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"I teach Ethics at Carthage College. This coming semester I am dumping most of the required text books and instead am going to require that students do reports on ten Being programs. Your stuff is so thoughtful and engaging that I simply could not justify requiring students to spend money on books when they have a better chance of finding meaningful theological engagement from your content."

– Eric Nelson, Carthage College


New York University History Professor Marilyn Young has used American RadioWork's Korea: The Unfinished War documentary and web site in her undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Korea: The Unfinished War features a searchable database of nearly 100 interviews, including the first substantial effort to record oral histories by black Korean War veterans. Professor Young says the collection "begins to offer a new history of that war, one very accessible to undergraduates and useful to scholars."


"I'm using Being as a foundation for an independent study during my first year as a Divinity School student at Wake Forest University. I listen to a selection of programs, then write a reflection paper on each. I'll also write critical reviews of three books noted in the programs. The third leg of my study is to craft an ’action plan’ – so my response to your programs is not just academic, but participatory as well, e.g. letters to elected officials, visits to centers of worship outside my own faith, and community activism."


Two 8th grade teachers in Urbana, Illinois designed their own curriculum based on Say It Plain, which chronicles the Civil Rights struggle through seminal African American speeches from the past century. The teachers created a three-part unit that involved students in paired research and presentations, responding to reflective questions, and writing final essays based on what they had learned. See the curriculum >>

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