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March 3: Ira Glass (1959)

It was on this date, March 3, 1959, that radio host Ira Glass was born in Baltimore, MD, into a conservative Jewish family. In November of 1995, the award-winning radio show for which Glass is known as producer and host, “This American Life,” made its debut on WBEZ, Chicago. The next year it was picked up by Public Radio International as a weekly broadcast. In a December 2000 interview, Glass admitted, “I just find I don’t believe in God. It just doesn’t seem to be true, and no amount of thinking about it seems to make it true. It seems inherently untrue. … I could pretend I believe a God exists, but the world seems explainable to me without it.”…

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Originally published March 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.

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July 26: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856) It was on this date, July 26, 1856, that playwright George Bernard Shaw was born to Protestant parents in Dublin, Ireland. It is said the young Shaw attended a revival service by Dwight Moody and Ira Sankey in Dublin, and in one of his first critical notes wrote, "if this sort […]



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