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This I Believe The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, Jay Allison

This I Believe

by Jay Allison

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Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thou...

Abridged: 53 min
This I Believe #1
Narrator: Jay Allison
Published: 10/03/2006
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This I Believe II More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, Jay Allison

This I Believe II

by Jay Allison

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A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of peopleThis second collection of This I Believe essays ga...

Unabridged: 4 hr 47 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Full Cast
Published: 09/30/2008
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Unleashing the Power of Creativity A "This I Believe" Essay, Bill Gates

Unleashing the Power of Creativit...

by Bill Gates

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Unleashing the Power of Creativity: A "This I Believe" Essay by Bill GatesBased on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 8...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Bill Gates
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Real Consequences of Justice A "This I Believe" Essay, Frederic Reamer

The Real Consequences of Justice

by Frederic Reamer

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Frederic Reamer finds his belief in justice tested every time he faces criminals and victims at parole board hearings in "The Real Consequenc...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Frederic Reamer
Published: 10/03/2006
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How Do You Believe in a Mystery? A "This I Believe" Essay, Loudon Wainwright, III

How Do You Believe in a Mystery?

by Loudon Wainwright, III

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Musician Loudon Wainwright III explains that the joy in writing a song comes from the mystery of its creation, in "How Do You Believe in a My...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
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Published: 10/03/2006
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Testing the Limits of What I Know and Feel A "This I Believe" Essay, John Updike

Testing the Limits of What I Know...

by John Updike

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike comments on how writing fiction can push the writer's boundaries, in "Testing the Limits of What I ...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: John Updike
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Benefits of Restlessness and Jagged Edges A "This I Believe" Essay, Kay Redfield Jamison

The Benefits of Restlessness and ...

by Kay Redfield Jamison

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Professor of psychiatry Kay Redfield Jamison describes the power of intense emotions and temperaments in "The Benefits of Restlessness and Ja...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Kay Redfield Jamis...
Published: 10/03/2006
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I Agree with a Pagan A "This I Believe" Essay, Arnold Toynbee

I Agree with a Pagan

by Arnold Toynbee

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, historian Arnold Toynbee describes how relating to others, even when it causes us to suffer, mak...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Arnold Toynbee
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Rule of Law A "This I Believe" Essay, Michael Mullane

The Rule of Law

by Michael Mullane

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Professor and attorney Michael Mullane says that we are all protected by and accountable to the law, in "The Rule of Law," his contribution t...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Michael Mullane
Published: 10/03/2006
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Have I Learned Anything Important Since I was Sixteen? A "This I Believe" Essay, Elizabeth Deutsch (Earle)

Have I Learned Anything Important...

by Elizabeth Deutsch (Earl...

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Elizabeth Deutsch Earle reflects on her original This I Believe Essay, first aired in the 1950s when she was then the youngest contributor to...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
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Published: 10/03/2006
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Goodness Doesn't Just Happen A "This I Believe" Essay, Rebecca West

Goodness Doesn't Just Happen

by Rebecca West

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Critic, journalist, novelist, and feminist Rebecca West describes her discovery that human nature does not naturally support liberty in "Good...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Rebecca West
Published: 10/03/2006
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In Giving I Connect With Others A "This I Believe" Essay, Isabel Allende

In Giving I Connect With Others

by Isabel Allende

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In her contribution to NPR's This I Believe series, novelist Isabelle Allende reflects on how her daughter's life--and death--taught her that...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Isabel Allende
Published: 10/03/2006
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Happy Talk A "This I Believe" Essay, Oscar Hammerstein II

Happy Talk

by Oscar Hammerstein II

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, musical librettist and producer Oscar Hammerstein explains the importance of declaring your happ...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
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Published: 10/03/2006
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The Connection Between Strangers A "This I Believe" Essay, Miles Goodwin

The Connection Between Strangers

by Miles Goodwin

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Miles Goodwin describes the profound impact of a small "Connection Between Strangers" for NPR’s This I Believe series. This I Believe i...

Unabridged: 3 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Miles Goodwin
Published: 10/03/2006
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My Father's Evening Star A "This I Believe" Essay, William O. Douglas

My Father's Evening Star

by William O. Douglas

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, Former Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas encourages a return to the faith of his father's...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
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Published: 10/03/2006
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A Shared Moment of Trust A "This I Believe" Essay, Warren Christopher

A Shared Moment of Trust

by Warren Christopher

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Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher reflects on humanity’s interdependence and reliance on each other, in "A Shared Moment of ...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
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Published: 10/03/2006
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Mysterious Connections that Link Us Together A "This I Believe" Essay, Azar Nafisi

Mysterious Connections that Link ...

by Azar Nafisi

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Professor and author Azar Nafisi remembers empathy from unexpected sources in "Mysterious Connections that Link Us Together", her contributio...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Azar Nafisi
Published: 10/03/2006
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When Children Are Wanted A "This I Believe" Essay, Margaret Sanger

