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Trent T. Gilliss

is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as publisher & editor-in-chief. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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March 6th, 2010

The White Mountain This one-minute time-lapse film taken in Mauna Kea, Hawai’i made me ache for the magic dome of…

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February 28th, 2010

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images Like many, for most of my life Roger Ebert has been a vaguely familiar and…

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February 26th, 2010

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February 25th, 2010

Two Jesuits who work at the Vatican Observatory — Br. Guy Consolmagno, curator of meteorites, and Fr. George Coyne, its…

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February 25th, 2010

Einstein on Race by On Being Studios “But after I accepted that…he actually said such things, the next puzzle for…

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February 24th, 2010

“I think in a way that kind of cliche ‘spiritual but not religious,’ which apparently is a thing more and…

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February 23rd, 2010

New data from the Pew Forum may be unsurprising to some of us, but it amplifies what we have probably…

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February 23rd, 2010

Current NewGround Fellow (check out our program on the organization) Ali H. Mir has written a challenging piece in USC’s…

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February 22nd, 2010

The administrative dashboard for SOF Observed allows us to see who has liked and reblogged our posts within the Tumblr…

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February 18th, 2010

“…there are some scientists who say ‘I don’t think electrons really exist.’ It’s useful to think of them as existing….

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February 17th, 2010

As we were updating the script for “No More Taking Sides,” we ran across this passage included in the Parents…

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February 11th, 2010

The process of giving, taking, receiving a name holds deep meaning. Miller’s story about the evolution of his own name, and that of his children. Tell us yours.

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February 9th, 2010

As the newest addition to Speaking of Faith, my first task has been to prepare the show “No More Taking…

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February 5th, 2010

Arresting. From the Mail & Guardian, this difficult and disturbing set of images accompanied by an interview with Leon Botha,…

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February 2nd, 2010

Photo by Carmela Alvarado / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0 “I tend to think that fictional characters are in some ways…

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January 31st, 2010

Last Wednesday was, of course, President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address. And while coverage of the speech…

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January 26th, 2010

A sleepless night wandering about the Web delivered this 1949 photo of Eleanor Roosevelt holding a poster of the The…

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January 24th, 2010

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, whom we first interviewed for our program “Living Vodou,” grew up in Haiti, a member of the country’s…

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January 23rd, 2010

(photo: Pieter Musterd) I’m not a narcissist. But Clay Shirky thinks I should be. The media critic recently posted a…

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January 21st, 2010

This week’s guest, Katy Payne, was one of the scientists interviewed in a recent 60 Minutes feature about the ongoing…

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January 21st, 2010

“This is not a natural disaster story. This is a poverty story.” Last Friday, Krista sent around David Brooks’ recent…

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January 18th, 2010

The vital work of our talented colleagues at American RadioWorks (ARW) is on my mind for a number of reasons….

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January 18th, 2010

People participate in a voodoo ceremony on March 27, 2010 in Port-au-Prince in memory of the victims of the January…

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January 16th, 2010

No one has ever accused me of being fashion-forward. Neither will I ever willingly join a conversation on the relative…

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