1. Ali Looks to Gandhi's Ideals in a Bethlehem Cafe

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    From the 2006 documentary "Encounter Point" by Ronit Avni & Julia Bacha. This documentary takes a direct, honest approach that lacks the sugar-coated enamel of many peacekeeping portrayals. Through the participants of the Bereaved Families Forum you experience the difficult dialogue taking place between Palestinians and Israelis, cry, and find hope in the possibility of common people reaching out and changing the situation by sharing their stories with each other.

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    • An Evening with Krista Tippett

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      Krista Tippett in a live performance on April 5, 2007 at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. Accompanied by Dan Chouinard and Marc Anderson, she reads from her 2007 book, titled "Speaking of Faith."

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      • Animals at Play

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        Stuart Brown, a physician and clinical researcher who founded the National Institute for Play, describes Norbert Rosing's striking images of a wild polar bear playing with sled dogs. Produced by Trent Gilliss Photos by Norbert Rosing Narration by Stuart Brown

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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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          • Building Guanxi

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            Krista Tippett interviewed novelist Nicole Mones on June 24, 2008 at Minnesota Public Radio. Here, Mones discusses the Chinese concept of guanxi, building relationships and connectedness through food and shared meals. This video was shot and edited by Trent Gilliss using a Nokia N95 phone.

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            • "By the way, what is God?"

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              February 2, 2010 - University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (Minneapolis, Minnesota) In this public conversation with Robert Wright, the author of "The Evolution of God" and "Non-Zero" talks about his "residue" of God's image, and the usefulness of God as as imperfect conception. Look for the produced radio program, "The Evolution of God," at speakingoffaith.org/programs/2010/evolution-of-god.

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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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                • Civility, History, and Hope with Vincent Harding

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                  Civil rights activist and historian Vincent Harding shares his wisdom on contemporary divisions. He says America is still a developing nation when it comes to democratic encounter across real difference. But he finds hope in the young people he's connecting with civil rights elders. They are his answer to the question that drives him: "Is America Possible?"

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                  • Custodians of Nature's Coded Wisdom

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                    This video features images of Kenyan women striving for a more verdant future. Photos are accompanied by Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai singing a native tune in Kiswahili that's often sung while planting trees. To listen to Krista Tippett's conversation with Wangari Maathai, visit "Planting the Future" at http://speakingoffaith.org/programs/plantingthefuture.

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                    • David Brooks, E.J. Dionne on the Legacy of Reinhold Niebuhr and the Future of Christian Realism

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                      January 29, 2009 President Barack Obama has cited Reinhold Niebuhr as one of his favorite philosophers — a theologian who has influenced his understanding of the world, religion, and politics. With New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, we explore how Niebuhr's merger of intellect, faith, and realism speaks to a new era of American turmoil and power. Democracy, Reinhold Niebuhr famously said, "is a method of finding proximate solutions for insoluble problems." So, with one video camera remaining, we filmed Krista Tippett's public conversation at Georgetown University with Brooks and Dionne, including an invocation by Jean Bethke Elshtain. For the final produced public radio program, "Obama's Theologian," download the mp3 (and find a comprehensive, interactive timeline of Niebuhr's life and letters) at http://speakingoffaith.org/programs/2009/obamas-theologian.

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