When Children Are Wanted

by Margaret Sanger

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger explains how wanting children before conception can l...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Margaret Sanger
Published: 10/03/2006
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There is More to Life than Life A "This I Believe" Essay, Jamaica Ritcher

There is More to Life than Life

by Jamaica Ritcher

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A daughter's question about their dead cat leads Jamaica Ritcher to realize her beliefs, in "There Is More to Life Than My Life," her contrib...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Jamaica Ritcher
Published: 10/03/2006
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Why I Close My Restaurant A "This I Believe" Essay, George Mardikian

Why I Close My Restaurant

by George Mardikian

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, restaurateur George Mardikian tells of his immigration to the United States and how he tries to ...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: George Mardikian
Published: 10/03/2006
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A Grown-Up Barbie A "This I Believe" Essay, Jane Hamill

A Grown-Up Barbie

by Jane Hamill

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Fashion designer Jane Hamill describes the endless possibilities of clothes and imagination in "A Grown-Up Barbie", her contribution to NPR&r...

Unabridged: 3 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Jane Hamill
Published: 10/03/2006
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How Is It Possible to Believe in God? A "This I Believe" Essay, William F. Buckley, Jr.

How Is It Possible to Believe in ...

by William F. Buckley, Jr....

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Public intellectual, conservative author and political commentator William F. Buckley, Jr., speaks to his belief in divine creation in "How I...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
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Published: 10/03/2006
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The People Who Love You When No One Else Will A "This I Believe" Essay, Cecile Gilmer

The People Who Love You When No O...

by Cecile Gilmer

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Cecile Gilmer explains how she found a loving family when her biological one failed her in "The People Who Love You When No One Else Will", h...

Unabridged: 3 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Cecile Gilmer
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Hardest Work You Will Ever Do A "This I Believe" Essay, Mary Cook

The Hardest Work You Will Ever Do...

by Mary Cook

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Mary Cook explains how her recovery from grief taught her that grieving is not a battle, but a surrender, in "The Hardest Work You Will Ever ...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Mary Cook
Published: 10/03/2006
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There is No Job More Important than Parenting A "This I Believe" Essay, Benjamin Carson

There is No Job More Important th...

by Benjamin Carson

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Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson describes his mother's dedication to his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor in "There Is No Job More Importan...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Benjamin Carson
Published: 10/03/2006
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A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love A "This I Believe" Essay, Greg Chapman

A Journey Toward Acceptance and L...

by Greg Chapman

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Greg Chapman describes the power of crafting his own story as a gay man from a conservative Baptist background in "A Journey Toward Acceptanc...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Greg Chapman
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Bright Lights of Freedom A "This I Believe" Essay, Harold Hongju Koh

The Bright Lights of Freedom

by Harold Hongju Koh

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Harold Hongju Koh describes how the partition of Korea and his role as a human rights official in the State Department shaped his belief in "...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Harold Hongju Koh
Published: 10/03/2006
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A Daily Walk Just to Listen A "This I Believe" Essay, Susan Cosio

A Daily Walk Just to Listen

by Susan Cosio

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Susan Cosio talks about finding God during "A Daily Walk Just to Listen" to Him in her contribution to NPR’s This I Believe series. Thi...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Susan Cosio
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Mountain Disappears A "This I Believe" Essay, Leonard Bernstein

The Mountain Disappears

by Leonard Bernstein

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein expresses his belief in the potential of people to crea...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Leonard Bernstein
Published: 10/03/2006
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Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folks A "This I Believe" Essay, Phyllis Allen

Leaving Identity Issues to Other ...

by Phyllis Allen

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Phyllis Allen reflects on tumultuous decades and the changing vocabulary of race in "Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folks", her contributio...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Phyllis Allen
Published: 10/03/2006
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Tomorrow Will be a Better Day A "This I Believe" Essay, Josh Rittenberg

Tomorrow Will be a Better Day

by Josh Rittenberg

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Teenager Josh Rittenberg contemplates the past his ancestors overcome and the future his generation faces in "Tomorrow Will Be a Better Day,"...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Josh Rittenberg
Published: 10/03/2006
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Free Minds and Hearts at Work A "This I Believe" Essay, Jackie Robinson

Free Minds and Hearts at Work

by Jackie Robinson

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, baseball legend Jackie Robinson reflects on fighting imperfection to create a better world in "F...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Jackie Robinson
Published: 10/03/2006
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A Duty to Heal A "This I Believe" Essay, Pius Kamau

A Duty to Heal

by Pius Kamau

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Surgeon Pius Kamau describes caring for patients regardless of their racial views in "A Duty to Heal", his contribution to NPR’s This I...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Pius Kamau
Published: 10/03/2006
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There is Such a Thing as Truth A "This I Believe" Essay, Errol Morris

