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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It takes tremendous work but Melinda Shoaf believes organizing family celebrations is worth the effort.

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2007
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 3
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Singer-songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore had to hit bottom before finding the belief that brings him peace.

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2007
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 3
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Some people prefer clarity and closure but Father Richard Rohr finds belief and comfort in mystery.

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2007
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 3
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Although he was born in Pakistan, Miami lawyer Yasir Billoo believes he has a right to be fully American.

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2007
  • Length: 03:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Lou Gehrig's Disease is robbing her of many things, but Catherine Royce believes she still has a choice.

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2007
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 4
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Composer Joan Tower believes music nourishes us, encourages us to feel, and connects us to one another.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2007
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 5
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Divinity student Emily Smith believes in baking as an expression of love and honor for her family.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2007
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 3
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Despite his wartime experiences, Army medic Ernesto Haibi believes the goodness in man can triumph.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2007
  • Length: 03:08
  • Purchases: 6
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Yolanda O?Bannon believes being true to herself means doing the job she loves?working as a secretary.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2007
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 4
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Waitress Ivory Harlow believes peace can begin with a stack of pancakes and a side order of friendliness.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2007
  • Length: 02:50
  • Purchases: 5
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NPR listener Angelina Michetti believes in seeking perfection of character through the study of karate.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2007
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 4
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High school freshman Joshua Yuchasz believes we should respect the things that make us different.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2007
  • Length: 03:22
  • Purchases: 3
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Newspaper columnist Jon Carroll believes one of the keys to success comes from accepting your failures.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2007
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 5
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Chaplain Susan Cosio believes a daily walk gives her the opportunity to focus on her spiritual core.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2007
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 4
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In life and in music, banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck believes in figuring out his own way of doing things.

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2007
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 3
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Cape Cod writer Dennis Downey has a unique expression of beliefs that range from the soul to the sun.

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2007
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 4
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Comic book artist Frank Miller believes patriotism is a value that?s critical to our national security.

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2007
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet and performance artist Quique Aviles believes his work can help save him from his addiction.

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 4
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After her brother?s murder, Elvia Bautista believes in remembering all the victims of gang violence.

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Betsy Chalmers believes faithfulness to God, her husband and herself has been the foundation of her life.

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 4