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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In this fundraising spot, This I Believe host Jay Allison tells listeners about the beliefs of three student essayists.

Bought by WEZU, North State Public Radio, WFCR, KJZZ, and WEKU


  • Added: Aug 22, 2007
  • Length: 03:39
  • Purchases: 5
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In this fundraising spot, This I Believe host Jay Allison introduces listeners to a woman who finds fulfillment in being a secretary.

Bought by WEZU, KJZZ, WEKU, and KERA


  • Added: Aug 22, 2007
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 4
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In this fundraising spot, This I Believe host Jay Allison highlights stories about food and family.

Bought by WEZU, KISU, North State Public Radio, WFCR, KJZZ and more


  • Added: Aug 22, 2007
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 6
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In this fundraising spot, newspaper columnist Jon Carroll offers a fresh perspective on failure.

Bought by WEZU, North State Public Radio, WFCR, and KJZZ


  • Added: Aug 22, 2007
  • Length: 03:03
  • Purchases: 4
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In this pledge spot, listeners meet poet and performance artist Quique Aviles, who believes his work can help save him from his addiction.

Bought by KFAI, WEZU, KISU, WFCR, and KJZZ


  • Added: Aug 22, 2007
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Canadian poet George Bowering believes human intellect is the closest thing we have to the divine.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Aug 22, 2007
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 3
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Vermont student Michelle Gardner-Quinn wrote of her belief in reverence for life just days before she was killed.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Aug 02, 2007
  • Length: 04:12
  • Purchases: 3
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Nature writer David Gessner believes you don't have to go to Everest or the Amazon to find wildness.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KJZZ, and KZSC


  • Added: Jul 23, 2007
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 4
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Pennsylvania farmer Tim Stark believes a reasonable amount of stress brings out his best qualities.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, Remix Radio, and KJZZ


  • Added: Jul 23, 2007
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 4
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Vermont businessman Jeffrey Hollender believes being present isn't easy but it is the best way to live life.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Jul 11, 2007
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Being held captive in Iraq helped James Loney solidify his belief that all people are connected.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Jul 02, 2007
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 3
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Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter believes in valuing the simple blessings each day brings.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WEZU, WEZU, KJZZ, and WMRA


  • Added: Jul 02, 2007
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 5
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After fighting infertility, Chris Huntington believes adoption will make him the father he wants to be.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Jun 13, 2007
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 3
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Ohio writer Michael Oatman believes education gave him a better life than his street-corner youth.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Jun 04, 2007
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 3
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In an age of bigger, faster, better, listener Corinne Colbert believes in settling for what you have.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KISU, WCAI / WNAN, and KJZZ


  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 5
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Massachusetts anesthesiologist Isabel Legarda believes every person and every breath is precious.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 3
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"Father of the Internet" and Google Vice President Vint Cerf believes in respecting everyone he meets.

Bought by WEZU and KJZZ


  • Added: May 23, 2007
  • Length: 04:53
  • Purchases: 2
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Alaska high school student Jake Hovenden came to believe in inner strength while watching his stepmother care for his dying father.

Bought by WEZU, KJZZ, and Alaska Public Radio Network


  • Added: May 23, 2007
  • Length: 02:23
  • Purchases: 3
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Student Kamaal Majeed believes in being content with himself and not seeking the approval of others.

Bought by WEZU, WBEZ, WCAI / WNAN, and KJZZ


  • Added: May 21, 2007
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 4
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David Greenberger believes the elderly people he's met during his life will enrich his own older years.

Bought by WEZU and KJZZ


  • Added: Apr 23, 2007
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2