1. There are no wishy-washy astronauts. You don’t get up there by being uncaring and blasé and whatever gave you the sense of tenacity and purpose to get that far in life is absolutely reaffirmed and deepened by the experience itself.

    —Commander Chris Hadfield explains TODAY on Fresh Air how being in space reaffirms his faith and perspective on life (via nprfreshair)

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  2. State of the Re:Union

    A public radio project created by writer/performer Al Letson, State of the Re:Union explores the biggest issues facing the country — one story at a time. With a focus on the everyday people that shape communities across the US, the show finds renewal in the midst of decay by sharing small stories with a big impact.

    Take a listen to the award-winning Baltimore episode and visit Letson’s new Kickstarter project page.

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