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Ed Murrow
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Selection of Edward R. Murrow's wartime broadcasts
 
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This I Believe
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Essays as read on public radio
 
People from all walks of life describe their personal philosophies in a brief essay.
 
From The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius XM satellite radio, a weekly selection of archival essays from Edward R. Murrow’s This I Believe series of the 1950s.
 
"I want the truth!""You can’t handle the truth!"So goes the famous exchange in Aaron Sorkin’s play A Few Good Men. But "speaking truth to stupid" is also a major theme of the writer’s new HBO television series, The Newsroom. Will this show have the staying power of Sorkin’s past television outings, or is it a creative dead end?Tune in every week as Andrew and Andrew analyze each episode of the season. They’ll recap each episode, give their general thoughts (wherever that may lead) and discus ...
 
Modeled on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow, This I Believe - Rhode Island, hosted by Frederic Reamer, is an effort to share the many stories of people of Rhode Island... the personal experiences that have helped form the opinions of your neighbors.
 
Broadcast legend Dave Ross, winner of multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism, talks to the people and policy makers affecting your world. Now, you can listen to the full conversation - raw and uncut. Hear Dave Ross on Seattle’s Morning News weekdays at 6am on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.
 
A nature writer living in Wellfleet, Robert Finch has written about Cape Cod for more than forty years. He is the author of nine books of essays. A Cape Cod Notebook airs weekly on WCAI, the NPR station for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the South Coast. In both 2006 and 2013, the series won the New England Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Radio Writing.
 
Pierre Kattar is an award-winning video producer for washingtonpost.com where he reports on local, national and international issues. He produces multimedia packages that include video, audio and 360-degree panoramas. His work has contributed to a Peabody, Scripps Howard Foundation award, Casey Journalism Center award, three RTNDA Edward R. Murrow awards, and two National Emmy nominations. He was recently named 2007 Editor of the Year by The White House News Photographers Association.
 
Modeled on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow, This I Believe - Rhode Island, hosted by Frederic Reamer, is an effort to share the many stories of people of Rhode Island... the personal experiences that have helped form the opinions of your neighbors.
 
Heard Sunday – 7pm – 8pm on WLS(890AM). Bill Cameron is considered the "dean" of radio political reporters in Chicago. Bill's coverage of Chicago politics began with the first Mayor Daley, Richard J., and includes the "revolving-door administration" of Mayor Jane Byrne, the "Council Wars" of the city's first black mayor, Harold Washington, the second Mayor Daley, and now Rahm Emanuel. Bill is the winner of two Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio & Television News Directors Association, sh ...
 
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Once a poster-child for yuppie success with all the trimmings, Kathy Holwadel's world fell apart just when she thought she had it all. She got a divorce, her mother died, her son went to jail, and she quit her fancy career. But oddly enough, it all seemed to make sense.By wp@thisibelieve.org (This I Believe, Inc.).
 
As a young boy, Kevin Myers felt outraged at being treated unfairly because of his life circumstances. However, his mother taught him an important lesson in forgiving others that he still carries with him today.By wp@thisibelieve.org (This I Believe, Inc.).
 
Sarah Smith is challenging Democratic incumbent, Representative Adam Smith for Washington's 9th District.
 
As a young immigrant to the United States, Yasmina Shaush feels the weight of several generations who have high expectations for her. Ms. Shaush has come to believe that the beauty of America is the opportunity for success through hard work and determination. More episodes at thisibelieve.org.By wp@thisibelieve.org (This I Believe, Inc.).
 
