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Krista Tippett 'On Being' A National Humanities Medal Winner

National Endowment for the Humanities

President Obama recently awarded Krista Tippett, host of the public radio program "On Being," with the National Humanities Medal.In announcing the award, the White House cited Tippett’s achievements in “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” 

"On Being" is heard on more than 330 U.S. public radio stations and globally by podcast. The show covers a broad range of topics, drawing out scientists, theologians, poets, artists, and activists.

Melissa Ross spoke with Tippett about the honor, and why she sees such a demand for a national discussion about faith.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.