What's on This Week

12.28.2014
The Bible and the Quran are some of our most sacred and revered texts. They're also full of violent passages. Is religion the source of violence and intolerance around the world...
06.22.2014
(was 12.28.2014)
Thousands of the world's languages are disappearing in the wake of globalization. Today, stories from the frontlines of the language revitalization movement. 

On Our Minds

Christmas Truce
This Christmas is the 100th anniversary of World War One's Christmas Truce. Here's historian Stanley Weintraub on why opposing soldiers put their guns aside, and sang carols...
John Cleese
It was a dream come true to talk with John Cleese. He and his fellow Pythons have had a huge impact on my worldview. The first time I saw “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” was a...
Light Sign
Like many of you, we were moved by the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and Eric Garner in New York, by Tamir Rice in Cleveland and – closer to home – Dontrey Hamilton in...
Subway
December 22nd is the 30th anniversary of the Bernhard Goetz NYC subway shooting. On Dec. 22nd, 1984, Goetz, a 45-year-old white male, shot four young black men after they...
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Alex Gee is the Pastor of Fountain of Life Church in Madison, Wisconsin and co-author (with John Teter) of Jesus and the Hip Hop Prophets: Spiritual Insights from Lauryn Hill...

Haunted then Changed by Death

For the past three months, our host Anne Strainchamps came to work every day and listened to people talk about death and dying for our five-part series. Now she's had time to reflect on the experience, and how it's changed the way she thinks about the end of life. Read about her experience here, and please feel free to share your own experiences in the comments. How have your ideas about death changed over time?