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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Craigslist founder Craig Newmark believes people are trustworthy and usually abide by the Golden Rule.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, Remix Radio, and KJZZ


  • Added: Apr 23, 2007
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Massachusetts listener Christine Cleary believes memory is more an exercise of the heart than a function of the mind.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Apr 11, 2007
  • Length: 03:52
  • Purchases: 3
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Choreographer Judith Jamison believes being "good" includes being open, honest and true to oneself.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Mar 30, 2007
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 3
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Native American poet tells of her belief in the Sun and our sacred connection to it.

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WEZU, KUER, WORT, Interfaith Voices and more


  • Added: Mar 29, 2007
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 15
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Engineer Bill Nunan believes he needs God and science to understand the universe and our place in it.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, WXLV-FM, and KJZZ


  • Added: Mar 29, 2007
  • Length: 03:15
  • Purchases: 4
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Listener Amy Lyles Wilson believes it takes guts to keep going, especially when you're newly widowed.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, WEKU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Mar 07, 2007
  • Length: 03:03
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Mar 07, 2007
  • Length: 01:15
  • Purchases: 12

  • Added: Mar 07, 2007
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Yinong Young-Xu believes he must guard against exercising the brutality he learned as a child in China.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KBGA 89.9 FM, and KJZZ


  • Added: Feb 26, 2007
  • Length: 04:19
  • Purchases: 4
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Rock musician Wayne Coyne believes happiness isn't coincidence, but something we make within ourselves.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, WBHM, and KJZZ


  • Added: Feb 22, 2007
  • Length: 03:09
  • Purchases: 4
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Lena Winkler believes a simple tradition keeps her and her children grounded during difficult times.

Bought by WEZU, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Feb 22, 2007
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Trying to understand her daughter's addiction gave Ann Karasinski a belief that helps her cope with it.

Bought by WEZU, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, WAMC, and KJZZ


  • Added: Feb 22, 2007
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 5
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Nurse practitioner Cortney Davis believes embracing grief honors the beauty and fragility of life.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Feb 22, 2007
  • Length: 04:20
  • Purchases: 4
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In this fundraising spot, This I Believe host Jay Allison introduces listeners to Eboo Patel, who heads an interfaith youth group in Chicago.

Bought by WEZU, WFCR, KJZZ, WGUC/ WVXU, Colorado Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2007
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In this fundraising spot, This I Believe host Jay Allison introduces listeners to New York City Finance Commissioner Martha Stark, the city's tax c...

Bought by KFAI, WEZU, KJZZ, KERA, Colorado Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2007
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 6
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In this fundraising spot, This I Believe host Jay Allison introduces listeners to magician Penn Jillette.

Bought by WEZU, KBGA 89.9 FM, WNCU, KJZZ, KERA and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2007
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 8
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In this fundraising spot, This I Believe host Jay Allison introduces listeners to Mary Cook of Gustavus, Alaska.

Bought by Radio Newark, WEZU, North State Public Radio, Remix Radio, NPR Illinois and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2007
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 12
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Activist and union organizer Wade Rathke believes listening is a useful and important skill in life.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KJZZ, and WUKY


  • Added: Feb 02, 2007
  • Length: 03:15
  • Purchases: 4
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Jazz bassist Christian McBride believes being cool leads to a longer, happier and more productive life.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KJZZ, and WEKU


  • Added: Feb 02, 2007
  • Length: 03:15
  • Purchases: 4
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Sacramento listener Becky Herz finds comfort in believing her husband will call her from Iraq every day.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KJZZ, and KGLT


  • Added: Feb 02, 2007
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 4