make a live on-air interview with a National Public Radio local affiliate in Berkeley. It's noon on the West ...

Where are the Women?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Well, the last time I checked, women were in the front lines of civil resistance struggles in <a href="http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/03/03/women-on-the-frontlines-in-bahrain/" target=" ...

To Our Supporters: Thank You
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"I thank my God every time I think of you. "I thank my God every time I think of you. In every prayer I utter, as I plead on your behalf, I rejoice at the way you have a ...

Prison and Profits: The Politics of AZ's SB1070 Bill Revealed
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

What's behind <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/arizona/" target="_blank">Arizona's SB1070 law</a> besides politics? Money, of course.</p> ...