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Béla Fleck + Abigail Washburn — Beauty in Banjo and in Life

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Béla Fleck + Abigail Washburn — Beauty in Banjo and in Life

They are partners in music and in life — recovering something ancient and deeply American all at once, bringing both beauty and meaning to what they play and how they live. Béla Fleck is one of the greatest living banjo players in the world. He’s followed what many experience as this quintessential American roots instrument back to its roots in Africa and taken it where no banjo has gone before. Abigail Washburn is a celebrated banjo player and singer, both in English and Chinese. Experience our public conversation with them on stage before an adoring crowd at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.

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[Unedited] Abigail Washburn + Béla Fleck with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 02, 2015

[Unedited] Abigail Washburn + Béla Fleck with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn comes from the produced show "Beauty in Banjo and in Life." They are partners in music and in life — recovering something ancient and deeply American all at once; bringing both beauty and meaning to what they play and how they live. Béla Fleck is one of the greatest living banjo players in the world. He’s followed what many experience as this quintessential American roots instrument back to its roots in Africa and taken it where no banjo has gone before. Abigail Washburn is a celebrated banjo player and singer, both in English and Chinese. Experience our public conversation with them on stage before an adoring crowd at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/bela-fleck-abigail-washburn-beauty-in-banjo-and-in-life/7705

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john a. powell — Opening the Question of Race to the Question of Belonging

Thursday, June 25, 2015

john a. powell — Opening the Question of Race to the Question of Belonging

“Race is a little bit like gravity,” john powell says: experienced by all, understood by the few. He is an esteemed legal scholar and thinker who counsels all kinds of people and projects on the front lines of our present racial anguish and longings. Race is relational, he reminds us. It’s as much about whiteness as about color. And it largely plays out, as we’re learning through new science, in our unconscious minds. john powell is steeped in this new learning and offers it to us, as a form of everyday power, to animate our belonging to others that is already real. But we must claim it.

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[Unedited] john powell with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 25, 2015

[Unedited] john powell with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with john a. powell comes from the produced show "Opening the Question of Race to the Question of Belonging." “Race is a little bit like gravity,” john powell says: experienced by all, understood by the few. He is an esteemed legal scholar and thinker who counsels all kinds of people and projects on the front lines of our present racial anguish and longings. Race is relational, he reminds us. It’s as much about whiteness as about color. And it largely plays out, as we’re learning through new science, in our unconscious minds. john powell is steeped in this new learning and offers it to us, as a form of everyday power, to animate our belonging to others that is already real. But we must claim it. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/john-a-powell-opening-the-question-of-race-to-the-question-of-belonging/7695

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Mario Livio — Mysteries of an Expanding Universe [remix]

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mario Livio — Mysteries of an Expanding Universe

The Hubble Space Telescope, which turns 25 this year, has brought the beauty of the cosmos into our lives. Mario Livio works with discoveries it makes possible, studying things like dark energy, extrasolar planets, and white dwarf stars. He's fascinated with the enduring mystery of mathematics, the language of science. He describes the cosmic puzzles that accompany our greatest scientific advances.

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[Unedited] Mario Livio with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 18, 2015

[Unedited] Mario Livio with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with astrophysicist Mario Livio comes from the produced show "Mysteries of an Expanding Universe." The Hubble Space Telescope, which turns 25 this year, has brought the beauty of the cosmos into our lives. Mario Livio works with discoveries it makes possible, studying things like dark energy, extrasolar planets, and white dwarf stars. He's fascinated with the enduring mystery of mathematics, the language of science. He describes the cosmic puzzles that accompany our greatest scientific advances. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/mario-livio-mysteries-of-an-expanding-universe/244

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Simone Campbell — How to Be Spiritually Bold

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Simone Campbell — How to Be Spiritually Bold

She became a national figure as the face of the Nuns of the Bus. Sr. Simone Campbell is a lawyer, lobbyist, poet, and Zen contemplative working on issues such as “mending the wealth gap,” “enacting a living wage,” and “crafting a faithful budget that benefits the 100%.” She is a helpful voice for longings so many of us share, across differences, about how to engage with the well-being of our neighbors in this complicated age.

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[Unedited] Simone Campbell with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 11, 2015

[Unedited] Simone Campbell with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Sr. Simone Campbell comes from the produced show "How to Be Spiritually Bold." She became a national figure as the face of the Nuns of the Bus. Sr. Simone Campbell is a lawyer, lobbyist, poet, and Zen contemplative working on issues such as “mending the wealth gap,” “enacting a living wage,” and “crafting a faithful budget that benefits the 100%.” She is a helpful voice for longings so many of us share, across differences, about how to engage with the well-being of our neighbors in this complicated age. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/simone-campbell-how-to-be-spiritually-bold/7654

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Pico Iyer — The Art of Stillness

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Pico Iyer — The Art of Stillness

Pico Iyer is one of our most eloquent explorers of what he calls the "inner world" — in himself and in the 21st century world at large. The journalist and novelist travels the globe from Ethiopia to North Korea and lives in Japan. But he also experiences a remote Benedictine hermitage as his second home, retreating there many times each year. In this intimate conversation, we explore the discoveries he's making and his practice of "the art of stillness.”

