This I Believe

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A national media project that invites people from all walks of life to write and speak aloud brief essays describing the core values that guide their lives.

This I Believe is a national media project that invites people from all walks of life to write and speak aloud brief essays describing the core values that guide their lives. The series creates a unique space in the media today: a space for truth without accusation, patriotism without political spin, and faith beyond religious dogma.

This I Believe is independently produced by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman with John Gregory and Viki Merrick for This I Believe, Inc. and Atlantic Public Media.


201 Pieces

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Sufiya Abdur-Rahman believes being black is beautiful and not a condition she has to rise above.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 3
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Listener Anne Donahue has a few things she believes her newborn daughter should know about her.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KXOT Public Radio, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 4
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Nike executive Howard White believes saying "hello" opens a door to deeper connections with people.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KUOW


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Yvette Doss believes studying philosophy helped her connect to a larger world of ideas and humanity.

Bought by WEZU and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 2
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Theresa MacPhail believes in being courageous, despite all the scary things life has presented her.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KUT, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Dan Flanagan thought himself a loser until fatherhood gave him the chance to turn his life around.

Bought by WEZU, WMMT, and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 03:13
  • Purchases: 3
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damali ayo believes in recycling stuff people discard--old papers, broken furniture, even lame dogs.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KUOW, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 03:39
  • Purchases: 4
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Iowa librarian Christine Little learned from her teenage son the true generosity of selfless giving.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 2
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Kim Phuc, best known as the girl in the Vietnam War napalm-bombing picture, believes in forgiveness.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 3
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Songwriter Paul Thorn believes religion and faith in God should come without fear and intimidation.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 06:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman believes in listening to, and trusting, her inner voice.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 3
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In aiding people who are mentally disabled, Colin Bates has learned that helplessness can be a gift.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 2
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Los Angeles high school student Brighton Earley believes being flexible is a valuable trait in life.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 05, 2008
  • Length: 03:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Lawyer Kenneth Feinberg believes people's lives should be valued equally, not based on their wealth.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: May 27, 2008
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Utah factory worker Laura Hall believes in hip-hop music as a source of inspiration and education.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and Vocalo.org


  • Added: May 27, 2008
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 3
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Paleoanthropologist Holly Dunsworth believes evolution shows her how living things are connected.

Bought by WEZU, KFOK-LPFM, and WEZU


  • Added: May 27, 2008
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 3
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By expanding her idea of communion, writer Sara Miles has found new ways to share food with others.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: May 07, 2008
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Watching his autistic son helped Dr. Donald Rosenstein learn to embrace the possibilities in life.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KZYX


  • Added: May 07, 2008
  • Length: 04:12
  • Purchases: 3
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High school senior Maria Zapetis believes it's time to start helping people less fortunate than her.

Bought by WEZU, Outer Voices, and WEZU


  • Added: May 07, 2008
  • Length: 04:34
  • Purchases: 3
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Listener Aileen Mory believes democracy is a shared responsibility -- especially during a time of war.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: May 07, 2008
  • Length: 03:52
  • Purchases: 2