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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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Acclaimed writer Amy Tan believes in ghosts and the messages of joy, love and peace they bring her.

Bought by KUER, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, KBBI, and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 5
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Luis Urrea believes he is a better writer and better person when he’s open to the world around him.

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


  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Tired of chasing personal prosperity, Eve Birch now believes in an American dream of shared success.

Bought by KHSU, KVNF, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 7
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To be the “Greatest of All Time,” boxing legend Muhammad Ali says you have to believe in yourself.

Bought by KRZA, KFAI, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU and more


  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 02:54
  • Purchases: 9
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By dancing around the world, Internet video star Matt Harding believes he’s helping to unite people.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, and KUOW


  • Added: May 07, 2009
  • Length: 02:47
  • Purchases: 5
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Environmental activist and White House advisor Van Jones believes in making his late father proud.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and WEZU


  • Added: May 07, 2009
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 2
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She's only 12, but Macklin Levine is already old enough to appreciate—and believe in—The Beatles.

Bought by WHCP-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WEZU and more


  • Added: May 07, 2009
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 7
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Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton believe in forgiveness, but from different perspectives.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, and KUOW


  • Added: May 05, 2009
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 3
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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré believes hard work can build character and promote freedom.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, WCSU-FM, and KUOW


  • Added: May 05, 2009
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 4
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Even though we tend to focus on our differences, Sheri White believes there is much that unites us.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, and WEZU


  • Added: May 04, 2009
  • Length: 03:12
  • Purchases: 3
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From her village in Nepal, Chameli Waiba believes letters and words have the power to changes lives.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, KBGA 89.9 FM, and WAMC


  • Added: May 04, 2009
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 5
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Kendra Jones, an English teacher in Alabama, believes in toughness, steeliness and even meanness.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, KUOW, and WBHM


  • Added: Mar 09, 2009
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 4
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As a doctor and patient, Alicia Conill has learned that listening is an important part of healing.

Bought by WEZU, Iowa Public Radio, and KUOW


  • Added: Mar 09, 2009
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 3
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Texas student Alaa El-Saad believes in wearing a hijab, a religious head covering for Muslim women.

Bought by WEZU and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Mar 06, 2009
  • Length: 02:52
  • Purchases: 2
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Seven-year old Tarak McLain of Texas shares the 30 things he believes. Number one: life is good.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WEZU, KBGA 89.9 FM, WUFT, and KUOW


  • Added: Mar 06, 2009
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 5
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Jim Haynes believes in bringing people together—even total strangers—over Sunday dinner in his home.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and WEZU


  • Added: Mar 06, 2009
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Ichthyologist Jimmy Liao believes fish can teach us a lot about navigating the difficulties of life.

Bought by WEZU, KBGA 89.9 FM, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 05, 2009
  • Length: 03:12
  • Purchases: 3
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Farmer Gina Parosa believes in setting good boundaries, and being flexible enough to change them.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Feb 09, 2009
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Environmental activist Majora Carter believes in making the old neighborhood a better place to live.

Bought by WEZU and KSJD


  • Added: Feb 09, 2009
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 2
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Paul Farmer believes heath care is a human right-and he's devoted his life to making that a reality.

Bought by WEZU and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Feb 09, 2009
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 2