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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.

Political Bridge People: Restoring Civility to the Debt Discussion with Alice Rivlin and Senator Pete Domenici (watch video)

when: Tues, Oct. 9th, 2012 (9am CT/10am ET)
where:
 The Brookings Institution, Washington DC

The video begins at 25:35.

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Political Bridge PeopleWhen we talk about debt reduction and fiscal policy, numbers often dominate the discussion. But they don’t tell the whole story. How do we step outside the competing numbers that frame our economic debates, and consider together the human and moral realities behind them? How can we make a personal connection to fiscal policy that shapes our lives? How do we restore civility to the debt discussion?

This morning, from the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, Krista leads a conversation with Senator Pete Domenici, a former six-term Republican from New Mexico and chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and Alice Rivlin, director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Clinton and the first director of the Congressional Budget Office.

We’ll be live streaming this dialogue. Watch along and participate in the dialogue taking place online!

For those of you who can’t make it, not to worry. We’re live-tweeting at @Beingtweets (hash tag is #ccp2012).

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Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, Pro-Dialogue: A Civil Conversations Project Live Event with Frances Kissling and David Gushee (video)

when: Wed, Sep 26th, 2012 (3pm CST/4pm EST)
where:
 Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of Minnesota

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Civil Conversations Pro-DialogueToday Krista Tippett hosts the second of four live public events of The Civil Conversations Project (CCP). Krista’s guests at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs are Frances Kissling and David Gushee.

They belong to a constellation of reproductive choice and rights activists who are exploring real relationship with their political opposites. These encounters are scarcely imaginable against the backdrop of the absolute poles that frame better-publicized confrontation. David Gushee, who opposes abortion, has written this:

"Our legal stalemate about abortion is like a football game, with the two rival teams pushing each other back and forth across the 50-yard line and neither team able to win — especially if winning is defined by either the total banning of abortion on the one side or its unhindered legalization and funding as a routine health care practice on the other. The pro-life and pro-choice establishments appear committed to the continuation of this game of smash-mouth abortion football until the end of time. It is quite a spectacle, but the legal struggle is actually a distraction from the unresolved cultural and moral issues that have created it."

This civil conversation will start there — with what is really at stake — and break out of the confines and categories of the usual debates.

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The Civil Conversations Project: In the Room with Gabe Lyons and Jim Daly (live video and interactive chat)

when: Wed, Sep 12th, 2012 (6pm CST/7pm EST)
where:
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of Minnesota

CCP: The Next ChristiansWe kick off our second season of The Civil Conversations Project (CCP) with four live, public events. This Wednesday at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Krista speaks with Gabe Lyons, author of The Next Christians, and Jim Daly, Jim Dobson’s successor at Focus on the Family. They are bringing a new imagination and defy stereotypes of religious — specifically Christian, Evangelical – America that flourish in an election year. And they represent the way this significant swath of American religiosity continues to evolve. Please be part of this. Learn more on the CCP site, submit questions to our guests, and participate in our live video streams.

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