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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.

Bill Moyers Interview with Christian Wiman on Poetry, Love, Faith, and Cancer

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

For several months, we’d been batting around the idea of interviewing Christian Wiman. We knew of his poetry and had read Every Riven Thing, his latest book of poems. And I was incredibly interested in his successful approach to reviving Poetry magazine as its editor.

But, it wasn’t until I was watching Bill Moyers’ interview with Wiman one Friday night though — and the ensuing response online — that I pushed him to the top of our list. Gratefully, he accepted our invitation and our host Krista Tippett took him even deeper into his ideas about religion and God, death and the ineptitude of poetic language romanticizing it, and how poetry can become a “false idol.”

We’ll release our show with Christian Wiman, "Remembering God," on this Thursday, April 12th — first on podcast and then on public radio stations throughout the week. Until then, watch this marvelous interview.

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From the PBS NewsHour:

“We’re not allowed to be friends with our Shia friends anymore”, one boy said, “and they aren’t allowed to be friends with us.”
Margaret Warner reports from Bahrain

reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
From the PBS NewsHour:

“We’re not allowed to be friends with our Shia friends anymore”, one boy said, “and they aren’t allowed to be friends with us.”
Margaret Warner reports from Bahrain

reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

From the PBS NewsHour:

“We’re not allowed to be friends with our Shia friends anymore”, one boy said, “and they aren’t allowed to be friends with us.”

Margaret Warner reports from Bahrain

reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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We saw a white, Catholic, Republican federal judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic woman, member of Congress, who was his friend and was Jewish. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year-old Mexican-American college student, who saved her, and eventually by a Korean-American combat surgeon…And then it was all eulogized and explained by our African-American president.
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Mark Shields quotes historian Allen Ginsberg on PBS NewsHour.

[via newshour]

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