This is public radio's conversation about religion, meaning, ethics and ideas. Each week, host Krista Tippett focuses on a different theme, asking writers, scientists, historians and others to discuss how religion shapes everyday life.
Sunday 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM on WUSF 89.7
Krista grew up in Oklahoma, went to the far-away land of Rhode Island to study at Brown University, and ended up in divided Germany for most of the 1980s, most of her 20s. She was The New York Times stringer in divided Berlin and reported and wrote as well for Newsweek, The International Herald Tribune, the BBC, and Die Zeit. Later she served as a special political assistant and chief Berlin aide to the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany.
She wrote her book (Speaking of Faith), in part, to answer the question she is often asked — how she went from that mode of geopolitical engagement to becoming a religious person again and studying theology. When she emerged with a Master of... Read More...
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- 'Surviving R. Kelly': Documenting Decades Of Abuse From The R&B Singer
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- Social Services, Taxpayer Dollars And Religious Freedom: A Balancing Act
Last year, a South Carolina faith-based organization turned away a couple that wanted to become foster parents. Why? The couple was Jewish, and Miracle Hill Ministries accepts only Christian parents into its program.
- Years Before Rahaf Mohammed, Another Saudi Woman Escaped. This Is Her Story
"Laura" was locked in her room for periods of eight to nine months at a time. She fled from Saudi Arabia to Canada in 2013.
- Government Shutdown Day 27: Checking In With A Federal Employee
We check in with those hit hardest by the government shutdown, now in its record 27th day.
- After Saudi Teen Granted Aslyum, A Look At Life For Women In The Kingdom
A Saudi teen who fled her allegedly abusive family is granted asylum in Canada. We’ll look at what’s changing and what’s not for women in Saudi Arabia. Sarah Aziza, Yasmine Mohammed and "Laura" join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Christian Foster Care Reopens Debate On Religious Freedom And Government
A South Carolina ministry's Christian-only foster care policy is the latest flashpoint in the debate over religious freedom and government social services. We’ll take it up. Laura Meckler, Robin Fretwell Wilson and Jedd Medefind join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- 'We Are Running Out Of Time': What's Next For Brexit
The British Parliament delivered a crushing, historic defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan yesterday, 432-202. Where does that leave things now?
- The Fate Of Brexit
The make-or-break vote on the Brexit deal with Britain’s future hanging in the balance. We’ll turn to London for reaction and what's next. John Peet, David Herszenhorn and Amanda Sloat join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- LA Teachers On Strike, Calling For More Funding For Classrooms
Teachers on strike, this time in Los Angeles, the country’s second-largest school district. We’ll hear the debate on both sides. Howard Blume, Gloria Martinez, Nick Melvoin and Dale Lee join Meghna Chakrabarti.