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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.
Old St. Nick is an acquired taste for some methinks. So much for the Christmas spirit.
From the National Post:

Odd Christmas photo of the dayDavid Warren, who has been playing Santa for the past ten years, holds the clearly freaked-out seven-month-old Olivia Ruch at Santa’s Grotto in Selfridges department store in London, Dec 7, 2011. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

~reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Old St. Nick is an acquired taste for some methinks. So much for the Christmas spirit.

From the National Post:

Odd Christmas photo of the day
David Warren, who has been playing Santa for the past ten years, holds the clearly freaked-out seven-month-old Olivia Ruch at Santa’s Grotto in Selfridges department store in London, Dec 7, 2011. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

~reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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Deb Roy’s TED Talk: The Blossoming of a Speech Form

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Deb Roy Spaghetti PathsIf you heard our show this week with psycholinguist Jean Berko Gleason, you heard a few excerpts from Deb Roy’s speech at TED about “the birth of a word.” The MIT researcher wired all of the rooms of his house with video cameras and microphones so that he could better understand how his son learned language. During three years, he captured 90,000 hours of video, 140,000 hours of audio totaling about 200 terabytes of data.

Deb Roy Word LandscapesThe social ramifications of this are incredible to think about, and the landscape of where we learn language and the events that create conversation that surfaces in our culture are equally mind-blowing. His research might inform not only how we learn but the values and influence of pivotal players in the development of our local and national conversations.

Here’s the transcript to accompany Deb Roy’s twenty-minute presentation:

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Baby Worships at Florida Church Video

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Children mimic most every move you make. Believe me, I know with two small boys illustrating my best and worst bits of body language. Why should style of worship be any different?

This little toddler effectively demonstrates this learning process — looking for approval while imitating how others worship at this church service in Lakeland, Florida. I do wonder how physical forms of worship like this contribute to the development of a child’s faith and belief systems as she grows older. Any thoughts?

[via Boing Boing]

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It’s a Boy! Trent Gilliss, Online Editor
Our producer Colleen Scheck is known for her humble attitude and nose-to-the-grindstone approach to her work. So much of what she does flies under the radar and at all hours of the evening. So why would giving birth to a beautiful baby boy be any different?
While on holiday break during the weekend, Colleen and her husband Tom delivered Owen Edward Scheck on a Sunday night at 11:08 p.m. He weighs in at a solid 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 20.5 inches long.
We couldn’t be happier for them. Mazel tov!
(photo: Tom Scheck)

It’s a Boy!
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor

Our producer Colleen Scheck is known for her humble attitude and nose-to-the-grindstone approach to her work. So much of what she does flies under the radar and at all hours of the evening. So why would giving birth to a beautiful baby boy be any different?

While on holiday break during the weekend, Colleen and her husband Tom delivered Owen Edward Scheck on a Sunday night at 11:08 p.m. He weighs in at a solid 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 20.5 inches long.

We couldn’t be happier for them. Mazel tov!

(photo: Tom Scheck)

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