Seattle's active civic engagement has a downside -- a segregated city that self-perpetuates inequality and exacerbates the crisis of affordable housing. In her most recent research, Professor Jessica Trounstine details how everyday concerned citizens, along with restrictive land use policies act as systemic racial barriers. You can read more in ...…
 
Shannon is the 5th generation in her family to call this region home. Born and raised locally, Shannon wanted the skills and opportunity to make a difference. She found them as a doctor combating deadly diseases. Now she’s ready to make a difference for the home that launched her success. Shannon grew up on her great grandfather’s farm land in ...…
 
I was born and raised in Ellensburg. My dad was a police chief and my mom started the Children’s Museum while raising my brother and me. I graduated from Ellensburg High School and am a proud Ellensburg Bulldog. Growing up in a small town, I learned the difference between right and wrong. I also learned the value of hard work. My first job was ...…
 
I have spent my career listening to and helping solve problems with thousands of patients and their families across the 8th District, and I will bring that same dedication and understanding to my work as your representative in Congress. I am a pediatrician, a wife, and a mom with deep roots in the 8th District. I’ve built a pediatrics practice ...…
 
Delia Motavalli has grown up watching movies about fairy tales and princesses. But after she received a piece of advice from her mother, Delia has come to realize her own definition of "happily ever after." More episodes at thisibelieve.org.By wp@thisibelieve.org (This I Believe, Inc.).
 
Daron Morris is an NYU Law School Graduate and career public defender, who has seen how the criminal justice system functions from the inside. He wants to take the helm at the King County Prosecutor's office to rectify a culture he believes is not serving justice -- or the community.
 
When Dale Long asked himself the large life question, "Why are we here?," he wasn't always sure of the answer. But one night of stargazing with his children brought him clarity on his place in the universe.By wp@thisibelieve.org (This I Believe, Inc.).
 
The war on women's health care continues -- if enacted, new Title X regulations will radically alter the range, quality and effectiveness of services offered to support the reproductive health and childbearing decisions of low-income women, men and adolescents in the United States. Dr. Bronstein outlines the impact the regulations will have on ...…
 
What should we make of the President's jaw-dropping interactions with President Putin in Helsinki? As a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Congressman Denny Heck shares his views. Plus -- the New Democratic Coalition's Housing Task Force has released a report on the crisis of affordable housing in the US. Rep. Heck ...…
 
For Lori Vermeulen, a "merge" sign is more than a traffic directive in a construction zone. It’s a life philosophy based on making a choice to do what is best for the group versus what is best for the individual. More episodes at thisibelieve.org.By wp@thisibelieve.org (This I Believe, Inc.).
 
While Seattle faces the intertwined crises of homelessness and a lack of affordable housing, tensions have reached a boiling point. In an article in the Atlantic, Hawkins reports on "An App For Ejecting the Homeless" -- Seattle's Find It, Fix It app, which residents are using to initiate homeless sweeps. Hawkins discusses his article, and the i ...…
 
Why are so many people in the United States suddenly fearful of refugees and asylum seekers? They wouldn't be, if they knew their stories, according to Beth Farmer. As the Director Refugees Northwest, Beth shares the true plight -- and promise of refugees and asylum seekers who have risked everything to seek a better life in the US. Heartfelt, ...…
 
What is it that draws so many of us to the Ocean State and keeps us here, even when opportunities elsewhere beckon? In a word, community. Somehow Rhode Island’s intimate and quirky scale, its mix of neighborhood and neighborhood characters – even with their sometimes rough edges – manage to pull us in and get ahold of us, a bit like flypaper. F ...…
 
During this week's A Cape Cod Notebook, we hear from Provincetown resident Dennis Minsky, who talks about his struggle with being a vegetarian and eating clams.By lizclancylerner@gmail.com (Liz Lerner).
 
For many people, work defines the pace of their lives. That’s especially true for New England dairyman Dave Stewart. He believes his cows help him appreciate the slower rhythms of the natural world, and embrace the responsibilities of farm and family life. More This I Believe episodes at thisibelieve.org.…
 
How often do we stop and notice – really notice – the symbols and structures that surround us and shape our understanding of the world?By james_moses@brown.edu (Jim Moses).
 
A Cape Cod Notebook, WCAI's weekly essay series about life on the Cape and Islands, continues this week with a piece from contributor Nelson Sigelman. He writes about a friend who is an island fisherman with a mysterious past.By lizclancylerner@gmail.com (Liz Lerner).
 
