On Being

This is public radio's conversation about religion, meaning, ethics and ideas. Each week, host Krista Tippett focuses on a different theme, asking writers, scientists, historians and others to discuss how religion shapes everyday life.


Sunday 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Krista Tippett

Krista grew up in Oklahoma, went to the far-away land of Rhode Island to study at Brown University, and ended up in divided Germany for most of the 1980s, most of her 20s. She was The New York Times stringer in divided Berlin and reported and wrote as well for Newsweek, The International Herald Tribune, the BBC, and Die Zeit. Later she served as a special political assistant and chief Berlin aide to the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany.

She wrote her book (Speaking of Faith), in part, to answer the question she is often asked — how she went from that mode of geopolitical engagement to becoming a religious person again and studying theology. When she emerged with a Master of... Read More...