Posts tagged "npr"

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Some of the best reads from the past week, right here, still hot.

Women’s Rights in Egypt

"The Mubarak regime is more dangerous to women than the Muslim Brotherhood." Listen to renown feminist Dr. Nawal El Saadawi and NYU graduate student Yasmin Moll on the Brian Lehrer show on NPR. You can read today's exclusive article by El Saadawi at Women's Media Center here.

The F-Word: Speaking with Krista Tippett

by Jo Piazza It’s been four months since the Peabody-winning public radio program formerly known as “Speaking of Faith” changed its title to the more universal and spacious, “On Being.” The number of listeners writing into the show to tell host Krista Tippett they mourn the loss of the word “faith” has tapered to one a...

Merry F—ing Xmas

Abby Ohlheiser: Depending on your perspective, The National Portrait Gallery has either ruined Christmas or World AIDS Day (December 1) this year. On Wednesday, the institution caved in to “hours” of political pressure from conservative politicians and the Catholic League and removed a 4-minute excerpt of David Wojnarowotz's piece, “Fire in my Belly” from its current exhibition...

Sharlet on NPR

Read the entire transcript of Jeff Sharlet's appearance on NPR last week here.

Acid Devils

11 January 2006 While 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims making hajj stone the devil (under heavy police supervision to prevent stampedes), NPR raises him right back up with an examination of “Backmasking” in acid rock songs and other music, as part of a special look at the spirituality of psychedelic drugs on the 100th birthday of LSD discoverer, Albert Hoffman....

28 June 2004 Daily Links

NPR’s Barbara Bradley Hagerty begins a three part series on religion in the workplace with a profile of the HomeBanc Mortgage Company, wherein employees are encouraged to join employee prayer groups or speak with corporate chaplains. Listen to Hagerty’s report and read more about “NPR’s Little Gods.” 9:25 am: Former hostage Thomas Hamill spoke to his church about his reliance...

Shake Hands With the Devil

NPR’s “Fresh Air,” a daily interview program hosted by Terry Gross, often comes under attack for what conservative critics call its liberal bias. Most famously with regard to Fox talk host Bill O’Reilly, who stormed off the show mid-interview after accusing Gross of — well, it’s hard to say exactly, since he was sputtering at the time. He...

NPR’s Little Gods

Kathryn Joyce examines NPR’s mild religion. It might be a natural reaction, considering the “uptick”of religion-associated violence in the world, to disown faith as divisive and trouble-making. That’s the essence of the the idealistic, but false, argument made by some die-hard secularists that war is always waged in God’s name. The more common reaction is for religion...

Guinea Pigs

Brian Larkin, an anthropologist at Barnard College and a member of the Center for Religion and Media, writes The Revealer with this disturbing deconstruction of an NPR report by Joanne Silberner: “The substance of the report is that we are nearing the possibility of polio eradication, with its presence limited to six countries where it remains endemic. The only country they discuss...