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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Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel explains how his experiences during the Holocaust shaped his beliefs.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: May 07, 2008
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 3
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Attempting to have a baby led Carole Chabries to appreciate the complexities of the human body.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KUOW


  • Added: May 07, 2008
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 3
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John Warner says science shouldn't just solve questions. It should ask

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: May 07, 2008
  • Length: 04:55
  • Purchases: 2
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Listener Martha Leathe believes in telling kids the truth, even if it may be uncomfortable for her.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Mar 17, 2008
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Psychologist Barbara Held of Maine believes a little kvetching makes for a better outlook on life.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 14, 2008
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 3
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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma believes in embracing many cultures and finding something to love in each of them.

Bought by WEZU, WTJU, KUER, WABE, WEZU and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2008
  • Length: 03:06
  • Purchases: 11
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In leaving the office at 5:00, Laurie Granieri lives her belief that there's more to life than work.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Mar 04, 2008
  • Length: 03:16
  • Purchases: 2
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The "Guinness Book of World Records" taught Julie Frerking to believe that anything is possible.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Feb 29, 2008
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 2
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Looking back at Earth from space, astronaut Dan Tani is optimistic about the future of the planet.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Feb 29, 2008
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 2
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Ohio listener Brigid Daull Brockway believes she should stick her nose into other people's business.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Feb 29, 2008
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 2
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Vermont minister Susan Kittredge believes we make torn or broken things stronger by mending them.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Feb 29, 2008
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 2
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Wired Magazine founding editor Kevin Kelly believes accepting kindness is as important as giving it.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and Wyoming Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 27, 2008
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 3
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It took a personal tragedy for Annaliese Jakimides to begin to look for the silver linings in life.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Feb 27, 2008
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Nashville listener Maria Robbins believes chance encounters help her move forward with her life.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Feb 27, 2008
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 2
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"Dead Man Walking" author Sister Helen Prejean says to watch what she does to see what she believes.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Feb 21, 2008
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 3
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Arar Han believes in going home for the holidays -- regardless of where the journey might take her.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KBBI


  • Added: Feb 21, 2008
  • Length: 05:09
  • Purchases: 3
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Buffalo listener Steve Banko believes Christmas music helped heal some of his Vietnam War wounds.

Bought by WEZU, New Hampshire Public Radio, WEZU, and WAMU


  • Added: Feb 21, 2008
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 4
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Ichthyologist Jimmy Liao believes fish can teach us a lot about navigating the difficulties of life.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Feb 21, 2008
  • Length: 03:12
  • Purchases: 3
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Working with Guantanamo Bay detainees inspired one former interrogator to believe in redemption.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, New Hampshire Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, and Kansas Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 21, 2008
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 5
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Bob Barret believes in integrity -- even when it meant choosing to tell his wife and children he's gay.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Dec 13, 2007
  • Length: 05:39
  • Purchases: 3