5» The Quiet Man If St. Francis is right, and our actions speak louder than our words, then you might say this man's father was never quiet. A lovely essay by Norman Allen.
Upcoming Shows: The Inward Work of Democracy (June 28, 2012) As young democracies emerge around the world, we take a long view of the ingredients that formed this democracy well beyond July 4, 1776. The philosopher Jacob Needleman reminds us of the inward work of conscience behind institutions and political values that Americans now take for granted.
About the Program On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life.
Evolving a City David Sloan Wilson believes that evolution is not just a description of how we got here. He says it can also be a tool kit for improving how we live together. He's taken what he's learned in studying evolution in animals and is now applying it to the behavior of groups in his hometown of Binghamton, New York. His goal is to help people behave pro-socially — at their best, and for the good of the whole.