1. STORIES FROM THE ROAD #12 Krista Tippett, 'On Being' Radio show

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    Find out more at http://FESTIVALofFAITHS.org Fr. Richard Rohr called the Festival of Faiths "The Sundance of the Sacred". In the 2015 Festival of Faiths 'Sacred Journeys & The Legacy of Thomas Merton' (May 12-17 Louisville, KY) speakers will be asked to answer, in 7-minutes, two fundamental questions posed by Thomas Merton: 1) What are you living for? and 2) What is preventing you from living that more fully? Krista Tippett is an American journalist, author, and entrepreneur. She created and hosts the Peabody Award-winning public radio program and podcast On Being. In 2014, Tippett, was awarded the National Humanities Medal by U.S. President Barack Obama for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms.Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of all faiths, no faith, and every background to join the conversation." Krista grew up in Oklahoma, the granddaughter of a Southern Baptist preacher. She studied history at Brown University and went to Bonn, West Germany in 1983 on a Fulbright Scholarship to study politics in Cold War Europe. In her 20s, she ended up in divided Berlin for most of the 1980s, first as The New York Times stringer and a freelance correspondent for Newsweek, The International Herald Tribune, the BBC, and Die Zeit. She later became a special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany. Krista left Berlin in 1988, the year before the Wall fell. She lived in Spain, England, and Scotland for a time, then pursued a M.Div. from Yale. When she graduated in 1994, she saw a black hole where intelligent coverage of religion should be. As she conducted a far-flung oral history project for the Benedictines of St. John's Abbey (pdf) in Collegeville, Minnesota, she began to imagine radio conversations about the spiritual and intellectual content of faith that could open imaginations and enrich public life. In 2007, Krista published her first book, Speaking of Faith. It is a memoir of religion in our time, including her move from geopolitical engagement to theology and the cumulative wisdom of her interviews these past years. Her book, Einstein's God, illustrates some of the important ways the program and her vision have continued to evolve. Krista's two children are at the center of her life. She also loves cooking for her children and their friends, radio plays, beautiful writing, great science fiction, cross country skiing, and hot yoga. On Being http://www.onbeing.org/ On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact. Thanks to 'Compassionate Louisville': http://www.compassionatelouisville.org FESTIVAL OF FAITHS presents STORIES FROM THE ROAD, a web shorts series. If you had 5 minutes to transmit what being alive means to you, what would you say? We are asking people from all walks of life to share the distilled wisdom they gained in the school of human existence, the personal lessons they learned on the journey through life. Every journey is a Sacred Journey. #SacredJourneys More about the Festival of Faiths at: http://FESTIVALofFAITHS.org Watch more STORIES at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwQFCmBuyjI&list=PLEP1tGCx3X_Tz3-sFgP7SZwVKsms-iKsS

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    • Producing On Being - The Everyday Art of Listening

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      Krista Tippett, the host of On Being, walks through the steps of producing a weekly radio show. Credits Directed & Edited: Joshua Rae Music: Zoe Keating "Seven League Boots"

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      • Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Nadia Bolz-Weber with Krista Tippett at the Wild Goose Festival

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        Nadia Bolz-Weber is the tattooed, Lutheran pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, a church where a chocolate fountain, a blessing of the bicycles, and serious liturgy come together. She's a face of the Emerging Church — redefining what church is, with deep reverence for tradition. This is the unedited, unabridged version of their interview, recorded with a live audience at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Video Credits Producer: Trent Gilliss Camera: Angel Huertas, Julio Marin Audio: Chris Heagle Editor: J.D. O'Brien

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        • Public Understanding and Education on Religion Roundtable

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          Monday, November 21, 2011 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting San Francisco, California Panelists: John R. Fitzmier, American Academy of Religion Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Drew University Ebrahim E. I. Moosa, Duke University Krista Tippett, Being, American Public Media David Kyuman Kim, Connecticut College, Presiding

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          • Chef Dan Barber on Elitism and the Origins of the Local Foods Movement

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            This is an excerpt of Krista Tippett's live interview with chef Dan Barber, featured in our show "Driven by Flavor." Here, Barber responds to the question: "Is the idea of food that is carefully grown and prepared only for the well-off? How do we nourish this way of thinking for a wider part of the population?" And another question along the same lines: "How do you expand local healthy food systems to feed low-income inner-city people?" This interview took place on November 5, 2010 at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis, Indiana as part of the 2010 Spirit & Place Festival. To learn more, visit the "Driven by Flavor" show page at http://onBeing.org

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            • Thin Places, Thick Realties with Yossi Klein Halevi

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              A new show from Jerusalem with American-Israeli journalist Yossi Klein Halevi, who says Jerusalem is a place where the essential human story plays itself out with particular intensity.

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              • Restoring the Senses with Vigen Guroian

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                Krista Tippett interviews Vigen Guroian, a theologian who experiences Easter as a call to our senses. He is passionate about the meaning of grand ideas like incarnation, death, and eternity as revealed in life and in his garden. As Christians celebrate Holy Week around the world, an understanding of Easter from inside the Armenian Orthodox tradition that is at once mystical and literally down to earth.

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                • Exodus, Cargo of Hidden Stories

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                  The biblical Exodus story is no simple story of heroes and villains; it's a complex picture of the possibilities and ironies of human passion and human freedom. Krista's guest this week is Avivah Zornberg, an author who bring the Exodus text to life through the ancient Jewish art of Midrash.

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                  • Katy Payne on Whale Songs and Elephant Loves

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                    Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. From the wild coast of Argentina to the rainforests of Africa, she discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasound. Here, she reflects on life in this world through her experiences with two of the most exotic creatures.

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                    • Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God: Two Vatican Astronomers

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                      Two Jesuit astronomers have the distinction of having asteroids named after them. They share with Krista Tippett their observations of life, faith, friendship, and the universe from their seats in the Vatican Observatory.

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