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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.

Bach at One in St. Paul’s Chapel

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Trinity Baroque Choir practices Bach at St. Paul's ChapelThe Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra rehearse in St. Paul’s chapel.

We’re in New York tonight preparing for tonight’s live event with Hendrik Hertzberg, Serene Jones, and Pankaj Mishra. The subject? Reflecting on 9/11 and who we want to become as a people and a society as we think forward about the next decade. The location?

St. Paul’s Chapel near Ground Zero, a centering place of refuge and aid for rescue workers and volunteers.

Performing a sound check, we got a great surprise: the Trinity Choir and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra rehearsing for their daily Bach at One concert. So, this week’s Tuesday evening melody is a bit rawer, an on-the-ground capture of one of the many other events taking place to commemorate the attacks of 9/11. Bach never sounded so right.

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Live Video: Krista at the Clinton Global Initiative

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
9-10 a.m.

We’re streaming live video of Krista leading a plenary session on enhanced access to modern technology at the Clinton Global Initiative. With all the new ways of leapfrogging over old models of infrastructure and bureaucracy, this is an era rife with possibility for deeper civic engagement and better ways of doing business and helping others.

Krista will be joined by five of the foremost thinkers on this topic:

  • John Chambers – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco
  • Jack Dorsey – Co-Founder and Chairman, Twitter
  • Ory Okolloh – Founder and Executive Director, Ushahidi
  • Zhengrong Shi – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Suntech Power Holding Company
  • Ratan N. Tata – Chairman, Tata Sons

Please join us and share your thoughts and feedback by commenting here or on Twitter!

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