There is Such a Thing as Truth

by Errol Morris

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Filmmaker Errol Morris contemplates the lengths people may go to uncover--or deny--the facts in "There Is Such a Thing as Truth," his contrib...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Errol Morris
Published: 10/03/2006
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An Athlete of God A "This I Believe" Essay, Martha Graham

An Athlete of God

by Martha Graham

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, legendary modern dance and ballet choreographer Martha Graham describes for NPR’s This I B...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Martha Graham
Published: 10/03/2006
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When Ordinary People Achieve Extraordinary Things A "This I Believe" Essay, Jody Williams

When Ordinary People Achieve Extr...

by Jody Williams

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams reflects that average people can unite to create a better world, in "When Ordinary People Achieve Extr...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Jody Williams
Published: 10/03/2006
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Talking with the Sun A "This I Believe" Essay, Joy Harjo

Talking with the Sun

by Joy Harjo

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Poet Joy Harjo reflects on the importance of maintaining her ancestors' connection to the sun, in "Talking with the Sun,"* her contribution t...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Joy Harjo
Published: 10/03/2006
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Finding Prosperity By Feeding Monkeys A "This I Believe" Essay, Harold Taw

Finding Prosperity By Feeding Mon...

by Harold Taw

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Harold Taw explains an unusual birthday tradition in "Finding Prosperity by Feeding Monkeys", his contribution to NPR’s This I Believe ...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Harold Taw
Published: 10/03/2006
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Always Go to the Funeral A "This I Believe" Essay, Deirdre Sullivan

Always Go to the Funeral

by Deirdre Sullivan

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Deidre Sullivan describes the lessons she learned from her father's advice to "Always Go To The Funeral" for NPR’s This I Believe serie...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Deirdre Sullivan
Published: 10/03/2006
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Jazz is the Sound of God Laughing A "This I Believe" Essay, Colleen Shaddox

Jazz is the Sound of God Laughing...

by Colleen Shaddox

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Colleen Shaddox explains how music unites her family even during difficult times in "Jazz is the Sound of God Laughing", her contribution to ...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Colleen Shaddox
Published: 10/03/2006
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In Praise of the Wobblies A "This I Believe" Essay, Ted Gup

In Praise of the "Wobblies"

by Ted Gup

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Ted Gup reflects on the value of confusion in "In Praise of the 'Wobblies'", his contribution to NPR’s This I Believe series. This I Be...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Ted Gup
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Fellowship of the World A "This I Believe" Essay, Niven Busch

The Fellowship of the World

by Niven Busch

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, novelist and screenwriter Niven Busch discusses faith, prayer, and subway rides in "The Fellowsh...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Niven Busch
Published: 10/03/2006
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Disrupting My Comfort Zone A "This I Believe" Essay, Brian Grazer

Disrupting My Comfort Zone

by Brian Grazer

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Oscar Award-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) talks about "Disrupting My Comfort Zone" in both his professional and...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Brian Grazer
Published: 10/03/2006
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Life Grows in the Soil of Time A "This I Believe" Essay, Thomas Mann

Life Grows in the Soil of Time

by Thomas Mann

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, novelist and essayist Thomas Mann expresses appreciation that time gives humanity a sense of lif...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Thomas Mann
Published: 10/03/2006
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Living Life with Grace and Elegant Treeness A "This I Believe" Essay, Ruth Kamps

Living Life with Grace and Elegan...

by Ruth Kamps

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Ruth Kamps finds solace in nature and inspiration in the pine tree growing outside her kitchen window in "Living Life With 'Grace And Elegant...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Ruth Kamps
Published: 10/03/2006
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A Goal of Service to Humankind A "This I Believe" Essay, Anthony Fauci

A Goal of Service to Humankind

by Anthony Fauci

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Dr. Anthony Fauci reflects on the meaning of knowledge, excellence, and service in his life in "A Goal of Service to Humankind", his contribu...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Anthony Fauci
Published: 10/03/2006
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The God Who Embraced Me A "This I Believe" Essay, John W. Fountain

The God Who Embraced Me

by John W. Fountain

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John W. Fountain reflects on the importance of fathers, both biological and divine, in "The God Who Embraced Me", his contribution to NPR&rsq...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: John W. Fountain
Published: 10/03/2006
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An Honest Doubter A "This I Believe" Essay, Elizabeth Deutsch (Earle)

An Honest Doubter

by Elizabeth Deutsch (Earl...

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, Elizabeth Deutsch (then 16 years old) became the youngest contributor to the first This I Believ...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
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Published: 10/03/2006
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The Light of a Brighter Day A "This I Believe" Essay, Helen Keller

The Light of a Brighter Day

by Helen Keller

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, deaf and blind author, activist, and lecturer Helen Keller discusses her vision of faith and how...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Helen Keller
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Power of Presence A "This I Believe" Essay, Debbie Hall

The Power of Presence

by Debbie Hall

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Psychologist Debbie Hall values the simple act of "being there" as a form of connection in "The Power of Presence," her contribution to NPR&r...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Debbie Hall
Published: 10/03/2006