In spite of his successful career as a science fiction writer, Robert Heinlein's beliefs are more down to earth. Mr. Heinlein believed in the decency of his neighbors, and the future of the human race.By wp@thisibelieve.org (This I Believe, Inc.).
 
Hope, true hope, can be so elusive. The most fortunate among us are able to find it and hold tight, especially during life's inevitable moments of despair. For some of us, hope is fleeting, slipping through our fingers much too fast. For others, hope lingers and sustains us as we muddle through life's challenges. In her book Animal Dreams, Barb ...…
 
Hope, true hope, can be so elusive. The most fortunate among us are able to find it and hold tight, especially during life's inevitable moments of despair. For some of us, hope is fleeting, slipping through our fingers much too fast. For others, hope lingers and sustains us as we muddle through life's challenges. In her book Animal Dreams, Barb ...…
 
It’s with mixed feelings that I must tell you this will be my last Cape Cod Notebook broadcast for a while. Mixed feelings because I have greatly enjoyed doing these wee kly programs over the past thirteen years. On the other hand, the reason for this leave is that I have recently been named a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for ...…
 
Amy Siskind is an American activist and President of The New Agenda. She has taken liberal social media by storm by documenting every action the Trump administration has taken that she believes break with the norms of American presidency.
 
How many of us have been tempted to rush to judgment when we come upon displays of ugly behavior, whether on the smartphone or television screen, during radio broadcasts, or up close and personal in our daily encounters? We may wince when a spokesperson for the opposing political party opines in ways that seem completely irrational and designed ...…
 
How many of us have been tempted to rush to judgment when we come upon displays of ugly behavior, whether on the smartphone or television screen, during radio broadcasts, or up close and personal in our daily encounters? We may wince when a spokesperson for the opposing political party opines in ways that seem completely irrational and designed ...…
 
It was a beautiful afternoon in early June that I first explored the “Historical Society of Old Yarmouth Natu re Trails. ” These trails are located just behind the Yarmouth P ort post office on Rt. 6A. At first glance it looks like a typical mid-Cape conservation area, encompassing some fifty acres of wooded uplands, wetlands, old pasture , and ...…
 
Who can solve income inequality, homelessness, a crisis of affordable housing, a broken democratic system in the United States, and the never-ending Israeli/Palestinian conflict in the Middle East? It's not Jared Kushner. It's Glen Weyl, principal researcher for Microsoft's think-tank and author of "Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Dem ...…
 
Cheryl L. Dukes grew up in the military, and when her father received new orders, the family packed up and said goodbye quickly. Never knowing what it meant to be permanently rooted to a place, Ms. Dukes found out recently when she found the kitchen, the yellow house, and the neighbors she now calls "home." More This I Believe episodes at thisi ...…
 
Those of us who have been blessed with long-term marriages or partners often wonder what life will be like if we outlive our mate. Will I ever know happiness again? Can I survive on my own, without those all-too-familiar glances, comforting words, and embraces? Might life lose its meaning? Somehow, some way, most people manage to cope. The gift ...…
 
Those of us who have been blessed with long-term marriages or partners often wonder what life will be like if we outlive our mate. Will I ever know happiness again? Can I survive on my own, without those all-too-familiar glances, comforting words, and embraces? Might life lose its meaning? Somehow, some way, most people manage to cope. The gift ...…
 
It’s 5:30 in the afternoon at Newcomb Hollow Beach, and I am sitting on the sand directly in front of the parking lot so as to catch the last fifteen minutes of sun on the beach. The surf is regular and moderate, but only one paddle-boarder pushes leisurely out onto the surface of the sea between swells, stands up on his board, and then, as my ...…
 
How do you memorialize someone whose ashes were spread in the ocean? Teacher Ron Woolley honors his father by stacking stones at the seashore every time he goes for a swim. His tribute may not be permanent, but Woolley believes his love for his dad is. Listen to more This I Believe episodes at thisibelieve.org.…
 
