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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.

A poignant comment from The New Yorker's art editor Françoise Mouly on “Soaring Spirit” by John Mavroudis and Owen Smith for their September 11, 2006 cover:

“Philippe  Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers always had  something of the miraculous. Five years after 9/11, it seemed like a  fitting way to represent the strength of the human spirit, even when  faced with tragedies.”

~reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

A poignant comment from The New Yorker's art editor Françoise Mouly on “Soaring Spirit” by John Mavroudis and Owen Smith for their September 11, 2006 cover:

“Philippe Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers always had something of the miraculous. Five years after 9/11, it seemed like a fitting way to represent the strength of the human spirit, even when faced with tragedies.”

~reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Tagged: #9/11 #cover #art
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Marvin Gaye Sings National Anthem at 1983 NBA All-Star Game

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Do I wish this man was still with us! There’s no singer quite like him. The crowd just swoons at his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and one can’t help but feel a bit patriotic after hearing this.

Happy Memorial Day to all.

(A heartfelt hat tip to thecarolynblog for this gem.)

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