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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.

It’s About the Music… Show
Alda Balthrop-Lewis, Production Intern

We’re working on finding the perfect subject for a show about music. Ideas as diverse as Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Sacred Harp singing, and the Sufi devotional music qawwali have been recently floating around the office.

Myself? I am always moved by string quartets. The video above is the fourth movement of the Cezch composer Dvorak’s String Quartet n. 12, commonly called American, inspired by a summer he spent in Spillville, Iowa. He said he never would have written this piece the way he did if he hadn’t seen America: its birds, trains, and long tradition of African-American spirituals.

Please let us know if you have thoughts about our music show. Which musician would you like to hear discuss the power song has to move our hearts?