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The arch diocese of Kolkata was set up in 1886. The Jesuit missionary St Francis Xavier who came to India in 1542 was made its patron saint. But th...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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At first he was funny. A bearded man with flowing hair dressed in his garish best, his forearms curly with knots of hair. But Ram Rahim is no ordi...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
When we don't recognize the unkindness of entitled hatred, we may be quietly consuming more of it than we realize. That may be a way in which a lin...

  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 07:52
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There’s a new political force center stage in India these days. The cow. The cow has always been holy to millions of Hindus but it’s still a plac...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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In this New Year’s episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill details a number of sacred places around the globe--on islands, along the shore, ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: Penelope DeWitt at Stoney Beach after her recording session, Credit: Jessica Ripka
Think about something you've spent your whole life wanting to do. Now try to think about what's kept you from doing it. What comes to mind? For...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 19, 2016
  • Length: 10:34
  • Purchases: 2
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A short form version of the non-narrated ARRVLS feature "Orthodox". What happens when your religious faith and sexual identity directly contradic...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 06, 2016
  • Length: 23:43
  • Purchases: 1
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I don’t know how many shoes this old radio program sells. But it can never feel the same as hearing those voices, most of them long dead, bring a c...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 05:59
Caption: Sunita Kumar with her painting of Mother Teresa, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
Many would say she’s just being officially canonized, she was always a saint. But over the past week as international media descended on this city ...

Bought by WAMC and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 06, 2016
  • Length: 05:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Mary McLaughlin went home to run her family business once her children were grown. Then she moved down the street from her adult children. Listen...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
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Last week Kolkata was busy celebrating a birthday with flowers, candles, cards and songs. It was Mother Teresa’s 106th birthday/ By the time the n...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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In this episode on the meandering path of careers we look at the ways in which one job and juncture leads us to another and the role that faith tra...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 29:35
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This conversation on being a single adult in America features Peg Birk, University of Chicago sociologist Linda Waite, Rabbi Andrea London, Emmy a...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:14
Caption: Sam Bellamy in front of his home in Long Island, NY., Credit: Peter Alexander Bresnan
From the moment you see Sam Bellamy, you know that there’s something different about him. He dresses differently from most people. He carries himse...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 12:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Michael Goldfarb tells the story of how the God Intoxicated Man, Benedict Spinoza, seeded the Englightenment and became the philosopher for today.

  • Added: May 23, 2016
  • Length: 53:38
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Today’s Sixty Second Moral Inquiry asks :As politicians one-up each other, what’s the difference between the candidate as demagogue- who openly app...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:21
Caption: Nobis Deus...he likes it.., Credit: Susan Cook
In Today's Department of Poetic Justice, we offer 'Donald J. Trump- The Evangelical Version' which you can sing to the tune of 'Seventy Six Trombon...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2016
  • Length: 03:00
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The Pope's recent visit to the United States sparked much conversation and debate about the environment. Pope Francis has been very clear in his vi...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Mohamad Akhlaq
After it was posted on WhatsApp that Aklhaq Mohmamad's family was eating beef a mob beat and stoned him to death. But what was the mob being fed?

  • Added: Oct 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
A Town Clerk in Kentucky has refused to give out a marriage license to a gay couple, risking jail time, because the two of them marrying “does not...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 04:13
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Not long before the earthquake in Nepal, I drove by yet another SUV with the bumper sticker “No child left a dime.” As I respond to the earthquake,...

  • Added: May 09, 2015
  • Length: 05:51
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Author and journalist Susan Katz Miller is both an interfaith child and an interfaith parent. Her book, Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One ...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Retired American Presbyterian missionary Barry Alter explains, in India, how the Easter story convinced her that Christianity wasn't about converti...

Bought by KZYX and WEZU


  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The infamous staircase., Credit: Mishy Harman
Mishy Harman shares the zany matchmaking adventures of his Orthodox downstairs neighbor, which he had no chance but to overhear because all her dat...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 09:27
  • Purchases: 2
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For Bryce Jacobson and DaeDae Williams, reflection comes naturally. But both have a complicated relationship with their quiet time. On today's show...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 06:40