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Bente Birkeland has covered Colorado politics and government since spring of 2006. She loves the variety and challenge of the state capitol beat and talking to people from all walks of life. Bente's work has aired on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, American Public Media'sMarketplace, and she was a contributor for WNYC's The Next Big Thing. She has won numerous local and national awards, including best beat reporting from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors. Bente grew up in Minnesota and England, and loves skiing, hiking, and is an aspiring cello player. She lives in Lakewood with her husband.
On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit. The program began as an occasional series on Minnesota Public Radio in 1999, then became a monthly national program in September 2001, and launched as a weekly program titled Speaking of Faith in the summer of 2003.
For more than 80 years, the BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news organization has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers to rival the BBC. Whenever and wherever news breaks, the BBC World Service is there.
Much more than a breaking-news feed, the BBC World Service offers a variety of information programming, including programs on arts, sport, science and business.
Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the trusted source for news about science, technology, and other cool stuff. Each week host Ira Flatow mixes it up with people in the know and those who want to be. It's brain fun, for curious people.
"The Takeaway" has the characteristics you've grown to admire about "The Takeaway" itself, produced in a one-hour block to be aired in mid-day. Hosted by John Hockenberry, the news magazine features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices. Because the program welcomes editorial collaboration with local stations, and incorporates content from producing partners, the "BBC World Service" and the New York Times, your stations' listeners will be exposed to significant, lively and far-from-usual news perspectives.