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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.

"I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person…they have a certain appearance of fragility, but they are really strong."
~Tennessee Williams, from Conversations with Tennessee Williams
 Photo by Emmanuele Contini / Flickr, cc by-nc-sa 2.0

"I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person…they have a certain appearance of fragility, but they are really strong."

~Tennessee Williams, from Conversations with Tennessee Williams

 Photo by Emmanuele Contini / Flickr, cc by-nc-sa 2.0

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Day 5 - Wajahat Ali: “Ramadan Is a State of Mind”

Revealing Ramadan: 30 Days, 30 Voices [mp3, 5:39]

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Wajahat AliWajahat Ali, the fifth voice on this fifth day of Ramadan, is a practicing playwright and writer who first trained as an attorney. He’s a first-generation, Pakistani-American who grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. Unlike our first Ramadan story with Samar Jarrah, one of his fondest memories takes place outside the United States, in Mecca, with hundreds of simple gestures of kindness and beauty.

Check back on this blog each day or on our Facebook page to hear a new voice in our “Revealing Ramadan” series. If you’re the on demand type or simply need a more automated form of listening, we’ve produced a special podcast feed that’s available now. Oh, and a special show too!

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