John J. Lennon is a journalist who is tackling the tough topics of prison reform and the treatment of the 400,000 people incarcerated who are diagnosed with mental illness. John is also currently a prisoner at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York, serving time for murder. You can read his latest piece in Equire Magazine.…
 
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff's new book is "Sh**show: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great"
 
Perhaps it sounds trite to say that health crises produce much needed wake-up calls for those of us who need to make significant lifestyle adjustments. But for many, this is a truism; there's nothing like awakening in an intensive care unit – surrounded by loved ones and scurrying professionals – to send that compelling and poignant message. Do ...…
 
Perhaps it sounds trite to say that health crises produce much needed wake-up calls for those of us who need to make significant lifestyle adjustments. But for many, this is a truism; there's nothing like awakening in an intensive care unit – surrounded by loved ones and scurrying professionals – to send that compelling and poignant message. Do ...…
 
I have a long and somewhat odd history with old phonographs and records. During my early years on the Cape I once salvaged several old Enrico Caruso records - 12” in diamete r and only recorded on one side – from an abandoned dune shack . Over the years I also bought several dozen more old records from Ben Thatcher’s Sound Museum in East Dennis ...…
 
Kate Debiec's father had a knack for making friends with strangers quickly. After her father passed away, Ms. Debiec realized the importance of the legacy he had left her.By wp@thisibelieve.org (This I Believe, Inc.).
 
It's hard to know which metaphor to use to describe the daily onslaught of news. Our radios, smartphones, smart speakers, televisions, laptops, and, yes, newspapers bring us an avalanche of gripping headlines and sordid details. Or is it a vortex, a deluge, or a whipsaw? Perhaps it's all beginning to sound like a cliché. The reality, of course, ...…
 
It's hard to know which metaphor to use to describe the daily onslaught of news. Our radios, smartphones, smart speakers, televisions, laptops, and, yes, newspapers bring us an avalanche of gripping headlines and sordid details. Or is it a vortex, a deluge, or a whipsaw? Perhaps it's all beginning to sound like a cliché. The reality, of course, ...…
 
The other day, crossing Uncle Tim’s Bridge, I saw a flock of fourteen yellowlegs feeding in the gray slurry of the mud flats of Duck Creek at low tide. Greater and lesser yellowlegs are two of our most readily- identifiable local shorebirds. They are by far the largest of the sandpipers, with stilt-like bright yellow shanks that give them their ...…
 
From the moment Jeff Sloan became a father, his priorities shifted as he felt the weight of his new responsibilities. What he didn't realize on Day One was how much he would learn about himself and about life through being a dad. Hundreds more This I Believe episodes at thisibelieve.org.By wp@thisibelieve.org (This I Believe, Inc.).
 
No doubt you've noticed the proliferation of companies that offer us the opportunity to trace our genealogical roots. This burgeoning phenomenon seems to tap into a fundamental wish that so many of us have to understand our ethnic, racial, religious, and geographical origins.By james_moses@brown.edu (Jim Moses).
 
No doubt you've noticed the proliferation of companies that offer us the opportunity to trace our genealogical roots. This burgeoning phenomenon seems to tap into a fundamental wish that so many of us have to understand our ethnic, racial, religious, and geographical origins.By james_moses@brown.edu (Jim Moses).
 
The other evening I went for a walk on Bound Brook Island and was struck by it all – not just by what was there, but by what had passed, and what was yet to come.By lizclancylerner@gmail.com (Liz Lerner).
 
From the 1950s This I Believe series, Egyptian-born Ahmad Zaki Abu Shadi tells how he left his homeland to gain spiritual and intellectual liberty. The artist and scientist believed freedom was a synonym for life itself, and a precious treasure deserved by all. More 1950s and contemporaryThis I Believe programs at thisibelieve.org.…
 
Ken Langone is one of the co-founders of Home Depot, and author of the book "I Love Capitalism: An American Story"
 
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