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This I Believe

Summary: Inspiring, uplifting, and educational, This I Believe features people from all walks of life sharing the stories behind their core beliefs. Since 2005, this program has been heard weekly on public radio and used in thousands of classrooms worldwide. It has also spawned nine books, including the NY Times bestseller "This I Believe." Hundreds of past episodes are archived at thisibelieve.org.

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 Robert Heinlein: Our Noble, Essential Decency | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 723

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.

 Zac Broken Rope: Fry Bread | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 333

Zac Broken Rope has German ancestors on his mother's side of the family and a Native American heritage on his father's. But he grew up feeling that he didn't belong to either culture—until a family member taught him a lesson about his identity.

 Tori Murden McClure: Demons and Dust | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 328

A childhood experience on a playground taught Tori Murden McClure a lesson about the importance of love and friendship that has stuck with her through the years and helped inspire her life's work.

 Karin Round: Opening the Door of Mercy | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 208

Karin Round lives at the end of an interstate off-ramp in suburban Boston, and she often finds wayward travelers on her doorstep asking for assistance. In spite of the potential dangers, Round believes it’s important to open her door and help those in need.

 Ron Woolley: A Stack of Rocks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:55

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.

 Jason Howard: Touching the Divine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:24

When Jason Howard was young, he spent many afternoons listening to his father's record collection on an RCA turntable. That was the beginning of Howard's lifelong belief that music and art are connected to the divine.

 William Wissemann: Accomplishing Big Things in Small Pieces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:51

Growing up with dyslexia, William Wissemann learned how to break down words and sentences into smaller parts so he could understand them. As he got older, Wissemann found this skill useful for solving everything from Rubik's Cubes to life's tricky puzzles.

 Howard White: The Power of Hello | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:05

When he was a child, Howard White’s mother taught him the importance of greeting people. Now an executive at Nike, White believes everyone he meets deserves to have their presence and their humanity acknowledged. For him that begins with “hello.”

 Howard White: The Power of Hello | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:02

When he was a child, Howard White’s mother taught him the importance of greeting people. Now an executive at Nike, White believes everyone he meets deserves to have their presence and their humanity acknowledged. For him that begins with “hello.”

 Gregory Orr: The Making of Poems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:31

A series of tragedies during his youth left Gregory Orr confused and disillusioned. Now, the University of Virginia professor believes poetry – and the making of poems – has helped him live and heal.

 Deirdre Sullivan: Always Go To the Funeral | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:30

As a child Deirdre Sullivan’s father told her to always pay her respects at funerals. Now, the Brooklyn attorney believes those simple acts of human kindness are as important as the grand heroic gestures.

 Deirdre Sullivan: Always Go to the Funeral | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:52

As a child Deirdre Sullivan’s father told her to always pay her respects at funerals. Now, the Brooklyn attorney believes those simple acts of human kindness are as important as the grand heroic gestures.

 Jennie Kiffmeyer: The Stories We Tell, The Stories We Are | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:22

Jennie Kiffmeyer is a writer, a storyteller. But on the occasion of her father's death, she realized she didn't know enough of his life—his stories—to fill in the blanks. So Ms. Kiffmeyer believes in writing, both to understand and be understood.

 Frank X Walker: Creative Solutions To Life’s Challenges | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:24

Poet Frank X Walker believes artists aren’t the only creative people. He says barbers, cooks, janitors, and kids enrich the world with their creativity as much as the painters, sculptors, and writers.

 Katherine Bowman: The Real Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:03

Katherine Bowman is one high school student with much more on her mind than impressing people with her well made-up face. She believes that hiding your true self can do more harm than good.

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