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[Unedited] Pico Iyer with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 04, 2015

[Unedited] Pico Iyer with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Pico Iyer comes from the produced show "The Art of Stillness." Pico Iyer is one of our most eloquent explorers of what he calls the "inner world" — in himself and in the 21st century world at large. The journalist and novelist travels the globe from Ethiopia to North Korea and lives in Japan. But he also experiences a remote Benedictine hermitage as his second home, retreating there many times each year. In this intimate conversation, we explore the discoveries he's making and his practice of "the art of stillness.” See more at www.onbeing.org/program/pico-iyer-the-art-of-stillness/7615

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Jean Vanier — The Wisdom of Tenderness [remix]

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jean Vanier — The Wisdom of Tenderness

The philosopher and Catholic social innovator Jean Vanier is a teacher of the wisdom of tenderness. The L’Arche movement, which he founded, centers around people with mental disabilities and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. We experience how Jean Vanier brings the most paradoxical religious teachings to life: that there’s power in humility, strength in weakness, and light in the darkness of human existence.

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[Unedited] Jean Vanier with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 28, 2015

[Unedited] Jean Vanier with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Jean Vanier comes from the produced show "The Wisdom of Tenderness." The philosopher and Catholic social innovator Jean Vanier is a teacher of the wisdom of tenderness. The L’Arche movement, which he founded, centers around people with mental disabilities and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. We experience how Jean Vanier brings the most paradoxical religious teachings to life: that there’s power in humility, strength in weakness, and light in the darkness of human existence. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/wisdom-tenderness/234

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Gustavo Santaolalla — How Movie Music Moves Us

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gustavo Santaolalla — How Movie Music Moves Us

Movies, for some of us, are a form of modern church. The Argentinian composer and musician Gustavo Santaolalla creates cinematic landscapes — movie soundtracks that become soundtracks for life. He's won back-to-back Academy Awards for his original scores for Brokeback Mountain and Babel. We experience his humanity and creative philosophy behind a kind of music that moves us like no other.

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[Unedited] Gustavo Santaolalla with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 21, 2015

[Unedited] Gustavo Santaolalla with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with composer Gustavo Santaolalla comes from the produced show "How Movie Music Moves Us." Movies, for some of us, are a form of modern church. The Argentinian composer and musician Gustavo Santaolalla creates cinematic landscapes — movie soundtracks that become soundtracks for life. He's won back-to-back Academy Awards for his original scores for Brokeback Mountain and Babel. We experience his humanity and creative philosophy behind a kind of music that moves us like no other. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/gustavo-santaolalla-how-movie-music-moves-us/7591

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Maria Popova — Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital Age

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Maria Popova — Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital Age

She has called Brain Pickings, her invention and labor of love, a “human-powered discovery engine for interestingness.” What Maria Popova really delivers, to hundreds of thousands of people each day, is wisdom of the old-fashioned sort, presented in new-fashioned digital ways. She cross-pollinates — between philosophy and design, physics and poetry, the intellectual and the experiential. We explore her gleanings on what it means to lead a good life — intellectually, creatively, and spiritually.

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[Unedited] Maria Popova with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 14, 2015

[Unedited] Maria Popova with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Maria Popova comes from the produced show "Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital Age." She has called Brain Pickings, her invention and labor of love, a “human-powered discovery engine for interestingness.” What Maria Popova really delivers, to hundreds of thousands of people each day, is wisdom of the old-fashioned sort, presented in new-fashioned digital ways. She cross-pollinates — between philosophy and design, physics and poetry, the intellectual and the experiential. We explore her gleanings on what it means to lead a good life — intellectually, creatively, and spiritually. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/maria-popova-cartographer-of-meaning-in-a-digital-age/7580

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Jane Gross — The Far Shore of Aging [remix]

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Jane Gross — The Far Shore of Aging

It is a story of our time — the new landscape of living longer, and of dying more slowly too. Jane Gross has explored this as a daughter and as a journalist, and as creator of the New York Times’ “New Old Age” blog. She has grounded advice and practical wisdom about caring for our loved ones and ourselves on the far shore of aging.

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[Unedited] Jane Gross with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 07, 2015

[Unedited] Jane Gross with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Jane Gross comes from the produced show "The Far Shore of Aging." It is a story of our time — the new landscape of living longer, and of dying more slowly too. Jane Gross has explored this as a daughter and as a journalist, and as creator of the New York Times’ “New Old Age” blog. She has grounded advice and practical wisdom about caring for our loved ones and ourselves on the far shore of aging. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/far-shore-aging/255

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Mohammed Fairouz — The World in Counterpoint

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mohammed Fairouz — The World in Counterpoint

He’s been called a post-millennial Schubert. Mohammed Fairouz has composed four symphonies and an opera while still in his 20s. He invokes John F. Kennedy and Anwar Sadat, Seamus Heaney and Yehuda Amichai in his compositions. He sees "illustrious language" as a form of music — and as a way, just maybe, to shift the world on its axis.

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[Unedited] Mohammed Fairouz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 30, 2015

[Unedited] Mohammed Fairouz with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with composer Mohammed Fairouz comes from the produced show "The World in Counterpoint." He’s been called a post-millennial Schubert. While still in his 20s, Mohammed Fairouz has composed four symphonies and an opera. He invokes John F. Kennedy and Anwar Sadat, Seamus Heaney and Yehuda Amichai in his compositions — seeing "illustrious language" as a form of music and as a way, just maybe, to shift the world on its axis. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/mohammed-fairouz-the-world-in-counterpoint/7511

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